Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef's word for "water" is "salt." Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tropical-inspired grill fare at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
Guests relax amid island-themed decor as Margaritaville's culinary savants whip up a menu of grill classics and inventive Caribbean-inspired eats. Dive into a seafood quesadilla appetizer ($12.25), which beckons diners to devour shrimp, scallops, and crab fillings held together by the same spinach and cheese foundation that supports the restaurant's walls. Equipped with certified grain-fed Angus beef, chefs grill 9 ounces of top sirloin ($24.95) to desired temperature levels and top the meaty mountain in a cap of gorgonzola cream. Jimmy's Jammin Jambalaya ($19.95) fills up big bowls with classic Cajun flavours, and the aptly named Licensed to Chill chicken burger ($13.95) silences stomach cries with a jerk-style breast basted in maple-bourbon sauce. For dessert, customers can sink teeth into a Jamaican rum cake ($7.95) that comes topped in seasonal fruits as fresh as a morning newspaper mistakenly printed on dryer sheets.
A large seaplane floats within the eatery's cloud-painted walls, hanging over diners as they munch at Hawaiian-printed booths on two interior levels or a rooftop patio. Occasional entertainment breaks up meals with musical groups, stilt walkers, and magicians who use silk scarves to vanish undesired burger garnish.