Margaritaville in Key West cannot be left out of any comprehensive dining guide, because it’s just so popular and well known. Tourists hunt out this world-famous establishment, seeking the dream brought alive by Jimmy Buffet and his music. Everyone wants a Cheeseburger in Paradise, and even those not enamored with Mr. Buffet will find themselves ordering this plate just to see what the fuss is all about.
There’s an upstairs and a downstairs to Margaritaville, with colorful murals on the walls, a la Key West in the 1970s, tropical style. There’s a lot of energy in this restaurant, which is located on Duval Street. The restaurant itself isn’t huge, but it’s extremely popular with the tourists, so it almost always seems busy, alive, and cacophonous. The good cheer is contagious, and everyone seems to have a good time at Margaritaville in Key West.