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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  • 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
  • Ox tail soup was great but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Ox tail soup was great but the balance of the menu was lacking.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was better than expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    The food was better than expected. We thought it was going to be more freezer to plate sort of food and it was more fresh and exotic type of meal. The yucca was awesome, esp. because I have never had it. The chicken was juicy and it was the best seasoned Jamaican rub that was more like a "real" rub not a sauce.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    My husband and I had dinner here for our 3rd wedding anniversary. We chose this restaurant because we were married in Jamaica and thought it would be neat to feel like we were back there...even if it was just for dinner. The service was excellent and the music was great, but the food was just "so-so". We were not impressed and probably will not return. Drinks are served in paper Coca-Cola cups?!?! We were too early for the live music (reservations were at 6:30pm).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a very nice time with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    Had a very nice time with the family! Food was delicious, drinks were good and everyone was very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bob Marley's a Tribute to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2012
    Bob Marley's a Tribute to Freedom was a wonderful surprise--delicious food, great service and fantastic music. We celebrated my birthday while visiting the Orlando attractions and it was memorable and fun. The restaurant/bar is actually a big courtyard, almost completely enclosed from the outside on all 4 sides but with open air and breezy fans, so the atmosphere is tropical and private. It was a Wednesday night, so not too crowded and the food was delicious and affordable and the staff was friendly and welcoming and didn't rush us, allowing us extra time to enjoy the music after eating. The music was great, though a bit loud and all of us (2 teens and 4 adults) had a blast! We recommend Bob Marley's to all!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Food was good, great menu choices, only one server for our section who checked in about twice
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crushed expectations
    LindsayMcCune
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    We were hoping for much better food. The service was fine but the food was lacking. It was poor and seemed like it had been in the freezer for a long time. Yuck! We had planned on staying and enjoying the evening there but after trying two apps and one drink, we moved on.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I ordered the curry chicken on a bed of beans and rice. The beans and rice were on the side and were very dry as if they had been made yesterday and reheated. Parts of the rice were crunchy. The chicken strips were over cooked and dry. I was very disappointed in the food. My family was also disappointed with their food too. I did not like the music - I wanted complete songs by Bob Marley but there was a lot of editorial looped in by other singers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly & different fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Lovely staff, so friendly and welcoming. They were gracious to us and our son, and helpful with menu selections. Wonderful Reggae music, relaxed outdoor courtyard, and tasty food. We would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thank you I really liked it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    thank you I really liked it was disappointed music doesn't start till 9 pm. They should do something for dinner crowd. 6 pm on. At least play his music loud so hear it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food! Such a huge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    Terrible food! Such a huge disappointment! Everything everyone had on their plates was terribly dry. Would not go back. No wonder it was not crowded during the busiest time of year at City Walk.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    The food was good, but not amazing. The house was so much fun to be in that it made the meal enjoyable. There was live music the night we were there, and it was really good. This is the best restaurant food we found at Universal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience. Went with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    Awesome experience. Went with my wife and two young sons and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Spot!! Will definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    Awesome Spot!! Will definitely frequent again. Service and Food exceeded my expectations!! Band was on point! A great experience!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tugged away great spot at Citywalk
    YR67
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Great food and value, especially in theme park area. Went there once for dinner around 7 pm and once after the theme park closed for drinks and snacks. Live band starts at 9 pm (music gets pretty loud (like feel the bass in your chest) around small court yard setting. Service good both times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Our table was ready when we arrived. Our server gave great service and got us out of there in time for our show at Blue Man.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, and if you
    Binuhrownd
