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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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“veal meatloaf” (24 reviews)
“sea bass” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (94 reviews)
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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 yesterday

We were referred to Trader's by some locals we met at another establishment. We had a great time at their happy hour and the food was awesome and a great value. We visit Sanibel frequently and will definitely add Trader's to our Best of list!

Thank Joncarl335
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Live music in bar area Thursday thru Saturday. Crabmeat stuffed shrimp and lobster ravioli are awesome! We eat here every time we are in the island. Gift shop had everything from Christmas decorations to clothing. Something for everyone. Service and drinks were great too!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been here a couple of times when visiting friends on the Island. Nice relaxed unpretentious place serving good quality food at reasonable prices. The Macadamia encrusted Gouper, Scallops and Parmesan crusted Chilean seabass are all must trys.

Thank Nigel O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very special restaurant with wonderful fresh food. My friend had the pesto pasta with shrimp. I had the seafood salad. Both were excellent. Everything about this restaurant is top notch. Happy Hour here is the best on the island. Don’t miss it!

Thank legendstennis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice ambiance. Piano player accompanied dinner. Wait staff attentive. I had the spinach, grilled, portobello salad (small portion). Portobello seasoned nicely. Great salad. My husband had the stuffed shrimp special. He said the crab meat stuffing was delicious, but the shrimp was a little...More

Thank katieroc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trader's is a wonderful restaurant. Very nice. Good staff. Excellent food. This is a more upscale restaurant and well worth the time and money.

Thank nancym290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been quite a while since I was actually there, but I recall that the food was pretty good and the atmosphere was great. We sat and had a drink at the bar first, and that was nice too. We were there on New Year's...More

Thank zipt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Traders , always great food , service and music with Danny Morgan. Lots of locals around the bar and the nightly specials are wonderful.

1  Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To get a quality dinner this is the place to go too. We had great service, and a top notch meal. You cannot miss at this fine establishment. Plus a great variety of entrees.

Thank James L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a scratch kitchen and one of the nicer restaurants on Sanibel. When dining another year Willard Scott of NBC was seated at the next table, and people just had to have their picture with him. This is a place for a wonderful meal.

Thank bigrunsaturday
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Questions & Answers
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
4 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, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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