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Margaritaville | River Spirit Casino Resort

Tulsa

$$ (Average entree $11-$15)
8330 Riverside Parkway
Tulsa
918-995-8080

Calling all Parrotheads! You know who you are. You can’t get enough of Jimmy Buffett. You know it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. If you had to waste away anywhere, it would be in Margaritaville. The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant, a part of the $3.5 million expansion at River Spirit Casino, is perfect for your beach-bumming pleasure. To give customers the feeling they are on a Caribbean island overlooking crystal blue waters, a huge screen plays beach scenes and Jimmy Buffett concerts. A two-story volcano goes off every hour on the hour, producing smoke and water that mimics lava flow. There’s a stage for live entertainment in the restaurant area as well. The 50,000-square-foot casino floor adds to that vacation resort feel, with tall, breezy palm trees scattered throughout the room. The game play includes 850 slot machines featuring the latest games, as well as 27 table games so you can play poker, roulette, blackjack and baccarat like you’re James Bond on a mission. The 400-seat, multi-level Margaritaville Restaurant and Bar sports outdoor decks and windows offering a scenic view of the Arkansas River. The Salty Bar features a lounge feel and an outstanding view of the river.

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November 2016

License to Chill

Calling all Parrotheads! You know who you are. You can’t get enough of Jimmy Buffett. You know it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. If you had to waste away anywhere, it would be in Margaritaville.

The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant, a part of the $3.5 million expansion at River Spirit Casino, is perfect for your beach-bumming pleasure. 

The goal behind the brand includes residing alongside waterfront property when possible. This not only makes Tulsa’s Arkansas River a star part of the equation; it also means Jenks is listed alongside locations like the Bahamas, Cozumel and Key West, which are now our Margaritaville sister cities.

Bet you never thought Green Country could be so cool. But as Patrick Loughary, Margaritaville’s general manager, points out, Tulsa has a lot to offer companies like the one he represents. “Tulsa is a wonderful, wonderful city,” says Loughary. “What the owners of River Spirit Casino have created here [with their expansion] is escapism,” he adds. “That’s what we do at Margaritaville.”

If you haven’t been to visit yet, you’re in for a treat. To give customers the feeling they are on a Caribbean island overlooking crystal blue waters, a huge screen plays beach scenes and Jimmy Buffett concerts. A two-story volcano goes off every hour on the hour, producing smoke and water that mimics lava flow. There’s a stage for live entertainment in the restaurant area as well.

The 50,000 square foot casino floor adds to that vacation resort feel, with tall, breezy palm trees scattered throughout the room. The game play includes 850 slot machines featuring the latest games, as well as 27 table games so you can play poker, roulette, blackjack and baccarat like you’re James Bond on a mission.

The 400-seat, multi-level Margaritaville Restaurant and Bar sports outdoor decks and windows offering a scenic view of the Arkansas River. The Salty Bar features a lounge feel and an outstanding view of the river.

If you haven’t eaten at Margaritaville yet, you might want to start with their best-sellers, among them the Landshark Lager Fish and Chips, hand dipped in a specialty batter and served with jalapeno tartar sauce, french fries and cilantro lime coleslaw; the Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jumbalaya, with shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage simmered in a spicy broth with rice; or the ever classic Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Of course, if you’re stopping by for food and fun, you should sample one of the many margaritas on their menu, like their Who’s to Blame, made with Margaritaville Gold Tequila, triple sec and their house margarita blend; or the Uptown Top Shelf Margarita, made with Margaritaville Gold Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, and house margarita blend topped with a Gran Gala oat. And there are multiple other mixed drinks, wines and beers to choose from, guaranteeing the right drink for any palate and preference.

Another thing the Margaritaville brand is known for is music. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar features live entertainment. Some are bands that travel into Tulsa from other states, but not all of it. “We’re working on more local type trios and duos and musicians,” Loughary says.

A 3,000-space parking garage with optional valet service is linked to the lobby by a climate-controlled walkway that makes it easy and convenient for customers to enter the casino area.

The Margaritaville Coffee Shop offers specialty coffee and an expanded menu including gelato, breakfast sandwiches and more.

In the Margaritaville retail store, shoppers can enjoy a boutique retail experience that’s all about experiencing the lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett. Loughary says you can find a wide variety of unique items, such as humidors, a Margaritaville-themed Monopoly board game, specialty glassware and high-quality island wear.

“We are also family friendly,” says Loughary. “We’re a great place for families and kids as well as late-night entertainment.” This includes stilt walkers that make the rounds on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, making balloon creations for young visitors.

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