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A tropical escape from the Texas heat will now be as close as the Historic River Walk with the grand opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant. The 315 seat restaurant and bar will be Margaritaville’s first in the state of Texas, offering a fun, family-friendly dining experience combined with an array of island-inspired flavors, live entertainment, a patio overlooking the river and an expansive retail space.  A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and margarita toast is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

“We are ecstatic to bring the Margaritaville lifestyle to the Lone Star State,” said David Crabtree, President/CEO for International Meal Company U.S. “Margaritaville is all about indulging in great food and drinks delivered with outstanding service while you enjoy great music and escape reality.”

Taking a cue from Jimmy Buffett’s country music roots, the restaurant’s design brings together a combination of tropical and southern elements to create a Cowboy in the Jungle dining atmosphere. The over 10,000 square feet venue transports guests to paradise with shades of green and blue, reminiscent of a tropical island, complemented by wood accents and cowboy-inspired décor . Options abound to dine or simply relax with drinks, including a covered, outdoor 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar overlooking the river and an elevated indoor Tiki Bar.

The Margaritaville menu invites guests to unwind with house-made margaritas, frozen boat drinks and cold LandShark Lager 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.

A ribbon cutting ceremony and margarita toast will be held at the restaurant’s grand opening on Tuesday, July 19 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Margaritaville and International Meal Company executives, along with local movers and shakers, will be joined by the community, Parrotheads stilt walkers and more. The festivities will be open to the public.

Margaritaville will be open daily at 11 a.m., with the retail store opening at 10 a.m. Live nightly entertainment will take place on the patio from 5 – 8:30 p.m. and on the inside stage from 9 p.m. – midnight.