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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner
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
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Not fancy nor newest,but worth a try

May not be the newest or the fancies restaurant in Bonita Springs but that’s where the local go for dinner. Décor may leave something to be desired, but the food, the service and yes even the price work well for dinner or lunch. We have been snowbirds for 6 years and each year we find that we are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Edward_G32
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Naples, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

May not be the newest or the fancies restaurant in Bonita Springs but that’s where the local go for dinner. Décor may leave something to be desired, but the food, the service and yes even the price work well for dinner or lunch. We have been snowbirds for 6 years and each year we find that we are returning to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

First thing that comes to mind is overpriced. Nothing special. Awful green beans. Service so, so. Wouldn't go back.

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Petersburg, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a really fun casual place with great seafood. We stopped in for a weekday lunch and had no trouble being seated. We had a grouper sandwich, coconut shrimp and a crab cake sandwich, all really good. Fries are fabulous! Got some cold shrimp to go from the seafood counter for dinner. Great experience!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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233 reviews 233 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at this restaurant is really good. If you like seafood this is a must stop. Ordered mussels and angle hair pasta and there must have been 30-35 mussels on the plate. Before 6 PM is 2 for 1 drinks at happy hour and half price on oysters, clams and shrimp. I had raw oysters that were fresh tasting... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We've eaten here twice and really enjoyed it. But if you go at prime time dinner time, be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes. The food is good, the service is great, and it's a very fun atmosphere.

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Pinchers has a wide variety of food & preparation styles. Everything we had was very good. Usually a wait to get in.

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Pittsfield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The smallest oysters I have ever seen. Some oysters were the size of a dime. The 2-1 drinks is a joke. Coors light draft is 5.99 per glass. So 3.00 each. I feel mislead and ripped off. Not to mention some black stuff in the cocktail sauce?

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wonderful selection of fresh seafood. Good drink deals. Casual, bit pricey, Outdoor seating. Energetic staff.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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448 reviews 448 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I agree about the drinking water - it was absolutely rank. The margaritas were Ok but very weak. Also if like me you get bitten a lot by flying insects then this is not the place for you. I remembered this after about 5 minutes when my arms, legs and face were covered in itchy bites. The food wasn't great... More 

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fresh sea food. Great stone crab claws and Fair prices. A fun, casual atmosphere although a bit noisy. No reservations but never a long wait. Good food. They cut the potatoes fresh for french fries and definitely try the fried zucchini. You won't be disappointed.

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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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