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Excellent food, and if you arrive early, the five dollar drink specials are a bargain. We were too early for the band; for ambience the flat screens were playing a tribute concert and some documentary footage--a little loud and distracting. Kids enjoyed the food, especially Jamacaroni & Cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    We had a wonderful time and the food was great/ Service was prompt and the staff friendly. Our only complaint was a man at the table next to us who sounded as if he had had one too many. I did notice the manager go over a few times to check on the situation. Fortunately the party left. When we had finished our delicious dinner we noticed that a band would be starting soon. We asked if we could move to a closer table and the manager actually arranged to have an extra table brought in and waved us over to it. It was great because it was our sons 17th birthday and he loves Bob Marley and the band was playing some Marley tunes. It made his day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed it and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Really enjoyed it and the servers were nice, but the food took a very long time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a friendly waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    We had a friendly waitress but overall the food was lukewarm and tasted terrible and the menus and table were sticky. Yuk. Not happy I paid that much money for this dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant to enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Excellent restaurant to enjoy after going to Universal or Islands of Adventure. It's very casual and laid back, the outdoor seating was pleasant, and a live band performed. They have very good drink specials and our food was delicious (Although some dishes are a little spicy). It was relaxing after a long day at the park, and we were happy we didn't have to go back to the hotels to get dressed up.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great live music, very happy
    pato
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Great live music, very happy with the place & will be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it - good food, exellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    loved it - good food, exellent service , and great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went for a early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    I went for a early dinner so it was a little quiet. Service was very good but food was not authentic Jamaican food. I was very disapp ointed. I may come again for the drinks and to see the live band because we didn't get to see it but not for the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly staff and the entertainmen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2012
    Friendly staff and the entertainment was nice. The emcee invited my husband to the stage while the reggae band sang a happy birthday song for him. We also received a nice chocolate cake with strawberries and pineapple...on the house!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Food was excellent as usual and our waitress was outstanding. Can't wait to go back again. Wish we had a Bob Marley's in our area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and lots of fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Great food and lots of fun. Would recommend this to all who visit the Orlando area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    The food and the service was great. The one thing that was unpleasant was that it was a cold night. There were heat lamps that were out but not on, we asked the manager and he lied about them not being able to be put in because it took a long time to fill up. But later that evening as they were coming out another employee told us they dont put the lamps out until late when more people arrive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got seated right away because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    We got seated right away because there was no one in the restaurant. Our waitress was not very friendly or helpful. The food was average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Beef Patties were fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    The Beef Patties were fabulous. Everyone in our group was pleased with their meals. It was the best calamari I've ever had. The waitress helped arrange for the band to sing Happy Birthday to my son!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    The Oxtail-Oxtail Stew, served over rice and beans are best....I had eaten Oxtails at another restaurant and did not really enjoy, but after eating them at Bob Marley I have changed my feeling and really enjoyed. The Rage band added a great Bob Marley Rage feeling after dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good and generous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    The food was good and generous in its portion sizes. My kids had fun, my only complaint, which is really my own fault for not checking earlier was to make sure the band was playing, the band began to play just as we were leaving.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I notified the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    I notified the restaurant when I made the reservation through Open Table that it was a very special occasion and the restaurant never acknowledged it or did anything to help celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. Very disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is served with paper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    Food is served with paper cups, plastic plates and utensils. Not what I'm used to for dinner unless it's a picnic. Food was good though. Outdoor area with a stage for live music at night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress was very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2011
    Our waitress was very attentive & took very good care I'd us. The food was decent but slightly overpriced (but I guess that should be expected doe such a touristy area). We sat in the middle of all thefans outside so that was a nice reprieve from the summer humidity. One question though . Why the plastic utensils & plastic plates for the appetizers? That made the experience feel cheaper than necessary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry to say but it was awful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Sorry to say but it was awful. Food was reheated and tasted like old grease. The drinks were very overpriced. Will never go back.
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  • excellent food in a fun atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2011
    excellent food in a fun atmosphere. good vegetarian choices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a little late and
    Kate
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    We were a little late and they wouldn't honor our reservation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2011
    The food was good but not as flavorful as a real Jamaican restaurant. Service was very good. They have live music starting at about 9pm--we were there to early to experience this but we heard that it was very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time, good food, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2011
    Good time, good food, great wait staff. Much love!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate