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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
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
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Wife and I went to Pincher's on the advice of friends. I really had a hankering for crab cakes and ordered them after a pep talk on them from the server. My mistake. Mushy, and far from the expected "lump crab meat" description on the menu. Surroundings are typical mid level places like this, which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
airmanritt
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wife and I went to Pincher's on the advice of friends. I really had a hankering for crab cakes and ordered them after a pep talk on them from the server. My mistake. Mushy, and far from the expected "lump crab meat" description on the menu. Surroundings are typical mid level places like this, which is part of a chain... More 

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Ashley
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Not to my surprise, this place didn't impress me much. I had the grouper ruben grilled sandwich. It was a decent sandwich. I thought the clam chowder was tasty. Service and speed of food delivery were way below average.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our family of four enjoyed our dinner so much we went here twice during our 5 night stay in the area. Two for one drinks, something for everyone to eat, a laid back vibe, and great service made for a great experience. Thank you Pinchers!!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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