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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5625
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Traditions on the Beach
1. Beach & Sunset View!
"beautiful view of the sunset accompanied by live music"
Jamie V
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2. Signature Cocktails!
"started with an excellent Cosmo and glass of wine fireside in the bar"
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3. Contemporary Cuisine!
"Mignon not only melted in my mouth but also had a magnificent flavor"
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Reviewed today

We had dinner here for my fiancée's birthday. Was a little nervous because of the recent bad reviews but it turned out to be the best meal of the week. I will definitely come back.

Thank I6885TSdan
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This restaurant has a great location on the beach. The service was prompt, friendly, but not officious. We ordered salads - wilted spinach and caesar salads - and two pasta entrees - lobster ravioli and grilled prawns over angel hair. The salads and pastas were...More

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TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. I'm so glad your party enjoyed their meal and our bartender was able to pair a couple cocktails with them! We hope to see you during your next...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing evening with great music and an awesome waiter, Joe. Girls' night was full of laughter and great food. Joe made the evening extra special by joining in the fun. If you're into excellent food, great music, and good fun, Traditions is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

We have been going to Traditions for years but the last few visits have been bad. The food quality isn't up to standards for this Restaurant. Our waiter Tony was down right RUDE. Plus the manger/ owner doesn't same to care when you complain. We...More

Thank 748don
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant serves excellent dishes. I had a shrimp pasta dish which was outstanding. We were seated around 5 pm with many others and all guests were seated on the periphery of the restaurant. Even though the restaurant faces the beach, we couldn't see the...More

Thank Sabrina H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great evening celebrating my wife's birthday at Traditions. We were warmly greeted and show to our table by an older gentleman, who I believe was the owner. We started with their signature Havana Rose mojito and crab martini to get us in...More

Thank bobosans
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the moment that we walked in to the time that we left and strolled down to the beach in front of Traditions, everything went perfectly. Our server, Joe, made our dinner most enjoyable with his interest in who we were and where we were...More

Thank janewland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have made this place an annual stop for a classy dinner with the family. Live music, great drinks and great food. Our waiter, Archer, was always around to answer questions and fill our drinks. He made a great dinner even better.

Thank tomY3575YQ
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about the Island Inn is first rate except the restaurant "Traditions on the Beach" has a proprietor, Andrea Mucciga who is slimier than anything you will find while shelling. He is the type who pats you on the back with one hand while he...More

Thank Eric Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place felt like a time warp. My daughter 24 and I (60) went for dinner and were shunted to a crappy table by the door but fortunately this save us by being far enough away from the tacky band that played old covers of...More

Thank megmelville
TOTBPublicRelations, Public Relations Manager at Traditions on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining at Traditions on the Beach and for leaving a review of your experience. I apologize that your visit to our restaurant did not meet your standards. We are one of the few restaurants on Sanibel that has live entertainment nightly and...More

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Questions & Answers
18 April 2018|
Response from georgejkelly | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It is a very short walk to the beach, perhaps 50 yards. Very easy and not many people there. We spent about 15 minutes on the beach and watched the sunset!
Laura F
14 October 2017|
Response from TOTBPublicRelations | Property representative |
We use Trader Vic's Rum. Glad you enjoyed!
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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.
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