Orlando Restaurants that Mix Great Food with Live Music

February 6, 2016

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: 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.

Dexter’s of Winter Parkclose up musicians with guitars performing on stage at Dexters New Standard Winter Park in Orlando, Florida, USA
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 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.

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'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.

Exterior View of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal Orlando's CityWalk - Orlando, Florida, USA

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.

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