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Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

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1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-7242
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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raleigh, nc
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 7 friends enjoyed this lovely slice of tasty paradise with excellent reviews from all. Drinks flowed from the full bar as live music and laughter filled the brightly colored restaurant with gorgeous photographs from the island on the walls. Warm multi-grain soft bread with an herb and olive oil butter started the servings. The first round included Raw... More 

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Thank travelnfoody
Management response:

It means the world to us to know that you not only so enjoyed your meal with us but that you'll be by again the next time you're in Sanibel. What's more, it's great that the lemon caper cream sauce was such a highlight for you, and you'll have to let us know how it goes recreating it. Until next... More 

Cleveland, OH
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very lively vibe; a very popular place due to VERY good food and fast, friendly service. Reservations are usually recommended. We always go here one or more times when we are on Sanibel.

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Thank rub14
Management response:

It means a lot to know that y'all always choose to have a meal with us when in Sanibel, and we're so glad that's been the case. What's more, we can't wait to see you again someday! Until then, -The Traders Team More 

Sugar Grove, Illinois
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met a friend for dinner and she recommended Traders. We went there early, got there a little after 5PM. They have what I would call a bar menu until 6. They are smaller portions of some of the dinner items. The ladies ordered the ribs and I had the Ahi tuna. They both said the ribs were excellent and... More 

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Thank Larry L
Management response:

We're glad your friend thought of us, Larry, and that y'all enjoyed our lighter pre-dinner menu. What's more, it's great to know that the ribs were excellent, and next time let us know y'all would like a side of extra wasabi to make them perfect! Thanks, and until then! -The Traders Team More 

Lake Ozark, Missouri
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201 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traders is never a disappointment! It has a great atmosphere and the food is always very good. It's nice there is valet parking if there's no spaces left in their main parking area. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about all the specials they were offering the night we were there. They start you off with delicious warm bread. I usually... More 

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Thank Jackie W
Management response:

It's always a pleasure to have y'all here, Jackie, and we're so happy that you've continued to enjoy our atmosphere, service, and food! What's more, it's great to know our warm bread starts the meal off on a high note. Thanks for sharing, and we look forward to having you back! Until then, -The Traders Team More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steak dinner was good, but the scallops and lobster ravioli were by far the best I've had ever. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the ravioli had nice size pieces of lobster. The service was very good; attentive without being in the way.

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Thank Dawn F
Management response:

Saying that the scallops with lobster ravioli were the best you've had means the world to us here, Dawn, and we're so happy that was the case! What's more, it's great to know that you were pleased with service, too. We hope that means you'll be by again! Thanks, -The Traders Team More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the diver scallops with lobster ravioli - delicious! Our server was very nice and did a nice job. My partner had macadamia encrusted grouper with peanut sauce. It, too, was delicious - and a very large portion.

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Thank MEAinNH7
Management response:

We're thrilled that you so enjoyed those scallops with lobster ravioli and that your partner was a fan of their meal, too! What's more, we're so glad that you both were satisfied with our portions. Thanks, -The Traders Team More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Sanibel to visit some friends. They took us to Traders for a meal one evening. One thing for sure, ether show up early or around 7:30/ 8:00 to beat the crowd. All the locals must know this place is very good. We all ordered something off of the specials menu and no one was... More 

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Thank likens2travel
Management response:

We would love to have you by again for another meal, and we're so glad that the Grouper was such a hit with you! What's more, it's great to know that y'all were happy with not only your meals, but also our service, live music, and the gift shop! That really does mean a lot -- thank you. Until next... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We came, basically to see Danny Morgan, who is a family legend. We walked in to a beaming Danny who recognized my mother and quickly changed the set list to play the song that my parents always loved dancing to. It was very touching and special. The meal was also quite good! I enjoyed the roasted garlic and goat cheese... More 

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Thank Mark H
Management response:

Thanks for coming in to see Danny Morgan, Mark, and we're so happy to hear your parents got to enjoy one of their favorite songs. What's more, we're glad that you were a fan of the roasted garlic and goat cheese appetizer, and we hope that means y'all will be by again for another meal. Until then, -The Traders Team More 

Galesburg, Illinois
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great grouper sandwich. Great service. The menu has a lot of choices. My friend had the quiche special and salad and said it was great also.

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Thank McMomn
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed the grouper sandwich, McMomn, and that service was great for you, too! We hope that means you and your friend will be by again for another meal. Thanks, -The Traders Team More 

Cornwall, Connecticut
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a popular spot for both tourists and locals, for the most part deservedly so. Its menu is large and interesting, and the quality of most dishes is excellent. Service is friendly and well paced. It gets only an average rating here because of ambiance. The room is large with lots of hard surfaces and the noise can rise... More 

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3 Thank elfhill
Management response:

We're listening, and we appreciate your feedback about the volume of our live music. We want everyone to enjoy their meals with us, so we're sorry that it took away from your experience. We can't wait to make it up to y'all the next time you're back. Until then, -The Traders Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-7242
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?