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Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Anticipated a quiet dinner out. Food was very tasty and hot. Service very respectful and prompt. Reservations were helpful. The “quiet” part of our dinner didn’t quite meet our expectations and the setting had a rustic feel — but we had a great evening out...More

Thank J. David Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just finished a wonderful meal at Traders. I ordered the baby greens salad with toasted pecans, Gorgonzola and a wonderful raspberry vinaigrette dressing. It was marvelous. My companion ordered the Caesar salad which was also delicious and perfectly prepared. For my entrée I ordered...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to sanibel for many years. We decided to eat here as we saw that Danny Morgan was playing and the ratings seemed high. Not disappointed at all. Our waiter Kris was very knowledgeable on what was being served as specials and also...More

Thank Sanibel84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our go-to places on the Island. The nightly featured menu items are unique and delicious. The service is first class and they give your a good pour on drinks and wine. The entertainment is good and fan friendly. Only downside is one of...More

Thank Sedenia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Sanibel a number of times but hadn’t tried Traders. Smaller portions during the 3-6 menu were perfect. Good service. Meals included ribs and salad - both were good. We will go back in the next trip.

Thank Dale K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traders has been our go to restaurant on the island. When I called to push back our dinner reservation I was greeted with attitude and we had to change from 6 to 8PM. When we showed up there were many empty tables... the kids were...More

Thank carrie9678
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John and I enjoyed the most delicious meal at Traders Gulf Coast Grill. We were celebrating 22 years of marriage. It was our first visit and we could not have been happier. The food was superb, the atmosphere was pleasant, our waiter was personable and...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate there on 11/20/2017 (Monday Thanksgiving week). We walked up without a reservation and had to wait a half hour or so for a table, but we were able to sit at the bar for part of that, and we browsed...More

Thank zipt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Trader's 11/20/2017 (Thanksgiving week). Still a nice space and ambiance, comfortable but elegant. We sat a a little bar area set up looking into the kitchen, which wasn't ideal but we walked up without reservations at 7pm, so, fair enough. However, we...More

Thank zipt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to Sanibel, and our third meal at Traders. Not only has this place has never remotely disappointed us, but we have all three times been wowed with the taste of the food, the portions, and the service. We have generally...More

Thank yvrkids
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10 December 2017|
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Response from OnBehalfOf | Property representative |
Hi, it's on Traders' Facebook page under Lite Fare and Bar Menu.
16 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
18 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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