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18100 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2318
+1 239-415-8973
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Went there twice on this trip - stone crab was terrific. Kids meals are free, which is a bonus. 2 for 1 drinks. No complaints here. We liked all the food but definitely recommend sticking with fresh fish!

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Thank HeidiVA90
Fort Myers, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to go for some place different yet the same. Food was good, but not anything special. Raw oysters were local and fresh. Service was good and prices were reasonable.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you had told me that a local restaurant chain could have food this good, I would not have believed you. A friend of my wife told her about Pinchers---and I did not believe him. Believe him and believe me. It's worth a visit. Pinchers has great food and good service. They are known for their Stone Crab claws, but... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We received a gift card and thought we would try it. Husband had shrimp scampi over pasta which he said was OK, I had the crab cake platter which was not so great. The crab cake had no taste and the French fries were moist and rubbery. The coleslaw was great. Don't think we will be going back. The prices... More 

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Thank Phyllis C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in a couple of times for a drink and a meal. The drinks were good, as was the food. It is part of a chain, so should be the same whichever area you visit. The place was clean and the staff very friendly and efficient. The food was good. We enjoyed the Hot Crab & Cheese Dip - one... More 

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Thank Annechad
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal here while visiting the Edison Ford Winter Estates. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely go to this restaurant when visiting.

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Thank Jennifer L
Bismarck, North Dakota
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with another reviewer this place is similar to Joe's Crab Shack though I prefer the Joe's experience over this place. Service and seafood were both average at best, the place was loud and the value wasn't there either for the price of the food. There are better choices in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with the family after a day at the beach . The place is very welcoming, with cute balloon characters filling the ceiling. Can't beat the happy hour 241 drinks Our server Tami was very attentive and great with our kids. Didn't feel rushed as I had the local blue crabs very delicious, but time consuming. My son and... More 

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Boston
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great meal at Pinchers. This place is a lot of fun. It's huge but they make you feel special. We've had the crab in the past, which is always wonderful. This time I had the mahi mahi sandwich, grilled to perfection, and hubby had the coconut grouper, also delicious. The portions, including the sides, are generous. We always... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pinchers is on par with a Joes Crab Shack. Not top of the line 5 star dining, more of a laid back party place. The food is ok, most being fried and so so at best. Happy hour seems to draw the crowds when select drinks are 2 for 1. I was not impressed when ordering an Old Fashioned, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18100 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-415-8973

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?