Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Universal CityWalk Orlando

 Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant in CityWalk Orlando.

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant in CityWalk Orlando.

Location

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is located near Antojitos on the Islands of Adventure side of Universal CityWalk Orlando. It is the first restaurant you'll come across if you're walking on the Garden Path from Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Sapphire Falls Resort, and Royal Pacific Resort

What Is Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville?

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is a casual table-service restaurant inspired by Jimmy Buffett's popular song Margaritaville. Most locations are in tourist heavy areas in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the Caribbean. 

The Orlando location in CityWalk has a concert-inspired dining room and three Jimmy Buffet themed bars: The Volcano Bar, 12 Volt Bar, and Land Shark Bar. The Volcano Bar is probably the most popular of the three thanks to the presence of an enormous Volcano that spews margarita juice when it periodically erupts. 

You can choose to sit at any of the bars, in the main dining room, or on the Porch of Indecision (an outdoor dining area). The music is rather loud, so you can enjoy nightly live entertainment no matter where you sit. There is a main stage indoors, and a live guitarist that plays outdoors. Expect a lot of Jimmy Buffet covers, island tunes, and rock music.   

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville primarily serves Floribbean cuisine, a fusion of Caribbean and Key West flavors. Some examples of the things you can order include salads, sandwiches, a catch of the day, jambalaya, Jamaican wings, and fish tacos. The signature burger is the Cheeseburger in Paradise.  Entrée prices typically fall somewhere between $15 and $30. Several dishes, including the Volcano Nachos and the Beach Club, are easily sharable among two people. 

Desserts include key lime pie, chocolate banana bread pudding, and a humongous dessert known as the Chocolate Hurricane, which combines brownies, ice cream, several candy bars, bananas, two different kinds of cookies, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate sauce, and caramel sauce. All of these desserts could be shared among two or more people. 

A restaurant named after a drink wouldn't be complete without an extensive drink menu. You can get all kinds of margaritas and boat drinks at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. The bar also serves beer and wine. 

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When to Visit

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is open from 11:30 am to 2:00 am. If you're looking to avoid crowds, you should visit for lunch right when they open at 11:30. Dinner can get busy, and getting a table can really be a problem when the parks close and CityWalk fills up. There is a cover charge of $7 from 10:00 pm to close for anyone who doesn't have a CityWalk Power Pass. This fee is waived for on-site hotel guests. 

Smuggler's Hold Retail Store

Before you visit or leave Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, you can tour a small retail store called Smuggler's Hold. This gift shop has casual apparel, hats, beach bags, art, magnets, and other souvenirs geared toward Parrottheads who can't get enough Jimmy Buffett. You can visit Margaritaville online to learn more about the type of merchandise that you can find in the on-site retail store in Universal Orlando.  

Getting Discounts at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Signing up for the official (and free) Margaritaville Fins Up Club is a great way to get freebies and promotional discounts. You'll even get a special offer on your birthday. Discounts on dining and merchandise are available to Universal's annual passholders. Premier Pass holders save 15 percent at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. Preferred Pass holders save 10 percent. Discounts are not currently available for Power Pass holders. 

Dining Tips

Take a second to check out the Lone Palm Airport outside of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. This outdoor lounge/tiki bar is situated around Jimmy Buffett's personal seaplane, the Hemisphere Dancer. 

 The Smuggler's Hold gift shop is located by the restaurant.

The Smuggler's Hold gift shop is located by the restaurant.

 The Lone Palm Airport Bar across from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

The Lone Palm Airport Bar across from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Menu With Prices

Appetizers

  • Onion Rings (Crispy beer battered onion rings, creamy island BBQ sauce, cool avocado ranch): $8.25
  • Pretzel Sticks (Served warm with mustard sauce and house-made queso): $10.50
  • White Cheddar Cheese Curds (Served with LandShark Lager BBQ and marinara): $11.95
  • Conch Fritters (Served with house-made island sauce): $12.95
  • Boneless Chicken Bites or Traditional Wings (Clipper, Buffalo style, Jamaica Mistaica, or Jerk-glazed; served with fresh veggie chips and your choice of sauce): $13.95
  • Lava Lava Shrimp (Golden fried and drizzled with chili and lime spiked aioli): $14.00
  • Key West Chicken Quesadilla (Griddled flour tortilla, Oaxaca and Monterey Jack cheese served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo): $15.95
  • Coconut Shrimp (Orange marmalade horseradish, grilled pineapple avocado salsa): $16.95
  • Volcano Nachos (Tortilla chips layered with chili, cheese, pico de gallo, fresh guacamole, sour cream and jalapeños): $16.95

