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28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-3200
+1 239-948-1313
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I believe this is a chain also. I felt it a little expensive and my opinion is that I've had better seafood.

Thank bella402
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The resturant has ok food. Planes fly over every few minutes. Food wasn't great for price. Atmosphere is ok also. Small and tables are close together. Family of six paid $300 for fish tacos and burgers. Had a few beers. Not worth money.

Thank jpmojo
Bonita Springs, Florida
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and was really surprised at the quality of the food. Had the grouper and it was blackened extremely well though the fillet was a little small. Coconut shrimp that others ordered was excellent. I must admit I have been driving by the restaurant for a few years but never seemed to give it a chance. Friend recommended it... More 

1 Thank Neal D
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went Pinchers in Tin City. Seating on the water. Delicious steamed seafood! Staff is great. Always helpful

1 Thank Tracie D
Bonita Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Pinchers since it started as a tiny restaurant in the corner of a strip mall years ago! When it moved to this location we were worried that they would lose the atmosphere and good food, but that didn't happen. We have been going here for years and always take visiting company or meet friends there.... More 

1 Thank jamg194
Vaughan, Canada
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180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went since my brother craved the blue crabs, not cheap, a lot of work for him with limited reward. The rest of us had the typical blackened grouper sandwich, fish tacos etc. The beer was cold and the service is very good.

Thank Sergio B
bonita springs fl
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293 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years Pincers has been serving fresh fish in Bonita. Always my 1st trip in October for stone crabs as well as whenever we want a good fish or shell fish dinner. Always busy, but grab a beer and relax.

1 Thank bonitabuffalo
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went early for dinner on a Friday night, sat at high table along open windows. Awesome setting, 2 for 1 on margaritas, oysters were half price, food was good and service excellent! Part of chain but didn't taste like it. Good value. We'll go back.

1 Thank Lukas M
Penfield, New York
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333 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with friends here on a Thursday evening and it was quite busy. There is some "porch" seating, where we sat, which was nice. Our server was good, but may have been a bit annoyed because our friends arrived before us, and were seated. Sounds like their protocol is not to seat folks until the entire party has arrived.... More 

1 Thank B_in_Penfield
Loudon, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pincher's Crab Shack is a "joint" type restaurant, bar, and seafood market. The restaurant can tend to be busy and loud but there is a patio and enclosed outside dining which is quieter. When we are in Bonita we frequent this fresh seafood restaurant often and introduce our guests to it as well. On the last few visits we enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-3200
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 239-948-1313
You Can't Fake Fresh® - that's not just our tagline, it is the core value of the family owned and operated Pinchers Crab Shacks.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 or some of the wonderful fish that you'll see highlighted as specials of the day.Local Fisherman fish Local Waters for a Local Restaurant. You can't get a more Southwest Florida experience than that, and that's what we mean when we say – You Can't Fake Fresh®.

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