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“Big plates”

Margaritaville Orlando
Ranked #484 of 4,060 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Florida Center
Cross street: Universal Blvd / Hollywood Way
Transit: A large number of local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from Universal Orlando. Please check with where you are staying for further information.
Description: Escape to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, right in the center of Universal Orlando CityWalk. From a volcano flowing with margaritas to suspended airplanes, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it's a state of mind. Margaritaville has everything you need to have a good time: great island-inspired food, four unique bars, live music and two levels of outdoor seating overlooking CityWalk. Chill out with a margarita on the Porch of Indecision or dip your toes in the sand at the Lone Palm Airport.
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were hungry but not that hungry! We ordered too much! If we would have known plates were well in size, good enough to share then we would have not ordered so much! We were overstuffed! We ordered chicken quesadillas, fish tacos, coconut shrimp and sweet potato fries, Caesar salad and asiago crab dip plus margaritas! Yes a mouth full indeed!

Food tasted good, frozen margaritas were delish and outside seating ambiance was cool but feeling overstuffed was not cool! Other than that, Live band jammed and restaurant was full!

I would recommend this restaurant to those who like to be more laid back and feel the breeze in their hair!

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

CFLA25 - Thank you for stopping in! We are very happy you had a great experience with our tasty food, delicious drinks and island atmosphere. We always love it when our guests leave full! We are honored to have earned your recommendation and hope to see you again soon. Come hungry!

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

On the night that we visited the heavens had opened up on a cold February evening...so outside seating was not on the agenda which is a shame...such a great place to eat in the normally warm Florida evenings...

After a little wait of 30 minutes we were escorted down to our booth just as the volcano started to erupt...yes...A volcano in the corner started to get 'upset' and we were all informed that we had to stand up and start praying to it....OK that out the way, our drinks order were taken and we settled down to browse through the menu... a 10 foot tall gentleman came over to our table and asked if our daughter if she would like a balloon model...

Our drinks were delivered and soon followed by our starters which we had all decided to share.. Volcano Nachos with Chilli beef......for 5..

There we were...5 people sharing a single starter (see photo) praying to a Volcano in the corner of a restaurant and being entertained by good music and a 10 foot tall man....oh and did I forget to tell you to watch out for the sea plane hanging from the roof...

Welcome to Margaritaville..

The food is actually much better than expected for a themed restaurant and the staff are an absolute pleasure..our server was 'in training' and we all had such a good laugh together even though it was busy, it didn't feel busy and we were certainly not rushed.

Margaritaville is by far our favourite restaurant in and around Orlando and well worth a visit and with everything going on to see and do in Orlando, this place makes it onto our top 10 'must do' every time we visit Florida.

Fantastic way to end the day after visiting Universal Studios or Island of Adventures..just make sure you book early even to the point of popping out of the park at lunch time as it can be quite a wait during the peak periods..

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Thank Dex3210
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thank you, Dex3210! We are honored to be one of your favorite restaurants in Orlando and on your "must do" list for Florida. It's great to hear the whole family enjoyed our fun atmosphere, friendly service and filling food. We can't wait to see you all again...hopefully on a warm day so you can enjoy the patio!

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

One of the things that keeps me coming back to Orlando as much as Disney is Margaritaville Orlando. Stepping into the restaurant is a transformation into the full Key West atmosphere. The music is kept reasonable but loud enough to hear. There are so many sites and sounds. The food is excellent. And the staff is fantastic.

I list the food as “one of my best meals ever” because I think atmosphere is part of the meal. I’ve now been to Marg. Orlando 9 times (hoping for a 10th soon) and I get the same thing every time: Wings, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and a Landshark Lager. I long for the days when they served Key West Lager, but so be it. Is the food GREAT? Probably not. But the wings are full-sized, tender, and cook right. Enough heat to make the beer good, but not so hot you can’t taste the chicken. The burger is ALWAYS perfect, and the fries and rings are spot on. It’s grease, pure and simple, but it’s grease done right. I’d rather eat grease and listen to Buffett than eat escargot and listen to the symphony. And if you’re into a burger, this is a burger.

My wife is a little more adventurous, and has in the past really enjoyed the nacho plate. Also recommends the Teriyaki Chicken, though highly suggests avoiding the Jambalaya. Last trip, she had the Chimichurri Flat Iron Steak and raved about it.

This last trip our two young girls (then 7 and 9) were just getting old enough to enjoy this type of stuff, and really enjoyed the lights and the folks on stilts making childrens’ balloons and adult humor. During vacations, my kids have been riddled with assortments of “kids packets,” usually crayons and a theme coloring book. I honestly don’t remember what they hand out here, but the kids wouldn’t put it down the whole night. They each had the boneless chicken bits and seemed happy. Not much to a chicken nugget.

If you’ve never been, every 90 minutes (when you hear the song “Volcano”) the volcano will erupt, filling the large blender at the Volcano Bar and signaling the playing of “Margaritaville.” Try to get to hear this twice, and participate! Take the time to look at every facet of this establishment and realize how much there is and how much went into it. For the moment, my favorite restaurant on earth.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

111buckhorn - Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so happy to hear we consistently deliver amazing atmosphere, food, service and fun every time you visit. We have to agree, you can't go wrong with some wings, a Cheeseburger in Paradise and an ice cold Landshark! We look forward to making more memories with you and your family very soon.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I always stop in at Margaritaville when we visit Orlando. You can't beat the perfect margaritas or the long island iced tea (my fav). Nice atmosphere, food, service, etc.

Thank CharlieLikesToTravel
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

CharlieLikesToTravel - Thank you for always making a stop in Margaritaville when you're in Orlando! We are so pleased our cool concoctions and overall atmosphere keep you coming back again and again.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Loved it! I've been to several Margaritaville restaraunts and have never been disappointed.
Recommend the fish n chips, fish tacos, volcano nachos, and the burgers are excellent too.
And of course...the margaritas!

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Thank JesseHolbert
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

JesseHolbert - We love that you loved your time in Margaritaville! You make great food recommendations - some of our favorites too! Thank you for stopping in and we hope to see you back for more fun time sand great eats very soon.

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