Traditions on the Beach, Sanibel’s first dining room, has been delighting its guests since 1895. Offering “Contemporary Cuisine, Sanibel Style,” we provide the highest level of service in a relaxed, beachfront setting. Our tapas menu, served in our spacious Full Bar & Sunset Lounge, and our Dining Room menu capture the sun-soaked flavors of the Gulf. This word-class cuisine is perfectly complemented by the unique atmosphere of the historic Island Inn, where “Cherished Memories & Modern Comforts” go hand-in-hand! Award-winning Chef Aziz uses the finest of fresh, local ingredients to create dishes with vibrant visual and taste appeal. In true Island style, the restaurant provides its warmest welcome for the many guests who return year after year for memorable cuisine served in a breathtaking surrounding. Drink, Dine & Dance with us at Traditions On the Beach; featuring live music and entertainment, just right to round off the perfect evening. Join us!
Fabulous Gulf sunsets can be seen from anywhere in our dining area and our full bar has tables, couches and bar stools as well as a fireplace – creating a very laid back and enjoyable atmosphere. The decor is reminiscent of the Inn’s “Olde Florida” heritage which is enhanced by the paddle fans , white wooden shutters and furnishings. Traditions is open year round with various performance of live music and entertainment throughout the week. The music selection is extensive with resort style dance music, classic & popular jazz standards, Mo-Town, R&B, disco and dance hits, and more. Click here to view our menu and here to learn more about our entertainment.
Chef Aziz has worked with Traditions On the Beach owner and host, Andrea, for many years, including his time at Dolce Vita and the Rivera restaurants on Sanibel. Chef Aziz brings over 35 years of extensive training and experience from around the world that includes his authentic French, Italian and Mediterranean style cuisine. His recipes and signature dishes can be enjoyed at Traditions on the Beach each evening.