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“Miserable holiday dining experience”

Traditions on the Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $32
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Miserable holiday dining experience”
Reviewed December 25, 2007

Though we didn't stay at the Island Inn, we did have Christmas Day dinner there. The food was fairly well presented and tasted moderate to the price, but the service was absolutely pitiful. The waitress did not return to our table at any point after serving our meal. I watched bemusingly as she doted on a much larger party hand and foot while my family waited patiently for dessert and coffee. Despite two complaints to the manager, who offered both times to comp desserts (which we hadn't had and now no longer wanted), she still delayed in returning with our bill. For food that expensive no one should have to tolerate that kind of dissatisfaction. We did not tip.

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carloandrea22, Owner at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review, February 16, 2011
Dear DustyRedHead,
We are sorry that you had a bad experience at the old Traditions restaurant. It is now under new ownership as of Christmas eve 2010. We would love for you to visit us and enjoy a great dining experience at TRADITIONS ON THE BEACH on your next trip to Sanibel.
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