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Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

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1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
+1 239-472-7242
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Traders for dinner. We had been there for lunch before. Even though it was very busy, the service was excellent. Fun guitar music as well. Food was predictable. Portion sizes are fairly large even by American standards. A reliable restaurant on Sanibel.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My taxi driver gave me a card for a free drink at Trader's. Went for happy hour and sat at the bar. Bar staff was great - it was St. Patrick's Day and extremely busy, and they still seemed to be having fun. Bartender Lena was friendly and made some good recommendations for things to do on the island. I... More 

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St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been there several times and it has been a wonderful experience! Staff are friendly - Celia is the best! And menu is diverse and tasty!

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Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend and I stopped here on the way home from a day at the beach (and to escape the causeway traffic). We especially liked the "light fare" menu, which had about a dozen very reasonably priced entrees. My friend had the salmon and I had the shrimp tacos- both were excellent! Bonus- happy hour cocktails 3-6pm!

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BeverlyMass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Traders twice during our visit. A local friend suggested it and we were not disappointed. At our first visit, we arrived about two in the afternoon and were informed by the somewhat rude hostess that they only serve until two. She could have handled that better. We went into the gift shop, spent some money and vowed... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the food - starting with fresh warm bread, good salad and soup (gumbo); my husband had the bone-in porkchop (huge and delicious) with real mashed potatoes; the shrimp and grits were teriffic - creamy grits and grilled shrimp - large servings; friendly and efficient service; a little noisy because it's very busy

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Waterbury, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the food is excellent, they always grab your plate while you're still eating. I always feel rushed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second trip to Traders and they do not let you down ...the food is outstanding, service is great. The gift shop is wonderful. My only complaint is the noise level is a little high for a relatively upscale restaurant, conversations are easily over heard. Over all the food is worth every during season be sure to make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traders offers a wide variety of different exotic foods the chef his world are known for his creations of different things to receive food through steaks chicken and other poultry you'll come for the different things to try and it is a little pricey but well worth it.

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Traders with friends who are from the area and go on a regular basis and was probably the best meal we had during our whole trip! They have a really cute shop attached to browse and buy while you are waiting for your table, and of course a bar to sit and get a drink! Food was delicious... 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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 33957-4513
  • 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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