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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A family favorite -- and an impressively consistent fine choice. Love the upbeat energy of the place. Island vibe without being cheesy. Open-spaces and well-trained servers add to enjoyment. Menu includes wonderful array of apps, salads and mains. Servings are large and incredibly flavorful. We visit every year and have yet to be disappointed. Pretty much a can't miss choice... More 

Thank susan j
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything from the Ambiance to the drinks to the food was good. Service was excellent. We had the filet special and everyone's food was cooked to order which is unheard of when you order steak. Clerk in the shop was very friendly and helpful and the place was very busy. We left and wanted a photo...girl's trip... and the hostess... More 

Thank Cardzfan1
Palm Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you want to dine in, carry out or just sit at the bar...you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! The atmosphere is perfect for all of the above. The food is spectacular and the service is first class. It is a quaint island style setting yet offers Big City class and style. The menu is very diverse...something for everyone! A true... More 

Thank SheriShea
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous meal! All our dishes we so delicious! My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was cooked to perfection. I had the Gulf Shrimp and Grits and fresh corn and pancetta was incorporated in the grits...FANTASTIC! Our daughters had the braised short ribs and they were tender and full of flavor! The service was amazing as... More 

Thank Joanne C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Sanibel twice a year forever and sine it opened, many years ago, Traders is our 'go to restaurant' - at least 4 or 5 times every trip, especially first and last nights. The menu doesn't change a lot but the specials add to the variety. They mix a great Martini and the drinks are good value... More 

Thank Goodfoodlovingred
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Our waiter Chris was so patient and went over the specials several times with us. The pork belly special was yummy. Chilean sea bass was really delicious

Thank gooutintheworld
Shiloh, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner for the first time since vacationing on Sanibel Island for the past 15 years. It's a large restaurant with plenty of sitting. Probably good for families. We tried the crab cakes for appetizer and they were tasty but seemed to have a lot of breading mixed with crab. The corn salsa went well with it. We... More 

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Karthaus, Pennsylvania
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here each of 2 nights. reasonably priced, especially if you hit the happy Hour (3 - 6pm) for better pricing of drinks and order appetizers instead of full dinner entres. LOVED the fresh Florida Gumbo, the Jumbo Shrimp and Grits, the layer shrimp, crab and avocado, and the key lime pie.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Traders a couple of days ago after being highly recommended. We didn't have a table booked but were greatly nicely and a good table allocated. The service was attentive and the food was excellent. However, the restaurant doesn't get an excellent rating only due to the food not being value for money as it is expensive. The music... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner with our two children 5 and 9. Perfect restaurant for families. The waitress was kind and very attentive to our children. We started off with raw oysters and they were very good. Both my husband and I decided to go with one of the specials' veal meat loaf and jumbo stuffed shrimp. Both were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, International
Drinks, 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, Valet Parking
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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?