Orlando Restaurants that Mix Great Food with Live Music

July 15, 2022

Sensual nights of smooth jazz, rich and resonant reggae, or the winsome notes of an acoustic guitarist. Live music is the perfect accompaniment to any meal in the City Beautiful.

Follow along as we take you through the best Orlando Restaurants with Live Music.

Central Florida has exploded with an abundance of epicurean delights in recent years. From charming Italian wine bars where you can feast on tapas, to soul music and BBQ at Ole Red. 

There are countless ways to feed your stomach and soul in the world's theme park capital.

So, work up that appetite and maybe even pull on those dancing shoes as we work through Orlando restaurants that mix great food with live music!

House of Blues Orlando

Heavy hitters, rock and roll cover bands, hits from the 2000s, and nostalgia comes crashing together at the House of Blues Orlando. This renowned music venue and restaurant have been delivering epic performances and delectable eats for decades. Sneak in a southern-inspired dinner before your Queen tribute concert. Or dish on chicken and waffles at a Sunday Gospel Brunch.

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Enjoy the musical stylings of chart-toppers like Conan Grey and Kid Laroi. Or indulge in a tasty trademark Crossroad, Cadillac Margarita. Sample yummy voodoo shrimp and crispy chicken wings, or load up on heartier fare such as their Jambalaya or NY strip. Don't forget to stop by for happy hour to partake in some sizzling drink specials. 

close up of stage with lights at House of Blues in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: House of Blues Orlando via Facebook

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando

Inject your Universal Orlando stay with some rock and roll history when you swing by the Hard Rock Cafe. Located at Universal Studios Orlando in the CityWalk entertainment complex, Hard Rock Cafe Orlando boasts the biggest HRC space in the world. Their multi-level cafe and 3,000-person concert venue have entertained the masses for over 30 years.

Rock and Roll history buffs will be in heaven as they browse through dozens of artifacts and music memorabilia. Scope out Pete Townshend's custom 1973 Gibson Les Paul custom guitar, marvel at Elvis's suit from Viva Las Vegas, or capture hand-painted Beatles posters for your social media feed.

Jam out with waffles, pancakes, and eggs before you hit the theme park, or make a reservation for live music* on the Rock Bar Patio. Dig into a legendary double-decker cheeseburger, or opt for an order of Famous Fajitas for some south-of-the-border flair. 

*Live Music at the Rock Bar Patio is held only on Friday and Saturday nights

Exterior View of Hard Rock Café Orlando at Universal Orlando's CityWalk - Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Bob Marley-A Tribute to Freedom

Embrace the spirit and sounds of Jamaica when you escape reality for a reggae-themed meal at Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom. Feel your worries melt away as you soak in 

Caribbean-influenced cuisine, live reggae music, and Bob Marley memorabilia. Situated in Universal's Citywalk, this unique open-air venue offers up a welcome reprieve after a day of rollercoasters and funnel cake. Lovingly recreated to look exactly like the Buffalo Soldiers' iconic home in Kingston, Jamaica, this restaurant is a true homage to Bob's legacy.

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Wander around and enjoy artifacts, photos, and video clips illustrating his life's journey, or sit back and revel in the live reggae beats played in the courtyard each evening. Feel your mouth water as you sample Oxtail Stew, beef patties, jerk wings, yucca fries, and more.

Round out your night of 'one love' with a Chocolate Jamaican Sensation finale, a decadent Guava chocolate cake topped with dulce de leche sauce and powdered sugar.

Exterior of Bob Marley A Tribute to Freedom at Universal Studio's Orlando - Orlando, Florida, USARaglan Road Orlando

Longing for a little luck of the Irish? Get your fill of fish, chips, and Irish jigs when you make a reservation at Raglan Road. This Eire eatery is full of Emerald Isle delights, including live music seven days a week.

Settle in for Irish step dancing, banjos, bagpipes, and more when you catch a rousing afternoon or evening performance. Conveniently located in Disney Springs, Raglan makes an ideal stop for a midday pick-me-up or a filling supper.

Surprise your palate with exotic offerings such as a 'Chicken Donut,' a savory donut hole stuffed with chicken, wild mushrooms, and leeks, topped with a sweet maple glaze and bacon crumbs. Or, enjoy more traditional Celtic fare with the Shepherd's Pie or Bangers and Mash.

Hit up the bar for a healthy pour of Guinness, and you'll be well on your way to enjoying some Gaelic gaiety. 

