My eight year old and I had an amazing lunch at Margaritaville. I order the fried chicken and mashed potatoes with green beans. It was all delicious and the portions were great sizes. The service was quick and the staff were friendly. The entertainment was good and watching the volcano erupt was a great surprise! I will be back! Note, if you go later in the evening, parking is less than the normal price.
When the first Margaretville restaurant opened in Key West it was just a hole in wall. Now it is pretty much a national chain restaurant. The atmosphere is tropical island style with a lot of Jimmy Buffett. The food is a blend of island and American standards with names reminiscent of his songs like Cheeseburger in Paradise. The food is pretty good especially the conch fritters. Start your meal with the conch fritters appetizer and you might go back for more and forget the main course. If you get past the fritters, the Cheeseburger in Paradise sandwich is a treat. If you are a fan of Jimmy Buffett music, there are songs playing constantly. The big attraction for this location is the exploding volcano flowing green margaritas. A must see for the kids and adults alike.
Mid-afternoon, not crowded but our lunch break put us way off schedule. We were seated quickly but got no attention for 15 min., beverages after another 15 min. and food took 30 min. Other patrons seated nearby after our arrival with the same waitress, including a large party, got orders before us. Some of the food was good some was obviously prepared ahead and the quality suffered. The waitress brought the charge card slips with a "here you go Love" after the poor service. Her fault? Kitchen? I hate the tip dilemma in this situation.