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Traditions on the Beach

) #34 of 56 Restaurants in Sanibel Island $$$$ American, Seafood,
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
+1 239-472-4559
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days 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 days 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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 6 days 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!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had tapas and drinks at the bar at 4pm. Bartender was friendly and the food was very good, we had shrimp, a pasta dish with crab and an olive plate.

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

Thank you for stopping by Traditions on the Beach and taking the time to review your experience! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our specialty Tapas Menu that's offered in our Bar & Lounge!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner remembered us from previous visits and as before food excellent, servers friendly and efficient, live music was also very good. Dancing didn't feel uncomfortable either.would recommend, booking ensures window table.

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

Thank you for dining with us again, we love to see a friendly face! We're glad you enjoyed your meals as well as the entertainment & dancing. Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

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

1  Thank maryo612
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad we were your first stop on Sanibel & very sorry that your visit didn't meet your standards. We appreciate the feedback with your review. We pride ourselves on training our wait staff to serve you with the highest quality service. I assure you...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank janetg165
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. I apologize that your visit to our restaurant didn't meet your standards. We appreciate your review and feedback as we strive to provide excellent cuisine from our chef and his team. If our food is ever to your dissatisfaction...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

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

Thank you for leaving a review of your experience. We're glad you were able to enjoy the tapas menu as well as our dining & live entertainment. We hope you can return to Sanibel and Traditions on the Beach again soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 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....More

1  Thank Deborah K
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and leaving a review of your experience. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal to the fullest. If our food is ever to your dissatisfaction please alert the wait staff at once so we can take care of you....More

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Lady940
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|
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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
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!
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betty324
Are u open on Christmas Day
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
US$22 - US$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
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
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
  • 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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