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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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    Very good
  • 58
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value for the money

The waitstaff was very nice and friendly. The restaurant was busy but our wait wasn't long. The menu has several options. We chose the grilled fish and we weren't disappointed. Great view of the beach inside or out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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toledo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The waitstaff was very nice and friendly. The restaurant was busy but our wait wasn't long. The menu has several options. We chose the grilled fish and we weren't disappointed. Great view of the beach inside or out.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Pincher's Crab Shack on our way back from Naples to Sanibel. We had a little wait but not bad. It was a very busy noisy place with the blowup animals, bottles, beach toys etc all over the ceiling. It was unique. The menu was good and I enjoyed the Rainbow trout. Everyone was pleased with their dinners.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very nice location, good service, well overpriced. Meal was not worth over $100 spent. One dozen raw oysters, half were too small and should not have been served, there were shell fragments in the oysters, prices of dirt,. and several were not cut away from the bottom shell. The horseradish was terrible, it was very hard, had No flavor. I... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good food, priced in line with other restaurants in the immediate area. Good 2 for 1 drink specials throughout the day. Ate there in early evening before crowd arrived. No problem getting a table. Only negative comment would be the lack of attention from our waiter who seemed to be disinterested in waiting on our group.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was definitely edible, but not great. Kids eat free was a nice touch and the French fries were great and our server was excellent.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food is always great here but maybe I should not be retired. The kids and grandkids visiting and 39.99 for a pound of crab legs and dad and grandpa buying. Whew! Give me a family discount! Sorry, but I can't do this very often.

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Tampa, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Party of five walked in around 630 pm with no call ahead. seated immediately. Wait staff served us quickly and we had absolutely awesome service. Will be back again for sure.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here twice on a stay in Fort Myers Beach and had a great experience both times. The first time my dad and I stopped in just for drinks after golfing 9 holes. It was happy hour and we found out they had .70 wings, shrimp, and clams. We ordered a dozen clams and shrimp each and we both really... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a fun and celebratory time visiting this seafood restaurant. Had a real vacation feel. Kids loved the menu and we loved the stone crab!

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Taneytown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our bartender Jamie was awesome :-) She was a local girl who also grew up in Baltimore :-) She recommended the Dungiest Crabs :-) They were the best crabs I have ever eating & that says a lot for a Baltimore Girl. The food and socializing and view was great :-)

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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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