My reservation was honored
My reservation was honored on time. We were waited on right away. Food was good and portions were ample. I hade the Restaurant Week special and it was tasty. We needed to be out in an hour and that was accomodated.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Can never go wrong with skipjacks! You're likely seated next to a treated like a tourist here (which is not a bad thing) but the food and service are always top notch.
2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great seafood meal
This place has been around for years and continues to be reliable.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Glad I gave it a try!!
Everything was fresh and delicious. It was very evident that the waitstaff works well together, we received everything when it was ready even if it was delivered by someone other than our server.
It was my first time there but I would definitely go back!!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was friendly and attentive.
Service was friendly and attentive. We asked to alter two dishes to suit out needs and it was done cheerfully. All in all, a nice dining experience!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Jazz Brunch was a very
The Jazz Brunch was a very enjoyable experience. The food was excellent but the live music really made it special!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for out of town guests
A friend was in from out of town and fresh seafood is always the number one choice for visitors. I had never been to Skipjack's before, but someone suggested it. The food was delicious! She had lobster bisque and I had calamari (spicy). We each had the wasabi-encrusted salmon and split a waffle dessert. Everything was outstanding. The service was top-notch, and our waitress also patiently took photos of us using two cameras. We never felt rushed, which allowed our conversations to meander except for necessary interruptions. We were very pleased with the amount of the bill as it was less that we anticipated for such a great experience.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good swafood. Served fast
Good swafood. Served fast on a Thursday evening in early April. No crowd.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, change type of bread
Food was excellent, much better even than I remembered.
Skipjack-style fish preparation was delicious, and the vegetables were cooked perfectly.
My only complaint would be the awful bread they serve........it was stale, as well as tasteless.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
For many years, our Boston
For many years, our Boston marathon group has dined at Skipjack's on Saturday evening of marathon weekend. The seafood and service are always excellent, and we look forward to returning each year.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there on Mother's
We were there on Mother's Day.Our waiter, Danny, was very calm, polite and sweet.Our order was accurate.I generally dread restaurants on holidays, but our experience there exceeded my expectations.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as Usual
Mother's Day lunch was a very pleasant experience at Skipjacks. The food was exceptional and we had a very enjoyable experience.
We have been going to Skipjacks for years (at various locations) and always find their food to be top of the line, service to be prompt and accomodating and the overall experience very high quality.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Seafood in the Back Bay
We hadn't eaten at Skipjack's for years, ever since the Brookline Village location closed. The Clarendon Street location is much less like a crab shack and much more of a fine dining atmosphere. The service was very good, striking that elusive balance of casual friendliness with attention to detail. The menu was extensive enough without being overwhelming, adventurous enough without being cute. The food was very, very good. Pricing was reasonable given the ambience, service, and quality. We plan to return to this restaurant when we are in the Back Bay.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had seven people but had to
Had seven people but had to make reservations for 3 and 4. When we got there he put us at a nice round table for all seven of us
and seated us 15 minites early!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to end the work day
Skipjacks was a great end of day spot for terrific drinks and great seafood. Great location, attentive service, terrific selection of fish and seafood with a lot of different preparations to satisfy everyone in the group. Always enjoy stopping in for a good meal in Boston
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of towner
I was visiting Boston from Ohio and wanted a restaurant with top notch food that I didn't feel like I had to dress for. My t-shirt and shorts attire was not out of place, yet the ambience was classy and the food excellent. The manager talked to every table within my eyeline and was very friendly and courteous. I'll be returning to Boston and to Skipjack next month.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been back since our
Hadn't been back since our daughter graduated from Northeastern over 20 years ago. Great place. This time we brought our granddaughter.
Everyone was wonderful including the manager who brought us a birthday sundae even though it wasn't really her birthday so it was a special evening for all of us.
Thank you so very much.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice variety of food. From
Nice variety of food. From sushi to sandwiches. We asked to be seated outside and the staff were accommodating since we were the only ones outside. I would return.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and exception service (ask for Samantha - she's terrific!)
