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“Early Dinner”

Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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!
Burlington, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Early Dinner”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had an early dinner off the lite menu this evening and everything was pretty good. Our server, who was also the bartender, was excellent, and the hostess was very friendly. I had the seared tuna, my wife had the kobe burger, and my three year old ordered a hamburger but was more focused on making sure the whole restaurant heard to her singing while she colored. Got away with four draft beers and all this for a little over $40.

  • Visited May 2013
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Huntsville, Alabama
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30 reviews
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“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We visited Traders Store and Cafe on 04 Apr 2013. Our party consisted of a party of two couples. Ramon was our waiter and his recommendations were spot on. He provided excellent and attentive service. We also had a lot of fun with him on various subjects. My wife had a cup gumbo for an appetizer and the mahi mahi as her entrée. I opted for a cup of gumbo, a small Caesar salad and the crab cakes and scallop appetizers for my meal as I have often done before. One nice touch on their menu is they offer a cup and bowl of soup similar to other restaurants, but they also offer small and large salads which offers greater flexibility to the customer. All items were excellent and the fish and scallops were perfectly cooked – so tired of dry fish and rubbery scallops many so called excellent restaurants serve. Because of the large open structure of the dining room it was noisy. It was distracting but not greatly detrimental to the meal enjoyment. The bill for my wife and me was $62 plus tip. The food and service make this restaurant a definite “do over” the next time we are on Sanibel Island. Make reservations early.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank oldcrow117
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
751 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Freshest grouper anywhere”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Love the blackened grouper sandwich. We stopped in for a bite of lunch and the bartender recommended the grouper. He told us it was freshly caught that morning. We split the sandwich and ate every last bite. It was delicious. The environment is top notch too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank terri E
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Southington, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Island Gem”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We, our vacationing family of 7 and an infant, ate at Traders on April 18, 2013. My grandson hits the sack early, so we arrived there at 5:30, with reservations made long before our vacation. I can only say one thing about Traders....WONDERFUL!! The food choices were both familiar and unique, all impressively prepared, served by prompt and efficient staff, and value was consistent with cost. We ate in restaurants all 7 nights of our stay, and they ranged from good, to very good, to excellent. Traders was one of the 2 excellent restaurants, and if our vacation was longer, we'd have gone back again. If you're on the island and want a terrific meal in a friendly/classy atmosphere with outstanding service, give this place a shot.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“We'll be back!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have lived in this area for years and have driven past this location many times, but it wasn't until a friend who was here on vacation suggested Traders for dinner that we went. What a great place! Great menu, quality of the food was wonderful and the great service made it complete. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that the dining area was very loud. We were a party of six and had a hard time enjoying conversation.

  • Visited April 2013
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