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Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
+1 239-472-7242
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traders is a great place to have a nice dinner, the food was some of the best we had on the Island. The service was very good, our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. They also have a shop inside Traders with a variety of...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu has all of the fish you could ask for. Most of it is locally sourced. I had the snapper and it was cooked perfectly, tender and succulent. The drinks are very good also and lend an island flare to your meal. Décor is...More

Thank Judey2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Sanibel every year and Traders is always on the list of "must visit" restaurants. It is my favorite, but unfortunately I can't go here with my wife because she has a gluten allergy and she has a bad reaction to the food every...More

1  Thank PEK5556
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely awesome. Wonderful appetizers and wonderful crab bisque. A must try! Excellent beer selection. The chef choices are wonderful. You must try this place!

Thank J. Scott L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of 5 with different entrees for all. All were reported very good to excellent. I tasted the clam chowder and it was outstanding. I had the seafood gumbo and it was delicious with plenty to take home. The service was over the top and...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family ate here for dinner late one evening. The service was good and the food was just a bit above average. I had the grouper tacos which were decent.

Thank Brandon0072
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have dinner here with another family after it was recommended by the bait and tackle shop across the street. Nice atmosphere, very busy. Hostess was pleasant and we were seated after a short wait. Nice selection of seafood entrees on the menu. The...More

4  Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to Sanibel for over a decade, and have probably visited Traders every year. I recently re-read my review from eight years ago and was surprised by how similar our experience was this year, including the food choices. And while there's something to...More

Thank NewEnglandDave
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have been to this restaurant several times and have experienced great food and service every time . We had the grouper and it was prepared perfectly. Fabulous deserts. There also had live music and great drinks

Thank LFA11111
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We eat at Traders every time we visit the island. Their specials are always unique and different, their steaks are perfectly cooked. We have never had a bad meal, and the service is outstanding. The waitresses and waiters make it a point to be well...More

Thank Mikeandlauratravel
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Questions & Answers
15 June 2017|
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Response from mike p | Property representative |
Yes we do accept reservations this time of year is our offseason so we will find a place for you so it's not absolutely necessary but it is helpful
17 February 2017|
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Response from OnBehalfOf | Property representative |
We don't have a private room but we can easily accommodate 35-40 people. We've had many rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business luncheons, and other events
3 December 2016|
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Response from mike p | Property representative |
yes the gift certificates are good for purchases in the store or the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
  • 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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