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Traditions on the Beach

3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
+1 239-472-4559
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“veal” (33 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
Closed
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Traditions on the Beach
1. Beach & Sunset View!
"beautiful view of the sunset accompanied by live music"
Jamie V
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2. Signature Cocktails!
"started with an excellent Cosmo and glass of wine fireside in the bar"
feedawg
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3. Contemporary Cuisine!
"Mignon not only melted in my mouth but also had a magnificent flavor"
dmv0725
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1 - 10 of 747 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Decided to try Traditions 3 course early Sunset again. Not disappointed, great meal and service. My wife had the beef filet, and I had Scottish salmon. . Of course, the key lime pie was outstanding.The second visit was as great as the first, we'll be...More

Thank Frank T
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 18, 2018

This restaurant has a great location on the beach. The service was prompt, friendly, but not officious. We ordered salads - wilted spinach and caesar salads - and two pasta entrees - lobster ravioli and grilled prawns over angel hair. The salads and pastas were...More

1  Thank PaulaC_11
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. I'm so glad your party enjoyed their meal and our bartender was able to pair a couple cocktails with them! We hope to see you during your next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for diner to this restaurant with friends&kids. While the food of my friends was good I have to say that my lobster pasta was very disappointing. The service was ‘dispersed’...not paying attention, very slow (despite the restaurant being empty). In consequence the tip...More

Thank Mar T
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re sorry this happened to you but we checked with management and no missing cards were called about like stated. If you were indeed at our restaurant, we didn’t speak to you regarding the situation. If you ever have an issue with the service, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 41st anniversary at Traditions. The Trip Advisor reviews were great so we thought we’d give it a try!! We were seated at a window table so we could see the ocean. Everything was outstanding!! Our waiter, Tony,...More

Thank Christine D
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy Anniversary! We're glad you had a memorable evening and thanks for celebrating with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mike was our server, wonderful, professional, and very attentive. We decided to go to the bar and Curtis did an amazing job and he was fun to talk to. I recommend this place to anyone

Thank christopherconrade
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your evening at Traditions on the Beach with your server & finished the night with a drink at the bar! We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was really good, service was ok and the “dining area” it is a big open room that feels like a wedding reception hall.

Thank dljns
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review. We're glad you enjoyed your meals and we appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great, mainly an older crowd, maybe 45+ but still nice night out for a fancier dinner. My friend and I dressed nice, got some wine, I ordered the special which was grouper with a scallop and a white wine like sauce, with...More

Thank Heather R
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the grouper special and the tiramisu dessert. They're a few of the favorites! Thanks for dining with us and sharing your review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don’t get me wrong, we both enjoyed our romantic dinner (and dancing to live music). But their key lime pie is the best l have ever eaten, even in the Keys.

Thank Mark H
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We agree, the key lime pie is pretty good! Thanks for dining with us for your romantic dinner. We appreciate the review and are glad you had a nice evening!

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Food is outstanding! Dance floor could be larger when we all get there. Had a lot of fun and the serve was great!

Thank Lynnette M
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you and your family have a great time dining with us and dancing on the dance floor! Thanks for sharing your review!

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Wow this was a pleasant surprise. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. I had a Black Grouper with scallops entree which was prepared to perfection. Service was prompt, professional and courteous. Would definitely return. A+

Thank BillyJets
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us at Traditions on the Beach & sharing your experience! We appreciate your review and are glad you and your party had a great time and enjoyed your meals!

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qod2018
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Doreen W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It sits right on the beach. Enjoy!
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basketsRmine
April 18, 2018|
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Response from AmieJo | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!!!!! We did!!!!
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Laura F
October 14, 2017|
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Response from TOTBPublicRelations | Property representative |
We use Trader Vic's Rum. Glad you enjoyed!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22 - $32
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-4559
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Description
Located inside the Historic Island Inn on West Gulf Drive, Traditions restaurant, bar & lounge offers "Contemporary Cuisine - Sanibel Style." Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, we invite you to join us for spectacular sunsets with nightly live entertainment and dancing.
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