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Traditions on the Beach

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3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
12394724559
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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to Sanibel for years but never tried Traditions before. Looking for new places to replace other standbys that have started to stink the place up. We hit gold! Great beachside environment without sacrificing elegance .Excellent excellent food from a wide range of choices and a good but not expensive wine. We both had veal dishes. I had a... More 

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Thank MnTKeller
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to give this a try while staying at The Island Inn. Great hosts, service and food in a retro feel dining room and bar. Loved the piano player and dance floor.

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Shiloh, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on a night when they had music. The food was very good as was the service. There are many choices for dinner. We were able to eat and enjoy our meal at a nice leisurely pace. Nice view of the beach where there happened to be a wedding at the time that moved into the restaurant for... More 

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

Dear Eric N, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Traditions on the Beach. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food, service and music! We look forward towards your return visit with us. More 

Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditions was once the first Inn on Sanibel. They have lots of historical material and a good shell exhibit. The food is tremendous, but pricey. Dinner for two with drinks was $127, but Traditions offers several Early Bird Special dinners at #29.00 Traditions has a wide variety of selections. It is a quiet place to eat, not the turmoil of... More 

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Thank flamom46
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear flamom46, Thank you for your review on Traditions on the Beach. We are happy to hear, it was your "best dinner on Sanibel" and that you enjoyed all of the historical materials and shell exhibit. Our goal is to continue to provide a great dinning experience while paying tribute to all those who have helped the Island Inn and... More 

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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to dance and called ahead for reservations. We were told to come Thursday and there would be music and dancing. We did but no one was dancing to piano music only. The food was very good as was the service. We go to Sanibel at least once a year but won't go there to dance again. I know... More 

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

Dear Rebecca K, Thank you for taking the time to review Traditions on the Beach. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and the service. You can always check our Facebook page and the Entertainment Page of our website on your next trip down. Traditions on the Beach often hosts themed nights that you may find more upbeat.... More 

Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually dine during their early bird menu...selections for the price, excellent. Great service, nice relaxing atmosphere...one could hear others at table converse, probably due to carpeting. Food is always excellent. My husband always has one of their steaks, never disappointed. We've been following Andre since his Bellini's in Captiva. Always accommodating to make one's dining experience a 'memorable' one.

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Thank kgags490
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear kgags490, Thank you for your wonderful review and recommedation. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Sunset Menu and found the prices, service and atmosphere excellent. We appreciate your continued patronage to Traditions on the Beach and look forward towards your next return vist. More 

Bethel, Connecticut
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137 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for our anniversary this year. The food and service were stellar, live music adds to the ambiance. We seem to return each year. Highly recommended for couples and a romantic dinner.

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

Dear Frederick B, Thank you for returning to Traditions on the Beach for your anniversary! We appreiciate your review and recommendation and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and live music. We look forward to your return visit on your next trip to Sanibel Island. More 

Mason, OH
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I chose to eat here for our last date night of the trip. We had never been before and heard that there was live music and dancing and thought it sounded fun. The restaurant is beautiful and right on the ocean- but most of the tables have a few of the fence around the swimming pool vs.... More 

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Thank carrie9678
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear carrie9678, Thank you for taking the time to review Traditions on the Beach. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner, cocktails and live music and that your "service and food were both excellent". We do hope you will dine with us again and that the dance floor will have more dancing patrons to help embrace the full ambiance... More 

Florence, Kentucky
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287 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stopped here for drinks.. I did not like the tropical drink I was served. Plus it was overpriced. Very nice atmosphere but overcrowded.

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

Dear molelady, Thank you for sharing your experience at Traditions on the Beach. We are pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere and apologize that you did not like your drink. We hope you will have the opportunity to stop by again and try one of the other cocktails are mixologist has prepared. More 

Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great food and Staff!!! Good service and great food and great view of the Gulf. The bar makes great mixed drinks!!

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

Dear mapsutti, Thank you for taking the time to review Traditions on the Beach. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, drinks and view of the Gulf. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $32
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
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
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: 12394724559
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?