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Traditions on the Beach

3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
+1 239-472-4559
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (32 reviews)
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (35 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Traditions on the Beach
1. Beach & Sunset View!
"beautiful view of the sunset accompanied by live music"
Jamie V
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2. Signature Cocktails!
"started with an excellent Cosmo and glass of wine fireside in the bar"
feedawg
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3. Contemporary Cuisine!
"Mignon not only melted in my mouth but also had a magnificent flavor"
dmv0725
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1 - 10 of 712 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great evening celebrating my wife's birthday at Traditions. We were warmly greeted and show to our table by an older gentleman, who I believe was the owner. We started with their signature Havana Rose mojito and crab martini to get us in...More

Thank bobosans
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This restaurant has a great location on the beach. The service was prompt, friendly, but not officious. We ordered salads - wilted spinach and caesar salads - and two pasta entrees - lobster ravioli and grilled prawns over angel hair. The salads and pastas were...More

1  Thank PaulaC_11
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

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 our bartender was able to pair a couple cocktails with them! We hope to see you during your next...More

Reviewed today

From the moment that we walked in to the time that we left and strolled down to the beach in front of Traditions, everything went perfectly. Our server, Joe, made our dinner most enjoyable with his interest in who we were and where we were...More

Thank janewland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have made this place an annual stop for a classy dinner with the family. Live music, great drinks and great food. Our waiter, Archer, was always around to answer questions and fill our drinks. He made a great dinner even better.

Thank tomY3575YQ
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything about the Island Inn is first rate except the restaurant "Traditions on the Beach" has a proprietor, Andrea Mucciga who is slimier than anything you will find while shelling. He is the type who pats you on the back with one hand while he...More

Thank Eric Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place felt like a time warp. My daughter 24 and I (60) went for dinner and were shunted to a crappy table by the door but fortunately this save us by being far enough away from the tacky band that played old covers of...More

Thank megmelville
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 are one of the few restaurants on Sanibel that has live entertainment nightly and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the very beginning with Carlo greeting and seating us to the great wait staff it was wonderful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The salmon was cooked just right and the chicken piccata was delicious.. They have entertainment on certain nights and it...More

Thank FormerSayvillepeople
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience! We're glad you enjoyed your entrees & the live entertainment for the evening! We look forward to seeing you next year on your visit to Sanibel!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As in years past, we were celebrating our anniversary dinner at Traditions. What a disaster it was this time. Service was slow., to say the least. Finally received our wine order and waited quite some time for the server to return to take our food...More

Thank lindsay h
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We certainly don’t like to hear you’ve had a bad experience when the past experiences have been great with us. We are deeply sorry that you had to wait a long time, this is highly uncharacteristic of our staff, as we strive on getting your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a complete disappointment. Way overpriced and watch out for SPLIT PLATE charge. No restaurant with a split plate charge could get more than two stars from me because it is a complete rip off. That said, the atmosphere and food were average...More

1  Thank Doug458
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. The Split Plate charge is clearly written at the bottom of the menu and we're sorry if you happened to miss that. We split the meal for you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Traditions is a fun place! Our table was ready when we arrived, with a nice view of the beach. The crab corn bisque was very good. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals - large portions - and presented very well! The scallops were not...More

Thank jtoddsnyder
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving your review! We appreciate your feedback and we're glad your party enjoyed their meals & desserts! We'll pass along the kind words to our chef & we hope to see on your next visit to Sanibel!

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basketsRmine
18 April 2018|
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Response from georgejkelly | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It is a very short walk to the beach, perhaps 50 yards. Very easy and not many people there. We spent about 15 minutes on the beach and watched the sunset!
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Laura F
15 October 2017|
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Response from TOTBPublicRelations | Property representative |
We use Trader Vic's Rum. Glad you enjoyed!
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Lady940
10 February 2017|
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Response from TOTBPublicRelations | Property representative |
We will have our regular menu available, as well as Valentine's Day Specials. We still have a few reservations available in our second seating at 8:30 if you would like to join us in celebrating Valentine's Day with dinner... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 32
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 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: +1 239-472-4559
  • E-mail
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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