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Traditions on the Beach

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

Sponsored by: Traditions on the Beach

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Beach & Sunset View!
1. Beach & Sunset View!
"beautiful view of the sunset accompanied by live music"
Jamie V
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2. Signature Cocktails!
2. Signature Cocktails!
"started with an excellent Cosmo and glass of wine fireside in the bar"
feedawg
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3. Contemporary Cuisine!
3. Contemporary Cuisine!
"Mignon not only melted in my mouth but also had a magnificent flavor"
dmv0725
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups
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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed dinner and food was excellent. Also, the ability to walk to/from our Inn to Traditions on beach was great. (We stayed at an Inn on west gulf road.).

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SC2763
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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. We hope you can return to the Island Inn and Traditions on the Beach again soon!

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We were there with the whole family to celebrate Christmas' Eve. The location is perfect, almost on the beach, as the name says. The staff was friendly and efficient, the location festive for the occasion, the food excellent (I especially recommend the hazelnut crusted tuna)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HugoBern
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're glad you and your family had a great evening at Traditions on the Beach to celebrate Christmas Eve. We appreciate your review and hope you had a great time on Sanibel during your stay!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very surprised by the professional service and excellent food. From the moment you walk in you feel more than welcome and very much at home. Bar staff were awesome and restaurant pricing was very reasonable.............. for Sanibel

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank diodeny
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 the atmosphere. We hope you can return to Sanibel Island and Traditions on the Beach again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attention to detail ✔ Courteous ✔ Welcoming and friendly✔ Delicious food✔ Felt like royalty✔ Fun music and dancing✔ Usually I'm more articulate but people may think I was paid for the post.. I wasn't! This place was magical for our wedding reception. Can't wait to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank shana7373
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your experience, we're glad you and your guests had a great evening celebrating your wedding with us at Traditions!

Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant on St Patricks day for dinner. Given the holiday you would expect to wait for your table, but 45 minutes seems to the extreme. Once we sat at our table we needed to wait 10 mins for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank joelongo3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought a group of friends to Traditions to celebrate a 60th birthday. Upon arrival we were greeted by valet who were very nice. Unfortunately the moment we walked in to the entrance, we were hit with the strongest smell of antiseptic cleaner throughout the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank IzzyBjourney
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. I apologize that your visit to our restaurant did not meet your standards. We strive for excellence in our cuisine and are sorry that your meal wasn't prepared...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can’t understand the excellent reviews this place receives. Maybe they are all from people who had the early bird special menu. The décor is a cross between a working men's club and a scout hut. Our waiter was surly. The a la carte menu...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank DXJ
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. I apologize that your visit to our restaurant did not meet your standards. We'll take your concerns and discuss them with our team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish, a perfect evening. From the personal attention from Andre, to the impeccable service and food, Traditions never disappoints. Well done.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Sleepytime03
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review, we're glad you had a great evening dining with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed on Sanibel Island and enjoyed exploring the restaurant offerings. Traditions has a very interesting menu, titlted towards Italian, not traditional beach or Florida food. The restaurant is located on the beach in a very lovely spot. The evening we were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lisa K
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us during your Sanibel stay. We appreciate your review and are delighted that you enjoyed your evening from the food to the entertainment. We hope to see you again on your next vacation!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here two weeks ago. There was complimentary valet parking. The food was good and we enjoyed the live music.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank purplekerri1Chicora
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your food and the live entertainment that evening. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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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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Response from AmieJo | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!!!!! We did!!!!
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We use Trader Vic's Rum. Glad you enjoyed!
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