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Pincher's Crab Shack

18100 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239 415 8973
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Price range: $1 - $29
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We found this restaurant purely by accident and it had become our favorite. The place is kitschy with lots of charm. The dinners are always good. The waitresses write their names in the butcher paper tablecloths and there's a roll of paper towels on the table so you know is a homey place. Try the local grouper tacos.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been visiting Pinchers for a number of years when we vacation here. Sadly we have noticed a decline in the experience and the food. We ordered crab and cheese dip appetiser and a pound and a half of shrimp as the entree. The entree arrived before we had finished the appetiser and the waitress moved the appetiser plate... More

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Elk Grove Village
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went on a Saturday night. In an area you wouldn't think would be busy but had about a 30 min wait. Plenty of benches around the window perimeter indoors. There is also a bar if you care for a drink while waiting. Noticed they had a small area where there were not only tee shirts for sale (approx. 5 different... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our Pinchers experience was… ok. Not bad, but not anything special either. Overall, the variety of appetizers and entrees our group chose was fine (I did enjoy the Boom Boom Shrimp and my Grouper Ruben), but nothing was super notable. Our waiter talked up a variety of items A LOT, and they didn’t really meet the acclaim. I’d recommend selecting... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

The wife and I have traveled to many cities and restaurants and usually look for local places with great atmosphere and friendly service. After all, it's the dining experience that makes a restaurant memorable. Our evening here started well, we decided to eat at the bar, have a cocktail and enjoy a few appetizers before selecting our meal. The bartender... More

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West palm beach
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had been here before on a girls trip. 8 years later returned with my family. My oldest son wanted to return the next day. He and my husband enjoyed the shrimp two ways while I had the snow crab legs! We would definitely return.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Food was ok... menu needs more platter options. Love the atmosphere and decorations around the restaurant. Generous portions of food.

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Effingham, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

You can bring your own fish, we brought in shark we caught the day before and had it cooked. The service and food was good. They have a good verity on the menu so if you are not a seafood eater you can still find something to eat. In additoon to the restaurant they also have a fresh fish market... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a great meal on a late Saturday night. The staff was friendly, efficient, and attentive. The food was great!

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have dined here before the gulf shrimp was good and so were the oysters. The service was good and friendly our entrees were excellent the grouper platter was delicious. My wife and daughter in law had the crab Alfredo they said it was very good!! My son had shrimp scampi in some kind of white wine butter sauce with... More

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