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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Acme, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw a flyer for this place and decided to give it a try. When we ask for a kids menu the waitress brought it and said they didn't have anything fried like fries which is our sons favorite food. We ordered him the kids cheese burger and was surprised at the large size of it. It came with fresh... More 

Thank Karen S
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Traders has great food and a fun atmosphere with a gift shop attached. But the best thing is going to listen to Danny Morgan sing and play guitar. He's the best!

Thank fairmindedCincinnati
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

one of the best fine dining restaurants in Sanibel. great food, service and atmosphere. cute eclectic gift shop is attached. All the soup's are great, but try Mike's white gazpacho, (best soup ever), meatloaf, and the pasta's are great. great key lime pie, mud pie and if you're lucky, they will have bread pudding available. ask them to add caramel... More 

Thank sarah c
Management response:

Saying we're one of the best fine-dining restaurants around means the world to us, Sarah, and we're so happy you feel that way! What's more, it's really great to know that you've always enjoyed our white gazpacho and the bread pudding -- with added caramel sauce! We really can't wait to see you again soon. Until then, -The Traders Team More 

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163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a light lunch and it was happy hour. Had margaritas which were very good. Ordered barbecued ribs...just ordinary. Came with garlic mashed potatoes. They were whipped and tasty. Few veggies on the side.

Thank fishonMi
Management response:

Thanks for joining us for happy hour! While we're glad that you enjoyed our margaritas, we're sorry if the ribs were anything but extraordinary and if the dish was lacking veggies. We usually get great feedback on that dish, so we're disappointed but do appreciate you taking the time to let us know so we can fix that. All in... More 

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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even during the slow times of year, Traders is busy. Excellent food, real specials and a decent bar. They do have live music that can get loud, if you want to have a conversation over dinner sit away from the bar.

Thank Brian W
Management response:

We're all about providing yummy food and great service year round, Brian, so thanks for the wonderful feedback! We really can't wait to have you by again for another meal. Cheers, -The Traders Team More 

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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never disappointed. I had white gazpacho and shrimp and grits. Both were wonderful. Don't miss the white gazpacho. My wife had the mac crusted grouper which she also loved.

Thank VanVlietTraveler
Management response:

We're so happy that you and your wife have always enjoyed a meal with us and that the white gazpacho was such a hit for you. We can't wait to see y'all again! Until then, -The Traders Team More 

Mason, OH
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220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always know when we walk into traders we are going to get a fabulous meal. This was our last night in island and our dinner was wonderful. I had a go to, which is mac crusted grouper, the husband didn't regret forgoing fish for the pork chop and the kids liked their sea bass and ribs. As usual great... More 

Thank carrie9678
Management response:

It's always a pleasure to see you and your family here, and we're so glad that everyone enjoyed their last meal on the island with us. What's more, we love that you're such a fan of the macadamia encrusted grouper and that it's always been your go-to. We can't wait to serve it to you again the next time y'all... More 

Mount Desert, Maine
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188 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always had excellent food here and the guests with us last week said they had the best scallops ever. I had a pasta dish to die for. Great light sauces.

Thank JH928S4
Management response:

We're thrilled that you've always enjoyed your meal with us and that your guests found our scallops to be the best ever -- that means a lot! We can't wait to see y'all again soon. Cheers, -The Traders Team More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed several items on their menu at a recent trip to Sanibel. My son chose this restaurant to celebrate his 16th birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed the mahi with the mango salsa and yellow rice. Huge and perfectly prepared filet of very excellent fish. My wife and I split a wonderful 2 1/2 inch thick blackened sea bass with... More 

Thank blairah98
Management response:

It's such a treat to know that your son chose us to celebrate his 16th birthday and that y'all enjoyed everything from the Mahi to the sea bass and to the ribs -- thank you! We really hope that means you'll be by again for another family meal the next time you're in Sanibel. Until then, -The Traders Team More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family went to Traders twice for lunch during our week long stay on the island. We had a newborn with us so they accommodated us by seating us in a near the bar, but away from most of the customers. Our server(blond gal who was working the bar as well) couldn't have been more friendly. She remembered our orders... More 

Thank oliverlevitt
Management response:

It was a pleasure to have y'all dine with us for those lunches, and we're so glad that you were pleased with our friendly and attentive service. What's more, it's great that the grouper was such a hit -- thank you! Until you're next in Sanibel, -The Traders Team 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, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?