By Rich Helmin
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar and Grill has finally made its way to the Chicago area.
Margaritaville has been a great addition to Chicago’s Navy Pier since the summer of 2011. Not only does it attract the people from the Chicago area, but it also brings many Jimmy Buffett fans together. Now people don’t have to leave town in order to experience Margaritaville. Customers will be able to receive the same experience as if they were in a warm state.
This restaurant is not like any ordinary restaurant. It is able to take the audience to a place that is like being on a vacation. People get just about the full experience as if they were actually going to one of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts because of the tropical atmosphere, his music playing in the background, enjoying a margarita and having a “cheeseburger in paradise”.
All of the Margaretville’s are very similar to one another, but each one may have some different things to them. At the Chicago location, the restaurant has both an outside and an inside to its facility. While having their Jimmy Buffett experience, customers will be able to enjoy the beautiful boardwalk and Lake Michigan view. The outside area is like a Tiki Bar, which is an outside deck that is weather protected, which has music from Jimmy Buffett being played in the background with his past concerts playing on the television. It’s also a great place to go when people are at Navy Pier for the day. People will still be able to get a decent meal without having to leave the area. Instead of going to some fast food restaurant in a food court, the people can enjoy a nice relaxing meal that makes them feel like that they are in paradise.
The menu offers many different types of options, such as the signature “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, fresh fish, fish tacos, steaks, nachos, salads, regional favorites, a child’s menu, and drinks featuring margaritas, boat drinks, frozen concoctions, and ice cold beer, according to chicagonow.com.
Margaritaville is located at 700 E Grand Ave # 118, Chicago Ill, 60611 (Navy Pier). The restaurant is open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and Sunday. It is also open from 11:00am – 12:00am on Friday and Saturday. If you have any questions about the facility, call (312)-496-3840.