Traders

We went to Traders for lunch on November 1, 2016.  It was not busy and we were seated at a nice table near a window.  The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and our wait person was extremely helpful telling us about the menu and specials.  I do not remember her name but she is from PA.

For an appetizer we both chose soup.  I picked the Sun dried tomato basil bisque.  It was fabulous!  Very very good.  Jeff had the Fresh Florida gumbo which he really liked a lot as well.  I did not like this one as much maybe because there was rice in it.

Sun dried tomato basil bisque   

Sun dried tomato basil bisque

 

Fresh Florida gumbo

Fresh Florida gumbo

For our main courses we had the Crab and spinach quiche which was one of the specials of the day.  I liked it a lot..... very flavorful.  Jeff had the Blackened grouper tacos with black beans.  The tacos had a nice spice which he enjoyed.

Crab, spinach quiche

Crab, spinach quiche

Blackened grouper tacos with black beans

Blackened grouper tacos with black beans

We were full after this meal so decided to pass on the desserts.  One more fun fact about Traders is that they have a VERY nice unique gift shop attached.  There were several items I was interested in purchasing as the holidays are right around the corner!  We will be back to Traders for sure.

Gramma Dots

We have wanted to try Gramma Dots for a long time and finally had the opportunity to eat lunch there.  It was a beautiful late October afternoon at the Sanibel Marina, where Gramma Dots is located.  We were able to comfortably sit outside and enjoy the marina.

We started by ordering the Sampler Platter as our appetizer.  It had large coconut shrimp, Crab Meatballs, and Fried Oysters.  They came with 3 different dipping sauces.  We both loved all three choices.  I especially enjoyed the Crab Meatballs.  They reminded me of a crab cake, just shaped like a meatball.

For our entrees we ordered the Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich and the Coconut Curried Lobster Salad.  I thought the sandwich was rather bland and wished I had ordered the Grouper Sandwich.  The chips were very good though.  

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich

The Lobster Salad was similar to a chicken salad you could put on a roll.  It came with a roll so that was what we did.  It says "curried" but there was no heat to it al all.  It had a good taste but not spicy like we expected.  The fresh fruit was good.

Coconut Curried Lobster Salad

Coconut Curried Lobster Salad

Last but not least, we ordered the Key Lime Pie to go.  We love Key Lime Pie and this one did not disappoint!  VERY good!  I would go back to Gramma Dots just for that!

Timbers

On Oct. 31st we went to Timbers for dinner.  We had been there about 7 years ago and really enjoyed it.  It is a Seafood/Steak restaurant.  We were seated immediately at a very nice comfortable booth.  The wait staff was very attentive and brought water and delicious oatmeal molasses bread right away, took our drink orders and informed us of the Specials.  We ordered the crab meat bisque as an appetizer and it was awesome!

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We ordered the local Red Grouper (blackened) with the Thai chili sauce and the Sauteed Crab cakes for our entrees.

Both meals were very good as were the sides we selected to go along with it.  This is a very cozy restaurant with great atmosphere.  We would go back again.