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Pincher's Crab Shack

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18100 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239 415 8973
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tourist Fish Restaurant and Bar

We chose this restaurant for its location in proximity to our rented condo. Decidedly a mistake. The service was oddly poor. Probably a new waitress as she overlooked taking orders from 50% of our party. I had one poorly made over priced mixed drink. The fish was greasy. The chicken fingers over... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
marcycrna
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Dexter, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dexter, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant for its location in proximity to our rented condo. Decidedly a mistake. The service was oddly poor. Probably a new waitress as she overlooked taking orders from 50% of our party. I had one poorly made over priced mixed drink. The fish was greasy. The chicken fingers over cooked. I would not return here.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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189 reviews 189 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was our second visit and didn't disappoint. Very friendly, good service. Very causal with paper towel roll for napkins and brown paper on the table. A bit noisy. Nice selection of seafood which is the reason you should go here. Prices not inexpensive, but to be expected in this location. Portions adequate and fair. Place to go for fun... More 

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Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a very casual restaurant with brown wrapping paper for table cloths and a roll of paper towels on the table in lieu of napkins. The service was inattentive. The grilled grouper was dry and lacked flavor. The big plus is the nice walk from the estate and the views from the restaurant's protected porch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited Pinchers for the 3rd time with 4 more impartial friends hoping for better results. Shame on me. Food was okay, in fact the crab cake was good. Don't be fooled by their 2 for 1 drinks. Watered down margaritas with too much ice. Asked for one straight no ice, advised they could not do this nor frozen for the... More 

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Clifford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Service was really good, but food was not as good as expected. Would never go back. I had crab legs which were extremely salty.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of our favorite Seafood Restaurants in Fort Myers. It is casual and consistently good. They are not kidding when they say "You can't beat Fresh". We have our favorites here but everything we have had is fresh and very good! I usually don't eat fried food but love their fried fish and fried shrimp. It is lightly... More 

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't do chains. This is a local chain. It's just alright. I don't think the fish is fresh. I had the mahi mahi. It was ok. Dry. My Uncle is obsessed with their hush puppies (I've never had them) I mostly think their menu is extremely limited. Would prefer something more authentic

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

It was a fun place to go, very typical fish vacation restaurant. My grouper tacos were good, but not incredible. My drink was very good, we did a bucket drink which was fun. Prices are right on for what they have.

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USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Their soft-shell crab was excellent as was their Caesar salad with either the crab meat chunks or the crab salad. The four people in our party all commented on how much they liked their choice. Service was also good.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Margarita was our waitress, very knowlegable and friendly. Goood FRESH food, good drinks. Decor is a little over the top, great place for kids. Did I mention the food was SPECTACULAR!! Never had a bad meal her in all the years it has been open!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18100 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: 239 415 8973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 29

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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