Soups and Salads

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup (Lime crema, crispy tortilla strips, fresh cilantro): $6.95
  • Chicken Caesar Salad (Hearts of romaine tossed in creamy lime Caesar dressing, topped with Cajun chicken, house-made crostini croutons, Parmesan cheese and fried onions): $15.45
  • Taco Salad (Chopped greens, volcano chili, tortilla chips, mixed cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. Served with creamy lime ranch dressing): $15.45
  • Fried Chicken Cobb Salad (Hand-breaded fried chicken, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, bleu cheese and hard-boiled eggs served with honey mustard dressing): $16.25
  • Caribbean Blackened Salmon (Fresh blackened salmon, mixed greens, papaya, mango, avocado, cucumber, red peppers, crispy tortillas, queso fresco. Served with passion fruit vinaigrette dressing): $16.45

Burgers

All burgers are made with a half pound Black Angus beef and served on a house-made brioche bun with your choice of French fries or mixed green salad. You can substitute sweet potato fries for $1.50.

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise (American cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles, paradise island sauce): $14.95
  • Turkey Burger (House-made turkey burger, smoked Gouda, pineapple salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, brioche bun): $15.25
  • Rancho Deluxe Burger (Monterey Jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles, ranch dressing): $15.45
  • Black & Bleu Burger (Applewood smoked bacon, chunky bleu cheese dressing, lettuce, sliced tomato): $15.45
  • Cheddar BBQ Burger (Cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, fried onions, lettuce, BBQ aioli): $15.45
  • Volcano Burger (Volcano chili, lava cheese sauce, jalapeños, guacamole, and Fritos original corn chips): $16.45
  • Southern Burger Stack (Beef patty, pulled pork, aged cheddar, guava BBQ sauce, onion rings, coleslaw, brioche bun): $16.45

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are served with a choice of French fries or mixed green salad. You can substitute sweet potato fries for $1.50

  • Beach Club (Sliced turkey and ham, Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato and dijon aioli on toasted country white bread): $14.95
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Grilled chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato, dijon aioli): $14.95
  • Cuban Sandwich (Ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, sliced pickles): $14.95
  • Crab Cake Sandwich (Lump crab, house-made lava lava sauce, island slaw): $15.95
  • Florida Grouper Sandwich (Florida grouper, tomato, caper aioli, grilled red onions, avocado, coleslaw, French fries. Choice of grilled or fried): $18.45

Entrees

You can add a side House Salad or a side Caesar Salad to any entree for $5.95.

  • Beach Tacos (Choice of marinated carne asada steak or simmered chicken tinga topped with queso fresco. Served with black beans, rice, key lime crema, guacamole and pico de gallo): $17.95
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Fried chicken breasts served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, green beans and chicken gravy): $18.45
  • Fish Tacos (Crisply fried in our LandShark batter, topped with avocado, cilantro lime coleslaw and key lime crema. Served with black beans, rice and pico de gallo): $18.95
  • LandShark Lager Fish & Chips (Hand-dipped in our LandShark batter, fried and served with jalapeño tartar sauce, French fries and cilantro lime coleslaw): $18.95
  • Jerk Alfredo Chicken Pasta (Grilled chicken, spicy Alfredo sauce, cavatappi pasta, sautéed peppers): $18.95
  • Jimmy's Jammin' Jambalaya (Cajun rice loaded with shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage simmered in a spicy broth): $19.95
  • Island Kabobs (Beef and chicken skewers with a chipotle demi. Served with island rice and sweet plantains): $19.95
  • Grilled Chicken Breast (Marinated and seasoned with our special blend of spices and topped with mango salsa. Served with island rice and fire-roasted corn): $19.95
  • Shrimp Scampi Pasta (Sautéed shrimp, herbed butter, roasted garlic, fresh tomato, spaghetti): $20.95
  • Crispy Coconut Shrimp (Jumbo shrimp crusted with coconut and fried. Served with horseradish-orange marmalade dipping sauce, French fries and cilantro lime coleslaw): $21.45
  • Seafood Mac & Cheese (Shrimp and lump crabmeat with a cavatappi pasta in a Boursin cream sauce): $22.45
  • Southernmost Shrimp & Grits (Sautéed shrimp, cheesy grits, tasso ham gravy, roasted sweet peppers): $23.45
  • Blackened Salmon (Blackened and served with island rice, black beans, and pineapple avocado salsa, cilantro): $24.45
  • New York Strip Steak (12 oz. New York strip steak with green beans and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes loaded with cheese, applewood smoked bacon, sour cream and green onions): $30.45

