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Traditions on the Beach

) #33 of 56 Restaurants in Sanibel Island $$$$ American, Seafood,
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
+1 239-472-4559
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Closed
16:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I slipped down from Tampa for an impromptu weekend trip to Sanibel. We ate dinner here while staying at the Island Inn. Pleasant staff. Good service. our meals were excellent. During dinner a saxophonist was performing low profile swing music. very very...More

Thank sonnienegroso
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us during your stay at the Island Inn! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meals and our atmosphere with the live entertainment! Hope you can join us again on your next visit to Sanibel & that you had a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Phenomenal service along with an outstanding meal. Small beach wedding reception fun bar with big dance floor! Loved everything about this place!!More

Thank FamilyVacation001
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed Traditions on the Beach for your beach wedding reception! We will be sure to pass along your kind comments about the service & meals to our staff. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious gourmet food for grown-ups. Right on the beach for sunsets. Live dance music some nights. Traditions has some entrees that are not available elsewhere on the island. Several men in our group liked the Lamb Tagine.

Thank 889joym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this venue! Food was delightful, staff was very helpful and friendly. The drinks in particular were wonderful and strong! Thank you bartender! Staff made a lovely event that much more memorable.

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

We enjoyed your party and are happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for leaving a review of your experience! We will be sure to pass along your kind comments to our staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally order steak on the beach, but the filet sounded great. It's covered in mushrooms & blue cheese & was amazing! Very melt in your mouth tender. My husband's bolognese looked great & my father was very happy with his lamb tagine. Our...More

Thank Krista H
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your experience after dining with us! We love to hear you had a good experience with your waiter and enjoyed your entrees. Hope you can return to Sanibel and Traditions on the Beach again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant staff are very friendly and were happy to accommodate our special needs. The food was very good and prepared very well.

Thank mojomg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really negative but nothing outstanding that made me crave a return visit. I'd go back to try other items. Construction next door made it seem like we were walking through a hard hat area on the way in. Be prepared for live music via...More

Thank Patrick N
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and leaving a review of your experience! This time of year we do have some nights without the live entertainment in our dining room. We offer it to go along with the dance floor where some...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Traditions. Surprise gem on Sanibel. Great quality food with a nice variety. Our family tried five different entrees and all were excellent. Great service and beach front restaurant. Give it start and you will not be disappointed

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

We're so happy that your party enjoyed your meals and dining with us at Traditions on the Beach! We appreciate you leaving your experience and hope you can return to Sanibel and dine with us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditions on the Beach is a lovely respite from the noise and heat of the beach. There is live music that really adds so much to the ambience of the dining experience. The food is wonderful and the service fantastic. This place is a throw-...More

Thank DeeDee3579
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We're happy to hear you loved the live music and the ambiance as well as the food. We hope you can return to Sanibel and Traditions on the Beach again soon!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We stayed over there recently and decided to try Traditions. We were not disappointed with either the food or the service. Highly recommend!

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

Thank you for dining with us while stay on Sanibel, we're happy you enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you again on your next visit!

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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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jonmcwhite
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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betty324
24 December 2016|
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Response from JCH0000 | Reviewed this property |
I was just a guest, u should check with the restuarant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 32
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
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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