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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%
Travellers talk about
“veal meatloaf” (24 reviews)
“sea bass” (69 reviews)
“scallops” (97 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed yesterday

Try the white gazpacho. There’s a Traders II now, which we checked out and it was just as good. They do a good job keeping the prices competitive and it was all good.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the best time and the food was absolutely amazing. I loved my order of white chevice to start and macadamia encrusted grouper for dinner. Fabulous service and liked the atmosphere a lot.

Thank inspectorforfun
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wife and I like to eat at Traders. Good food, drinks, pleasant wait staff and very efficient, also like the music and the adjacent gift store. Favorite is their veal meatloaf and bread selection.

Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch and food came out pretty slow. Shrimp were fresh on the Shrimp Thai salad. Adjacent store is pretty pricey.

Thank StCroixChick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was upbeat, service was excellent, we could reserve a table in advance which is a great plus, free valet parking, and the food was really good.

Thank donnakZ9244WO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family loved this restaurant. The sea bass is to die for! My husband and I loved it. We got it without the Parmesan crust. The crayons for the paper tablecloth gave us plenty of entertainment.

Thank Lakegirlindianapolis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to eat at Doc Fords. 1+ hour wait. called Traders ans told xome on down. showed up promptly seated. all the food was great. Grouper and the mahi mahi were excellent. highly recommended. Cant miss. well done.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been lucky enough to spend the last 42 Christmas holidays on Sanibel Island. I have seen many restaurants come and go but Traders is always outstanding. We recently hit their early dinner specials after a day at the beach. The food and service...More

Thank MIjudge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of six and were seated promptly and served by a very courteous and friendly waiter. The service was, as always, outstanding and the food was delicious. We ordered a variety of dishes, but the favorite for our group was the grouper,...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about Traders and read the TripAdvisor reviews. Husband wanted seafood, so we had our Christmas dinner out a day after Christmas. We were seated immediately. Warm bread with dipping oil was our first hint of a good meal to come. Our server took...More

Thank SoMuchToSeeOutThere
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Questions & Answers
Terry W
23 December 2017|
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Response from legendstennis | Reviewed this property |
Lots! Menu choices plus BOGO on certain drinks including House wine
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
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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, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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