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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Westfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 

Sanibel Island, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine at Traders often. The food is always very good. There is a new menu. The wait staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. This night Danny Morgan was the entertainment. He and his group are outstanding making it worth a special trip.

Thank cjramseth
Management response:

Thanks so much for being a regular -- we really appreciate your continued support! We're happy to hear that our food and service is always on point, and we're glad the live entertainment added to your overall experience -- we're lucky to have such talented people available to us! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, -The Traders... More 

Orland, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my family here on night after a failed attempt at the Lazy Flamingo. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and lobster ravioli and it was PERFECT! Nice environment too.

Thank BrandonMase
Management response:

Thanks so much for bring the family in, Brandon! We're glad the crab-stuffed shrimp and lobster ravioli were such a hit, and we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Hope to see you again sometime soon! All the best, -The Traders Team More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined at Traders many times over the years...the food is consistently good. The menu doesn't change much, but there are always a number of specials available. Traders accommodates families very well. My kids love the mussels...it is one of the restaurants where they have learned to try new things. The kids love drawing on the tables and visiting... More 

Thank acmomofthree
Management response:

It means a lot to know that you've been by multiple times over the years and that you and your family have always enjoyed a meal with us. What's more, we love that your kids have grown to be more adventurous eaters and that they're fans of the mussels dish. We really can't wait to have you all by again!... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend that has worked on Sanibel, for years and years in the hospitality industry, suggested this one for us. We're we ever pleased! It's a pleasant atmosphere... very casual and lodgelike, but white linen table cloths and 5 star dining and service. It's a bit pricey, but we don't mind paying for a great meal. We DO mind paying... More 

Thank Melissa P
Management response:

It's always great to see you here, Melissa, and we're just as happy that you found us. What's more, it means a lot to know that a meal with us has always been memorable and that you're such a fan of our tri-color lobster ravioli. We can't wait to have you all by again for another meal! Until then, -The... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local place and is excellent. We were told it is the place to go for lunch or dinner. Lunch was outstanding..

Thank Bob M
Management response:

Bob, so glad you decided to drop by for lunch and that you enjoyed everything. We hope to have you in again for another meal! Thanks, -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
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?