View of performers dancing and playing music on the stage at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Raglan Road Orlando via Facebook

Vines Grille & Wine Bar

Craving a thoroughly unique Orlando fine dining experience? Splurge for a special occasion when you get cozy at Vines Grille & Wine Bar. Enjoy live music, an impressive wine list, and a sexy ambiance when you let loose at Vines.

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From their happy hour to their Flirt Fridays, featuring late-night dining, VIP Bottle Service, and live entertainment, there is always something to celebrate here.

Get down with star-studded talent from NBC's The Voice, DJs, Blues bands, and more. Relax with a bold glass of Sangiovese. Or opt for a refreshing 'spa day' cocktail containing gin, cucumber, mint, lemon juice, and Riesling wine. Treat yourself to a shellfish platter with lobster, king crab, and oysters, or relish their premium caviar selection. 

musician with bass guitar performing with crowd in background at Vines Grille and Wine Bar in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Vines Grille & Wine Bar via Facebook

Café Tu Tu Tango

Hightail it to International Drive for a taste of creative tapas, art, and live entertainment. For over 30 years, this charming eatery has provided sublime food, drink, and cocktail specials to the Orlando area.

Sit back, relax, and sip on their famous sangria as you witness the talents of belly dancers, acrobatics, live painters, singers, and more.

Café Tu Tu Tango fully immerses you in the artistic experience and is open for brunch, happy hour, and dinner. So order a mess of tapas to share and get ready to moan over their creamy avocado hummus, Moroccan lamb meatballs, and grilled fish tacos. 

wooden dining tables and chairs at interior of Cafe Tu Tu Tango decorated with chandeliers and colorful artwork in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Cafe Tu Tu Tango via Facebook

Tin Roof

Any music lover with their weight knows Tin Roof is Orlando's go-to for a lively evening. Dance, celebrate, and be merry at this iconic live music venue. Situated on the I-drive 360 complex, Tin Toof's stage hosts performers from all around the country. Listen to the dulcet sounds of island melodies, reggae, rock and roll, and more.

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With their fully packed event schedule, you can pop in for a game of Music Bingo or rock out to the best of Journey's hits. Make your stomach sing with their extensive menu of bar food favorites. Split a spicy order of Nashville Hot Chicken dip before happily munching away on pulled pork tacos.

Yearning more for a breakfast or brunch of champions? Tuck into a Chonky-Donkey breakfast burrito. Or truly embrace your hedonism with an order of tender buttermilk fried chicken and donuts. 

people around exterior of Tin Roof Orlando with ferris wheel in background in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Tin Roof Orlando via Facebook

Ole Red

Stick to your ribs Southern fare and live music daily? Yes, please! Ole Red is proud to feature a diverse array of performers. Settle in with a specialty cocktail such as the Redneck Mai Tai, and get groovy with the sounds of soul, country, and rock music.

Strap on those cowboy boots every Friday and Saturday and get ready for some bootin' scootin' fun.

Ole Red's Honky Tonk Nights kicks off at 9 p.m and include plenty of dancing, live music, and signature drink specials. After all your line dancing, refuel with some tasty fried pickles, Bar-b-Que Gator Wings, or St. Louis-style ribs. 

band performing on stage infront of diners at Ole Red Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Ole Red Orlando via Facebook

Maxine's on Shine

A neighborhood favorite, this downtown Orlando restaurant has garnered countless awards over the years. Most recently named to the 2022 Michelin Restaurant Guide, Maxine's on Shine seeks to elevate the everyday. From sunshine-soaked brunches to their famous 'I love you to the moon and back' mural, every detail of Maxines elicits awe.

Witness thrilling dinner shows, dancing, live artwork, and more. Got a Fido in tow? Maxine's is pet friendly, so you and your pup can enjoy one of their famous Rejuicination Brunch specials al fresco.

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Elevate your evening with an order of mushroom bruschetta or Key West Style Crab cakes. Before moving on to Maxine's signature penne or chicken parmesan. 

exterior of Maxines on Shine surrounded by trees and plants with two people seated at outdoor area in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Maxine's on Shine via Facebook

The City Beautiful may best be known for adrenaline-pumping theme parks and aquatic thrills. However, Orlando now offers way more than roller coasters and airboat rides

After a day of Universal adventure or Mickey-themed madness, rest your feet and excite your appetite with a delicious meal and music.

From soul-stirring rhythm and blues to riveting covers of 'Don't Stop Believin,' Orlando's live music venues and eateries offer a little something for everyone.

Stuff yourself silly with beef patties, oxtail, and plantains, or load up on fiery wings at Tin Roof.

However you decide to marry music and munchies, Orlando offers incredible options.

Tell us, What's Your Favorite Orlando Restaurant with Live Music?

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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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