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Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
+1 239-472-7242
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
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Reviewed yesterday

We discovered Traders a couple of years ago and now we must eat there at least once when we are on the island. The seafood is fresh, the dishes imaginative and well prepared, portions are generous and service is attentive and courteous

Thank World_traveler_mamma
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant, store, food and servers prove quality for each of these can be found in one place. My wife and I as well as many friends have dined here several times in the past 5 years and we recommend Traders to anyone who wishes...More

Thank Richard2241942
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently ate at Traders and were very pleased with the diverse menu and quality of the food and service. We received a recommendation from a local resident and are glad we visited. We enjoyed grouper and shrimp on our visit and both were very...More

Thank Robb G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't realize that this was a very upscale restaurant. We weren't really dressed for it and we had two small children with us. The entrees were pricey but were AMAZING!

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here on the advice of a local that we met at another restaurant. The food was amazing. We had the nightly special of crab stuffed shrimp with lobster ravioli in a lemon sauce and the shortribs. The food was very...More

Thank Scottjenn630
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traders, Traders, Traders....where do I start??? Traders is tucked into the palms on Periwinkle And packed with flavor! The menu features just enough to satisfy everyone. The shrimp and grits, is full of flavor with the white cheddar grits and the blackened shrimp such a...More

1  Thank CoryDKross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wasn't busy at all tonight, maybe because of the season and the weather. Service was very attentive and food was delicious. My son had the special of seafood pasta, which was a huge portion of very well.cooked seafood over linguine. I had blackened shrimp over...More

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, this has been the best restaurant by far on Sanibel. The service was good and the food was excellent! I highly recommend this place!

Thank Iris T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Sanibel nearly every May and had gone to Traders a number of years ago. Don't recall why we hadn't been back, however, I do recall one time we tried to go and it was closed. Went back last night and the food and...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food everything alicart , liked the environment, however food very pricey... Not open on Sunday's. Gets very busy in evenings, serves drinks.

2  Thank Kathy B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do accept reservations?
16 June 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from mike p | Property representative |
Yes we do accept reservations this time of year is our offseason so we will find a place for you so it's not absolutely necessary but it is helpful
Do you a private room that will accommodate 35-40 guests for a rehearsal dinner?
18 February 2017|
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Response from OnBehalfOf | Property representative |
We don't have a private room but we can easily accommodate 35-40 people. We've had many rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business luncheons, and other events
Do you have gift certificates for purchase...for restaurant use? Thanks, for your eventual reply!
4 December 2016|
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Response from mike p | Property representative |
yes the gift certificates are good for purchases in the store or the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-7242
  • E-mail
At Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts, we want to make you feel right at home! Our location has been regarded as one of Sanibel's best kept secrets! Indulge yourself with one of our fantastic meals, or browse around for a great gift for a loved one. We are proud to offer a variety of food, gifts and entertainment to the Sanibel area. We provide live entertainment every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Some of our best dishes include succulent seafood and steaks! After your meal, relax with some great cocktails, fine wine, or a delicious dessert! We'll be ready to greet you with a smiling face! Visit Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts today!
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