When you’re out and about and looking for fun in Orlando, some of the best ways to have a good time are found at Orlando restaurants with live music. Even casual eateries can boost their ambiance with a performance by talented musicians. So where should you go when you want to you’re searching for a restaurant with entertainment and good food? Follow these recommendations to combine a meal with house bands, strolling guitarists, violin players and more.

I should mention, not all of these Orlando restaurants feature live entertainment nightly so be to sure to call ahead for a schedule.

House of Blues Orlando Yelp

House of Blues: Yelp/ Jay T.

House of Blues
1490 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista
407-934-2583
Live jazz and blues is performed on select nights, usually around 10:30pm. The late-night menu is limited to bar food, but it’s seriously good bar food.

Christner’s
729 Lee Road, Orlando
407-645-4443
This upscale steakhouse has two lounges, each with a different tempo. The Piano Lounge is ideal for an after-dinner drink, while the traditional lounge
has a livelier atmosphere.

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Dexter’s/Facebook

Dexter’s of Winter Park
558 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
407-629-1150
Dine on upscale American comfort food and specialty drinks while listening to rock bands at Dexter’s, a restaurant geared towards the young-adult crowd.

Mama Della’s Ristorante
Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando
407-503-3463
Experience strolling musicians playing guitar, violin, and more, at this
family style Italian restaurant.

Wildside/Facebook

Wildside/Facebook

Wildside BBQ Bar & Grill
700 E. Washington St., Orlando
407-872-8665
Eat succulent barbeque while listening to weekend acoustic jam sessions.

Islands Dining Room
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando
407-503-3463
Treat yourself to some island flavor at this dining room, where Pacific Rim cuisine is combined with a strolling musician plays Hawaiian music.

WDW Dining Lifestyle Shoot. 2013. Photographer: Melanie Acevedo

Victoria & Alberts

Victoria & Albert’s
4401 Floridian Way, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Walt Disney World
407-939-3463
Central Florida’ most elegant—and expensive restaurant—has harpist on-hand to accompany the already posh setting.

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe
205 E. 1st St., Sanford
407-321-2204
Casual German dining with strolling accordion player and, at times, yodeling.

B.B. King Blues Club/Facebook

B.B. King Blues Club/Facebook

B.B. King’s Blues Club
9101 International Dr, Orlando
(407) 370-4550
Jazz takes center stage at B.B. King’s Blues Club, where a house band and select featured performers play bluesy jams. Combine the music with southern cuisine for a one of the best Orlando restaurants with live music.

Bob Marley: A Tribute to Freedom
6000 Universal Blvd #730, Universal CityWalk, Orlando
(407) 224-2262
Dine on Caribbean food while listen to reggae beats inspired by the island and Bob Marley.

Margaritaville/Facebook

Margaritaville/Facebook

Margaritaville
6000 Universal Studios Plaza #704, Universal CityWalk, Orlando
(407) 224-2155
Whisk away on an island breeze at Margaritaville, where tropical cocktails and cuisine are accompanied by live bands.

Now, grab a drink, your best friend or main squeeze, and enjoy a night out at these Orlando restaurants.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.