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28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Crossing Plaza, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
239-948-1313
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 28
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  • 9
    Terrible
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
Bonita Pincher's, Fun, V Casual Flare, But Eaten Better Here - "3.7 Forks Out of 5"

Of course, SEAFOOD! What's not to love, and you have to try it in this covered but "open air" dining with eclectic beachside-party-sports-bar type decor with the likes of "Spirit in the Sky" playing with your server's name attentively scrawled on your wooden table's brown paper "table-cloth". It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Flynboat
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NE Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Delray Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I had fish and chips, tough to mess up you would think...the fat in the deep fryer had to be from another era! It was terrible tasting. The Wife had Stone Crabs which were good. If you must go, avoid anything deep fried!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had eight in our party tonight and was told it would be a 30 minute wait. 1 1/2 hr later Cassandra the hostess told me thatthey were waiting for a large table for us. There were several large families who came in after us and were seated before us. Cassandra gave me and my wife an attitude when I... More 

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NE Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Of course, SEAFOOD! What's not to love, and you have to try it in this covered but "open air" dining with eclectic beachside-party-sports-bar type decor with the likes of "Spirit in the Sky" playing with your server's name attentively scrawled on your wooden table's brown paper "table-cloth". It's a fun atmosphere but bring out the charge card and be prepared... More 

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Naples, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

recommend for lunch was there on a Sunday enjoyed the grouper sandwich not a fancy place or expensive I see at as lunch or a quick dinner

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Food is great. Fresh and well done. Service is very good! Willing to accommodate as much as they possibly can to make the visit as pleasant as possible. Have not had a bad meal yet! Safe with anything you order!

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great atmosphere! outstanding food and Service! Christy was one of the best servers we have ever had! great food and fun experience....you can call ahead 30 min. No reservations. You will have to wait......its a hoppin place. Worth the wait!

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Abingdon, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fun place to eat seafood. Endless menu choices. Beachy atmosphere. No reservations taken and it is always busy. But it is well worth the wait.

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for dinner at the Shack all 7 of us (Grand-Parents, parents and kids) and had a blast. Great Service and good food. We went back 4 days later for the Shrimp Scampi Pasta plate.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is primarily fish and crab menu, a casual almost rustic seashore type atmosphere, prices are just average compared to other casual seafood places in the area. it can get crowded in season.

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I stopped in without a reservation. We had to wait about 15minutes to be seated. They sat us in a makeshift table. Asked to be moved which they did. Food is good. Noisey inside but outside was great. Would go back for sure. Our server, Brandon, was exceptional. They also had a supervisor circulating to make sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Crossing Plaza, 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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