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

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  • 56
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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
Most recent review
Average food but worth a try.

Pinchers food is average at best, but you can get some decent happy hour deals, specials, and free kids meals. The beach and outdoor entertainment is great. However, they never seem to have any ping pong paddles or shuffleboard sticks on premise. I would recommend to families with young children or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
koobyack
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Satin John, IN
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Satin John, IN
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Pinchers food is average at best, but you can get some decent happy hour deals, specials, and free kids meals. The beach and outdoor entertainment is great. However, they never seem to have any ping pong paddles or shuffleboard sticks on premise. I would recommend to families with young children or an older couple.

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

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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our server Taylor was friendly and efficient. We both opted for the blackened grouper for dinner. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared. This is one of our favorite places for grouper when we come to Florida.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place is so "chill-lax", and if you have a boat, you can dock on their pier!! HOW COOL IS THAT!! The ambiance is so relax and the view to the river will just add plenty of flavor to your already delicious meal. I highly recommend you stop by for happy hour, its worth it, even if you're not thirsty.... More 

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Leland, Iowa
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23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We spend a day or two every year in Sanibel, and we make it a point to eat dinner at Pincher's at least once when we're in the area. We've eaten there numerous times and have never had a bad meal, and the service is always excellent. The food is always fresh, seasoned well and delicious. The atmosphere is also... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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91 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The new crab spring rolls were fantastic. They are served with a sweet chili sauce which was also delicious on the steamed shrimp. They had a special 2-for-1 happy hour on certain drinks all day every day. The service was good and the price is reasonable. This place is definitely worth a repeat visit.

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Alameda, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stopped by for a late night dinner after being on a plane and in a car for too many hours. Nice selection of seafood and a couple of good salads. Tera provided good service. Great music. Overall good experience.

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Dexter, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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210 reviews 210 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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