Now Open for Business: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge
Looking for some tropical fun in the Smokies? You’re in luck, because Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge just opened its doors! Taking inspiration from Buffett’s most famous tune, Margaritaville is a Key West themed bar and grill specializing in seafood, burgers, and (of course) margaritas. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this brand new Pigeon Forge restaurant.
Margaritaville Pigeon Forge Location and Hours
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, the area’s newest entertainment center in the Smokies. To drive to the Island, take the Parkway and turn onto Island Drive. You’ll know you’re close, when you see the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200 foot high ferris wheel! Margaritaville is on the south end of The Island.
Margaritaville is open every day of the year, including holidays. Restaurant hours are 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Margaritaville also has a special retail shop that is open from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville doesn’t take reservations, but calling ahead might get you priority seating. You can reach Margaritaville at 865-210-8530.
Margaritaville Pigeon Forge Menu and Decor
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville celebrates the laid back fun of a tropical vacation. The entire restaurant is decked out in Key West decor, with parrots, sea shells, palm trees, an airplane hanging from the ceiling, and a gigantic blender.
Margaritaville’s expansive menu features the best of the land and sea. Popular dishes include:
- Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya
- Seafood Mac & Cheese
- Crispy Coconut Shrimp
- Cheeseburger in Paradise
- Gulf Coast Panini
Margaritaville also serves excellent mixed drinks for the 21 and over crowd. The “Who’s to Blame” margarita is the restaurant's signature adult beverage. Also, be sure to save room for dessert! We can’t resist ending our meal with the Chocolate Hurricane, a glorious mish mash of vanilla bean ice cream, brownies, candy bars, shortbread cookies, sliced banana, and even more goodies.
Entrees cost between $16.99 and $25.99.
Margaritaville Pigeon Forge Retail Shop and Music
Jimmy Buffett fans will love Margaritaville’s retail shop. When you come to eat at the restaurant, you’ll also have the chance to pick up some great Jimmy Buffett memorabilia. This little shop is the perfect place to bring back something for the Parrot Head in your family!
What would a Jimmy Buffett restaurant be without music? Most nights of the week, Margaritaville features live entertainment from some of the area’s best bands and performers. Guest can enjoy the tunes as they sit on the deck overlooking the Little Pigeon River or sit at the bar next to an oversized firepit. Visit the official Margaritaville website to see all of the upcoming musical performances scheduled for this summer.
Where to Stay
Acorn Cabin Rentals is right around the corner from Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge! With stunning mountain views, stellar amenities, and the very best customer service, we have everything you need for a spectacular stay in the Smokies. Visit our Pigeon Forge Cabins page to start planning your next vacation, or give us a call at 1-800-953-5655.
Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.