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“A Great Find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We dined at Traders on a Friday evening in October without reservations. They very graciously seated us at a nice table in the restaurant away from the gift shop when we asked for a different table than one the hostess had planned to seat us. The wait staff was prompt and attentive, memorizing the specials for the evening which were extensive and detailed.
After placing our order, the wait was moderate. I had a filet mignon with Gorgonzola cheese and a grilled portobella mushroom which was mouth watering. Others at our table enjoyed salmon encrusted with horseradish and grilled fresh snapper. Each plate was gracefully plated with sides of asparagus, creamed fresh spinach and something else I don't recall.
After enjoying this wonderful meal, we spent some time in the gift shop where we were surprised to find more than the casual knickknack and souvenir. The shop offered unique jewelry and accessories in a Florida beach style.
Timbers is a step above the usual restaurant in decor, service and menu offerings. We definitely enjoyed our evening and will return again.

  • Visited October 2011
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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Food...Pricey...But You Get What You Pay For!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

During our many trips to Sanibel, we had yet to try Trader's. This trip, we made sure to visit and we were not at all displeased. I ordered the encrusted Chilean Sea Bass and my wife had the snapper. Both meals were very well prepared. Having had Sea Bass last in San Francisco, Traders' version let SF in the dust. The sea bass was flaky, very tasty and surrounded by spaghetti squash and creamed spinach (which were excellent). My wife's snapper was very well prepared, and very tasty. There was plenty of food to go around, which made the prices a bit better to swallow.

All in all, the food was excellent...pricey but hey you ARE on Sanibel.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place, decent food but wasn't blown away.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

Kind of a cool place with a nice bar and live music. Service was pretty good. The food was just ok. Not bad but nothing I would say you really need to go out of your way for. Entree's we're big portioned though everything was drowning in sauce. We didn't do dessert but they sounded good. Worth giving a shot but keep your expectations mid range.

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“Went for lunch and had to go back for dinner, it is that good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Very nice restaurant. First time we went to lunch just to check it out and love it so much we came back the next night for dinner and was even more impressed. Serve is first class. Might be the best restaurant on the island.

Visited October 2011
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Naples, Florida
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“Good food but atmosphere is lacking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

We loved the food here but the place was so large and the ceiling was so high that there was very little ambiance. Order the crusted sea bass from the specials menu and you won't be disappointed.

Visited October 2011
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