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“Best food on the island!!!!”

Traditions on the Beach
Price range: $22 - $32
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Love eating at Traditions!! Located at the Island Inn (where we always stay! Best lodging available on the island too!) I always look forward to their sensational seafood. This year I tried the raw oysters, stuffed and baked oysters, escargot in mushroom caps, roasted red pepper with scallop soup and much more. My family always shares their food so we all can try lots of things as it is always so good.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

While I was staying at the Island Inn, my friend and I dined at Traditions. The red wine- a merlot- was excellent. We both dined on salad and veal chops and could not be more satisfied. The service was excellent and the meal memorable. And, to think, that very night-a few hours later- turtles might be laying their eggs on the beach and dunes not at all far away !

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Thank shallowwaterangler
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Highly recommend this place if you are a discerning customer. Everything was outstanding from valet parking to dessert. Quiet, sophisticated. Somewhat European style yet beautiful beachy atmosphere. Entertainment was great-a piano player and vocalist that invited dancing on the dance floor. Waiters and maître de were friendly. Décor was well appointed. On the Gulf and outstanding views. Food was delicious and nicely served. Go there is you are accustomed to restaurants that harken back to the days of full service with attention to detail and good manners.

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Thank Cameogal
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

THe Italian influenced food was very tasty---especially the duck and any pasta dishes. We had dinner there twice, because the food was so delicious. The prices were a bit high, though we had 15% off as hotel guests---the 15% became the gratuity that was automatically added to the full price.... Only dinner is served here. There is live music---Wed. through Sun.---but it was kind of old fashioned.

Thank LPE22
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ate here the other night, based on what we read on trip advisor.

Needless to say, we were very, very disappointed. The food while ok, was very expensive relative to other places we ate on the island. The service was almost offensive.

We had a reservation and we were on time. Somehow our table wasn't "ready" yet we could see that there were empty tables. So they suggested we sit and have a glass of wine, no problem.

We eventually figured out this was just a revenue enhancer as the wine while ok was expensive.

We will not be going back, Avoid.

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