When a restaurant is named after an iconic song, there’s a good chance that it will become a hit! Such is true for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, a chain of casual dining restaurants in the United States.
In 1977, Jimmy Buffet released “Margaritaville”, the song, as part of his album, “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”. He wrote it about a drink he enjoyed at the Lung’s Cocina del Sur in Austin, Texas, said drink of which reminded him of the laidback lifestyle in the tropics. The song was a hit that it eventually represented his body of work, as well as became his signature song that he used in his business ventures.
Below are the latest Margaritaville menu prices.
Top Menu Items
|Minute Maid Lemonade||$3.50|
|Asiago Crab and Artichoke Dip||$16.43|
|Asiago Crab & Artichoke Dip||$16.42|
|Peel and Eat Shrimp||$16.00|
|Caribbean Chicken Egg Rolls||$15.30|
|Key West Chicken Quesadilla||$15.64|
|Peel & Eat Shrimp||$16.27|
|Key West Quesadilla||$15.35|
|Spinach & Artichoke Dip||$13.17|
|Spinach and Artichoke Dip||$13.20|
|Lava Lava Shrimp||$15.40|
|Southwest Chicken Salad||$16.99|
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$16.89|
|Fried Chicken Salad||$17.30|
Burger In Paradise
|Double Cheeseburger In Paradise||$18.66|
|Cheddar BBQ Burger||$16.33|
|Cheeseburger In Paradise||$14.83|
|Rancho Deluxe Burger||$16.33|
|Landshark Lager Fish & Chips||$18.76|
|Shrimp Scampi Linguine||$21.40|
|Seafood Mac & Cheese||$22.45|
|Landshark Lager Fish And Chips||$18.49|
|Buttermilk Fried Chicken||$18.88|
|Seafood Mac and Cheese||$22.37|
|Catch Of The Day||$21.96|
|Maryland Style Crab Cakes||$25.10|
|Crispy Coconut Shrimp||$21.25|
|Louisiana Cajan Shrimp And Grits||$20.99|
|Louisiana Cajun Shrimp & Grits||$20.87|
|Hand-Battered Chicken Tenders||$16.66|
|Jimmy's Jammin' Jambalaya||$20.49|
|Grilled Chicken Breast||$21.99|
|Louisiana Cajun Shrimp and Grits||$20.93|
|Jimmy´S Jammin´ Jambalaya||$20.72|
|Jimmy´s Jammin´ Jambalaya®||$20.39|
|Teriyaki Chicken Bowl||$20.66|
|Chicken and Broccoli Pasta||$17.69|
|New York Strip Steak||$27.66|
|Chicken & Broccoli Pasta||$17.56|
|Teriyaki Chicken and Shrimp||$22.62|
|Teriyaki Chicken & Shrimp||$22.66|
Burgers in Paradise
|Garlic Bacon Burger||$16.82|
|Grilled Chicken Sandwich||$16.33|
|Beach Club Sandwich||$17.17|
|Signature Fish Sandwich||$18.33|
|Island Cuban Sandwich||$15.49|
|Crab Cake Sandwich||$17.89|
|Sweet Potato Waffle Fries||$4.17|
|Market Fresh Seasonal Vegetable||$3.59|
|Mac & Cheese||$4.31|
|Mac and Cheese||$4.46|
|Jalapeño Mac & Cheese||$4.35|
|Jalapeno Mac and Cheese||$4.46|
|Soup of the Day||$6.92|
|Key Lime Pie||$8.33|
|Coconut Bread Pudding||$8.33|
|Molten Chocolate Bundt Cake||$7.99|
|Green Mountain Coffee||$3.50|
|Barq´S Root Beer||$3.50|
|Gold Peak Iced Tea||$3.50|
|Hi-C Fruit Punch||$3.50|
|Green Mountain Coffee®||$3.50|
|Nestle Pure Life Bottled Water||$3.50|
|Sugar Free Red Bull||$4.88|
|Tropical Red Bull||$4.88|
|Coconut Berry Red Bull||$5.04|
In 2002, after nearly 20 years after opening his first Margaritaville retail store, Buffett partnered with Outback Steakhouse in the development of the first Cheeseburger in Paradise location in Southport Indianapolis.
From this single location grew the Margaritaville chain of restaurants, which are currently owned by Margaritaville Holdings LLC; the company is also a Cheeseburger Holding Company, LLC subsidiary. Most of the restaurants are owned by the company while some are owned by franchisees, as is the case for the locations in Mexico, Australia, and the Caribbean. Many of the locations are also in tourist destinations, such as in casinos and resorts.
What They’re Famous For
The chain is known for its nightly live entertainment, great food and drinks, and tiki bar as well as its Buffett-inspired accent decorative items (e.g., giant blenders). The restaurants’ cool and casual ambiance is also part of their attraction, especially for people who want to enjoy the laidback lifestyle described in the iconic song.
Why Eat Here
The Margaritaville restaurants are great places for enjoying tropical-themed foods and drinks with your family and friends. Most of the restaurants have retail stores where Jimmy Buffett-inspired items can be bought.
But the chain isn’t just about the retail side. You will find a wide array of breakfast items, which are usually available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in many locations. Your group will also love the happy hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, which offer the best Margaritaville prices, where the drinks are priced more affordably.
The 5 o’clock bar and the coffee shop also have separate operating hours. You shouldn’t be thirsty, literally and figuratively, with the impressive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that Margaritaville restaurants offer. You may not even eat your meals here but that would be a shame considering the great quality of the food items on the menu.
The chain takes reservations and provides takeout services but not delivery yet. But keep in mind, too, that the first-come, first-served basis usually applies. Credit cards and cash payments are accepted but not Apple Pay and Android Pay, which can be inconvenient for many diners.
The casual attire complements the casual and cool ambiance in the restaurants. Of course, diners are well-advised to dress in a presentable manner because there are families with their kids present, among other reasons. The noise level is tolerable (i.e., average) even with the television on and the restaurant full of diners.
The waiter service is friendly, attentive and helpful, especially as there are several waiters available on the floor. Diners can also call any of the servers for assistance, such as getting more orders, getting seats for the kids, and finding places for the dogs (i.e., dog-friendly). The wheelchair access, bike and car parking, and outdoor seating are icing on the cake.
What’s a restaurant without the food and drinks? Margaritaville is definitely among the best restaurant when it comes to food and drinks, a fact that can be attested to by the full tables in the locations.
For starters, the Volcano Nachos has the perfect combination of flavors from the cheese, chili, pico de gallo, sour cream, and jalapenos with tortilla chips. The Artichoke Dip with its crostini bread, crab meat, and artichoke with a sharp asiago cream is too tempting to pass up. The Caribbean Chicken Egg Rolls and the Jumbo Pretzel will fill you up unless you stop eating all of them in one sitting – and then you will have no room for the main course!
The salads are the classics with a distinctive Margaritaville touch. The Southwest Chicken Salad, for example, has mixed greens, roasted corn and black beans tossed in a Southwestern-style vinaigrette, a healthy treat. The Taco Salad features crispy tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, and iceberg lettuce, a Tex-Mex fare in salad form. The Spinach and Strawberry Salad can be a dessert, too, with its fresh strawberries and apples combined with bleu cheese crumbles, candied pecans, and baby spinach tossed in yummy sherry vinaigrette.
The tropical-themed chain’s menu is complete with its beverage selections. These include sodas, root beers, lemonades, iced teas, hot teas, coffee, bottled water, and Red Bull as well as cocktails like Strawberry Lemonade and Off to the Virgin Islands.
To learn more about Margaritaville or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.margaritaville.com.