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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Italian, Gluten Free Options
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had our first meal on the island here and maybe our expectations were too high. We were expecting some beach side dining, but got a trip back in time instead. The dining room seemed right out of Dirty Dancing, and could use some updating....More

Thank maryo612
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the worst meal I've had in Sanibel. Fish did not taste fresh and was dry. Very disappointed.

1  Thank janetg165
Reviewed 1 week ago

About a mile down the beach from where we were staying, we thoroughly enjoyed several tapas early one evening in the bar at Traditions. Each dish was fresh and wonderfully flavorful. The staff were professional and helpful. A few nights later we walked to the...More

Thank H9143ULwilliamw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good but VERY SALTY... not sure... but it seemed like they may be cooking with MSG.....Might try it again... the seafood gumbo was pretty tasty... and the spinach salad was good also....

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner, Scottish Salmon and Hazelnut Tuna with Key Lime Pie for dessert. Nothing special but it was nice to dance and enjoyed the singer.

1  Thank F. Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant. Service is A+++++ Great specialty drink menu. The food was delicious!. There was piano music and some people dancing. Great time.

Thank slengyeljr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the Traditions on the Beach and will return again. I find the portions rather large and they gladly split the meal with a small service charge which still filled the both of up. The entertainment was very good and...More

Thank djg1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Island Inn from 4/24/17 - 4/28/17 and decided to eat dinner here for my birthday on 4/25/17 - I had the special - pasta and white wine sauce with lobster, scallop, shrimp, and mussels - absolutely delicious!!! My meal was better...More

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

Thanks for spending your birthday with us! We're happy you enjoyed your food, service and the beachfront view from your table, it's a perk of the location! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Sanibel.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Traditions on the Beach. Fun menu. Good service. Fun was great. Right on the beach. After dinner a nice walk along the beach was great. Highly recommend.

Thank Mister R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised today by a phone call from the asst manage Kim, after an unfortunate mix up on my meal I was served regular pasta instead of GF pasta and subsequently was ill, at the time it was not remedied which was surprising, I traveled...More

Thank mrad1017
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Will you be offering a Price Fix Valentine's Day menu? Will the regular dinner menu also be available to order from?
9 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
Do you still have live music and the small dance floor? We were there years ago and are coming back in early April.
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!
Are u open on Christmas Day
24 December 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
  • 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.