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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My favorite beach partner and I had dinner at Traders last week for our last night on Sanibel. It was the perfect place to celebrate a great week of sunny weather, beaches, shelling and sight seeing. I had the seared scallops with lobster ravioli. OMG, so good!! My friend had the seafood special and her eyes rolled back in her... More 

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Califon, New Jersey, United States
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat and shop. The service is always amazing and the food is great. I had the Scallops and then the Steak both were great. Drinks are also good. Definitely stop in here.

Thank Dfluke
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Sanibel three times in three years. Traders always makes the list of must eat spots. Food is creative and well done. Service is friendly and attentive. As a bonus, their gift shop is a must do, also. So many creative jewlery artists, with a wide rqnge of prices. Always find something to take home.

Thank klikesfins
Newark, Ohio
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thought it was good for as many people that were in the parking lot but it was very fancy which can be okay but in this case it was just very expensive $14 for a small burger that wasn't that great and the service was slow.

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Sanibel Island
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The perfect spot for an after-the-beach cocktail, an after work small plate, or an incredible dinner. Waiting for your friends? Check out the unique gift shop where you'll find great treasures for yourself and souvenirs for your friends at home. Salads, seafood, coffee,etc. You will come back!

Thank Cathy C
Management response:

We love that you enjoyed everything from our drinks to our food, Cathy, and that you're also a fan of our gift shop -- thank you! We hope that means you'll be by again soon. Until then, -The Traders Team More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at Traders . The macadamia encrusted grouper w Thai peanut sauce was delicious . Other entrees included grilled mahi-mahi . New York strip steak and beef ribs . The food is consistent and the service is very good . The meal starts w delicious bread w olive oil & spices . Everything was great, but we did not... More 

Thank Tina W
Management response:

It's always great to have you here for a meal, Tina, and we're so glad that you enjoyed the macadamia encrusted grouper and our fresh bread. We can't wait to have y'all by again! Thanks, -The Traders Team More 

St. George, Utah
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here a couple of nights ago. The parking lot was packed and we anticipated great food. Their ahi appetizer was 5 stars and absolutely prepared to perfection. I ordered the grouper and was just alright. It is prepared with curry and I'm not a big fan. The ambience is that of a cafeteria, paper tablecloths. The service is... More 

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Management response:

We're happy to hear the service and ahi were so impressive, thank you for your kind words! Not quite sure which entree you had though. Perhaps you had the Mahi served with the red curry sauce. We hope we'll have the chance to welcome you in again someday -- we'd love the opportunity to find an entree that you'll enjoy... More 

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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169 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first fall 2016 return to one of our favorites in SI. Shoulder season , so was not packed, with people waiting on the porch. Very relaxed atmosphere now, hustle/ bustle will pick up as more snow birds return for the season. No entertainment yet during the week, we always Danny Morgan's music during the season. The food was great;... More 

Thank WHR8
Management response:

Thanks for stopping by again! We're so glad that you enjoyed the crab and spinach stuffed prawns and that your wife was a fan of her lobster ravioli. Our entertainment nights are Tuesday thru Thursday with Danny Morgan on both Tuesday and Thursday and Chris Workman on Wednesday - hope to see you both again soon! Thanks, -The Traders Team More 

Tampa, Florida
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about the happy hour on tripadvisor and we actually came here twice but just for drinks. We thought their happy hour appetizer list was a bit expensive but their drinks were good. All the people working here were amazing though....attentive, smiling and just all around pleasant to be around. We would definitely return on our next trip to Sanibel.

Thank FoodieFoodies
Management response:

We're so glad that you enjoyed our happy hour drinks and service, and we can't wait to have you both back! We hope next time you'll give our food a try, too, as we're sure you'll love it. Thanks, and until then! -The Traders Team More 

Jenison, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are numerous choices of top rated restaurants on Sanibel Island. For the most part you couldn't go wrong trying any one of them. But, after personally eating at several of the highly recommended establishments recently, my favorite was Traders. The atmosphere and decor were top notch. More open than some of the other places, but still very comfortable. Maybe... More 

Thank RevRay1212
Management response:

Wow, Ray, we are thrilled that you so enjoyed your steak meal here, so much so that we're now a Sanibel favorite of yours! What's more, it's great to know that you were a fan of our island vibe and that everyone else in your party had a great time, too. We really can't wait to have you all by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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