Gluten-Free at Pinchers

Restaurant
26 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This was a fun place to eat. I had the grouper and side salad. There were other “sides” available. No problems. Waitstaff was friendly and helpful.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Has GF menu. Ordered and experience was very good

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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There is a gluten free menu with quite a few options. I had the scallop plate with broccoli and mashed potatoes. It was delicious! Broccoli was just steamed so I asked for butter which came out as the herbed garlic butter and it was great. They note on the receipt for the kitchen that you are ordering off the GF menu too. There are no gluten free desserts.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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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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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

Symptomatic Celiac

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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

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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

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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

Overall Rating

Review


Separate gluten free menu with several options. I had the grilled grouper with cole slaw and smashed potatoes. The grouper was decent, but the sides weren't great. Service was good and they seemed knowledgeable about gluten.

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?

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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Wonderful experience. Crab dip with celery, snow crab with a salad and garlic mashed potatoes.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have options but not many. Ask for a GF menu or find it online. Only sides that are GF are mashed potatoes, dry green beans, applesauce, and coleslaw. Rice has gluten. Crab dip has gluten. I had grilled mahi mahi but it wasn’t anything special.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


They have a dedicated menu. Not a lot of choices but applaud their efforts to accommodate. I've been here many times and always get grouper (sometimes grilled sometime broiled) and it's always good. Mashed potatoes are good and also get slaw or green beans. Their crab claw app is tasty but expensive and very buttery. Make sure you tell them no breadcrumbs. Fun restaurant with drink specials, outside dining, good service, and casual atmosphere.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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My entire family got food poisoning. Definitely do not recommend this place. After speaking to our hotel, apparently this is common there. There is a gluten free menu, very small compared to actual menu. I wouldn’t know if I got contaminated or not because I was sick from the food poisoning as well….

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

Celiac

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Very accommodating for gluten free - they had gluten free menu, adjusted menu items, and had offerings for celiacs.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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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
Celiac

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I ordered from gluten free menu. My salad came with croutons and bread on it. I have celiac which I told the waiter. He didn’t understand. Took almost an hour to make another salad and it was in the middle of the day and not busy! I would rate this a zero!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Celiac

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Review


Great experience. Beautiful location and excellent food. Our waiter was knowledgeable about celiac and gluten free options.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

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Review


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

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

Celiac

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Review


Margaritas were good, but not a huge GF selection, in my opinion.

The staff doesn't really know much about GF. I didn't realize it was a chain, probably would've skipped it if I had known.

Food was very spendy for the quality.

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

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

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


This was my first time here and I was hesitant because of the ratings. Our waitress Leticia went out of her way to double check everything and make sure there was no cross contamination. There is a gluten free menu although limited. I had the Pinchers claws as an appetizer and the blackened grilled shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes. The shrimp were tiny but there were plenty of them. Everything was good.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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They have a separate gluten free menu with a variety of seafood options prepared in different ways. Menu in restaurant matched the menu online. Good choice of sides and other appetizers and entrees. Grilled shrimp was yummy!!!

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

Overall Rating

Review


Very safe and knowledgeable staff, my sister can’t have dairy as well as gluten so we got 2 different meals and neither of us got sick. I got the crab dip with celery instead of chips to make it GF and the scallops with coleslaw and green beans. My sister got mahi-mahi with green beans and applesauce but had to ask for no butter, which they easily accommodated. The food wasn’t incredible but the staff was so awesome and I felt safe eating my meal on vacation.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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They have a GF menu that is 99% seafood. Only non-seafood items are a House salad with choice of protein. No gf Caesar dressing. Baby back ribs are gf, but no BBQ sauce 🤷🏻‍♀.

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?

— Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options

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

Overall Rating

Review


🤢 Maybe for beer, margaritas and fries. Worst $80 spent for a meal for 2 adults a one child. No alcohol. Waitress and hostess were great but food made me sick. Celiac and I ordered the crab bite claws sautéed. My plate was also sent out with bread. Husband’s food was not good either. Ate there last night and still feel I’ll. We’re a little scared. I will say my daughter was happy with her chicken strips and fries.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Had a good experience at Pinchers! I didn’t know they had a GF menu until I asked! They seemed to have lots of different options!

