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Traditions on the Beach

3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Price range: $22 - $32
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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Greenwood, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Very romantic evening for two - wait staff is top-notch. Food was very good and the piano/bar is a great mood setting combination.

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Argenta, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner at Traditions while staying at the Island Inn and it was a wonderful experience. The service and expertise of our server was top notch (and we had a very busy toddler) and the food was amazing! I got one of their specials (grouper) and my husband got the lamb. Both were seasoned to perfection and perfectly cooked.... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Ate here twice while staying at Island Inn. The food was excellent both times. The service was great with very attentive staff. Live music on the weekend which was very enjoyable. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant

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Georgetown, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When I made the reservation for my wife and me for Thanksgiving at Traditions, the person to whom I spoke told us of a Thanksgiving special dinner at $28.95, but was told that you could also order off the regular menu. When we arrived we were presented with a menu that had a one-page addition the the regular menu devoted... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

my wife and I had dinner at Traditions on the Beach to celebrate our birthdays. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Very nice table overlooking the beach. We each had a martini to begin. Very good, well made. My wife had Ceasar Salad and I had the soup special Corn and chicken. They brought a warm loaf of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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61 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Since we were staying at the Island Inn we dined here twice during our week there. This really is a nice place, complete with white jacket waiters and a formal feel. There were lots of locals there, and I think that's a good thing. Many couples come to dance to the live band, and boy, can they cut a rug!... More 

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Epping, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had an early dinner here and were very happy with our experience. It was a nice quiet atmosphere, great food and wonderful, friendly service. There was a pianist who began playing at one point and a dance floor if we'd wanted to dance. We'd definitely go back!

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Traditions is "our" place for romance, dining, dancing and sunsets. To date, we have never found a better place for sunsets. The service makes you feel "special" every meal - every time. Traditions has free valet parking. I recommend saving room for their amazing deserts - especially their homemade cinnamon ice-cream (their specialty) . I had their tiramisu. Wonderful, The... More 

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Lake George, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've read the bad reviews and yes it's the "old money" crowd. Don't bring your screaming children here. Yes early bird starts early but so do we. The the sea food tower was delightful, filet Mignon expertly prepared. The chicken Marsala was good ( a bit dry). The mozzarella tomato salid, yummy and I rate it an overall 5 as... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went as a family Very nice food but it all felt too formal Lovely location by the beach and the food was good, service fine it just lacked atmosphere and felt like an upgraded working men's club Don't not go, but don't expect a buzzy atmosphere

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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 - 32
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Italian, Mediterranean

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