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food and service
I've dined at Skipjack's on many occasions, most often for lunch. It's a busy lunch time spot with some many large business offices nearby, so the lunch crowd is mostly business people. The servers are very attentive, and most everything I've eaten there has been very good. Nothing particularly outstanding; this is not a place that willl WOW you. But it will also never let you down.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although our server was very late in arriving at first and didn't seem to be aware of our long wait we enjoyed the food and location very much.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful lunch here
Had a wonderful lunch here this week. We were a small group and sat at a nice table by the window. It was Restaurant Week so we were able to sample many of the dishes at a very reasonable price. I had the chop chop salad and a wasabi salmon and would order it again. The service was good. The interior is pleasant, with polished wood trim bright yellow walls and has a New England look. Perfect location across from Copley Plaza. They got us in and out in a reasonable amount of time, but was an hour and half lunch. Worth the time and the cost.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was excellent as was service. Not over crowded and packed in like other seafood restaurants we all know. I brought a friend who comes to town for business and he said this was his new go to place.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood that doesn't disappoint
I've been coming to Skipjacks for years and always find consistently good seafood. Best options are always the day's catch, grilled, or Skipjacks Style. On this visit, service was a bit subpar. I suspect the waiter was new. But still a very solid experience all around.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Baked Stuffed Lobster
Our absolute favorite meal is the Baked Stuffed Lobster! We come back for it over and over again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a bowl of lobster bisque
Had a bowl of lobster bisque that was divine and a BBQ scallop dish that was also tasty. Great location and cute ambience.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
So appreciative of the wait staff, I messed up on our reservation and they went out of their way to work with us!
Had a lovely evening, wonderful service and delicious food
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back Bay Find
Stopped in for a late lunch. I had lovely fish tacos and my mom enjoyed the the fish and chips. Service was excellent!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the food and the service. No problem when we asked to be moved to a booth, which plenty of other places give you the stink face. Drinks were great and food was great. Dinner was topped by the chocolate bread pudding = so good!!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
There's lobster bisque and there's lobster bisque. If you want the best you've ever had, go to get Skip Jack's!
You'll go back for more. I will.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is such a neighborhood gem and absolutely fantastic. My waiter, Thomas was absolutely fantastic and excellent at his job. He provided excellent service and great insight and recommendation to the various dishes. The lobster bisque is absolutely amazing, definitely one of the best i have ever had! A must try!
The kitchen confused my order of chilean seabass with the ginger teriyaki. My waiter, Thomas dealt with the situation very professionally and compassionately. Overall I would highly recommend this place and will most certainly go again next time I am in the city!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was there with other people.
I was there with other people. We all loved our meals. I had the sea bass Skipjack style. Out of this world!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met a colleague from out of town who preferred seafood. We both had the sea bass with Asian veggies that was perfectly cooked. My friend preferred sweet potato fries instead of the rice and the server was happy to accommodate. We were given a window seat with a wonderful view but it was a very cold evening and my friend was battling a cold so although heaters at our feet there was a draft from the window. Again our server was happy to move or table. Near the end of dinner our server asked if we wanted coffee of dessert and I told him decaf but I wanted to finish my martini first and my friend ordered tea. Our server waited the perfect time and without asking again brought us over our drinks. Our hostess called me by name on arrival.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The day before first Anniversary
We were planning a dinner for the day before our first anniversary and I thought to Skipjack's. We booked online early evening for our Italian standard and it wasn 't crowdy. Nice table close to a huge window with the night sight on Copley. Service was kind and careful thank Kathlyn. We had shrimp cocktail that was really giant and a perfect velvety bisque. My wife was dreaming for a lobster and she had a two lbs one. She made a good job! My catch of the day, a yellow fin tuna crusted with sesame seeds, was sweet, tasty and tender. So we have a perfect Anniversary dinner a day before!
I have only a complaint: the Margarita. It was a kind of Disneyland non alcoholic beverage, really far from a real one.
However a real nice esperience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunday jazz brunch, good food
Skipjack's is one of my go-to's for Sunday brunch in the Copley Square area. They have a jazz group that takes frequent breaks so you can actually have a conversation (they will place you away from the band if asked). Wait staff is courteous and prompt. Their signature bread is some of the best around and served warm. This is the only place I will order fish and chips; the fish is fresh and the batter is light; fries are good and all is served piping hot. Have had the clam chowder and the crabcakes, also good. Food is generally good and lots of brunch options. $1 Bloody Mary (with entree) if you like very spicy; I go with the Mimosa.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood is exceptional both tasting and preparation. Service was just as good. Restaurant located with nice view as well. Great evening out overall.
I have taken people there from across the country when they visit Boston and have had nothing but praise for the restaurant. I would recommend it highly.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Return to an old favorite
We used to work across the street so when we got together, we decided to return to Skipjacks. It was a nice reminder of how good this seafood restaurant is. Good service and really good fish! We had cod with spinach, scallops and fish tacos. All were approved and plates cleaned. No time for dessert. Next time!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM