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“Large, noisy, but good”
Review of Traders

Traders
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At Traders Restaurant on Sanibel, 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!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large restaurant with a large, imposing ramp in the front. All parking is by valet in season, which is useful, given the heavy tourist trade. The menu is very varied and you can go light or heavy, or a mixture of the two, or salads or sandwiches. The Macademia encrusted sea bass is a tasty option, but the salmon wasn't the greatest. Service was good, but the restaurant is generally packed at night and quite noisy. It's somewhat expensive, in the fine dining category.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to this restaurant for the past 12 yrs approximately & it has never ever disappointed! Chef Mike`s recipe`s are awesome! That is what makes it such a pleasure to eat there. Valet parking makes it easier also, since it can get busy during high season.

Thank JMBH
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

When good very good, when bad raid the fridge when you get home. Good luck. Treated as a vacation person they may never see again and they don't care.

Thank linpc
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor’s recommendation my wife and I went to Traders. It was so good we went back the next night.

Their happy hour specials and ‘Lighter Fare’ menu were great. And don’t let the ‘Lighter Fare’ title throw you. It’s delicious and a full meal.

The Grouper Tacos is what I had both nights. Outstanding! Get the grouper blackened. Served with fresh made black beans and rice. So good!

My wife had the stuffed Portobello the first night. And absolutely loved it! The second night she had the Shrimp Cocktail (Shrimp Avocado Stack as she said it should be called) and she said it was ‘fresh, cool and delicious.’

The 2 for 1 drinks during Happy Hour is an added treat. And the ladies who work in the bar so very friendly.

Do yourself a favor, get off the beach a little early and get to Traders for Happy Hour.

Thank WorldWideWaunderer
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I really like the grouper Po boy here. Lots of great grouper on a great roll. So fresh and delicious. Also the chicken quesadilla is very good. The pasta side Is delish. The rice and beans are very tasty. Service excellent Xavier was the server. Very good ! If you are on the island looking for a great grouper sandwich one here

Thank ms.go-go
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