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3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4559
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 44
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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
Let us in before they opened. Great service!

We stayed on Sanibel for a week in January when my wife and I got married on the beach. We were not able to get to Traditions during that time. We stayed down in Naples the following week and came back up to Sanibel for a day. When we were headed off the island and back to Naples for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
John G
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A venue in the midst a lodging establishment with a view of a formally manicured Florida landscape adjacent to the beach. Valet parking. The room is large and has light enough by the windows before sunset but may be dark otherwise. There is a combo to play dance and show tunes and people do dance. So it has the feel... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stayed on Sanibel for a week in January when my wife and I got married on the beach. We were not able to get to Traditions during that time. We stayed down in Naples the following week and came back up to Sanibel for a day. When we were headed off the island and back to Naples for a... More 

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Sanibel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Two weeks ago we held my daughters wedding at Traditions and it could not have been better. Andrea and the staff went out of their way to set up, cook and service one of the finest meals that we have had anywhere in the world. We had people form all over the U.S. and Canada and all said that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great service, beautiful setting with views of the ocean, and the food was exceptional. Highly recommended for a nice family evening or romantic night out.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The one place to enjoy an evening in Paradise. The VIEW, the FOOD and the remarkable entertainment is beyond description. This is a night out you will always remember. A night you will want to relive over and over again. Carlo P.

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

Carlo P, we are delighted that your night at Traditions was spectacular! Of course we do hope you will indeed live the experience with us over and over again. We look forward to your next visit where you can expect the same great quality in dining! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went with my daughter. We shared small plates, and had a wonderful meal. Pianist was delightful. The experience was almost like going back in time. Waiters in black formal attire, and giant pink roses given to us as we left to explore the beach and sunset. Definitely a great experience.

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

Thank you Lisa C for sharing your experience at Traditions with us. We are so glad to hear that your evening was special, it makes what we do that much more enjoyable! We hope that you will visit us again in the future. We’ll have that same traditional experience for you and your daughter again and again. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Second time eating at Traditions and we really enjoyed this place. Food was top quality with excellent service. They also have a musical trio that adds to the ambience.

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

Thank you HappyTravelers JPC for your nice review of your experience at our restaurant and we are pleased that this was your second visit. We aim to provide the highest quality food and service at Traditions and glad that this is what you got. Thanks also for your comments on the live entertainment – we hope you had a chance... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Had a grand dinner here. Excellent menus and excellent food. Called Traditions for a reason. Older crowd. This is one of the (if not the) oldest resorts on Sanibel and had very interesting photos of "old" days on sanibel. Enjoyed the live entertainment too! Would return...

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

Thank you JRS1079 for taking the time to review your dining experience with us – we are delighted you had a great evening and enjoyed both the cuisine and the live entertainment too. We hope you got a chance to see the beautiful sunset from the dining room too. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Skaneateles
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Traditions again this winter season as a last night out before heading North. The atmosphere is great and the ocean views at dusk are very nice. We have never had a meal here that wasn't excellent and the wine list is right for us and craft beer is also available. The music, which consists of a piano... More 

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

We're delighted to hear that you chose Traditions On The Beach to conclude your season here in Sanibel! Thank you for taking the time to describe your memorable dining experience. We will pass on your kind words to our talented staff and entertainers who kept you dancing all night. You may also visit the Traditions On The Beach website for... More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just had the best and finest meal on the Island. We have been coming to Sanibel for over 10 years and have never had the chance to dine here before but like they say, good things come to those who wait. What a fantastic evening with superb staff making the dining experience 1st class, the food was amazing and the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your Traditions On The Beach dining experience. We are pleased to hear that our restaurant provided you with a memorable experience in all areas from the staff, to the food, and also the entertainment. We look forward to having you again! Traditions On The Beach More 

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Additional Information about Traditions on the Beach

Address: 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-4559
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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
Average Prices: USD $22 to $32
Cuisine: Italian, American, Caribbean, Mediterranean

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business

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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