Sides

  • Vegetable of the Day: $4.95
  • Cilantro Lime Coleslaw: $4.45
  • Black Beans & Island Rice: $4.95
  • Mixed Green Salad: $7.00
  • Caesar Salad: $7.00

*Menu last updated January 2018

Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Drink Menu With Prices

You can get most of the specialty drinks and draft beers in a take-home Margaritaville souvenir blender cup for an additional $9.00. Non-alcoholic drinks are not available in a blender.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

  • Soda (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pibb Xtra, Hi-C Fruit Punch, Barq’s Root Beer, Sprite): $3.95 
  • Minute Maid Lemonade: $3.95 
  • Gold Peak Iced Tea: $3.95 
  • Hot Tea: $3.95 
  • Margaritaville Coffee: $3.95 
  • Bottled Water: $3.95
  • House-Made Strawberry Lemonade: (20 oz  lemonade with strawberry purée): $3.95
  • Off to the Virgin Islands: (20 oz non-alcoholic daiquiri made with all-natural fruit purée. Your choice of strawberry, raspberry, mango, banana or piña colada): $4.75
  • Red Bull / Sugar Free Red Bull: $5.00

Margaritas

  • Who's to Blame Margarita (Margaritaville Gold tequila, triple sec, house margarita mix. Served on the rocks.): $10.50
  • Tropical Fruit Margarita (Margaritaville Gold tequila, triple sec, and your choice of strawberry, mango, or raspberry. Served frozen.): $10.75
  • Mango Margarita (Margaritaville Last Mango tequila, triple sec, orange juice, house margarita mix. Served on the rocks.): $10.75
  • Grand Spicy Margarita (Tijuana Sweet Heat, Cointreau, agave. lime juice, pinch of cayenne, red peppers): $10.75
  • Blackberry Moonshine Margarita (Old Smoky White Lightnin' and blackberry moonshine, house margarita blend): $10.75
  • Blackberry Margarita (Chinaco Reposado tequila, Cointreau orange liqueur, blackberry brandy, sweet & sour, house margarita blend, blackberries, muddled basil, agave): $11.00
  • Watermelon Margarita (Margaritaville Silver tequila, triple sec, watermelon purée, house-made agave margarita mix): $11.00
  • Uptown Margarita (Margaritaville Gold tequila, Cointreau, house margarita blend, topped with Gran Gala float): $11.00
  • Perfect Margarita (Margaritaville Gold and Silver tequilas, triple sec, orange curacao, lime juice. Served on the rocks.): $11.75
  • Shark Fin Margarita (Corazón Blanco tequila, Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal, pineapple juice, house margarita blend): $11.75
  • Mood Ring Margarita (Maestro Dobel tequila, infused with Magic Tea, fresh squeezed lime juice, simple syrup): $12.75
  • Livin' It Up (Sauza Tres Generaciones Añejo tequila (certified organic), Grand Marnier house-made agave margarita mix. Served on the rocks.): $13.00

Margarita Flight

Get a sampling of the following margaritas for $19.00

  • Who's to Blame Margarita
  • Wildberry Margarita
  • Watermelon Margarita
  • Mango Margarita

Boat Drinks On The Rocks

  • Tranquil Waters (Cruzan Mango rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice and mango): $10.25
  • Incommunicado (Margaritaville Gold tequila and Silver rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, sweet & sour, cranberry and pineapple juices, grenadine): $10.50
  • Passion Fruit Guava Cocktail (Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit and Silver tequilas, guava purée, house-made sweet and sour): $10.50
  • 5 O'Clock Somewhere (Margaritaville Silver rum and Paradise Passion Fruit tequila, BACARDI 151 rum, orange and pineapple juices, sweet and sour, grenadine): $10.75
  • Bahama Mama (Margaritaville Spiced and Coconut rums, Cruzan Aged Dark rum, créme de banana, pineapple and orange juices, grenadine): $10.75
  • Zombie (Margaritaville Silver rum, BACARDI 151 rum, apricot brandy, house-made sweet & sour, orange, pineapple juices): $10.75
  • Watermelon Agave Fresca (Margaritaville Silver tequila, watermelon purée, agave nectar, fresh lime juice and our house-made sweet & sour. Topped with soda water): $10.75
  • Lime Daiquiri (Mount Gay Silver rum, fresh lime juice and powdered sugar. Served ice cold in a martini glass): $10.75
  • Paloma (Casamigos Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice and grapefruit soda): $10.75
  • Planters Punch (Appleton VX rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced rum, house-made sweet & sour, pineapple juice, pomegranate, dash of bitters): $11.50

