Skipper's Smokehouse & Oyster

★★★★★
  • 910 Skipper Rd

    Tampa, FL 33613

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  • 813-977-6474

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Skippers is a long lasting legend for good reasons. The food is fantastic, good service, great bands and a great mixed crowd always.

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Skippers is a long lasting legend for good reasons. The food is fantastic, good service, great bands and a great mixed crowd always.

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LOVE this place, too! It's been around forever and can't be beat when showing friends and family an authentic Tampa location. Very casual, good food and fun staff. Smoked mullet is good, as is everything else on the menu. Try the gator bites!

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LOVE this place, too! It's been around forever and can't be beat when showing friends and family an authentic Tampa location. Very casual, good food and fun staff. Smoked mullet is good, as is everything else on the menu. Try the gator bites!

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Good food and great music, wonderful venue for a live band. We have been here many times to see live music and never disappointed- you wont find another place like this. Sit among huge trees outside and watch your favorite band, this place is always packed but never seems too crowded. Good food inside at their restaurant, they even serve gator ;)

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★★★★★

Good food and great music, wonderful venue for a live band. We have been here many times to see live music and never disappointed- you wont find another place like this. Sit among huge trees outside and watch your favorite band, this place is always packed but never seems too crowded. Good food inside at their restaurant, they even serve gator ;)

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Skippers is every good thing that has been said by the other reviewers. But the main review by Curtis keeps talking about a sand dance floor. Man, if you think Skippers still has a sand dance floor, you have not been there in a long time. The only exposed dirt left is between the tables and the rest of the place has had a deck for as long as any regular can remember.

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Skippers is every good thing that has been said by the other reviewers. But the main review by Curtis keeps talking about a sand dance floor. Man, if you think Skippers still has a sand dance floor, you have not been there in a long time. The only exposed dirt left is between the tables and the rest of the place has had a deck for as long as any regular can remember.

Pros: Overall good vibe

Cons: Weather can be discouraging, although they continue to improve conditions

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Good service, GREAT food. Try the smoked mullet-hands down the best in Tampa Bay. It is a dry rub that, though it is a smoked fish, it is suprisingly moist, with a full flavor. It is served with a side of BBQ sauce that reminded us of the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse NY (a national Landmark). Back tothe fish-The meat literally falls off the bone, and one fish with the two sides is a great meal. And a quick word about the hush-puppies-they melt in your mouth. Literally. Even the Ceasars salad was phenomenal. It was a perfect balance of greens and chicken, that left our salad expert speechless (and she has been with us for 11 years-I have never seen her rave about a salad like she did here. In 11 years.) On a Saturday night, the service was fast, food was hot and wait staff was very friendly. Of course, this isnt a ""five star restauraunt"", but for a place you can walk in with shorts and flip-flops, it deserves at least four stars.

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★★★★☆

Good service, GREAT food. Try the smoked mullet-hands down the best in Tampa Bay. It is a dry rub that, though it is a smoked fish, it is suprisingly moist, with a full flavor. It is served with a side of BBQ sauce that reminded us of the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse NY (a national Landmark). Back tothe fish-The meat literally falls off the bone, and one fish with the two sides is a great meal. And a quick word about the hush-puppies-they melt in your mouth. Literally. Even the Ceasars salad was phenomenal. It was a perfect balance of greens and chicken, that left our salad expert speechless (and she has been with us for 11 years-I have never seen her rave about a salad like she did here. In 11 years.) On a Saturday night, the service was fast, food was hot and wait staff was very friendly. Of course, this isnt a ""five star restauraunt"", but for a place you can walk in with shorts and flip-flops, it deserves at least four stars.

Pros: Great food, Great service, Great price

Cons: No A/C indoors

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I have lived in Tampa for over 30 years and have visited Skippers on many occasions. You can always find a GREAT local band, good food, and a comfortable atmosphere for a night of fun!

5
★★★★★

I have lived in Tampa for over 30 years and have visited Skippers on many occasions. You can always find a GREAT local band, good food, and a comfortable atmosphere for a night of fun!

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Go for the music, not the food. For first timers this place looks like it should be condemned. You can dress as casual as you want and no one will notice. They have very unusual bands that are always a lot of fun. I would highly recommend eating somewhere else before you get there. Just about everything is battered and deep fried. Heart attack in a paper tray. The onion rings are still good.

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Go for the music, not the food. For first timers this place looks like it should be condemned. You can dress as casual as you want and no one will notice. They have very unusual bands that are always a lot of fun. I would highly recommend eating somewhere else before you get there. Just about everything is battered and deep fried. Heart attack in a paper tray. The onion rings are still good.

Pros: Fun, fun, fun

Cons: food, food, food

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Great place to hang out as long as you don't mind being shortchanged by the smarta$$ bartender outside. Gave him a twenty and he gave me change for a ten, looked at me funny when I called him out.

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Great place to hang out as long as you don't mind being shortchanged by the smarta$$ bartender outside. Gave him a twenty and he gave me change for a ten, looked at me funny when I called him out.

