When hunger hits on the Las
Vegas strip, you might consider wasting away at the
Margaritaville restaurant. Found at the centrally
located Flamingo Hotel, this
Flamingo restaurant is a welcome place to hang out for
a bit, before or after enjoying some gambling or taking
in a live show. The Flamingo hotel is located next
to Bally's, the Imperial
Palace and Caesars Palace,
so you can explore the gaming options at each and take
your winnings to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere that you
can expect to find at the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
restaurants. When choosing a Flamingo restaurant,
you can choose a romantic fine dining experience, try
an authentic Japanese dish, suit your taste for Italian
cuisine or grab a steak. But nowhere will the environment
be so "tropical" as that which you will find
at the Margaritaville restaurant.
When the first of the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville restaurants
opened in Key West in 1985, it marked a beginning of a
growing chain of stores and restaurants that bring the
"Margaritaville" state of mind to their visitors.
"Margaritaville" is a term that more or less
identifies the music and career of songwriter Jimmy Buffett.
In 1977, Buffett released his mega-hit song, "Margaritaville",
and he's been looking back ever since. The
song is named after the cocktail drink, and its lyrics
impart a reflection of the laid-back appeal of the tropical
lifestyle. You can get that "Margaritaville"
feeling when dining at any one of the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
restaurants and cafes, which can be found in such places
Orleans, Orlando, Jamaica and Grand
Cayman. In Las Vegas, the Margaritaville restaurant
at the Flamingo hotel is where you can leave your troubles
at the door and enjoy a good old Margaritaville moment
on the Vegas strip.
At the Margaritaville Flamingo restaurant, there is
plenty to keep your attention, aside from the savory menu
items. This Caribbean-inspired
restaurant is more like a venue, featuring the main restaurant
itself, 5 unique bars, separate outdoor patios and nightly
live entertainment. If you want to take home some
Jimmy Buffett memorabilia, you can peruse the restaurant's
large retail store. It couldn't hurt to have
one more T-shirt after all. When it comes to the
menu, there is something for most tastes here, whether
you are in the mood for seafood or a juicy steak.
You might try the grilled sirloin entree, which is topped
in a tangy, pineapple-flavored rum sauce. Mashed
potatoes and fresh, seasonal vegetables compliment the
dish. Seafood lovers can choose from a list of desirable
fresh fish dishes, with Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Tilapia and
Grouper among the choices. Grilled or blackened,
your fish is made to order with your choice of their unique
sauces. If you're simply in the mood for a
good burger, then the Margaritaville restaurant is the
place to go as well. The "Cheeseburger in
Paradise" is the signature burger at all the Jimmy
Buffett Margaritaville restaurants. At 7 ounces,
this choice, award-winning Angus burger is sure to fill
you up. Topped with such burger staples as lettuce,
tomato and red onion, you can ask them to hold the cheddar
cheese, but it might be a mistake to do so.
The Margaritaville Flamingo restaurant is a mid-priced establishment where you can simply have a good time. While you are at the Flamingo hotel, you might compliment your Margaritaville restaurant experience with a spa treatment, some exciting Flamingo nightlife or by seeing what you can win at the 77,000 square-foot casino. The Flamingo also features a quality array of live shows, so you could take in a Toni Braxton concert, laugh out loud at the George Wallace comedy show, or watch the steamy numbers performed at the X Burlesque show. Regardless of what you choose to get into on the Vegas Strip, you'll always know that you can return to the Margaritaville restaurant at the Flamingo for a slice of that Margaritaville state of mind. The Margaritaville restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.