It's a long way to Key West, but you can make the trip without ever leaving Central Florida with a stop at this ... More
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
It's a long way to Key West, but you can make the trip without ever leaving Central Florida with a stop at this restaurant that evokes the spirit of the Keys where singer Jimmy Buffet got his start. Themed to resemble a snazzy version of favored Key West haunts, the restaurant offers such Keys and Caribbean favorites as conch fritters, jambalaya and that all-time favorite key lime pie. There's a full bar here and, truth be known, that's the destination of most of those who stop in here.
The food was not that great. My husband had the coconut shrimp. He said it was nasty so I tried one...yep he was right. I had a mushroom and swiss burger. It had a funky taste also. The atmosphere was pleasant and the Margaritas are fabulous. If I ever go there again, I think I will just stick with the margaritas and an appetizer. The volcano nachos were huge (enough for a meal for 2 or more) and they were better than the actual meal.
Our meal cost over $100 for 2 adults and a child. I dont think it was worth that.
I am a regular patron of the City Walk Margaritaville when we visit Universal Orlando. We enjoy the food, the atmosphere is genteel and the staff can't do enough for you. They have some of the best babyback ribs and calamari in the area. The outside porch and chairs are a great place to gather after a busy day strolling the Islands of Adventure or the Universal lot. It is ideally located for a quick refreshment from the walk up service bar. If you are staying at one of the hotels on the premises there is vary little wait time for a table.
We recently visited Margaritaville on our honeymoon. We are Jimmy Buffett fans and being from Illinois, we do not have many opportunities to visit any of the Margaritaville Cafes as there are none in our area. This was our first visit. Being at Margaritaville, I of course ordered a margarita. I was told that my perfectly valid state ID was not acceptable. In Illinois good drivers recieve renewal stickers that are placed on the back of a license rather than going to the DMV to renew. Even though I was 21 before the original license expired I was still denied a drink. The waitress and manager had an issue with Illinois rewarding their good drivers by letting them renew this way. If I had had a DUI I would have been allowed an alcoholic beverage! My new husband tried to explain that we were on our honeymoon, that I had other forms of ID, that I was of age even before my still instated ID had "expired" in the eyes of the staff (it's not actually expired! the renewal sticker is what makes it not expired!) I was still not allowed to order a drink. However, my husband was served beer and was not even ID'd! I had perfectly valid ID and couldn't order a margarita at Margaritaville and my husband was never even carded! Really?! No one from Illinois who goes to the Cafe can order an adult drink if they are a good driver? I was very disappointed and on top of that the food gave me diarrhea! Aside from that when the manager came to speak with us the waitress must have told her it was our anniversary because the manager stated that she would be glad to give us a free dessert, which we did not accept, since it was our anniversary. It wasn't our anniversary, it was our honeymoon as we had already explained and the experience left me wishing we hadn't wasted any part of our honeymoon visiting Margaritaville
I had a chance to eat here with my boyfriend and it definately has a "corporate" atmosphere...not that there is anything wrong with that if you like the "cheerful" staff and tables of familys surrounding you then by all means check it out. Umm it is a little pricy when it comes to drinks and food is not that expensive...BUT they do have a great cheesburger. It is indoor and AIRCONDITIONED. Very Crouded all the time and it does have an on site gift shop.
food was good employees good
could put more french frys
on plate also lower a few prices so locals can afford
my husband took me for my birthday we had a great time
and we spent $120.00 for three people that quite large
but over all it was great
thanks pauline deavers
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