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Pincher's Crab Shack Bonita Springs

28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Crossing Plaza, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
239-948-1313
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Ranked #63 of 158 restaurants in Bonita Springs
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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®.
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This trip we have gone to Pinchers three times and two times the food was great and the one time it was not- management stepped in and made things right. A casual, fun environment with a caring staff makes the afternoon fly by. I love the carb cake sandwich for lunch, others had the popcorn shrimp and soft shell crabs.... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a local chain, but as far as crab it is the best place I have found in the area. If you have appetite for crab go here or one of the other locations in the area

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Smyrna, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Walked right in and we're lucky to be there for Happy Hour. 2 for 1 Margarita's sounded great to all of us. Tried the crab dip and all of us chowed down on a fresh grouper sandwich. Delicious!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Seriously. The grilled shrimp and fries were SO salty we couldnt even eat them. Just awful. So many good place in Naples. Dont waste your money on this chain.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pinchers is a fun place to eat with a beachy very causal atmosphere. The wait staff puts paper to cover your table and then writes their name on it so you will always remember it. There are at least 4 locations in the naples -Fort Myers area and the food is consistently average. The fried food is a bit doughy... More

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My favorite seafood restaurant! So favorite that we drive 6 to 8 times a year from Palm Beach (2.5 hrs) to eat here! Specially to enjoy their famous and popular Maryland blue crab pinchers (their name sake). Today was the last time for us though as they had run out of our favorite dish. One hour before we arrived. Furthermore... More

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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Black Grouper was just OK. For the price this should have been the best fish possible, but it was just a little fishy. They do have the best fries around. This is a regular spot for us while on vacation so we will com back.

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PinchersCrabShack, Division Manager at Pincher's Crab Shack Bonita Springs, responded to this review

Black grouper is truly the best fish around and i'm sorry this was not the case on your visit. We do carry a variety of other fish throughout the year, maybe check out snapper or pompano on a return visit. Those are some of my favorites. More

Naples, Florida
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206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had a late lunch there yesterday. We got in just as happy hour was starting (3:00-6:00). We had never been here but got a gift certificate. It's very casual, exactly what you'd expect from a crab shack. Don't dress up! I had a stone crab claw and the fish and chips. My husband had 6 raw oysters and broiled... More

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lake district
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited pinchers on a weekday night for dinner, firstly the restaurant is quite quirky and reminded my wife and I of Cooters in Clearwater the waiting staff were pleasant and we were seated without any fuss. The thing is when I order a starter I do expect it to be just that and I can't understand why our mains... More

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PinchersCrabShack, Division Manager at Pincher's Crab Shack Bonita Springs, responded to this review

My apologies for the lack luster fish n chips. That plate is one of our most popular items and is generally quite large in portion. Burnt fries can definitely ruin a meal, I wish we would've gotten a fresh hot order out to you, we truly do have awesome fries. I hope one day you choose to give us another... More

Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have been a regular customer for years. They have good food, mostly fried some decent apps and good green beans. Last night I was so disappointed when I told the Hostess I needed a table for 4 and we were going to a concert early and she refused to seat us. I wanted to get a head start before... More

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