Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk
Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk

Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.universalorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4072243663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ed Colleran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Daily parking fees per vehicle: •Regular Parking $17.00*

    Florida Residents Free after 6:00 pm with proof of residency ◦Proof of Florida Residency: please provide one of the following: ◾Driver's License
    Florida State-issued ID card (must have Florida address)
    Restrictions apply, not valid during special events.

    Preferred Parking $22.00
    RV/Bus Parking $22.00

    ($5.00 between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.* - after 10:00 pm parking is free)

    Valet parking is available for cars and vans. Upon arrival to Universal Orlando® Resort, follow the signs to Valet Parking.

  • Private Party Contact: Anthony Woods 407 224 2265x
  • Entertainment: There’s a live reggae band and a DJ in the courtyard every night.



Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal CityWalk
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details:
A word from Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk
Share in a one-of-a-kind celebration of music and culture as Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk takes you on a musical journey through the life of the "King of Reggae." Bob Marley’s songs of faith, hope, rebellion, and determination have brought inspiration and joy to audiences everywhere. Working closely with Rita Marley and the Bob Marley Foundation, we have created a replica of Bob's home on 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica. Inside, artifacts, photos, and video clips from his legendary career surround visitors in the open-air veranda and courtyard.
The cuisine features Jamaican-influenced appetizers, entrees and desserts. Some of the most popular items are the Oxtail Stew, the Sun is Shining grilled chicken breast marinated in Jamaican curry sauce, and the Taste of Jamaica appetizer platter featuring veggie & beef patties, mango wings and yucca fries.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (49)late-night find (34)vibrant bar scene (32)good for groups (29)hot spot (26)special occasion (23)romantic (17)kid-friendly (17)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (11)great for brunch (10)neighborhood gem (8)scenic view (7)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • An evening at Bob Marley's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    For the reggae fans a must visit place... Great atmosphere, nice authentic Jamaican cuisine, background and live music... All in all a great place to be!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    luvbobmarley
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was my first time id surprised my boyfriend early birthday at that nice bob marley club he totally had fun we loved it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs an extreme makeover!
    Wantedtolikeit
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food wasn't the best. One of our entrees went back because meat had too much fat. Server was funny and courteous, but didn't have enough background help to be efficient. Atmosphere picks up at night I hope. Restaurant decor was very dated. It really needs a whole new vibe. The band needs to be there for dinner or something to help the atmosphere. Maybe they shouldn't open early? Then, to top off this lack luster dinner with family, we had a small group of couples next to us that were loud and dropping F-bombs repeatedly. How thoughtful! Sorry, never going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our server did a wonderful job. Always on top of water needs, suggestions, etc. Gave the right amount of wait time, but was there whenever we needed him. He also helped me prepare a little surprise for my wife's birthday. It was a great experience and he helped make it the best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cakeandpizza
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was great and the service was awesome! We will definitely return next time we're in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we be jamming
    jamming
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It was great my sister enjoyed herself. It was her birthday food was delicious. Band was awesome. I really had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cleanliness
    dirthole4
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    There was old food on the table and between the groves. Also the bathroom, was appalling.. Very unsanitary.. Also needs to be updated, by repainting and make sure the handicapped stall sink works!! Because it does not..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    islandgirl
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I order the oxtail stew. ..really tender and tasty. Reggae band played and transported you to back to the islands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    UniversalTourist
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We chose this restaurant because we purchased the Universal Dining Plan as part of our vacation to Universal Orlando and wanted something out of the ordinary. My husband and I greatly enjoyed our Curry Chicken and Curry Shrimp entrees - very flavorful. Great service, nice Ambiance. I don't recall the noise level, but our infant was able to sleep through most of our dinner and when he stirred, it was not so quiet that we disturbed anyone else. I would certainly return if in the Universal City Walk area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waiter
    jamdown
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our waiter,Scott was amazing. He made the evening ten times better with his attitude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at Bob Marley!!
    Virginfrequentflyer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Lovely spot at City Walk Universal!! Great food and lots of it. Had a great outdoor table surrounded by greenery which added an intimate atmosphere. Wonderful service from Gwen created a really enjoyable dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ish75
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The main meal was good. Some type of unique Jamaican veggie (Akkie something) and seafood was excellent. Fondue appetizer not so great. Just weird to have sugar cane and carrots with a cheese fondue. Price was reasonable though. Was pouring rain that night, so outdoor patio was not available. Everyone really had to cram in the bar area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable night
    jafoodiyah
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall a good dining experience. Service was a bit chaotic and on the slow side. Manager was busy assisting the wait staff; which was laudable.Don't know if that was down to the place being newly opened? The food was very good; a bit limited though. Very nice ambiance; felt like I was in Jamaica, eating good yard food and enjoying the sounds of live reggae music. Would highly recommend Bob Marley for night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • buddie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Decent food could do with a more extensive menu left to our own devices for few minutes even though wed booked
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob Marley's - City Walk
    Miaminance
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I am from Miami and I take my daughter and her friends to this place every year in mid October! It's a tradition for us. We eat there on a Friday night, then on Saturday night we go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. This year, for my Birthday I decided I wanted to go there for dinner with my boyfriend. We had the greatest time! It was his first time there and he absolutely loved it! He loved the food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    CCRWJ
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food is average but the band is entertaining. Made a reservation but got placed at an awful table, luckily the waiter was able to switch our table and get a good view of the band.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food m, Noisy