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

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

Overall Rating

Review


Separate gluten free menu. Sides available included green beans, applesauce, cold slaw(very good), and mashed potatoes. Had the scallops (broiled only option) and they were good. Plenty of other choices I'd say.

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

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The manager took time to meet with us and discuss what foods were safe from cross contamination and she advised the kitchen so that they would take extra precautions when handling my daughter’s plate of food.

The food was delicious and the the portions were perfect. The manager asked what my daughter liked to eat & made recommendations safe for celiacs that would taste similar. She ordered what the manager recommended & loved the meal she got. She got steamed rock shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and applesauce; sauce for the shrimp was on the side per the recommendation.

I communicated with the restaurant beforehand since there were no recent gf reviews & they were extremely helpful. I was given a manager’s name to ask for and she was abundantly knowledgeable and helpful. Food was delicious and staff was great.

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

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Gluten Free menu. Knowledgeable staff. They really know how to prepare fresh seafood that is safe for a Celiac. Everything is fresh, well seasoned, cooked to perfection, and served promptly while hot. Their GF vegetables are fresh and tasty as well. My favorite entree is the Peel & Eat Shrimp served hot with melted butter dip (I’ve had it twice at this location in the past month). All day two for one well drinks. This is a family owned chain and they provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience at all their locations. I’ve dined multiple times at different locations and always had a positive experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff accommodated me very well. They have a great gluten free menu with a couple options not listen such as broiled or grilled salmon. Peel and eat shrimp was good.

Celiac

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Ordered blackened mahi mahi, garlic mashed potatoes, and coleslaw. They had a gluten-free menu. Food was delicious and I didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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staying at this hotel. i was nervous to eat here because not on this app. but pinchers is reliable! granted I only got salad with grouper, but was fresh and safe! happy I can eat while on vacation! also super friendly and knowledgeable bartender!

Overall Rating

Review


Our waiter was great! I had the blackened mahi mahi with the mashed potatoes and it was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Knowledge waitstaff and good food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Had a separate gf menu. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Enjoyed my scallops, green beans and applesauce.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We were a party of six and two liked the food. They have a GF menu but I got sick after eating there.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Server was very helpful but forgot to leave the garlic bread off my salad plate. Said he'd go their the bread away and switch it to a different plate for me and be back in a minute. Another server overheard and took it from him to explain that it needed completely remade. Overall good experience and didn't get sick. The food was just ok.

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GF menu is great! I had a Caesar Salad no croutons and mussels. Soo good! I also went for happy hour and their cocktail sauce is GF! Staff was knowledgeable and very understanding! Great place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Gluten free menu available. Many seafood options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Had a nice lunch here, they had a good gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Have separate gf menu and very accommodating! Good amount of options

Overall Rating

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It was great to know that pinchers had a GF menu however besides ribs and salad it was all seafood. Makes sense because it’s a seafood place but a few more options would have been nice. My server was not educated on food allergies but I appreciated that she checked with the kitchen several times. I had the crab legs and they were great with a side salad that was just ok. You can tell it’s a busy well loved place but they could use a deep cleaning.

Celiac

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Excellent place staff very knowledgeable about gluten and the fish and crabs are unbelievable did I mention 2 for 1 well drinks and happy hour.Seating inside or outside

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Intolerant

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They have a separate gf menu with a good number of options. I had the grilled shrimp (amazing seasonings - sooo good & flavorful!), Cole slaw and garlic smashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious!! I will go back and order the exact same thing again! Very friendly staff. Nothing super fancy, but good fresh food. I wish there was one in my state, but I’ll settle for this as a favorite place to visit on vacation.

Celiac

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Great food and service. Fun atmosphere. Staff was knowledgeable about GF issues.

Overall Rating

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Very good food, especially the Grouper, grilled, broiled or blackened.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten-Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
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GF Menu at Pinchers's
Gluten Free Menu
Sunset from outdoor seating.
8/3/18