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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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"
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3. Contemporary Cuisine!
"Mignon not only melted in my mouth but also had a magnificent flavor"
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1 - 10 of 705 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
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 5 days ago

we go every year.Nice bar, great food and good service. Ask for table by window. Make sure you have dancing shoes, although more slow paced. Fun for adults and watch the kids enjoy the music

Thank eiii
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the first attempt at delivering our meals was a flop... literally the entire tray of 6 meals ended up on the floor under our feet! They were quick to prepare replacements.They did not offer any consolation. The replacement meals were all very nicely prepared...More

Thank pearlyww
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elegant atmosphere- linen table clothes and so forth Beautiful scenic views of the gulf Pianist and vocalist both very good Our French waiter was extraordinary! He made us feel so welcome! Extremely knowledgable. Expert performance ☀️ The best parts of my meal were the dinner...More

Thank Bruce and Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for an anniversary dinner. The staff and music were lovely. The oysters, both baked and raw were fabulous. The tuna wad overcooked and there was too much garlic in the angry lobster dish. Key lime pie was terrific.

Thank Wcb1126
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem. The restaurant interior is classic yet not stuffy, spacious, and it's only a few yards from the beach. Our service was attentive but not overly present; striking a balance between being friendly and formal. The food was outstanding. I got...More

Thank Lchristinac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying down the beach and considering dinner there, as we wanted a nice, waterfront dinner for our last night here. We rode our bikes the short distance to check it out, and when we arrived at the front, a woman came out and...More

1  Thank ldarch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us dined in beautiful old dining room on the beach. Good menu choices including an unusually good three course early diner menu ( several had long drives home). Lovely food, service good despite tourist seasons crowd. I would love to stsy in one...More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your evening with friends at Traditions on the Beach! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your experience. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning to go to a restaurant on Periwinkle Drive (this was on a Tuesday) and traffic was so backed up we turned around and came back towards where we were staying and and went to Traditions. We loved it. Beautiful view. Drinks and...More

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

Thanks for dining at Traditions and taking the time to leave a review! We're glad your plan B worked out and you had a wonderful dinner with us. We hope we'll see you again on your next visit to Sanibel!

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Questions & Answers
Laura F
15 October 2017|
Response from TOTBPublicRelations | Property representative |
We use Trader Vic's Rum. Glad you enjoyed!
10 February 2017|
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
11 January 2017|
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Response from TOTBPublicRelations | Property representative |
We still have live music and the dance floor. Hope we see you there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 32
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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