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Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

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1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-7242
11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came, basically to see Danny Morgan, who is a family legend. We walked in to a beaming Danny who recognized my mother and quickly changed the set list to play the song that my parents always loved dancing to. It was very touching and special. The meal was also quite good! I enjoyed the roasted garlic and goat cheese... More 

Thank Mark H
Galesburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great grouper sandwich. Great service. The menu has a lot of choices. My friend had the quiche special and salad and said it was great also.

Thank McMomn
Cornwall, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a popular spot for both tourists and locals, for the most part deservedly so. Its menu is large and interesting, and the quality of most dishes is excellent. Service is friendly and well paced. It gets only an average rating here because of ambiance. The room is large with lots of hard surfaces and the noise can rise... More 

Thank elfhill
Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place looked interesting and the traffic was horrendous on Periwinkle. So, I pulled in and tried it. I ordered a grouper sandwich that was absolutely wonderful. It has no fishy taste! It must have been fresh. My wife had a chicken sandwich that did not rate as highly. Overall, it is a worth a second visit.

Thank Byron B
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we arrived without a reservation a little after 6 PM we were surprised to find that our best seating option was in the bar.I had the baby back ribs and my wife had the meatball with linguine. We both thought the food was wonderful, but the portions were so large that we each came home with enough for a... More 

Thank zippo46
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at Traders every time we visit Sanibel Island for 25 years. It always gives us a delicious dinner with excellent service as well.

Thank timetravel0r
Management response:

Wow, knowing that you've continued to enjoy a meal with us these last 25 years speaks volumes -- and we're thrilled to hear it! What's more, it's a treat to know that service has always been a hit -- thank you! Until next time, -The Traders Team More 

Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant in Sanibel on our last night of vacation. We were a little taken back by the prices, however, our food and service was excellent. Would recommend!!!

Thank Robin N
Management response:

We're so glad you found us, Robin, and that you so enjoyed our food and service. What's more, thanks so much for recommending us to others. We hope that means we'll see you again the next time you're in Sanibel! Until then, -The Traders Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly decent food although you certainly pay a premium being on the island. The service was good, atmosphere was pleasant!

Thank Craig H
Management response:

Thanks so much for dining with us, Craig! We hope the quality and freshness of your food made the cost worth it, and we're happy to hear that our team took great care of you. We really appreciate the feedback, and we hope to see you again sometime. All the best, -The Traders Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been fortunate enough to visit Traders 3 times in the past 3 months and it is always a great experience. Their specials are my go-to...though the menu is very good as well. They take reservations which is important to me. Try any of their fish or shrimp specials and you won't be disappointed. When I'm "fished out" I take... More 

Thank MUFanMilwaukee
Management response:

Thanks for making a point to come back and see us -- it's probably the best compliment we could get! We love hearing how much you've enjoyed our seafood options, and it's wonderful to know that the filet and ribs provide a nice chance of pace. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, -The Traders Team More 

Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at many nice restaurants on the island but always come back to Traders. They have happy hour until 6:00 and a light menu that you can not beat. The regular menu is extensive offering fresh fish, steak, salads and all presented with a flair. They easily accommodate special requests. The hot bread is the best. Staff are... More 

Thank Robin G
Management response:

It's wonderful to know that you always end up making your way back to us, Robin! We're always up for doing whatever we can to accommodate our guests, and we're glad you've always found plenty of great options on our menu. Thanks for making us a regular island stop, and we're looking forward to your next visit. All the best,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-7242
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?