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“still the best---”

Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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!
Delmar, New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“still the best---”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

By far the best place to eat on the island. Extensive menu, tasty well prepared meals, especially the sea food. The service is friendly with out being obtrusive and the deserts, if you get that far, are worth taking on. Always a throughly enjoyable experience. The only drawback is that it can be quite noisy especially after happy hour and when the music starts.

  • Visited March 2014
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Oakville, Canada
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“great value if you come at happy hour”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

went at happy hour (2 for 1 drafts and house wine) plates were good size for happy hour and the food was fantastic. why all restaurants on Sanibel can not get it right the way Traders does is beyond me. This is the place to go (dinner however is overpriced - go at happy hour)

Visited March 2014
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Amherst, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Something4every1”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

As a long time vegetarian I was super impressed with the grilled veggie stack on salad. Wonderful atmosphere, great service and wonderful gift shop with artisan works. I would highly recommend this restaurant to vegetarians and non vegetarians alike.

Visited March 2014
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indianapolis, IN
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“What a wonderful experience!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is an exceptional restaurant in every way. We decided that we wanted to go to Traders for dinner on our last day of vacation. We did not realize how popular it is. We called at 4pm and found out the only reservations available were at 5pm or 8:30pm. Neither of those choices worked for us, but the woman on the phone said we were welcome to come in and have a drink at the bar and see if anyone did not show for their reservation. We did this although we knew it was unlikely we would get seated. The hostess was so kind and helpful. She was able to shuffle some things around and get us seated after we had waited about a half hour. Our waitress, Farah, was very knowledgeable and efficient. Our food came very quickly and was absolutely fantastic! I cannot say enough about the quality of the service and the food. Don't miss this experience--but plan ahead!

Visited March 2014
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sanibel Florida Eats”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We made a reservation for this place also. It holds quite a few people and the tables are spread out so you don't feel like your on top of anyone else. It's not a cheap place for dinner. I had the stuffed shrimp which was excellent. Great variety of wine also.

  • Visited February 2014
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