Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Gatlinburg TN
The popular Margaritaville restaurant chain had previously planned to open a new location in downtown Gatlinburg. The historic Midtown Lodge was demolished as plans were approved for a 13,000 square foot building to house the restaurant and retail shop. It was going to seat 400 guests and provide an entertaining new dining option in the Smoky Mountains. Recent events have caused Margaritaville to no longer pursue the Gatlinburg location and we explain why below.
While Margaritaville Holdings, LLC had sought a location in the Smoky Mountains, many believe that Pigeon Forge was the original desired location yet was not possible due to liquor by the drink being prohibited in Pigeon Forge. During the election on November 6, 2012 the city of Pigeon Forge received enough votes to pass liquor by the drink, which will now open the doors for many larger restaurants to build locations in Pigeon Forge…and it is rumored that Margaritaville is doing just that.
Our Pigeon Forge TN Guide website has all of the details including the possible location for the new Margaritaville Pigeon Forge restaurant, which you can read at:
If, however, it is decided to proceed with building a Margaritaville in Gatlinburg then we will update this post with that information should it happen.