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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom at Universal CityWalk reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (49)late-night find (35)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (27)hot spot (25)special occasion (21)great for lunch (18)romantic (16)kid-friendly (15)fit for foodies (10)great for brunch (8)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (6)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob Marley's at Universal Orlando
    needsaltair
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    This was my second trip to Universal Studios Orlando with my family. During my first visit we really looked forward to dining at Margaritaville and were very very disappointed. It was the worst dining experience of my life. So this time we decided to try Bob Marley's and it turned out to be a highlight of our visit to Universal. The food was awesome. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. I will definitely be back and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Tunes
    Improvise4
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We went here for my daughter's 18th birthday . We were stuck unexpectedly in Orlando due to the East Coast snow storms. We planned to be home for her birthday but it did not work out so we improvised. The food was tasty and we tried various dishes. The music and video screens kept my daughter and her older brother happy . It was a chilly evening and much seating is outside so bring a sweater for the cool winter nights. All in all we enjoyed our impromptu plans and would recommend a stop in . They also have a nice small souvenir counter for a memory gift.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    rachie
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    loved the service and the food was AMAZING! would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Good Vibes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We originally picked this restaurant because we like Jamaican food and were pleased to see that they had a few vegan options for us to eat. They also have a pretty good gluten free menu. I would have given the food 5 stars however we felt as if they cut down on the spices too much to cater to tourists with bland taste buds. The flavour was there and the food was enjoyable, I just wish the spices came through more than they did. Our server was good and polite. He was attentive to our needs. I would have given 5 stars for service if the hostess/greeter wasn't rude. When we arrived she seemed unimpressed that she had to seat a table of 8 and rolled her eyes at us when we asked who our server was after being seated for 20 minutes alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    Foodie13
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food was delicious and exceeded my expectations. The value was also very good. Plenty of food at reasonable prices. The live music made you feel like you were dining in Jamaica. Our party of 11 all agreed it felt like we were eating somewhere besides an amusement park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    VirginiaVisitors
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Great food and service, but it didn't matter that we made a reservation we still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Almost left, but glad we stayed because the food was excellent! The band was a little loud, but overall we had a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MARLEY
    Mythos
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    GREAT TIME, GOOD MUSIC AND GOOD FOOD. MAKE IT BEFORE 9PM FOR HAPPY HOUR.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a good appetizer, a
    Dinner42
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    We had a good appetizer, a variety of Jamaican cuisine. Hostess was great and wait was short. Appetizer was tasty. Not enough servers working though bc it took our waitress over 20 minutes to deliver our first drink, she was very busy with the table of 10 across from us. We also didn't get our main course for 30 minutes after we finished our appetizer. It was delicious, but we had been there over an hour by that point. The coco bread came out w no butter or anything to go w it. We had to order dessert to go bc we had to catch a shuttle. Dessert was not good at all. The chocolate cake was ugh and the mango cheesecake was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music and Food Fit for a King
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Loved the food and attentive service. Food was tasty especially the plantains. Reasonably priced given the incredible live entertainment. Nice to have kid friendly choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No worries!
    DrWhoNu
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Everything was just great! We enjoyed interacting with the staff as much as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reggae Luves Here
    EdfromNewJersey
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Have the Cool Ya Down -- Eat the Great Food and stay for the band!!! I should've danced -- I have a lot spirit .. Something like that ;-)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Music
    Great
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This was my first time there. I am so mad I never went before. The Oxtail stew was outstanding. The Live music was so smoothe I look for Bob Marley himself. .lol! A must if on tbe City Walk strip!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    My husband and I went there last month for the first time. We had reservations for 10 pm and our table was available right on time, the service was ok, the music was fun, the food was yum; the Stir it Up fondue was very good and so was the Rasta Mon's Fish Stew but the vegetable patties were just ok. Overall it was a fun enjoyable dinner and it seemed like a fun place to come with a big group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is always great, oxtail
    Almond38
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    food is always great, oxtail is my favorite, if you have not tried it, don't waste time with other entrees... the drinks are also great...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jammin Jamaican Style
    KeukaVineChick
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Bob Marley fans, this is a fun, visually engaging restaurant with an energetic vibe for all ages (before 9). After 9, this is a great hot spot for drinks, reggae and grown up fun. The food was not like eating out in Montego Bay but was generally delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average but overpriced.
    KSNC
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Food was average but overpriced. Restaurant played Reggae, but that is about it as far as " the experience". Service was slow even though restaurant was less than half full. If you want an island feel, you are better off at Margaritaville.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was not good at all
    Trini
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    The food was not good at all Wallmart sells better tasting beef patties in their frozen food section
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    My family was very pleased. Our waitress was so friendly and accommodating. We are vegan and she helped us order. Our food was amazing. The atmosphere is laid back yet energetic. We already made another reservation for this trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was lovely, the
    Luvfood
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Everything was lovely, the band, the food, the ambience
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Time Spent
    Lori
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    With guest in from out of town, I am very happy that they are still raving about their experience and service at Bob Marley's...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the ambience and ladies
    nach
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Loved the ambience and ladies night special. But the music was too loud
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner with family
    andlo
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We have been before and had a great time. This time was a disappointment. The waiter didn't offer us the full beer list...only what he could get "upstairs". When he did agree to get us what beer they served down stairs, it was hot. The chicken dish we ordered was not even a whole breast. We complained and finally got brought an extra piece because it was so pitiful. Now I will think twice about returning and it's a shame.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wardrop Party
    SteveW
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Great food and ambience although service was poor due to lack of staff on our visit which resulted in a long wait for drinks / food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place fit for a legend
    Falsa3
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Special place fit for a legend and good Jamaican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    fam5
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Great experience. The open air seating was refreshing. The mango wings and fish stew were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.