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

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  • 64
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  • 31
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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
Consistent seafood

There were six of us in our party and all had average reviews. Corn and Crab Chowder highlighted the meal with the scallops in a white wine and butter sauce at the bottom. Fried grouper sandwich was good, but not spectacular. Homemade French fries and coleslaw were solid.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Rrbowman95
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Morris
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Waiters all chit chatted with each other up front instead of focusing on customer...asked for ranch dressing and never got it...had to retrieve myself and portions were minimal...half order of fish and chips included one piece of fish woo hoo... General conclusion will not return and poorly managed people

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

An OK place with food average and poor wait staff. This restaurant appears casual and inviting. The price paid for such blasie food and disconcerting wait staff...you sit for an unreasonable time period...wait forever for your order...after receiving it the waitress disappeared until bill time...IS IT WORTH IT....?????????????

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Morris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There were six of us in our party and all had average reviews. Corn and Crab Chowder highlighted the meal with the scallops in a white wine and butter sauce at the bottom. Fried grouper sandwich was good, but not spectacular. Homemade French fries and coleslaw were solid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great seafood!! The Crab and Corn Chowder was delicious. The Oysters on a Half Shell were fat and juicy.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We used to love dining at Pinchers, but the food was just average this time. Not really sure why. We went a second time and were still disappointed. The seafood was not ok, not great. Service was great.

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Tavares, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place looked great from the outside and had a unique atmosphere, the wait staff was average. Lots to choose from on the menu but we didn't care for what we ordered. They have a fresh market, where you can buy fresh seafood, but the food tasted old! We got conch fritters (hard pieces), peel and eat shrimp that was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well, the best I can say is that the salad was good. I had the lump crab pasta and it contained a lot of shells. My husband had snow crab and it seemed old, didn't come out of the shells to easy at all. Opted for the key lime pie for desert - it was ok after it thawed out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our food and drinks were very good. It was busy and loud, but we would definitely go back again. Our waitress was wonderful. They seem to have trained their staff well.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went to eat at Pinchers,the food was good as always..Friendly staff all the way around.Nice to go to a place and people remember you .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was excellent! The crab and cheese dip was amazing! The shrimp scampi....delicious! Their so called 2 for 1 happy hour is a complete joke! For the price you should have 3 for 1. You are definitely not getting anything free! Our waitress was rude and at one point corrected my 2 year old! Wish the atmosphere would have... 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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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