FORT MYERS BEACH
Pinchers Crab Shack: Gulf to Table. The best way to treat quality ingredients is to present them as true as possible, and when you’re next door to a body of water chockful of plump, delicious delicacies, then that rule becomes law. This seafood group has introduced hungry diners to the fruits of the Gulf of Mexico for nearly two decades and has gained worldwide fame and an international following by
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
— Julia Child
presenting a steady stream of impossibly fresh grouper, shrimp, blue crabs, and stone crabs in a perfectly Florida, flip- flop, and casual environment. Fresh, cut- toorder fries, made- from- scratch slaw, a decadently rich hot cheese and crab dip, and full- on fruity, tropical cocktails complete the experience. It’s casual. It’s fun. And it’s incredibly fresh. Multiple locations: 28580 Bonita Crossings Boulevard, Bonita Springs, 239- 9481313; 18100 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239- 415- 8973; 6890 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239- 4632909; 15271 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 239- 415- 4009; 10029 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers, 239- 415- 4040; 1200 5th Avenue South, Naples, 239- 434- 6616, pincherscrabshack.com. L, D.