JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE at Universal CityWalk

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654 Reviews
$30 and under
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JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE is a mecca for Parrot Heads or anyone else who wants to have a good time and a great meal in the ultimate tropical setting. -- There is something for everyone at Margaritaville from The Lone Palm Airport,featuring Jimmy Buffett's very own seaplane, tiki bar with daily happy hour, and kids play area, to the many themed areas including the Volcano Bar complete with a giant margarita exploding volcano. -- The outdoor dining area, The Porch of Indecision, is a place where guests can sing along to Buffett tunes and socialize with friends. -- After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a swinging nightclub where dancing is a must and live bands perform every night of the week. -- The Smuggler's Hold merchandise store has caps, shirts, shorts, sandals, cups, shot glasses and the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker perfect for the beach or any occasion. You'll find all of Jimmy Buffett's CDs and books as well as that shaker of salt you've lost.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Connie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I really disliked my margarita that had everything that I liked in it. It tasted like smoke. My boyfriend got a drink also recommended by the bartender that he also disliked. The food was ok. Server was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! People very nice, good service

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great coconut shrimp. Others had surf and turf burger, unique and very good. Love the volcano, was about on the half hour when we were there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly !

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Mona
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was very good. Great value for the money. Our group consisted of 7 adults and everyone was happy with their meal choices. We all also enjoyed the music. Our appetizers came out promptly and our main coarse even though it was extremely busy! Will definitely visit again!@

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience: good food & beer, the kids were super excited about getting glowing drinks and balloon hats. Having good quality live music at the end was the cherry in the cake!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the hostess. Always eat there when at Universal. A definite stop for Parrotheads!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Be careful they did not recognize the OpenTable reservation and said they are getting rid of it. We waited an extra 40 minutes. Stephanie, a manager, was fantastic with us once we had a table. She took care of us and apologized which meant a lot to my hungry family.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great time. Loved the fish tacos.

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Raybie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not a lot of choices. Crab Asiago Dip was best part of meal. Mac and Cheese was bland, Fish was overcooked, Tacos were boring, crab cake sliders were decent. Loud place. Won't be back....

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We had planned a day at SeaWorld and then realized that nothing would be open for lunch on Christmas Day... except theme parks. So, we stopped at city walk before SeaWorld and had a quick birthday lunch for my 5year old son. The waiter comp'd his birthday dessert and we had a GREAT seat with a view of islands of adventure. There was a vegetarian/glutenfree menu and we tried our best to make it a little cliser to vegan. (Wasnt terribly hard) but the veggie burgers are made with eggs. Great experience and priced about the same as other places on citywalk. We will go again next time we are in Orlando.

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FrederickJ
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased

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LaurenA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the table they sat us at. I am in no way a big girl but that booth we were seated in was insanely tight. the table almost touched my stomach and there was no room to move it.

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Jsy1
Jersey
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a huge menu choice but food fab, busy but not very lively. A must visit 😄

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vipDuanesworld
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you're a tourist and at City Walk, this is a fun place to stop for a beer and a burger. Expensive yes, cute place to visit absolutely!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch here. Liked the variety of their menu. Services was really good.

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Marianne
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Make sure to check your statement afterwards if you use a CC. I was over charged $31.50. Contacted the restaurant and with no followup from them. My bank has issued the refund, but nothing from the restaurant. This has made me not want to ever go back to Margaritaville.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome! Food was very goood!

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bursty
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing special but fun for the location. Decent theme restaurant fare.

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Bubs
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good music

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Gavone
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food,great service, nice atmosphere. Also, good value

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vipJohnQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Volcano Nachos can be substituted for a meal for two.

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KarenH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my teenage grandchildren here while we were on vacation. SO much fun!! The kids had a great time, the food portions were awesome, the music was fun, balloon animals on our heads, and great drinks! LOVED it!

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vipyantorn1
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a reservation but still waited 30 minutes to be seated. Our waiter paolo was very good and the balloon man on stilts was great entertainment!

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555Betty
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food is ok. Noise level is high. This place is as you would expect at an amusement park.

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vipKrisp
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alec was great. He tried to help my daughter with her homework. Paul was an awesome magician or illusionist.

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Leslie
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place for a group and for families. If you go later on a Friday and Saturday there is great live music. You of course have to get a Margarita!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 8 year old daughter has Celiac Disease and must eat gluten free and avoid cross contamination... The chef came to our table twice and put our minds at ease about the precautions taken to allow her to enjoy a safe meal. I greatly appreciate the effort of the chef!

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vipAnthonyPisano
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and the place is so fun to visit. The volcano eruption is the best.

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EdandFawn
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere especially if you are a psrrothead!

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jjonesmim
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We made reservations at Universal Margaritaville and were pleased to have been seated right on time (though we did check in 25 minutes early). We had a table of seven, which included four adults and three hungry children. We did not order appetizers, quickly ordered our food right after our drinks, and began a wait for our food that expanded to almost 90 minutes! Unfortunately, this was an unacceptable wait for three children who had enjoyed the park all day and were tired and hungry. Especially when we noticed customers seated after us were served before us, and leaving before our food arrived.

Fresh fish dishes were wonderful, Coconut Shrimp dish was unfortunately cold, but still tasty, and the Jambalaya received rave reviews from those who ordered this dish.

Fun, EXTRA LOUD, crazy atmosphere. We were meeting friends we had not seen in several months so were hoping to have table conversation. That was not easily possible in this scene. So it depends on what you are looking for in atmosphere. I would feel comfortable recommending this restaurant to someone looking for a fun evening with lots of time on their hands.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sabrina and Shain were excellent. Sabrina kept us informed on how soon we would be seated. Shain offered a discount for delays in receiving meals.

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andi5
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was so disappointed in the reception from front desk staff. We eat here yearly and have never been told to "just wait," when we had a reservation and the other parties being seated didn't. The receptionist was overwhelmed and surly. The waitress was nice. Food is pretty good. The highlight of the night was the fun island ambiance. Margaritas are always good, though the bartender was very busy and we had to wait 20 mins for the 2 margaritas we ordered. I don't think I'll go back - City Walk has a number of touristy restaurants that are good and available. I would hope that a staple restaurant would know that there is a convention in town and a large group from a neighboring state with a school holiday and prepare for it. A poor showing for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our burgers were okay, but not as good as previous visits. Our waitress didn't seem that busy, but they arrived luke warm. We really like the island atmosphere though.

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LucilleC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and efficient service. Our waiter was really great. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing atmosphere for all the family and friends. Would be going back soon

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vipMark
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Made a reservation in advance. Arrived a little early. Restaurant was jam packed and we were told we'd get "the next open table". Waited 50 minutes for that table. Seems like having a reservation was pointless.

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JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE at Universal CityWalk is rated 4.1 stars by 654 OpenTable diners.

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