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Traders Cafe

1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL
239 472 7242
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Continental, Bistro
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Innovative island bistro cuisine in a spacious and relaxing atmosphere. Live music, happy hour, fine wines, seafood and steaks. Gifts, jewelry, books, art and clothing in our shopping emporium. Winner of Taste of the Islands.
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our friend had this on the list of "must eat at" restaurants and he was right! The first night (Thursday) we ordered 4 items from the appetizer menu and the tomato salad to share so we could sample all the seafood items. Everything was incredible and it is hard to pick a favorite. The portions are very generous and perfectly... More

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Southport ct
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner here. I have a gluten allergy and the restaurant was able to modify many of the menu items for me!! I disagree with previous reviewers about this restaurant not being kid friendly. I actually found the restaurant to be very child friendly and had 5-6 options for kids to choose from. They also had crayons... More

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Long Beach, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We asked for a late sitting at a quiet table and we had a lovely small table near the window away from the bar. Our server Farah was great. My friend said the Ahi appetizer was one of the best he ever had. The meal was nice and they boxed up some key lime pie to go as were were... More

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Naples, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I tend to avoid restaurants that have this predilection toward feeling that their diners need to be entertained (we do not!). But, we read so many good reviews for this place that we had to try it, and we weren't disappointed. Our reservation was honored, we were seated promptly at a nice table, and the server took... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here during our stay visiting Captiva. We all enjoyed the food and the prices were very reasonable. Will be back on our next trip

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Hebron, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here for lunch. Highly recommend the meatball with pasta, I forget the actual name but the meatball was delicious! I really wish this entree was on the dinner menu and I know we would have eaten here more than once. Look forward to another lunch here next summer.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dropped in here too late for lunch and got the happy hour menu. Had the most heavenly mussels ever. Plus the cold beers and the cheerful staff - great experience!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here. Excellent herby oil for dipping fresh bread, we'll prepared local fish with accompanying sauces that complimented the flavors. And the chef has a vegetarian offering, in case you have a vegetarian in your group. Our server was excellent as well.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The meal was very good and the price is a little up there. Not a very kid friendly menu although they do have a kids menu. This is a white table cloth restaurant.

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had dinner here with our 14 year old. Our entrees were outstanding and they were able to accommodate our picky eater with a hamburger. Nice ambience and excellent service. Large portions so no room for dessert, but desserts at the next table looked delicious.

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