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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

wonderful place for parties, weddings,dancing and just a good time. Happy Birthday tonight to Andrea

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Traditions was excelent they offer a nice menu with a veriety of differant meals. On the Saturday night we enjoyed live music in the dining room alang with dancing.

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Thank Teddy B
Millville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditions is located at the Island Inn on West Gulf Drive in Sanibel, Andrea the manager is friendly and welcoming. In November and earlier this week we have had Doug as our server, he is very pleasant and very efficient. He recommends dishes, and is just a wonderful server. The food and drink get are delicious, also very convenient if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we have had dinner at the restaurant in the past, this year we stopped by for a drink and some dancing. We really enjoyed sitting on the couches in front of the fire, sipping our drinks and then joining in on the dance floor. The entertainment was great and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Huntsville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the fixed-price menu last week. Cream soup was very good. Taramisu was light and tasty. Presentation of the seafood spag. plate was impressive. The problem was the muscles- you usually get Prince Edward island muscles on Sanibel- so I have to assume that on the flight from Charlottetown to Ft. Myers, these beauties got left in an overhead bin.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice large dining room and pretty good food. Piano player and dance floor and dim lighting give a very retro (or you could say stuffy) vibe. Many older couples seemed to enjoy the music and dancing. Seemed a little pricey for what it was, but not out of range for other resort-area places.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Traditions because we were staying down the beach and looking for a place not to far away. Watched the sunset, beautiful, then went inside to the restaurant - we had made a reservation but it clearly was not needed. My. Callous were just eh but companions said the duck was good. Way way way over-priced even for... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No excuse for overcooking seafood on Sanibel. And this restaurant did it with our fish and shrimp entrees he night we were there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

We are very pleased that you chose to dine with us during your stay at the Island Inn. Your satisfaction with our special Valentine dinner is heartening! Thank you for the feedback on Carlos. We'll share your kind words with him. We hope you return and dine with us during your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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
US$ 22 - US$ 32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Italian, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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?