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Traditions on the Beach

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3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
12394724559
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Florence, Kentucky
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287 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank molelady
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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Coral Springs, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on vacation to Sanibel recently for my birthday. It was a very beautiful island. On my bday, I picked out a restaurant. (It was this one, of course!) When we went in the restaurant, it was more beautiful than I had pictured. The tables were decorated so nicely, and the staff were so kind and hilarious! The food... More 

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

Dear YelaineA, We are so pleased that you chose to celebrate your birthday with Traditions on the Beach! We are happy to hear that your food was delicious, the view was breathtaking and the staff was kind and helpful. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful family owned, upscale dining, Fantastic menu with an abundant of creative dishes and fresh sea food, excellent wine list and gracious host. A date night , special occasion restaurant Traditions is the place. We never have had a mediorce meal or poor serivce

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

Dear tjimports, Thank you for your review and recommendation of Traditions on the Beach. We are pleased to hear that you have continuously experienced a fantastic menu, excellent wine list, and good service. We look forward to your return visit! More 

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

Lovely dinner with a singer and pianist in the background. The staff was exceptional and food was delicious. You can dance on the dance floor and request songs. A lovely spot for couples to have a nice romantic dinner.

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

Dear Amanda R, Thank you for your review and recommendations. Traditions on the Beach is pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with exceptional staff and delicious food. We look forward having you back for dining and entertainment. More 

NYC
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Traditions as often as we can when on Sanibel ... have never ever had a disappointing experience. The food is lovely - the service is truly outstanding and we always feel incredibly welcome ... from the very first time we ever visited.

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Thank paulie777
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear paulie777, We appreciate your continuous patronage to Traditions on the Beach! We are pleased that you've enjoyed every experience you've had with us. Thank you for your review and recommendations. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why don't we go to Traditions at the Island Inn for a sunset dinner and walk on the beach' suggests the Husb. Wowee, let's do it! Romantic or what ❤️.......but when we arrive the Maitre D hands us glitter ball necklaces and tells us it's 'Disco Night' whoopdedoo so we eat our lobster ravioli (delish) and duck (yummy scrummy) to... More 

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Thank KJT-AJT
TraditionsOnTheBeach, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear KJT-AJT, We are pleased to hear that you made it to our disco themed night and enjoyed your experience. We love to hear when our guests have a great time and find the food to be delicious. You can keep updated on Traditions on the Beach theme nights by visiting the calendar portion of our website: traditionsonthebeach.com/entertainment. We look... More 

Mid-Atlantic
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love everything about Traditions on the Beach. The staff truly cares about the quality and service. They love to serve delicious food and drinks. We crave the Seafood Pasta special! Each year that we return, we can't wait to dine wth music and enjoy the fresh food. We always enjoy it here. Many thanks to the staff that work... More 

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

Dear Linleedo, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoy the service, food, drinks and live entertainment at Traditions on the Beach! Thank you for visiting us often, we look forward to your return next year for more of the Seafood Pasta Special. More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Moroccan Lamb was incredible, service was spot on! If you are looking for a quiet intimate elegant dining this is it! The lobster ravioli

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

Dear Mark S D, Thank you for your review. We are excited you chose to dine at Traditions on the Beach for your 25th anniversary. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Moroccan lamb, Lobster ravioli, your service and the ambiance. We hope we will be seeing you for number 26! More 

Springfield, Missouri
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a cold breakfast buffet which was decent. The menu is a tad on the pricey side but the service is great, the food is good and they'll really take care of you. Live jazz on the weekends when I was there.

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

Dear c h, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Traditions on the Beach. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and jazz. We hope you will stop by and join us for dinner the next time you are on Sanibel Island. You can always check our website for our live entertainment... 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, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, American, Gluten Free
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • 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?