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“Quality meal and service”
Review of Traders

Traders
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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

Another of the quality meals we had during our stay in the area. Service was good, and the meal was a very high quality. We had reservations, and I can see where you need them on a weekend night.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank JBretteD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends familiar with the island. Good menu, good food, good wine … good time ! Will go back again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Cymru1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have never had a bad meal at Traders. The food is made by an excellent chef. The stuffed lobster ravioli accompanied with stuffed shrimp was excellent as well as spinach salad with large sliced portabella mushrooms.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank thestonecutter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a couple of years since we've been to Traders, but this very nice experience there made us wish we had been going there more often. We were seated quickly in the lovely dining room, had warm and gracious service, and chose some delightful entrees from a very appealing menu. I had the shrimp & grits selection, which was by far the best rendition of shrimp & grits I've ever had! My wife had the salmon and also loved it. Afterwards we shopped in their very enticing little gift store and found a book and a decorative item that we couldn't live without. We really enjoyed our meal at Traders and hope we'll be able to return again soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank abqsage
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had made prior reservations for this restaurant and then decided to take our chances on arriving 30 minutes earlier........no problem!

We TOTALLY lucked out with getting Brenda as our server....she proved to be the savior of the night.........stay tuned for that info!

We were both very happy with our entrees........the filet mignon was prepared perfectly to my medium-rare request and the garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, & carrots/green bean combo were all wonderful. My spouse was equally happy with his Scallops with Lobster Ravioli.

At 7:15, we had asked Brenda about the music that was supposed to have started at 7. That was the one reason why we had decided to dine here. Her response was that the music should be beginning soon........the musician usually started later than advertised (this was a fact that was again confirmed by the hostesses). We don't get it...........the music is supposed to start at a certain time and he usually starts later than scheduled????? Duh, time to find another musician!!!!

We decided to stay for the music....and here is when Brenda became the savior. During dinner, I had asked her if the bar had Fireball Whiskey.........she said that it did. When my spouse went to the bar to order it, though, he was told that they didn't carry it. Voila! Brenda intercepted.......... found it in a refrigerator and came to the rescue! So if you want a server who is looking out for you, Brenda is the one you want!

Another kudos to Traders.......we noticed that the hostesses were continually cleaning the plastic-coated menus that were being returned to their station. We asked them about it and were told that, because of the continual flu issues, they decided to get rid of their paper menus (a never-ending source of germs) and adopt the plastic-covered ones that they could sanitize after each patron's use.............SMART! Thank you for that!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank LivinglifeinPA
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