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If you like the 'Grateful Dead', be sure to show up on Thursday nights for 'Uncle Johns Band' to do their thing! Ourdoor stage and picnic tables. Order your food and bring it outside. The food isn't going to win any awards, but a fun night out anyway.

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If you like the 'Grateful Dead', be sure to show up on Thursday nights for 'Uncle Johns Band' to do their thing! Ourdoor stage and picnic tables. Order your food and bring it outside. The food isn't going to win any awards, but a fun night out anyway.

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The dirtier and older this place gets, the cooler it becomes. The Skipper Dome is
THE BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN TOWN. Great seafood and music menu draws a crowd every weekend. The blackened grouper rueben is the best thing on the menu, hands down. For this whisky drinker, there aren?t enough Irish ones available. Wednesday night is Reggae Night, don?t miss the $2 Red Stripes. The bathrooms outside are dirty and damp and make you feel like you?re at a public pool...use the ones by the bar. I?ve spent more time at Skipper's then at any job I?ve ever had.

PROS: MUSIC, food, people
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★★★★★

The dirtier and older this place gets, the cooler it becomes. The Skipper Dome is
THE BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN TOWN. Great seafood and music menu draws a crowd every weekend. The blackened grouper rueben is the best thing on the menu, hands down. For this whisky drinker, there aren?t enough Irish ones available. Wednesday night is Reggae Night, don?t miss the $2 Red Stripes. The bathrooms outside are dirty and damp and make you feel like you?re at a public pool...use the ones by the bar. I?ve spent more time at Skipper's then at any job I?ve ever had.

PROS: MUSIC, food, people
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This is a great place for any hippie to hang out after work. The shows are a great variety. One of the most popular nights is Thursday when a Greatful Dead cover band plays.

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This is a great place for any hippie to hang out after work. The shows are a great variety. One of the most popular nights is Thursday when a Greatful Dead cover band plays.

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Skipper's is the best place you can go for food, fun, and live entertainment. There's no need to get dressed up because this place is as down to earth as it could get! That makes it more comfortable than anywhere else I can think of. Every Wednesday is Reggae Night with Impulse (an AWESOME band) and every Thursday they have The Uncle John's Band playing Greatful Dead music! Other shows at the venue vary. Nevertheless... THIS PLACE ROX!!!

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Skipper's is the best place you can go for food, fun, and live entertainment. There's no need to get dressed up because this place is as down to earth as it could get! That makes it more comfortable than anywhere else I can think of. Every Wednesday is Reggae Night with Impulse (an AWESOME band) and every Thursday they have The Uncle John's Band playing Greatful Dead music! Other shows at the venue vary. Nevertheless... THIS PLACE ROX!!!

Pros: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT FOOD, KEY WESTY ATMOSPHERE

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The food good, service good but the real draw is the Entertainment... it is GREAT! Kind of reminds me of an old and new hippie joint.

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The food good, service good but the real draw is the Entertainment... it is GREAT! Kind of reminds me of an old and new hippie joint.

Pros: Fun!, Yummy

Cons: sometimes crowded

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Best concert venue for Blues and Reggae music in The Tampa Bay Area! The food and atmosphere is really great!

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Best concert venue for Blues and Reggae music in The Tampa Bay Area! The food and atmosphere is really great!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Not enough Parking

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This eatery and bar is bar-none the most extremely fun place we have been to. We love the music, the variety, the sounds of old and new. The restaurant attracts all age groups and we are all happy to co-exist in a fun-filled atmosphere. The food: badly awesome, you can't go away hungry. Staff fun and perfect! WHAT ELSE IS THERE???

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This eatery and bar is bar-none the most extremely fun place we have been to. We love the music, the variety, the sounds of old and new. The restaurant attracts all age groups and we are all happy to co-exist in a fun-filled atmosphere. The food: badly awesome, you can't go away hungry. Staff fun and perfect! WHAT ELSE IS THERE???

Pros: MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!!, EXTREME FUN, ALL AGES, AWESOME EATS

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great food and the best live music around. if you want to have fun and enjoy great food at the same time, go to skippers. it is just a happy place to spend an evening.

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★★★★★

great food and the best live music around. if you want to have fun and enjoy great food at the same time, go to skippers. it is just a happy place to spend an evening.

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Great place to see up and close outstanding bands and meet wonderful, open minded people.

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★★★★☆

Great place to see up and close outstanding bands and meet wonderful, open minded people.

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It never rains at the Skipperdome, it floods, with pure blues power! I've seen some of my favorite groups at this Southwest Florida Blues Mecca. Keep rocking, guys! Hope to see you soon.\nDan Electro

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It never rains at the Skipperdome, it floods, with pure blues power! I've seen some of my favorite groups at this Southwest Florida Blues Mecca. Keep rocking, guys! Hope to see you soon.\nDan Electro

Pros: Blues, Roots Rock, Reggae

Cons: not in Europe, non-franchisable, parking

 

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