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
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.

729 Lee Road, Orlando
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 of Winter Park
558 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
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
Experience strolling musicians playing guitar, violin, and more, at this
family style Italian restaurant.



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

Islands Dining Room
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando
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
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
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.



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.

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