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Traditions on the Beach

€€€€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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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow...I️ wish we would have found this place a lot sooner! The are plenty of choices for all palates. We chose the filet mignon steak with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables in a sauce that was so complimentary to everything. We also shared the vegetable...More

Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend if you're looking for fresh seafood dinner (plus lots of other good food) with piano-playing and an opportunity to dance with a partner.

Thank eawnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed last week at the Island Inn for the first time, and thought it would be convenient to eat at their restaurant (also, of course, open to the public). Wow! I'm used to excellent cuisine in large cities on the east coast, and was...More

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your appetizer & entree and had a great night dining at Traditions on the Beach while staying at Island Inn! Thank you for leaving a detailed review, we appreciate your comments and will pass them along to Doug!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant with live entertainment and several people recommended Traditions. The entertainment was beyond delightful. Couples were up dancing and it was like watching a senior version of Dancing with the Stars. The music was wonderful. Equally impressive was the food....More

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

We're so happy you took the suggestions and decided to join us for dinner with our live entertainment! We love to see our guests dancing and enjoying the music during their visit. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate your comments!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

special thanks to Kris and Carlo for yet another fantastic visit!...Looking forward to our next adventure !!! :)

Thank Jocelyn V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the early sunset special and was greeted by Andrea as if he and I were old friends. Very friendly, casual atmosphere and every table can see the beach through the windows covering two of the walls. The caprese salad, salmon and key...More

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

Thanks for joining us for the Early Sunset Menu Special! We're glad you had a great time and will pass along your compliments to Nick. Hope to see you again on your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had Googled restaurants and Traditions sounded like one I wanted to try. I was dressed down and when I was taken to my table, I felt under dressed as it's a fancy looking restaurant. The servers were impeccably dressed, but my server, Doug, made...More

Thank sharn69
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you found Traditions on the Beach and had a great experience dining with us. We appreciate you leaving your feedback of your meal & servers. We hope you'll get back to Sanibel and join us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very classy restaurant with exceptional food and service!!! NIck was our waiter and made sure our needs were met! Loved the music and low light atmosphere. We will come back with every return trip!!!

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

We're very pleased you enjoyed your evening! It sounds like you had a good experience with our staff, food & entertainers. We'll see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Island Inn on Sanibel Island and decided to eat dinner at the on site restaurant, Traditions on the Beach. I'm usually a bit skeptical of hotel restaurants but this was a pleasant exception. We started out with a Key Lime...More

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

I'm hungry just reading your review! Kurt is very knowledgeable and helpful and we're glad he added to your evening's enjoyment. Thank you for the kind & detailed review & we look forward to providing you with another enjoyable time at Traditions on the Beach...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! We came on a very busy Friday night. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We shared a Caesar salad which was decent but not great. I had the salmon which was awesome. The au gratin potatoes were delicious and the accompanying...More

Thank NanaCof3
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! It sounds like you enjoyed yourselves & we look forward to your return! Please give our Caesar salad another try & each evening the bar offers 'Sunset Specials' from 4-6 which are a bit less expensive than the regular offerings....More

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Laura F
14 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
9 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
10 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$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
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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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