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28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135
239-948-1313
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: You Can't Fake Fresh® - that's not just our tagline, it is the core value...
You Can't Fake Fresh® - that's not just our tagline, it is the core value of the family owned and operated Pinchers Crab Shacks.Fresh is everything to a seafood restaurant, especially ours, and we try our best to deliver fresh seafood to your table each and every visit. Local fishermen and crabbers leave our shores daily and guide their boats out into the Gulf of Mexico to fish on behalf of Pinchers. They return each night with the best that the Gulf has to offer. They bring this precious catch to us and are one of the primary reasons for our success.In 2007, we purchased the Island Crab Company on Pine Island to serve as a fresh seafood facility for our restaurants. By having our own local facility, we can deliver fresh fish and shellfish to the table faster and fresher – whether its Grouper, Blue Crab, Stone Crab or some of the wonderful fish that you'll see highlighted as specials of the day.Local Fisherman fish Local Waters for a Local Restaurant. You can't get a more Southwest Florida experience than that, and that's what we mean when we say – You Can't Fake Fresh®.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Such a relief to get served these fresh,fresh,ice cold, plump,raw delicious oysters after enduring the previous substandard oysters at another highly rated restaurant a few days ago. It was as if we both breathed a sigh of relief and a weight was lifted off our shoulders- we finally were being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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Bonita Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place- always a great meal and friendly service. We go for lunch every weekend and can usually get in & get out without a hassle. Love the boom boom and buffalo shrimp! Not in the mod for seafood? The best blackened chicken sandwich in town! Try it over berto's primavera. Don't forget some key lime pie. Florida... More 

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Thank laciunderall
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a relief to get served these fresh,fresh,ice cold, plump,raw delicious oysters after enduring the previous substandard oysters at another highly rated restaurant a few days ago. It was as if we both breathed a sigh of relief and a weight was lifted off our shoulders- we finally were being served fresh fresh seafood at a reasonable price. It's not... More 

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Thank jadednewyorker56
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a super cold evening our party of four and a baby decided to try Pinchers. They had large vertical heaters outside so we were never cold. The restaurant is bright and loud and casual. The staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating to our baby's needs. The crabby cheese dip is their specialty and it was outstanding.... More 

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Thank Torchwood19
Niskayuna, NY
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been big Pinchers fans for over 10 years and insist on eating there at least 2 or 3 times each visit, even if only for a few days visit. This trip we visited 3 times. Ordered blue crap clusters in butter, garlic and spices and some real fries. (12 crab clusters for $35 -enough for the 2 of... More 

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Thank PatraMM
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pincher's, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments regarding our Bonita location. We take all input from our customers very seriously as it helps us grow and improve our business. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best seafood around. If you're looking for a fun atmosphere and non pretentious place to eat, this is it.Fried oysters are the best, grilled pompano is also fabulous.Family friendly-animated atmosphere(Kinda loud, but fun) Berto, the manager keeps this place running smooth If you're looking for great seafood at a great price-stop here. 2 for 1 drinks... More 

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Thank GeorgiaTravelz
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Pinchers many times at different locations. Bonita's restaurant offers a nice outdoor dining area - with tvs to watch your favorite team. 2 for 1 drinks all day - split with a friend so your second beer won't get warm as they bring both drinks at once. Love their hot crab and cheese dip with chips - totally... More 

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Thank Michael W
Bonita Springs, Florida, Usa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Pinchers for the first time tonight. We were able to use their call 30 mins ahead for a spot. We dined outside and were so pleased with the menu and the atmosphere. All the employees were very friendly and very accommodating. We were celebrating my mother's birthday and had a wonderful time.

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Thank 370theresas
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pincher's, responded to this review

We are happy that your dining experience with us was a good one on this special night. Thank you for giving us a shot and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Loudon, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first place we go to when we arrive in Naples and usually visit several times more during our stay. This family owned and operated restaurant is hard to beat when it comes to fresh seafood in a casual, friendly dining environment. Make your favorite seafood choice from a large menu of appetizers or full meals served at... More 

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Thank tellicomarge
Alexandria Bay, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great seafood and beverages, waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. We would go there again for lunch

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Thank hudon2
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pincher's, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and support, and we hope to see you again soon! thanks More 

Peoria, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I went here with a group of five and all of us really enjoyed the meal. It took a little while to get seated and around half an hour for the entrees to arrive after we initially sat down but the food was very good. We all shared an appetizer of crab dip and chips before the meal that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: 239-948-1313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

You Can't Fake Fresh® - that's not just our tagline, it is the core value of the family owned and operated Pinchers Crab Shacks.Fresh is everything to a seafood restaurant, especially ours, and we try our best to deliver fresh seafood to your table each and every visit. Local fishermen and crabbers leave our shores daily and guide their boats out into the Gulf of Mexico to fish on behalf of Pinchers. They return each night with the best that the Gulf has to offer. They bring this precious catch to us and are one of the primary reasons for our success.In 2007, we purchased the Island Crab Company on Pine Island to serve as a fresh seafood facility for our restaurants. By having our own local facility, we can deliver fresh fish and shellfish to the table faster and fresher – whether its Grouper, Blue Crab, Stone Crab or some of the wonderful fish that you'll see highlighted as specials of the day.Local Fisherman fish Local Waters for a Local Restaurant. You can't get a more Southwest Florida experience than that, and that's what we mean when we say – You Can't Fake Fresh®.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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