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Traditions on the Beach

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3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
+1 239-472-4559
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17:00 - 21:30
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Ohio
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at Island Inn for 5 days and ate nearly every evening meal at Traditions on the Beach. The food is excellent and so is the service. They had a very romantic Valentine's dinner with a rose and special drink for couples. We really had a nice time and each item on the menu is delicious. We were especially impressed... More 

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Thank FatmanRob
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good meal and great old world style with charming music, view, nice little dance floor, great food!!

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Thank ypcuda1970
Westfield, New York
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten here many times. It is a bar/dining room right on the sand. They have live entertainment of usually a pianist and vocalist that will have you up dancing on the dance floor. The food and service and excellent, I had the Clam Chowder and a spaghetti dish. Cooked to perfection. Always enjoy the fresh bread with olive... More 

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Thank Elizabeth T
Latrobe, Pa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spend January on Sanibel and eat at Traditions often. Wonderful old school dining atmosphere. For an every day meal try their early bird choices, soup/salad, entree and dessert for $30. Our last night on the island tradition is a meal at Traditions

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Thank Sandwedge66
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were here three times during our stay in Sanibel: once for full dinner, once for appetizers, and once for drinks. All three times for good music and dancing. Full meal was good, not great; Spinach salad appetizer was delicious. Drinks good and good service. We came back to dance. Woody at the keyboard and on the sax was great.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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186 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many would have given the restaurant five stars - it came close - but I am giving it four for personal reasons, I am not into heavy sauces and the chef is. Other than that, a really good place to eat and even with my preferring lighter food a very good meal worth doing again. We were brought there by... More 

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Thank Michael S
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

It sounds like you enjoyed your dining experience and we're glad you came. When you return, please alert your server that you would like your meal "light on the sauce" as our chef can alter that for you. And contrary to what you were told, we do have music nightly during season, so stop back and dance! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want a pre made, micro waved meal this is the place for you Had just a couple of appetizers to know there is no chef in the kitchen, this is all being done by microwave and pre planned methods. Had some oysters that had been shucked over the week end and served today suggested to be fresh, yikes. Had something... More 

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TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

We take our reviews seriously and use them to improve our menu and service, however, we cannot improve with information that is not based on fact. Our food is delivered fresh daily. We have a large turnover, so we do not have food that is "old", "frozen", "microwaved" or "something else". Our chef and his staff work hard prepping daily... More 

Naples, Florida
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love to go there when we are on Sanibel Island. My brother-in-law and our nieces have always had a great time. Their food is fantastic and on the week-ends only as far as far as I know they have great entertainment and a dance floor. Staff on a whole is excellent. Just to bad that we... More 

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Thank naplesred
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the complements! We hope you'll make the drive again and come see us! More 

Bowling Green, Ohio
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive restaurant close to the beach. Unfortunately, we missed the view because we were dining at night. But the inside surroundings made up for it. There is an imposing bar with a fine selection and a lovely aquarium. The dining room is expansive and rather plain with a dance floor. A highlight was the pianist whose performance... More 

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Thank Charles M
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I believe you have given future diners a good idea of what they will experience when they dine with us. We're very pleased that everything was satisfactory during your time with us. We hope you'll dine with us again. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a nice place on Sanibel to take my 87 year old mother for her Birthday dinner and found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint! The location was beautiful and the restaurant was casually elegant - greeted in the parking lot by valet parking - yet not pretentious in any way. As we entered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 32
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?