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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • 114
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 25
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  • 27
    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 Good

We stayed on property and choose to walk over from our room and dine at the bar our first night. We were not disappointed. The service at the bar was excellent and the food was all very good. We stopped in for a nightcap on way back to our room on several evenings. Good Italian food with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Allan B
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Holden
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Holden
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed on property and choose to walk over from our room and dine at the bar our first night. We were not disappointed. The service at the bar was excellent and the food was all very good. We stopped in for a nightcap on way back to our room on several evenings. Good Italian food with seafood specials make... More 

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

Dear Allan B, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you were able to stop in on many occasions and indulge in our contemporary cuisine. Please come back to see us again soon! More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view of the ocean, fantastic service and great food, What more could you ask for ? Our server Joey was impeccable. Try the oysters I think they are the largest I have ever seen, at least twice as plump as usually seen. The homemade seafood sauce was delicious also.

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Thank drtodd_10
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear drtodd_10, Thank you for sharing your experience at Traditions! Our seafood is of the fresh quality and handpicked just for you! Please come back to enjoy more of it soon! More 

Holden, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect going here. Didn't even look at Trip Advisor first. We were pleasantly surprised! Staff was very friendly and on top of things. We ate at the bar. We had the Caesar salad and an oyster app. Not exactly excited by those. Oysters were overdone with the cheese. Salad was ok. However, dinner is where... More 

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

Dear CAMBelden, Happy to hear that you had the opportunity to dine with us! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Danville, California
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a nice dinner and then did some dancing during our visit. We just had appetizers, oysters & shrimp dishes, but they were nice and affordable. Te Island In is a delightful, historic location on Sanibel.

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

Dear DJD, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you were able to stop in for a delightful dinner and dancing! We hope you enjoyed our live entertainment. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Edina, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Traditions Restaurant many times through the years and it never fails us. When in Florida, we eat there at least once a month. We love the location at one of the oldest resorts on the island. We often get a glass of wine and walk out to the beach to watch the sunset. The bar is... More 

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Thank j3011
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear j3011, Thank you for your kind review! It is great to hear how you and your husband enjoy all the aspects of Traditions! We look forward to seeing you again soon for and many times to come! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there twice this trip. On both occasions the service and friendliness of the staff has been very good. On our first visit the dinners were excellent. On the next visit dinners were just ok....tasty but not quite right. My duck could have been crispier and my wife's lobster ravioli was delicious but only lukewarm. Interestingly she sent it... More 

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2 Thank Mark H
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mark H, Glad that you and your wife for able to visit us on more than one occasion. It is disappointing to hear that your second visit was not as good as your first, but we do hope that you will come back again and enjoy our contemporary menu! More 

connecticut
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159 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking in is a delight, as this is the original Island Inn dating back to 1895 - quaint...and on the edge of the gulf. The restaurant overlooks the gulf...entry has several huge shell displays with each type of shell described by name. There is a lobby with many photo albums dating back into the history of the property. The dining... More 

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

Dear chiantiConnecticut, You are making us hungry by just reading your descriptive review! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and others! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our Sunset Menu...the dessert gelato is an excellent way to end a full meal at our restaurant, great choice. We do hope to see you in again soon! Come back to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. The food is terrible, ours was cold, and when we tried to have a drink at the bar at New Year the owner charged us $50 before drinks to join the party they were hosting. This I completely understand if the owner and staff had been friendly but they were cold, unwelcoming and very... More 

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

We remember you well and were disappointed to hear that you had such a terrible time! Andrea along with his staff showed you their hospitality during the 2 hours you spent enjoying the company of the other guests, your complimentary tray of hors d'oeurves, and dancing to the wonderful live music and entertainment! Naturally, everyone was dismayed when you and... More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well to begin with, the view of the golf was to die for arriving just before sunset. As expected, the food was delicious and the service was prompt. The Lobster bisque was one of the best I've ever had (and being a former New Englander that's saying something!) The Black grouper was selected as entree; it did not disappoint. Price... More 

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1 Thank tomas1000
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear tomas1000, Glad to hear that you enjoyed the view and the delectable dishes at Traditions! We will take note of the dim lighting, we appreciate the feedback. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you in again soon! More 

Burlington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big variety on the menu-for young and old alike! This hotel also offers a free continental breakfast which adds to the value!

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

Our menu is extensive in the fact that we offer contemporary cuisine in which our seafood, steak and pasta are served with an Italian and Mediterranean twist to excite your taste buds! Thank you! 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 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Caribbean, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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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