Frozen Boat Drinks

  • Don't Stop the Carnival (Margaritaville Silver rum blended with strawberry, banana and mango purée): $10.50
  • Bama Breeze (Cruzan Vanilla rum, Margaritaville Silver rum, orange juice, coconut and mango purée): $10.75
  • Chocolate Banana Colada (Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped vodka, 99 bananas, Myers's Dark Rum topper, coconut purée): $10.75
  • Premium Fruit Daiquiris (Conch Republic Light rum and your choice of any fruit purée: strawberry, raspberry, mango, banana, or piña colada): $10.75
  • Rum Runner (Margaritaville Silver rum, blended with blackberry and banana purées, topped with, Myers's Dark Rum): $10.75

Tequilas

Tequilas are served with sangrita, a house-made spicy tomato based chaser and a lime wedge.

  • 1800 Silver: $9.00
  • Milagro Silver: $9.00
  • Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado: $10.00
  • Margaritaville Gold: $10.00
  • Margaritaville Silver: $10.00
  • Cabo Wabo Blanco: $10.50
  • Don Julio Blanco: $10.50
  • Avion Silver: $11.00
  • Casamigos Blanco: $11.50
  • Sauza Tres Generaciones Añejo (certified organic): $12.00
  • Patron Silver: $12.25
  • Corazon Añejo: $12.00
  • Maestro Dobel Reposado: $12.50
  • Herradura Reposado: $13.00

White Wine

  • Pinot Grigio (Ecco Domani, Delle Venezie, Italy): $9.25 Glass | $37 Bottle
  • Riesling (Polka Dot, Pfalz, Germany): $9.75 Glass | $39 Bottle
  • Sauvignon Blanc (Starborough, Marlborough, New Zealand): $9.75 Glass | $39 Bottle
  • Chardonnay (Edna Valley Vineyard “Paragon Vineyard,” San Luis Obispo County, California): $9.75 Glass | $39 Bottle

Red Wine

  • Pinot Noir (Mirassou, California): $9.25 Glass | $37 Bottle
  • Merlot (Red Rock Winery, California): $9.75 Glass | $39 Bottle
  • Red Blend (Apothic, California): $9.75 Glass | $39 Bottle
  • Malbec (Alamos, Argentina): $9.75 Glass | $39 Bottle
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County, California): $10.75 Glass | $43 Bottle

Sangria

  • Sangria (Gran Gala, brandy, and fresh fruit: $10.50

Draft Beer

  • Bud Light: $7.25
  • Landshark Lager: $7.25
  • Florida Swamp Ape IPA: $7.25
  • Yuengling: $7.75
  • Loaded Landshark: $8.75
  • Blue Moon: $8.25

American Premium Bottled Beer

  • Budweiser: $6.75
  • Bud Light: $6.75
  • Coors Light: $6.75
  • Miller Lite: $6.75
  • O'Doul's: $6.75
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon: $6.75

Craft and Imported Bottled Beer

  • Landshark Lager: $7.75
  • Corona: $7.75
  • Corona Light: $7.75
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA: $7.75
  • Full Sail Session: $7.75
  • Heineken: $7.75
  • Michelob Ultra: $7.75
  • Red Stripe: $7.75
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: $7.75
  • Stella Artois: $7.75
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider: $7.75

*Menu last updated January 2018

Review of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is one of our favorite places to eat in Universal CityWalk Orlando. We stop by almost every time we visit Universal on a lengthy trip. The restaurant is very casual, so you don't have to worry about showing up in a tank top and cargo shorts. In other words, there is no dress code. Almost everyone seems to be having a good time, and the nightly entertainment makes things feel even livelier.

If you're looking for something that is easily shareable, we recommend the Volcano Nachos. These nachos are on the appetizer menu, but the serving size is so large that you almost have to share them among multiple people. One plate of nachos could easily be a meal for two to three people (maybe more). Some of the entrees that we have enjoyed include the Beach Tacos, Catch of the Day (fresh seafood that is always served with lime cilantro butter or mango salsa), and Landshark Lager Fish and Chips. If you prefer burgers and sandwiches, you can't go wrong with the Beach Club (large enough for two people) or the signature Cheeseburger in Paradise. 

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Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Map

Locate Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on this Universal CityWalk map. The restaurant is represented by the number 02.

 Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is number 02 on this map.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is number 02 on this map.