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“Fine food and service at this bistro” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, 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!
cleveland, oh
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fine food and service at this bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

After several visits, I am always satisfied with the experience at Traders. Friendly staff and good food--particularly the seafood offerings. The value is excellent.

Visited January 2014
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Delmar, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“still the best---”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“great value if you come at happy hour”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Something4every1”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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265 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“What a wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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