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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Fresh is everything to a seafood restaurant, especially ours, and we try our best to deliver fresh seafood to your table each and every visit. Local fishermen and crabbers leave our shores daily and guide their boats out into the Gulf of Mexico to fish on behalf of Pinchers. They return each night with the best that the Gulf has to offer. They bring this precious catch to us and are one of the primary reasons for our success. In 2007, we purchased the Island Crab Company on Pine Island to serve as a fresh seafood facility for our restaurants. By having our own local facility, we can deliver fresh fish and shellfish to the table faster and fresher - whether its Grouper, Blue Crab, Stone Crab
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Were hungry after the tour so we had a great dinner and beer/wine. One of the few places open at Tin City after the Tour. Would recommend it!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cthimann
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my husband’s choice as it was our last night in the area and Father’s Day. Being allergic to seafood, but having a husband who loves fresh seafood, I’ve lived on cheeseburgers and salad. But, Pinchers has many non-seafood options which was nice. My...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank CGS2012
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here after visiting Thomas Edison Estates. It's a fun atmosphere casual atmosphere. I had the Oyster PoorBoy. It was good. They have al kinds of seafood dishes. You can sit inside or outside. The outside area is covered and looks out onto the river....More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a great location - right on the riverfront, but that is about it. The food was so-so, the prices were high and it was a "tourist trap".

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SouthMissTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went Wednesday night for drinks and dinner with friends. We had a great spot on the deck with beautiful water view.Ashley was our server..she rocks!So sweet and friendly and made several good menu suggestions.Food was good...nice way to spend an evening!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank PepperRon
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As a Family Owned and Operated business, great reviews like yours are truly appreciated. Hearing that you had a fantastic dining experience is exactly what we strive for! We hope to be able to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worst seafood ever. Clam strips, crab cake, mussels were basically inedible. Don’t waste the money or your time waiting, go down the street to Doc Fords if you’re interested in good seafood. Server Tracy was very good to us though.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tammi F
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. As a Family Owned and Operated business, providing an excellent dining experience is always our top priority and it sounds like we disappointed on this occasion. Please be assured that we will make every effort...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first day in Fort Myers we came here on a recommendation. The staff was welcoming and full of suggestions. We were there in time for 2 for 1 drinks, delicious. We had the cheesy dip, mussels, crab cocktail, gator bites and more. Eat inside...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ScrapbookTraveler
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a wonderful review. We are so glad you chose to dine with us and hope you will return the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get a table on the deck that overlooks the marina so you can view the boats and the marina. The food is above average. We had the conch fritters, mahi mahi fish tacos, and the shrimp/crab cake combo. The fritters were spicy but the conch...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Karen C
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We’re so happy you loved the experience and can’t wait to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner. We started with Crab Rangoon and it was mouth watering! It has an Asian sauce drizzled over a delicately fried Rangoon. They serve it with a sweet chili sauce. My husband also had the coconut shrimp. I tried the fried...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rnkflaucher
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Crab Rangoon! Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit and for leaving us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my three children (Ages ranging 31-15) ad my 3yr old granddaughter. The wide variety of food with friendly table service will surely earn them a return visit when we are in the area. The ability to draw and color on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FaithHolowicki
PinchersCrabShack, Manager at Pinchers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Please come back and see us soon!

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