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18100 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239 415 8973
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 126
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  • 148
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 33
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best french fries in a long time

Nice casual dining at tin city by the Gulf. My grouper sandwich was very good, but the fries were the best I've had. They were hot and very crisp. Friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jsondorf10
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Benidorm, Spain
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Benidorm, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice casual dining at tin city by the Gulf. My grouper sandwich was very good, but the fries were the best I've had. They were hot and very crisp. Friendly staff.

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Morrow, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere. Grouper sandwich was the best I have had! Shrimp and chicken ceaser salad was tasty as well.

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Thank Lynzie H
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this review

Short and sweet, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Food was good, prices not to bad. The best part is we could bring our pets. The service was a bit slow and our server was a bit distracted. I was disappointed their blue crabs did not come cleaned. Having to crack open and clean the guts out just before eating was not appetizing.

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Thank cheryle139
Delmont, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were seated fast, but my understanding is this is not normal. Very good selection of seafood. If you are not a seafood lover there is not your place. Food was very good, but could have been prepared faster. Sweat tea was terrible.

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Thank Dennis N
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We come here every year during our vacation. We enjoy the atmosphere as well as the delicious food. The fish is fresh and delicious!

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Thank Tanya R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were out late on Christmas eve due to 7:00 Christmas service. We were not finding any restaurants open and then we came upon this restaurant. We tried it and it was wonderful. Several different types of seafood, we chose different types of shrimp. The service was good and the food did not take long. We were so very grateful... More 

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Thank Debra B
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that we could provide you with a quality dining experience on Christmas eve. More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A very casual venue with a vast selection of seafood. Famous for its Maryland blue crabs and Florida stone crabs, too. The oysters are always fresh. Took some out of town food-loving guests for a long eat lots of seafood lunch. We had good food and a nice server. The French fries are made fresh and were so good we... More 

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Thank Charlotte F
Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Food was very good. Comparable to Joe's Crab Shack. Shrimp was fresh and delicious. Noise level in the restaurant is high.

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Thank SunGoddess1982
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We've eaten at Pinchers in a few locations. All have well trained staff & are very family friendly. The food is fresh & good (& plentiful). The fish & shrimp tacos are our favorites. Just wish they used real butter, rather than margarine. It's a shame, when the nice seafood picks up that artificial flavor.

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Thank Jen A
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our food, and we will work to address the point you raised about our butter. More 

Peachtree City, Georgia
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174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

With traffic backed up on the way to the beach we pulled into Pincher's for a late lunch and cocktails. Glad we did as the good and service were both very good. Two for one cocktails were also nice but our food was even better. The grouper sandwich, shrimpfest, corn & crab chowder and the oysters were all excellent. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18100 San Carlos Boulevard, 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 29

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?