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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
Hebron, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW 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 NEW

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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

3 kids and 3 adults on a Wednesday night, no wait at 7pm. This restaurant is a stand alone, not in a plaza, attached to a gift shop of the same name. Beautiful native photography is featured throughout. Nice selection of seafood. Paper on tables for kids to color. Bread and seasoned oil was delish! Adults all enjoyed their fish... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice restaurant with a good selection of choices. Lobster ravioli was good, not great. Kids meals received good reviews from the kiddos. Worth stopping by.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Chose this restaurant carefully because of the stellar reviews. On vacation from NY and dine at the best wherever we travel. The waitress was wonderful and lovely and so was the service ,although a bit rushed. Asked for a 7:00 res on a Monday night and was told they could only accommodate us at 6:00 so we agreed. We showed... More

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NY/NJ
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414 reviews 414 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We picked this place based on TripAdvisor but I had some reservations as not all the reviews were stellar. But this turned out to be a really good meal. The waiter was excellent and wlaked us through the menu, made suggestions, etc. The food came out fairly quickly, hot and seasoned well. Very thing was pretty good. I was expecting... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

During our stay on Sanibel Island we had the pleasure of dining at Trader's Cafe and we were overjoyed that we did. We stopped in for lunch during our second day and my only regret from the whole vacation is that we didn't find time to eat here again. Not only was the service and location spectacular, but we both... More

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