Margaritaville Opens in Pigeon Forge

A cool tropical breeze brings the “Islands of the Caribbean” to “The Island in Pigeon Forge”

Tropical trade winds have arrived in Pigeon Forge, TN with the opening of the new Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant on The Island in Pigeon Forge. “We’re very excited to bring our island experience to the Smokies,” said Jason Edwards, General Manager of the Margaritaville restaurant. “Pigeon Forge is such a great city and destination, we look forward to becoming active members in the community.”

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Inspired by the lyrics and philosophies of Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Pigeon Forge transports guests, literally, to the island destination of their memories or dreams. Margaritaville’s new restaurant is located on The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s newest entertainment complex. Ideally positioned in the heart of the complex, the two-story Margaritaville features: multiple bars, an exterior deck with a live performance stage overlooking the Little Pigeon River, paddle board booths and a replica of Jimmy’s Seaplane, the Hemisphere Dancer, which is strategically suspended from the ceiling. A unique addition to Margaritaville’s vibrant island-inspired décor will be the “Margarita Still”, a tribute to Tennessee’s whiskey stills. Each hour, the copper tequila kettle glows red hot from the flames beneath it and begins to groan and rumble and suddenly tequila can be seen flowing through the pipes dumping a delicious concoction into a giant oversized Margaritaville blender.

The Margaritaville menu invites guests to indulge as much or as little as they please with house-made margaritas, frozen concoctions and cold beer along with signature food items like the Cheeseburger in Paradise and Volcano Nachos. Other notable menu items include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and the “Drunken” Shrimp Skillet with, roasted garlic, onions, peppers and tequila key lime butter served with a mini baguette.

Margaritaville Pigeon Forge also offers a Gluten Free menu, which includes some of the popular main menu items along with specialty items like the Gluten Free Brownie Sundae. In addition to great food, drinks and entertainment, Margaritaville’s Retail Store containing all things Margaritaville, gives guests the opportunity to take their experience home with the music, fashion and flavors of Margaritaville.

Following the opening of the Margaritaville Restaurant, the new Margaritaville Island Hotel located on The Island in Pigeon Forge, will unveil its 132 room resort-style property Fall of 2014. The four-star Hotel with upscale amenities will include a rooftop pool with sweeping views of the Smokies. The Hotel is now taking room reservations for October of this year. For reservations, or more information on the Margaritaville Island Hotel, please call 1-844-4FINSUP.

Margaritaville Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is located at:
130 The Island Drive
Suite 6101
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

About Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville:
It began in 1979 with a song that immediately ignited the universal desire to escape to an idyllic place called Margaritaville. The word, Margaritaville, is now a part of the American lexicon and the lyrics and philosophy of Jimmy Buffett continue to inspire this leading lifestyle brand that brings the Margaritaville state of mind to a global audience. Whether unwinding in Key West or living it up in Vegas, a visit to Margaritaville is a license to chill for a few hours at one of the 33 restaurants and casinos or for an extended vacation at one of the new Margaritaville hotels and resorts. Margaritaville invites guests to raise a glass and take a bite out of paradise and most of all to relax and have a great time. Music is the key ingredient that seasons this crazy concoction of coastal-inspired food, hand-crafted beverages and island atmosphere. Comprised of restaurants, hotels and resorts, casinos, retail shops, consumer products, vacation ownership and a national radio station on Sirius/XM, Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude.

Since launching the first location in Key West, Margaritaville and its LandShark Bar & Grill brand, have expanded to some of the most popular US tourist destinations, including: Atlantic City, Chicago, Destin, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, and Panama City Beach. International locations can be found in Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Republic of Panama and Turks & Caicos.

Margaritaville Resorts can be found in Pensacola Beach and Bossier City with Pigeon Forge opening in 2014 and Hollywood Beach, Florida slated for 2015.

For a full list of locations and for more information visit www.margaritaville.com.
Find Margaritaville on Facebook www.facebook.com/margaritaville.

Press Release courtesy of Margaritaville.

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