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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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Mason, OH
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always know when we walk into traders we are going to get a fabulous meal. This was our last night in island and our dinner was wonderful. I had a go to, which is mac crusted grouper, the husband didn't regret forgoing fish for the pork chop and the kids liked their sea bass and ribs. As usual great... More 

Thank carrie9678
Mount Desert, Maine
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188 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've always had excellent food here and the guests with us last week said they had the best scallops ever. I had a pasta dish to die for. Great light sauces.

Thank JH928S4
Palm Harbor, Florida
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed several items on their menu at a recent trip to Sanibel. My son chose this restaurant to celebrate his 16th birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed the mahi with the mango salsa and yellow rice. Huge and perfectly prepared filet of very excellent fish. My wife and I split a wonderful 2 1/2 inch thick blackened sea bass with... More 

Thank blairah98
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family went to Traders twice for lunch during our week long stay on the island. We had a newborn with us so they accommodated us by seating us in a near the bar, but away from most of the customers. Our server(blond gal who was working the bar as well) couldn't have been more friendly. She remembered our orders... More 

Thank oliverlevitt
Sanibel Island, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we want to really enjoy an evening with friends we go to Traders for outstanding food and excellent service. I've never had a meal that I did not like at Traders.

Thank howardbreen
Management response:

It's a treat to know you choose us for a night out with friends and that you've always enjoyed your meal. We can't wait to have you by again! Until then, -The Traders Team More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is one of the best restaurants on the island ( we ate there 3 times in 5 days). The service is top notch! Efficient, and friendly. We sat at the bar and had dinner one evening and Danielle the bartender was fantastic. We also were able to listen to live music while dining. I had shrimp on... More 

Thank Catherine B
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It means the world to us that y'all came by for a total of three meals while here on the island, and even better to know that we were your favorite place! What's more, we're so happy that you were pleased with our service, too. All in all, we hope that means you'll both be by again the next time... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a table right across from the busy kitchen which was fascinating and the food that came out of it was equally fab. Traders knows how to cook fish and it is fresh and tasty. Add a delicious margarita and excellent service and you have all the right ingredients for a good night out to share with friends. My only... More 

Thank Annie M
Management response:

We're so glad that you had fun watching the "show" from the kitchen, Annie, and that you enjoyed your fresh and tasty fish dish. What's more, it's great that the margarita was a highlight, too -- cheers! We hope to have you by again! -The Traders Team More 

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no complaints, food was very good. My husband and our friends were just too tired from a day of activities. Next time we will go we will give it our undivided attention. It is a beautiful resturant .

Thank Wendy M
Management response:

We're glad that everyone enjoyed our food, Wendy, and that there were no complaints. We can't wait for you all to be by again so that you can truly experience all that we have to offer. Until then, -The Traders Team More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose to come here for my birthday. It is our favorite restaurant in SANIBEL. Although there was a problem with my grouper not being full cooked, the manager took care of it and removed the price from our tab. Once reheated it was delicious. Lovely gift shop attached.

Thank rosieoh
Management response:

We're honored that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us, Rosieoh, and thrilled that we're your favorite restaurant in Sanibel. That said, we're sorry that the grouper was a bit undercooked the first time but we're so glad that you enjoyed it in the end. Thanks, and hope to see you again soon! -The Traders Team More 

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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought Traders Gulf Coast Grill was very good. They certainly know how to make fish. The staff is very good and knows their menu and specials. They were very attentive. Everything I had was delicious. They do have a gift shop that is quite nice but the restaurant stands alone.

Thank Nancy S
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Nancy, we're so happy to know you enjoyed your fish dish with us and that you were a fan of our gift shop, too! We hope that means we'll get to see you 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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?