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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 99
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Special Restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
tjimports
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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 

Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spinach salad was excellent. Crab cake appetizer a little small. She had the chicken parm which was excellent and my lobster ravioli was as well. I was surprised the dish came with a split (half) lobster tail which had great sweet lobster flavor. Chocolate lava cake for dessert and they served my cognac (Grand Marnier) in a brandy glass which... More 

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

Carrol H, we are so glad your party enjoyed their meal and entertainment! We hope you can return to Sanibel Island and Traditions On The Beach again soon! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We recently attended to celebrate a family member's birthday. We were given a lot of attention and doted on when it was time for the special dessert. The live music added a wonderful ambience and grandchildren enjoyed dancing with their grandparents. The birthday guest enjoyed every moment.

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

Dear AM33914, We are delighted to hear that you had a special evening with us, one for the books! Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We attended for my relative's 90th birthday, and there were 15 of us. Others had been there for the weekday price-fixed menu. Unfortunately, we went on a Saturday. I only ordered one course, the chicken Milanese. Don't order this! I spent most of the next day in the bathroom with a lot of stomach cramps and you can imagine what... More 

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

We appreciate your comments and thank you for your feedback. All of our dishes are made fresh to order and only served with the freshest ingredients. The Chicken Milanese, in fact, is one of our most popular dishes and was served to many customers that evening. Although the Milanese does not come with extra sides, it is always accompanied with... More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place takes you back to the feeling of old Florida. It sets right on the water. The building is old and has the old yellow pine wood floors. You feel like you have stepped back into the 50's. The music is always good and never too loud. You can dance the night away if you want. The food! Never... More 

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

FMB Girl, thank you for your kind review. It appears that you had an all around great experience...we couldn't be happier to hear it! Traditions is committed to exceptional service and top rated meal. We hope that you will make us a "tradition" of your own! More 

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

Thank you Neil S. for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for taking the time to leave a review.. We are sorry 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, and this includes their attire. We will look into the issue... More 

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

Thank you John G for an outstanding review. Traditions On The Beach’s staff genuinely enjoy engaging with our customers. There is no set closing time, we stay open “until late”! Please do come back to visit us for a full meal, we guarantee a night of continued great service! More 

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

Wedding days are so exciting! We are ecstatic that your daughter’s was a wonderful success. We like to be hands on, with great service and great food to make sure a day this big is one to remember. We appreciate your review and only hope that you will come to see us again and recommend us to others marrying on... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you Chris H for your review. We are happy that you were able to stop in and experience a great night with us! Looking forward to seeing you and your family back again! 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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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