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“One of our best meals”

Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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!
Okemos, Michigan
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of our best meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Kid-friendly, pricey, but great food. Our server was quite good also. I had a blackened scallop appetizer, which was excellent, and the horseradish crusted salmon--also quite good.

Visited November 2012
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NJ
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“Best on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

This our first choice after 15yrs here--the chef knows how to make great sauces and seasoning--good fish and meat--we've never had a poor meal here--great service also

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State College, Pennsylvania
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Food Worth The Wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

The food at Traders is excellent; that is the bottom line. Tonight the quality of the food had to cover over some slight flaws, specifically, the amount of time it took for food to be delivered to us. Once the food was delivered, however, it was very good.

To start, I had the corn chowder, which was rich and full of flavor, with a bit of curry and a little spice, but not too much. My wife had the blackened scallops with with coconut, curry sauce, which was excellent.

We then moved on to the horseradish salmon and the macadamia encrusted grouper. Both dishes were excellent, with a little texture and full flavored toping covering very fresh, moist fish.

Kyle, our waiter, was very attentive and thoughtful, especially with our two young daughters. The space was eclectic, with an attached shop.

Traders is definitely one of the best restaurants on Sanibel Island and worth a visit.

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Bozeman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Friends who live here recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. We did NOT think it was pricey like other reviewers. Don't know where they've been dining but maybe need a reality check. We both ordered fish and it was terrific. Skip the creamed spinach tho.

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Maureen Phillips
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Found GREAT food on Sanibel Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is our 2nd trip to this amazing island in 2 years and we have found the food can be a bit hit or miss. Traders Cafe was terrific. Lovely setting, GREAT wait staff who really know the menu well. We had the scallops/pompano/gumbo/steak special and keylime pie. All were delicious and well prepared. The fish was fresh and the pasta with it was cooked perfectly. The scallops were sweet as can be. The steak was medium rare as requested. The kitchen really know what they are doing and obviously enjoy doing it. Will be back next year for sure. Don't miss this place!

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