Pinchers

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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2360 W First St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Beautiful location on second floor overlooking Caloosahatchee River provides stunning views. Open air dining available at outdoor tables under roof or indoors. Separate GF menu offers many choices. My favorite is peel-and-eat shrimp available hot or cold. Location is adjacent to Edison & Ford Winter Estates with easy access and entrance purchase available. Everyone always enjoys the food (both GF or regular). I have eaten here often and have never had any problems.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Fantastic, never disappoints! Always come here when my parents are visiting. Beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River, wonderful staff, great food.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The service was great. They have a gluten free menu available upon request. Our server notified the cooks to avoid cross contamination. The food was great too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Overall Rating

Review


GF menu available, plenty of options for a seafood restaurant

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have a gluten-free card with many options if you like sea food! Celiac friendly

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


I went for dinner and had the salmon broiled with a salad and nothing else. About an hour after I had symptoms of cross contamination and was unwell the following day.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


I cannot recommend this for celiacs or folks with gluten allergies. I have celiac disease and I am allergic to gluten. Despite the assurances from the staff, gluten free menu, etc a few bites into my dish I knew that it wasn’t safe. And sure enough within a few minutes I presented with my classic early gluten exposure reaction of intense nausea and vomiting in the bathroom of the restaurant. Major bummer especially on a family vacation… we had boated there as a family, but I was so miserably ill from the gluten exposure I had to Uber back to our accommodation while my family continued on the boat ride.

Unfortunately, this was a major setback for the remaining days of our vacation as my body spiraled into a full blown celiac flare. The staff were very apologetic, they stated everything was “done right” to prevent this from happening— unfortunately my body’s reaction clearly indicated otherwise.

Based on other FMGF reviews I had high hopes for this restaurant, but celiac be warned. It’s not worth ruining the rest of your vacation to gamble on it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place is soooo good! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about their gluten free menu and they had a decent amount of gf options. I ordered the happy hour shrimp special and the blackened mahi mahi with the mashed potatoes and green beans. Delicious! The tartar sauce and cocktail sauce are both gluten free also!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


A fun spot on the water with great food and drink specials. Separate GF menu and server noted GF when he put in my order (it shows on the receipt). GF options are a bit limited compared to the whole menu but still plenty to offer.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating

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