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3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4559
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual fine dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurant, bar and...
Casual fine dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurant, bar and lounge with live entertainment and dancing. Serving breakfast, Sunday brunch and dinner.
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  • 45
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
enjoyable expierence

we returned for our anniversary dinner again this year...some changes were made ... no tablecloths...there was no entertainment this time. meal was enjoyable service was good will return again next year but hope they go back to dressing the tables as nicely as they did before

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Michael R
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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Ogden, Utah
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Some people get really dressed up to have dinner here (and some people don't; all are welcome). They sometimes have music and people dance. There is always a very good selection of seafood.

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear star111, You are correct, all are welcome at anytime! We never want our customers to feel obligated to dress up. We are happy to hear that you applaud our seafood selection and rate your time at our restaurant highly. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Lynn, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fantastic food and great entertainment. Small dance floor but big enough for us to ballroom dance. Staff is great and the guests have always been friendly.

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Debbo10, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your latest visit to Traditions. It sounds like you had a great time out on the dance floor! Come back to see us again soon! More 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Chris and Carlo made our trip to Traditions super enjoyable. We have been to the bar several times, and each time they never fail to impress us with their service, drinks, conversation, and knowledge of the island. Super service with the patience to boot! I ended up creating a drink, not on the drink menu that was superb! Chris was... More 

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear gourmetiff, Thank you for your wonderful review! We aim to please and we are delighted to hear that your latest experience with Traditions was a good one. Please come back for more fun & great service- we can't wait to see you again! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great sunset menu specials. This location has a special menu from 5 - 6:30 p.m. with lots of choices for a 3 course meal for $27. There was live music the waitstaff was very attentive.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Let's give the bartender a 10 he made a great cocktail and the bar was quite nice. My husband and I sat down for dinner and the waiter approached us and told us the specials. We started off with the Soggy Shrimp Cocktail and a Crab Cake. The Shrimp tasted as if they were previously frozen, and the crab cake... More 

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had a great time while in our bar. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your meal once seated in the dining room. Our chef takes great pride in the menu offered and only serves meals that meet the highest standards. Our servers are very dedicated to honoring guests modifications and temperature requests. We... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

DO NOT GO HERE! This "Tradition" is dying...and it should, given the terrible attitude of the staff. As a couple, we had enjoyed dinner at Traditions in May, so we scheduled a later evening, dessert-only reservation for 12 in July. This was planned as a fun, pre-wedding day activity for us (bride and groom) and two close friends and their... More 

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

There seems to have been a miscommunication with your reservation. We want all guests to have a positive experience and we work hard to make sure that happens. Had it been made clear you were coming in with 15 people for 3 desserts and only a couple of children’s meals, we would have suggested a separate area in the lounge... More 

Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we returned for our anniversary dinner again this year...some changes were made ... no tablecloths...there was no entertainment this time. meal was enjoyable service was good will return again next year but hope they go back to dressing the tables as nicely as they did before

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Michael R, Thank you for your review and for returning to our restaurant on such a special occasion. We are more than happy to have you return again on night when there is entertainment. Due to it being "off season" our entertainment schedule is limited to Wednesday through Saturday. Our tablecloths are actually going to make a reappearance, we... More 

Nantes
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant really takes some beating. It is adjacent to The Island Inn. It has a wonderful old world charm. The tables by the windows have a fabulous view of the Gulf of Mexico. The food is superb. A good mix of seafood, steaks and some Italian dishes too. (the owner is Italian). There is a lounge and bar area... More 

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

suzanNantes, It is wonderful to hear that you your experience at Traditions On The Beach was beyond expectations. We hope that you will come again soon! More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with a focus on their customers. Absolutely delicious fresh cuisine expertly prepared. Hosted by a friendly knowledgeable people that understand the art of fine dining. We enjoy their live dance music which makes our visits there a festive event.

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear tjimports, Thank you for excellent review. We pride ourselves on customer service and Chef Aziz always prepares our meals with fresh, quality ingredients for you to enjoy! We look forward to you joining us on the dance floor once again! More 

Wildwood, MO
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Celebrated a birthday at Traditions on the Beach. The service was impeccable, plenty of food choices, food was great. Atmosphere is very Old Florida and appeals to an older crowd.

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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Beachlovingmom0202, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Traditions On The Beach! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-4559

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 to 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Caribbean, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Casual fine dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurant, bar and lounge with live entertainment and dancing. Serving breakfast, Sunday brunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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