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Traditions on the Beach

3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4559
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Price range: $22 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Charming Old Florida Inn and restaurant right on the Gulf. The service was excellent despite not having a reservation and having a full house. Food was rather unremarkable and the wine list was skimpy for by the glass selections. Nice evening though!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Love This Hidden Gem on Sanibel Island! Food is Exceptional and Creative......We have been there many times. A great place to go with Family, Friends, A Romantic Dinner or for any Celebration. Service Great! They have Sunset Specials along with those Great Sunset Views, Wonderful Entertainment and Dancing Too. Definitely Recommend!

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Atlanta, GA
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The setting is delightful and the live entertainment was outstanding. There was a young woman singer who was fabulous with a piano player/saxophonist/singer older man who was extremely talented. The food was quite good and priced in line with other similar restaurants (even without the great music). The server was earnest and a bit too self confident, not warranted by... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food, really well prepared and presented, a GREAT waitstaff. Highly recommended for couples looking for a quiet dinner (one they will remember).

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food is AMAZING! The waiters are great and the drinks are awesome!! The live music is entertaining and adds a great touch to the atmosphere of this place. Will definitely be going back!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I haven't been here in several years. I had a great experience last time and am happy to say it was wonderful again! A fun, knowledgeable waiter to start. He was able to give information about the food when asked by my (detail oriented!!!!) friend. He was also knew his wine - a big plus in my opinion. We all... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Island Inn for one week vacation with our littles. The restaurant was right next to our building and the food smelled soooo good! The night before our departure we decided to give it a try. Oh, what a mistake! To begin with, the waiter, a French guy was not friendly at all! We felt... More

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

.Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. I apologize that your visit to our restaurant did not meet your standards. We pride ourselves on training our wait staff to serve you with highest quality service. I assure you that the wait staff will be spoken to directly regarding that type... More

Secaucus, NJ
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We arrived at the hotel atound 6pm and my daughter and fiance got there about 7. We walked from our rooms to dinner - no reservation. We were seated promptly. Our server John was a doll. Food was absolutely delicious. Dessert was to die for. Added bonus - on Friday's they have music for dancing. And I had on shorts,... More

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

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. We are so glad John made your evening more enjoyable, and so glad you saved room for dessert. Also so happy to hear about the wonderful memories made with your son-in-law to be. Next time you visit be sure to check on our... More

Spring Lake, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were seated by the owner/manager at a comfortable table with a view of the beach. Priceless. Our waiter, Samson, helped us choose a delightful Italian red for dinner which consisted of a baby spinach salad followed by the filet mignon. Three of us had this. The others chose the caesar's salad and fettucine bolognese. The quality of the food... More

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

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. We will pass along your kind words to Samson, and are so glad you enjoyed your entire evening. We hope to see you again soon! More

Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Attended a cousin's destination wedding and the dinner was held here. The room had a very nice band, and food was quite tasty and plentiful.

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

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. Congratulations again to your wonderful cousin! We enjoyed hosting you, and are so glad you enjoyed our food & live entertainment. Thanks again for your kind words. More

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