Can you hear that famous Jimmy Buffett jingle, Margaritaville, playing in your head? Well yeah, I might be stretching your imagination a bit, but I’m excited to tell you about my recent trip to Margaritaville in Cleveland.
While heading out to my epic Cedar Point expedition, I had to do a bit of exploring in this lovely Ohio city. One stop on my tour was at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and luckily, I was able to partner up with the amazing Margaritaville team to show you guys some of my top drinks and food selections.
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Watch my fun day at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant in Cleveland!
First things first.
1 – Wings are Back at Margaritaville Restaurants
Wings are here guys and yes, just in time for every big game day. Margaritaville is known for their famous wings and the ones I had were no different. The sauce was sweet and tangy all over with a slight crunch of delicious goodness all in one dish.
More Margaritaville Cleveland Menu options!
I tried other dishes as well. Although I started out only wanting to get wings and a drink, I was way too tempted by the menu selections at the Margaritaville Restaurant. These are a few items that you’re definitely going to want to try too.
The Louisiana Cajun Shrimp and Grits combined cheese grits that were topped with sautéed shrimp and homemade Andouille sausage gravy.
The next dish was the Lava Lava Shrimp that were golden fried shrimp drizzled with chili lime aioli.
I then finished the food adventure with the Loaded Tots. I love my potatoes and I was especially happy to get some all smothered with warm cheese, bacon, and diced scallions. Always a delightful dish to have.
Yeah, I know I went over board and way off my diet, but don’t judge me guys.
Margaritaville Cleveland Prices
The prices at Margaritaville Cleveland restaurant range from about $7 to $28, depending on if you want an appetizer or entree.
2 – Choose a Frozen Concoction or One on the Rocks at Margaritaville
You have to get a margarita. What’s the point of even being at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville if you don’t have a margarita while singing his famous lyrics:
Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
But I know it’s nobody’s fault.
And yes, I got two drinks!
The first one I got was the Uptown Top Shelf Margarita and man was it soooo delicious. I often forget how a well-made margarita is because you know I’m used to drinking wine, but this time I went down the tequila route and boy am I glad I did.
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The Uptown Top Shelf Margarita was a perfect mixture of Margaritaville Gold Tequila, Cointreau® Orange Liqueur, and the house margarita blend topped with a Gran Gala® float. Served on the rocks.
You can’t go wrong with this option. It did not have that disgusting pre-made margarita mix taste found in most drinks. Everything was made to order! I watched the bartender take such pride into making one of my drinks. He also gave a nice heavy pour, something that always makes me a satisfied recipient.
The other margarita I got to try was the Blueberry Pomegranate Margarita and wow, this one took the cake!
The margarita was wonderfully made. It wasn’t overly sweet and it still had that refreshing, tantalizing margarita taste. A true Margaritaville Restaurant staple.
The Blueberry Pomegranate Margarita flawlessly combined Margaritaville Silver Tequila, Cointreau® Orange Liqueur, blueberry pomegranate purée and the house margarita blend. This drink was also served on the rocks.
3 – A Wonderful Margaritaville Restaurant Location in the Heart of the Flats
Now I know you guys are thinking…
“A Margaritaville in the middle of America???”
But trust me, they did it well.
Margaritaville is located on the East Bank of the Flats area (also known as the Flats) of downtown Cleveland at the merger of the Cuyahoga River and the majestic Lake Erie.
I just love how the revitalization of the Flats has turned this area into Cleveland’s on little reflection of a Chicago-like city with some of the best places to eat, drink, and live.
When you’re there you can truly see Cleveland and the mixture of its tough, industrial facade, with a softer side that can’t be missed. The Margaritaville Restaurant is right in the middle of it all as a top restaurant and bar in the Flats.
4 – A Top-notch Cleveland Restaurant with a View
You get all kind of views. One side with railroad tracks complimenting the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie and the other side with views of luxury condos overlooking the city.
When you come to Margaritaville in Cleveland go upstairs, have a drink, sit by the fireplace on one of the comfy couches, get your selfies in, do everything you have to do and enjoy your refreshing cocktail. You’ll come to appreciate the peaceful sights as you look out into eclectic area of the Flats at East Bank.
5 – Sing the Margaritaville Song with Jimmy Buffett
Another reason why you have to be here on your trip to Cedar Point is because of Jimmy Buffett himself. Get lost in not only the classic tunes, but also all the stories told from memorabilia shown throughout the restaurant.
You’ll feel as if you’ve escaped to Key West right in the middle of Ohio. Allow yourself to get caught up and to sing all of the classic songs. You’ll forget that you’re in Cleveland.
Make Margaritaville in Cleveland one of your stops as you make your way throughout the Midwest going from theme park to theme park on your solo travels.
While you’re there explore the city. There are so many other things to do in Cleveland that I didn’t even know about. While waiting for my Margaritaville reservation I was able to visit the Westside Marketplace and The Christmas Story House. These are just a few things that make Cleveland a great place to visit.
And Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville just added to it!
Have you ever dined with the Jimmy Buffett crew at any of the Margaritaville locations? If so, let me know what your favorite drink or dish is in the comment section below.
If you need to make a reservation you can call ahead so that you can get on the list before you arrive at the venue. Please call the restaurant at (216) 615-8855.
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