    ComidaseliciosaNYCRW14
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was good fit the price. The place was hot. They sure wanted to create a Caribbean sense. Also very dark. Great music and renditions of Bob Marley and other reggae songs.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Love
    FloridaLife
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food & service was great! Lots of pics of Marley in his young days with family. Dimly lit but not in a bad way, Homey and intimate. Loved the music.Only cons would be It was kinda warm since it's open to the outside in center. I ordered Jerk Chicken & it was good but if you're not used to spicy food you may want to choose your entree carefully. Would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My entree
    MissT317
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Unfortunately, I had to send back my entree. I ordered the oxtail dish and the meat was extremely fatty. I had less meat and a ton of fat. My boyfriend and I did enjoy the "cool ya down" drinks. However, I was disappointed that I didn't enjoy my meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot
    Joeg
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was very hot, no airflow. Food ok service could have been better
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid
    DawnMarieNYC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Visited with myself 40ish female, and my three college age children, whom were also disappointed. This commercial restaurant was far from enjoyable. The food was not fresh, they need a new sound system, I felt like I was in a field with no source of a sound system. I recently came back from Jamaica & they were far more advanced than a Universal Bob Marley restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bob marley
    18thbirthday
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is a gem of a place and so much more than it appears from outside. Our server was a bit unfriendly, he listed the menu but no conversation at all even though the restaurant was fairly quiet. Food and atmosphere outstanding. Live music excellent. Highly recommended, we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine
    ATYZ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    After a long day at the park any place that serves a hot meal is great. Food was a little too salty. Music was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Date Night
    Mommyof2
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My husband and I dined at Marleys on our last night in Orlando. It was a fun spot for date night and the food and live music was great. I've been to Montego Bay many times and the jerk chicken was just as authentic as you get in Jamaica, a big surprise for a themed Disney resturant. The live reggae band was awesome as well, we had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Caribbean
    foodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    As a native from the Caribbean, I can say this is the most authentic food I have tasted in a long time. Great relaxing reggae atmosphere and great food. Music can be a little loud at night when the live music starts, so it can be difficult to have dinner conversations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner at City Walk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ate at Bob Marley before the vibrant live music and late dinner crowds arrived. The service was excellent. There were very few at the restaurant. The food was just average, as were the bar drinks. They did have some good memorabilia, but aside from that, it was just average. I'm sure it's a great nightclub and would use it for that - not as a dining only option.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome awesome awesome
    lovethemarleys
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I'd been looking forward to going to this restaurant. I must say they that I wasn't disappointed at all. I could hear the band playing as I walked to the door and already I started to smile. The ambience was perfect and the band was awesome. Even when the band took a break the music that was played never spoiled the mood. The food was great. Real Caribbean flavors were not watered-down. I had the oxtails and my fiance had the curry shrimp. Yummy! Gender, race, and nationality don't matter when ur in this place. If u love good food, good music, and good drinks you will have a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing.
    DPFernand
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The Ox tail was as good as my mother's. Highly recommend!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    1.25 hours after ordering still had no food. Had to leave for another engagement, and had to pay entire bill?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Jamaican Experience
    Ronharp
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Awesome food and music. Ate early then danced the night away to great live reggae band. It was busy so service was a little slow. I truly enjoyed the experience as a Jamaican so I'm sure it is great for non Jamaicans. Building design based on Bob Marley's house in Jamaican.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definatly a Bob Marley Tribute
    Chocolateislife
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was outstanding and the ambiance was superb! Everything was very chill, it was a nice little escape from all the large crowds that City Walk tends the bring in. I would definably recommend this to anyone who loves a great Jamaican dish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jammin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Steak was great. Drinks were good. Overall good time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed dinner & live music
    iggy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went with my wife and food was good. After dinner the place turns into fun. There is a live Reggae band which was really good, energetic, and interacted with audience. During the bands breaks they placed music so you had the best of both. Live music and party night life.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor Comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very comfortable outdoor seating with fans creating a wonderful breeze.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh food and vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Kid friendly for dinner but heard that a band was coming on at 9 so after that I would think it would be more of a bar scene. Matt our server was knowledgable and friendly. We will be back because of him and the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OFamily
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We weren't expecting such great food. We went for the atmosphere and to satisfy our teenagers curiosity. It was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SensationalSixty
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was vacationing in Orlando from Atlanta celebrating my 60th birthday. The service and the food was great. The band was awesome. The atmosphere would have been better if it had not been raining. I was looking forward to being on the patio in front of the band. Other than that, I will certainly visit again when I'm in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alissa
    Lee345
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food is very authentic, Wonderful reminder of the True Jamaican food! Great service from Gwen, perfect amount of attention and very knowledgable! Recommended the very best choices. Would make a point to come back as many times as we can on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MUST TRY!!
    Hockey3540
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Having a Caribbean backround, I was hesitant to try this place because I'm wary of Americanized Caribbean food. My fears were unfounded!! The Jerk chicken was amazing and the service was spectacular. Please do yourself a favor and give this place a try!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It is an outdoor restaurant so it was a very warm experience , even at 8:00pm. I would definitely still go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.