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“Sanibel Surprise”

Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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!
Flanders, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Sanibel Surprise”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Expecting mostly fast food on Sanibel Island, Traders was a welcome surprise. Excellent selection of very well prepared food and friendly and fast service. Make a reservation as it really packs up in the winter months but if you are fussy about what you eat this is your restaurant on Sanibel.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Wife and I had the grilled Grouper sandwich for lunch, very tasty! Good service and a good beer selection!

Visited January 2013
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Excellent food, had the Parmesan encrusted sea bass--awesome, scallops were melt in your mouth good. Great service, we had a high top table near the door--great people watching, quite an eclectic crowd. Anything goes as far as dress--we were in jeans, there were people dressed business casual and a few in cocktail attire. It's loud, but not to the point of it being difficult to hear your partner. As for decor, the restaurant doesn't know what it wants to be: it was a combination of exposed industrial air ducts, old tile floor, barn wood walls, some antiques and some kitschy stuff from the attached gift shop. This did not detract at all from the fabulous food.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sullivan, IL
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous dinner!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We met some friends here for dinner while visiting recently. This was our first time at Traders Cafe but most definitely won't be our last. My husband and I both had the scallop special, and we'd never seen such huge scallops before. They were excellently prepared and the entire meal was wonderful. The service was very attentive and the atmosphere was friendly and casual. Looking forward to our next trip and hopefully more great seafood.

  • Visited January 2013
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great service. Excellent menu. Convenient parking. It feels open and airy. Wonderful food. We almost went back for dinner, but wanted to experience the other options that Sanibel offers.

Visited January 2013
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