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: (407) 224-3663
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (39)late-night find (29)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (23)good for groups (23)special occasion (19)romantic (16)fit for foodies (15)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Food was okay... Overpriced... Loud
    IndigoBlue
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    After 9pm, the band came on and was very loud... Distracting with family dinner and couldn't hear each other.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a great place to eat
    RegFL
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This is a great place to eat at Citywalk area. The food is great and the portions are small not like other restaurants that pile food on and you over eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    A very authentic restaurant, the food was great. It appeared they were going to have some live music but due to our small children and the time of night we were not able to stay. This would be a place my wife and I would go back to without the kids. The kids menu is limited and they ate very little of their meals. It would be a place for dinner, drinks and live music (a good date night). I would love to come back! It felt like we were back in the Caribbean again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful surprise
    DinerDaisy
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I made a reservation here thinking we would really enjoy the live music and the food would be no more mediocre than most of the nearby restaurants at City Walk. We were happy to find that in addition to great live reggae music and fun Bob Marley memorabilia, the food was actually quite good. I had the shrimp curry and my son had the jerk chicken, both of which were very good. I love sweet plantains, when done right, and these were so good I ordered more for dessert. I tried two different cocktails and they were both delicious and "honest" drinks. We bought some Jamaican hot pepper sauce to take home. If you are headed to City Walk and like Carribean food, this is definitely one of the best restaurants there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Night Out
    Diana78VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great live music. The atmosphere is fun and a great place to meet up with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu and not overly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Limited menu and not overly exciting. Food was OK but nothing spectacular. Spicy option not that spicy.could do better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • iree
    brooke
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    food was very good ...just like in Jamaica. I enjoyed eating outside with some great live music. The house like Bob's was really cool.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rockin' 4 Food, Music & History!
    FromTheD
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Outstanding experience! So cool to find a themed restaurant a/ truly GR8 food! A large statue of Marley (gr8 4 pics) awaits your arrival outside the restaurant (a replica of his pad), as does a friendly team of hosts. U r led down a corridor & into a restaurant that provides a total escape from the real world. Artifacts & memorabilia hang from every wall serving as the greatest tribute to the life of Marley we have ever seen! I couldn't even make it to the table without being drawn to the small but excellent gift shop filed with cool Marley Merch! Food? Outstanding! Great Carribean themed dishes that tasted fantastic! Music? Killer! The house music was great, but the reggae band was phenomenal! If you love Marley, it's an absolute MUST!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love the legend Bob
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    If you love the legend Bob Marley you'll love his legendary restaurant replicated after his actual house
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent. Loved it. Outstanding
    midge
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    excellent. Loved it. Outstanding food and service. Great live band.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprising find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We were skeptical about the overall dining experience as this restaurant was located in a very touristy place...but found amazir, authentic cuisine coupled with an authentic band who were fabulous. Will definitely be back for more jammin mon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Group of 9 of my family and friends had a raggae of a time at Bob Marley for my continuous birthday bash. Food was great, one love drink was awesome. Will be back again. Love the open table it was a lil wait time do to large group but that was fine because we didn't have to wait in line. Spring and Summer this will be the place to be. Love it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Caribbean Fun
    MarlenaT
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The restaurant is outdoors and had a great live band. Definitely could feel the Caribbean vibe. The food was pretty good, could have used a little more flavor on the chicken sandwich, but the salsa was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great price great food great place
    LocalYocal
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were vacationing in Orlando and are bob Marley fans. They had live entertainment which we all enjoyed. The food and drinks were delicious. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely return
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist trap
    GGD100VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Mediocre food and service but we expected that. Only went because it was convenient for meeting up after going to Universal theme parks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I love open table we got right
    Bobmarleys
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I love open table we got right in when others had to wait for an hour or so that didnt have reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Jamaica appetizer
    Kami
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Taste of Jamaica appetizer was delicious! Curry chicken was ok. Great atmosphere and great date night restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was my fist time, but my husband and i really enjoyed ourselves. We will be coming back frequently for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday fun
    janjan62
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Reserved seating for 20. Very good food. Waitress was outstanding. Music was great. Everyone loved the live band. Very good crowd for a Friday night. Celebrated my husbands 45th birthday. Priced just right. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun casual dining
    Goodeats
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Great place to sit outside and enjoy some good food and listen to great music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Entertainment!
    JillyP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Arrived a little late for our reservation and were seated immediately. Was a very busy Saturday night and it had rained, which seemed like it had them a little panicked as much of the seating is outdoors, but it did not effect us one bit! Got a great table just as the AWESOME reggae band was starting. Our server was very nice & offered suggestions from the Jamaican menu. I had chicken curry, with the bone in (only lists boneless on menu), per her recommendation and it was very good. My husband had a traditional salt cod dish, which he loved. Wings as an appetizer were great! Food was very authentic. We relaxed, enjoying the music & atmosphere for at least 2 hours. I would highly recommend this for a great dinner/night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    chachi
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We had a great experience. Food was great as well as the service. the open air atmosphere is great and the live band was fun. Overall I would go there again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice bar, bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I ordered the jerk chicken, which was advertised as a half chicken but only included a breast and a thigh (no leg). It was overcooked, bland and very dry. So was the rice. The server was pleasant, but it took so long to get my drink that the food arrived first. The staff was friendly and the music was excellent, and I enjoyed the atmosphere -- just not the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food to make Bob Marley proud.
    OoberskiVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Very good quality for the price. Tasty with attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Place
    Nditrio
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everything at Bob Marley's was great. The food, the drinks, the service, and of course the music. I highly recommend Bob Marley's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love loved it!
    CherryLyssa
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went for a belated Valentines dinner & had our 5 year old daughter. We all enjoyed it! The food was delicious & the atmosphere was fun! We will def be going back next time we are in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it.
    RedLuShay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Love visiting Bob Marley's and do so often. Great atmosphere, fantastic live music and the food and frozen drinks are wonderful. This last trip involved a lack-luster waitress, but other than that, we've always had great service. Highly recommend this eatery to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    50shadesofnaughty
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    For the first time in 13 years hubby and me were able to "escape" and leave our three children home for Valentine's Day. My husband is a fanatic of Bob Marley but his taste in food is a little limited, not the adventurous kind, so I checked their menu and there was a perfect fit for him. We stayed for several hours enjoying the live band, our food and the quite vibrant ambiance all around us. Our waiter was quite helpful and very friendly and as time passed the place turned from a romantic relaxed restaurant into a wild/fun reggae dancing club with audiences from twenty to eighty. We don't recall having this much fun since, well , a long time ago!! I will definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, Awesome!!!!
    Ojar1964
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The music, service Food. Everything was outstanding. We went for romantic St. Valentines, it was very busy, but still got a excellent service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great! Drinks were even better! Steel drum 1 man band was super! Waitress very friendly!! Great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    needsaltair
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Food service and atmosphere great as always. I eat here every time I come to Universal Orlando.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VacationFoodCritic
    VacationFoodCritic
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Skip this place. If you absolutely must get a piece of the Bob Marley pie, just take your picture with the statue outside and then move on. Seriously. We arrived on time, but we had to wait for our table, then we got in to find that the restaurant was 90% empty! I had the Belly Full, because I love pate. The breading was too floury and the beef was bland. The best part of the meal was the yucca fries, and they were under-cooked. For dessert, I had the Chocolate Jamaican Sensation. I ended up just eating the frosting, because the cake was dry. There were 5 of us, and we all had a similar experience. And don't get me started on the service. If we wanted something we had to flag the server down, she never came by just to check.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We did not know what to expect from our reservation for our group of 12, and Bob Marley's far exceeded expectations. The food was delicious with something for everyone, the ambience was lovely and special, the staff did everything they could to make us feel welcome and the band was FANTASTIC! The staff and band sang happy birthday to our 8 year old son and our group has put Bob Marley's at the top of our list of things to do the next time we are in Florida. Thank you for a great fun and upbeat night! What is unique and enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal
    IAMCANADIAN
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We had a good meal, great service, and enjoyed the Bob Marley memorabilia, but thought the table could have been cleaner when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    toofamiliar17VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    It's a shame when a restaurant with a lot of potential based on its food falls short overall because of an underachieving front of house staff. In general, just by looking around the restaurant & watching them, it's clear that no one there cares about the guest experience. I ordered a new dish of theirs - the Ackee & Saltfish (national dish of Jamaica, very authentic) - which was excellent. But the food came out after a 50 minute ticket time, leaving me sitting there immensely frustrated by the time the food came out. And they weren't even busy! In the interim, my server acted as if I was inconveniencing him every time I asked for anything. Very good food, but apathy from a whole restaurant of people negates that to a certain extent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The adult food isn't worthwhile
    Dr69
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Small and bland portions...not recommended at all. There are many restaurants in the area, you should choose someplace different. I shouldn't have to spend all this time writing a review for a place that I did not enjoy. The spicy food was not spicy and portions are tiny. No reason to ever go back. I suppose, if all you want is a place to go with your kids to potentially listen to some music it would be fine. However, if you're looking for good food for adults, there are better places to be found.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will try again
    out2eat
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The staff was very hospitable. But the food took almost an hour to get to out table and was cold once it got there. They were out of the wine we ordered and the draught beer was out. We may try this place again as this may have been an off night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • do much fun, and food is good too
    IluvwineVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This is a fun place. Lots of music playing, live band ,dancing. The food is good get the stuffed peppers they are great. Will go back and go back many times!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scene nice Food not so much
    phasar
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Took a date to Bob Marley's. Made a reservation we got right in, however the seating was tight. Stll a fairly nice dining experince. Then pepper pot soup was very tasty and flavorful. however the lamb kabobs were tough and hard at best to chew and swallow. Fatty was the word of the night. The Kayaa punch smoothed everything out, however I would think twice about dining here because better food cqan be found at a more reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful first time,not last
    fern
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    great food ambiance and environment, a must whiile visiting city walk
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.