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Traders Restaurant Review

Trader's Restaurant on Sanibel Island

One of the most unique dining experiences on the island. Located in an actual store, the ambiance is very spacious and open. The food is above the cut and the service is attentive. Serving local fresh seafood dishes, steaks and wonderful pasta entrees. Desserts are great!

This is one of our favorite places to eat. The service is always good and the food unique. The ice tea is especially good. The specials are always a good bet.
They serve some of the best bread on the island. It is served hot and the bread is soft and flavorful. It comes with a dipping sauce of oil and herbs. It is very good, we always ask for more!

Last time we ate at Traders I got an incredible pasta dish. It was one of the specials of the evening so I can't remember the name. It came with four pasta stuffed raviolis, a wonderful sauce and about five shrimp. It was so flavorful, I ate every bite! Fred chose the Lolli-Pop Pork Chop which he enjoyed. The Asian BBQ sauce really made that dish especially tasty.


Susan's Meal


More recently we dined again at Traders and had another fabulous meal. I got the filet mignon with grilled shrimp and portobello mushroom. The steak was cooked to perfection. The entire dish was mouth watering.


Fred began his meal with a chicken dumpling soup. It was five star. So flavorful, I wish I had some right now (he let me have a bite!). Fred's main dish was the baby-back ribs. Fred stated these are the best ribs he's ever had anywhere. He said the BBQ sauce is unique and the ribs always have a lot of meat on them.


We are never disappointed eating at this unique restaurant. Our service was excellent and very friendly.

Susan at Traders Restaurant on Sanibel Island

Traders has a large and accessible parking lot. The restaurant sits off the street, behind a thick row of trees, making the building a little difficult to spot. We drove in the first time and were surprised to find this large white building, built up off the ground with a large staircase in front. The signage on the street should enable you to easily locate the restaurant.

Prices range from $8.00 to $25.00. Traders is now open for lunch. Happy Hour is 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. serving cocktails, fine wines and select beers. Nice bar area. Musical Entertainment on selected nights. Located at 1551 Periwinkle Way. Phone: 239-472-7242. Reservations recommended.

SUSAN RATING: *****

Rating System

***** Five stars outstanding
**** Four stars great
*** Three stars good
** Two stars ok
* One star Donít Do It!

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