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Traders Cafe

1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL
239 472 7242
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Libertyville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place blended into the other businesses on Sanibel- even though I visit the island often, we never pulled in and gave it a try. After reading reviews, we decided to try it. The food was really good, and the service was spot on too. After skipping lunch, we opted for a really early dinner around 5:30 or so. The... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While visiting Sanibel for a week, my friend and I had purchased the Kiwanis Club discount restaurant booklet and decided to try a few different places this year. Traders was one of the ones in the book, so we went for lunch. I had the grilled shrimp over salad which was to die for! I was torn, wondering what I... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I both had seafood. He had hogfish and I had the grouper. We both loved what we ate. Denny was our waiter and was very attentive as was the gal who delivered our bread and meal. We also got a good recommendation for other places on the island to eat. I would eat here again If i'm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We swung in to Traders on a whim our first night in Sanibel and we were not disappointed. The special was the Chilean sea bass, which was amazing. My gf rarely tries anything new but she did and continues to rave about it. And the shrimp bisque was delicious as well. Glad we made it before the closing August 31.... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We live on Sanibel for most of the year and Traders is our Favorite restaurant. It is usually our go to place to take our out if town visitors. Food and service are always great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been seasonal customers of Traders since it opened and return annually. My husband has had seared Ahi tuna in too many places to count. Traders has the best! Watch out for heat in the seared diver scallops - that red curry sauce is HOT. My server seemed not to care and made no offer to accommodate. If you... More

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Brampton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent seafood, great atmosphere. Make sure to get there before 6pm to enjoy the early bird menu, very reasonably priced

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Jersey shore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The fish was so fresh it might have swum up to the kitchen on its own!! Had a couple of amazing meals but had not only never had but had never even heard of "Triple tail" before my visit here. It was a special one evening and has become my favorite fish. Too bad I have not found it at... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were looking for someplace to eat on our last night in Sanibel - so glad we chose Traders Café! Light and airy, comfortable. Pleasant staff - excellent service! Very good wine list - large beer selection. Seafood was delicious! You won't be disappointed....

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Recently went here with my wife and eldest daughter after reading reviews on trip advisor prior to leaving home (UK), can only say great things about the whole experience, ribs fantastic, veal meat loaf to die for really moist, perfectly cooked veg (al denté), fabulous Pinot Noir and our wonderful friendly helpful Thai waitress, apologies my memory is not what... More

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