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“An enjoyable evening from start to finish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Traditions on the Beach

Traditions on the Beach
3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4559
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Price range: $22 - $32
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Italian, Mediterranean
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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.
Bedford, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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“An enjoyable evening from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I am SO GLAD that we did not heed the negative reviews about Traditions. We had a wonderful evening here. We arrived an hour before our reservation. Our car was parked by the complimentary valet and we proceeded to the lounge. We ordered drinks that we took out to the beach for the sunset. On March 6th the sunset was not visible from inside.We were warmly greeted upon returning to the restaurant for our reservations. We were seated promptly. Our waiter, Josh, was attentive, friendly and professional throughout - even after we paid the bill and were just listening to the live music. Our meals were excellent. I had the Caesar Salad and Lobster Arrabiata. My wife had the lamb shank tangine. We topped it off with Key Lime pie and espresso martinis.We enjoyed the live music - Frank Sinatra-esque. We have been coming to Sanibel for years and will certainly make Traditions a "tradition."

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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beverly
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“For a special night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Service was excellent and the food FABULOUS. We had Maine lobster ravioli that was amazing, as was the appetizer and dessert!

Visited February 2013
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Chicopee,Ma.
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“The Best on the Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Every meal that we had at Traditions was amazing, we ate there 4 nights while on vacation. The service impeccable. Very welcoming every time you walked in. We ate at the bar for each meal. Bartenders were great, knowledgeable. There was also nightly entertainment which seemed to draw the older crowd, nice touch. I had a Filet Mignon with mixed veggies and Au Gratin potatoes, the of the best I've Prime Rib night on Wednesdays, soooo good. Very fresh fish items, and specials nightly. It is pricey but what place isn't on Sanibel, this place is worth it. Great Job to everyone at Traditions! Hope to come back soon......

Visited February 2013
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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“Appetizers good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

music night was fun, meals were a bit pricey. Not our choice of food when traveling to SWF. More seafood vs. Ital/Med

Visited February 2013
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“Great Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went last minute without a reservation and it was full, but they allowed us to eat at the bar. Service was great as well as the food.

Visited February 2013
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