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“Great views, inattentive service”
Review of Pinchers

Pinchers
Ranked #28 of 857 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great views, inattentive service”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

So-so service seems to be a trend these days. The nice thing about Pinchers, in addition to the spectacular views and the carved wood decor was that you could enter from the Ford-Edison estate while you are touring, turn in your audio headset, dine, and pickup your audio while returning thru the private gate to the estate. Personnel are on duty to assist you. The food was good but the service was slow and inattentive. I used to wait tables. If people don't want these jobs these days then please find another.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lansing, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food and Fantastic View”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped in for lunch after viewing the Edison and Ford Estates, We opted to sit outside and the view was specular. The food was good, the service was great and we enjoyed watching the boats cruising on the Caloosahatchee. This is certainly an establishment we will return to.

  • Visited May 2014
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Estero, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Exceptional Water Location, Service & Food ...”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant at lunch today - exceeded our expectations ... based on our experience we will be back and can recommend it.

We have dined at a couple other Pinchers in Fort Myers and have, with one exception, consistently found the fresh seafood to be pretty good. Some friends highly recommend we check out this new Pinchers @ the Marina close to the Edison/Ford Estate.

You have the choice of dining inside or outside (which we chose) -- we found a table with a very nice water view, had a pleasant and efficient waitress and the food was delicious with pricing similar to the prior 'fresh seafood' Pincher experiences at their other area restaurants (Enjoyed their special clam/corn chowder w/ grouper entrée). We are looking forward to another return visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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cincinnati
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Skip this place”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Although this restaurant is a convenient place to relax after the Ford/Edison Estate tour and it is right on the water with a great view, the food is not worth the price. The crab and cheese dip appetizer was good, but the fish was ok and the french fries were rubbery. The two for one drink special consisted of one drink divided into two glasses with tons of ice to make up the difference.
The staff was semi-friendly, in other words, don't make the mistake of asking for a fork from someone who is not your waitress ! I would not waste my money there again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, great staff and great location”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I are fans of Pinchers, we were sad to see the branch on McGregor Mall closed as it's just a walk away from home. We visited the newest branch on the Edison marina last week and were so pleased with what we saw, we knew most of the staff which was nice, the food was as always excellent. The whole place is so nice and the views over the marina and across the river are priceless. A few days later and we took our boat and moored in the marina, the dockmaster helped us in as it was gusting 30mph, the docks are quite dated and not the best I have seen but it is a bonus to be able to park the boat. This could well be our most favorite destination.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Peter W
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