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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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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Sanibel many times but always drove by Trader's without stopping. We had dinner there recently and will definitely make it a regular stop from now on. Although the parking lot was crowded, they gave us a very nice table right away. The service was courteous, professional and efficient. The staff went out of their way to... More 

Thank Dick L
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my favorite restaurant during our most recent trip. Food is beautifully prepared & fresh. No problem with requesting changes to entrees/substitutions. Get the diver scallops app. Blackened mahi with coconut curry was also great! You really can't go wrong with this restaurant.

Thank Nita P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traders was a recommendation from our local boat captain that took us on a fishing charter. It was fabulous! Great oil and herb dip for bread on the table. The multigrain bread was homemade. We got two appetizers that were super fresh; a shrimp and avocado tower and scallops. My family all lived their meals; braised short ribs, blackened mahi... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They always have the table set and give us all the time we need. We have had groups of 20 or 12 or 5 and always get the same wonderful serve and food. Best on the island. Expensive. Take American Express -- everyone doesn't on the island.

Thank 439dee
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for dinner one evening. It is very pretty - with a great tropical vibe. Valet parking if you choose. Beautiful natural planting and landscaping. Inside is high ceiling, nice bar and large dining room. We didn't have reservations so we sat in the bar area, which was fine. Our waitress was great and the food was delicious. Nice... More 

Thank Ljmscope
Management response:

We couldn't be happier that, despite being skeptical at first, we were able to impress you with the flavors of our dishes! We noticed you were joining us from Pennsylvania, so we were pleased to know your evening with us was a complete success during your vacation. We hope you picked up a little something from the gift shop to... More 

Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My new husband and myself had a wonderful, delicious dinner. There was live music, which was very nice, and not to loud. I had the peanut encrusted grouper, it was so delish! I also had creme brûlée, which was to die for! Great atmosphere!

Thank Jackie D
Management response:

We couldn't be happier that you and your husband joined us for dinner, Jackie. It sounds like everything about your visit was terrific, and that's exactly what we would want for you! Thank you for leaving us such a thoughtful review. All the best, -The Traders Team More 

The Villages, Florida
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very large resturant with a nice vibe. The food and service was good. Loved the bread. The service was quick and friendly.

Thank perrjojo
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It's great to hear that you had a nice visit with us. We hope you're doing well and will come back again soon. Best, -The Traders Team More 

Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and food! The grouper poboy was amazing. We also enjoyed the gift shop attached to the restaurant.

Thank Mumfry
Management response:

Glad you enjoyed everything about your visit! All the best, -The Traders Team More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best stand out by far experiences of our road trip through florida. Excellent service. Spacious. Relaxed. Proper skilled food. Salads expertly prepared. We want to go again but tough to know in case it's not as good second time round. A restaurant at last that is worth the money you pay.

Thank a9g
Management response:

We're thrilled you made us a stop when you were road tripping through Florida. What's even better is knowing that you enjoyed your experience here so much. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your road trip! Best, -The Traders Team More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traders on Sanibel us very special for locals and a treat for tourists. Lunch or dinner will always be great without exception. The soups, salads, sandwiches and we'll just everything on the menu is great, but what sets them apart is their consistency and their exceptional fish dishes. There are always several fish specials from local grouper and gulf shrimp... More 

Thank Sanibeleatsout
Management response:

Consistency is key in the restaurant industry, and it's an honor to know you've found our place to be a staple in Sanibel. Thanks for writing us a review -- we hope you'll be back to see us again soon. All the best, -The Traders Team 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, Gluten Free, Seafood, 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
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?