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Skipjack's Boston
Skipjack's Boston

Skipjack's Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.skipjacks.com
  • Phone: (617) 536-3500
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Senior
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Party with us! Let our experts help you celebrate hassle free. We can create a menu and atmosphere perfect for your party needs. From family parties to corporate events, your place or ours, we eagerly await your call.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Barnhart (617) 536-3500
  • Entertainment: Live jazz brunch every Sunday at Skipjack's! The Winiker's offer top quality jazz with their quartet. Skipjack's offers an acoustically favorable room and delicious brunch fare to make every Sunday memorable. Starts at 10am every Sunday!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boylston & St James
  • Public Transit: We are walking distance from both the Back Bay Station(orange line and commuter rail) and the Copley T(green line).
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer two hour free parking in our building anytime after 5:00PM. Simply have your parking ticket validated by your server prior to leaving. Enter the underground area on Clarendon or St James.
A word from Skipjack's Boston
Located in the heart of the Back Bay (across the street from Trinity Church). Skipjack's has devoted itself to importing the freshest seafood from around the world and offering it at the best prices in town. Skipjack's is a local favorite. Superb seafood, prime steak and a fresh creative sushi menu. Delicious cocktails and libations with an award winning wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was good. No clue what the waiter's name was, but he was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were very pleased with boy the food and the service! Our waiter recommended the Ginger Sea bass which was amazing and a great inexpensive bottle of wine to accompany it. A great pick for a seafood dinner!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Decided on Skipjack's due to it's proximity to our hotel on Copley Plaza - this was a good call, as Hurricane Arthur decided to drench and gust and carry on the night we ventured out, and more than a two block walk would have drowned or blown us away. Our server was wonderfully attentive without being a bother, and the food was tasty. The Dan Dan Shrimp Dumplings were GREAT, and our main courses were nice, too. I gave up on eating the fish tacos as tacos, though, as the shell got soggy and fell apart. Hubby was ok with the substitution of green beans for spinach in his meal, but would have liked to have been told about it beforehand. Biggest win: the prices were MUCH more reasonable than a lot of the restaurants in Back Bay."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "ordered a fisherman's platter... evidently the chef just throws the fried food onto the plate directly from the deep fryer. the food was soggy and just plain unappetizing.$100 for 2 platters 2 wines and 2 salads. Waaaay overpriced for the quality and service. only myself and a friend sitting at the bar and they still screwed up our order."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We tried to get reservations at other seafood restaurants, but were unsuccessful, so landed on Skipjack's due to availability. Assets are location, and the excellent oysters. A fellow guest was excited about the $2 Yuengling Draft. However, while it was not bad, it was not great."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our party of five enjoyed a wonderful meal of seafood choices, all well prepared and attentively served. Among us, we had a delicious and generous lobster bisque, a slightly dry swordfish, moist crab cakes, a nicely prepared steak and a lovely salmon fillet. The preparations, while mainly well executed, were a little on the in imaginative side - a light sauce, a pairing with a starch, something - would have been nice, but one can also argue that one comes to a seafood restaurant for fresh fish, period, and we surely got that. One knock: the place was SO empty at 7:30 on a Wednesday night that they should have aggregated the diners in one area; because they didn't, we felt as if we were eating in an abandoned function hall."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I thought the food was fantastic, and the location was convenient. Best fish tacos I've had in Boston because they have great cuts of fish. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Rude staff. The oyster special "required" a 45 minutes wait even when all the other patrons had food and the place was almost empty. Not great atmosphere either... All in all I would not recommend to anybody and it is my first time ever writing a negative review so it tells you how bad it was"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Ordered the steamers and crab cakes. Both were great classic seafood entrees done really well. Looking forward to going back and trying more."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our salads and entrees here and still had room to enjoy dessert. Grilled char was especially good, as were the Green Goddess Salad and the special strawberry shortcake. Service was a bit inconsistent but generally fine. We'd gladly come back here when we're back in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great meal before going to the Lyric Stage to see a play! Nice view from our table near the window. Tony was a wonderful server!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "One of the best experiences. We went for brunch had the delicious shrimp cocktail with fresh oysters. Then we ate the most amazing lobster rolls. I will come back over and over again, plus love the jazz band that preformed during the brunch! Great service, our waitress was amazing and she made it easy to decide one what to get!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Skipjacks. They serve very good seafood, with a nicely varied menu and reasonable prices. However, I am always uninspired by the ambiance. It's kind of dark and drab, with lots of wood and old furniture. Maybe one step above S&S deli. It seems outdated…like a place that might have seemed fancy in the 60s, but is in dire need of a contemporary make-over. Mind you, it's not a dive, just kind of blah. This is why I typically prefer Atlantic Seafood when I'm in the Back Bay, which seems a bit more stylish, festive and on par with the look and feel of the Back Bay. That said, Skipjacks delivers on taste and the service is decent. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were in town for a conference and if you have a lot of choices you expect a restaurant to deliver. This one did and we would go there again. The service was very good, the food was cooked very well (we had minestrone chowder, calamari, sushi, and crab) and tasted delicious. The waiter was very pleasant, and the rest of the staff was attentive to our needs. My girlfriend slipped on he wet floor (it was raining outside) and the wait staff showed concern and made sure to have the manager visit the table to see if there was anything else we needed. Overall it was a very good place and I would recommend it to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great fish, and salads, but don't go if you are concerned with time. We visited on a Saturday night at 5:50 to catch an 8 play that was a 5 minute walk from the restaurant. The restaurant was less than 1/2 full as it was so early. As such I was not concerned with the time. We were seated promptly, but it was quite a while before anyone took our order. It took quite a while to get our salads, and even longer to get our dinner. We received our dinner at 6:55 and the waitress did not come by to ask about desert or the check until 7:25 at which point we could not safely think about desert The food however was excellent. I had the gingered sea bass. It was cooked and spiced perfectly. Very moist and flavorful. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had dinner before the Red Sox game. Something on the menu for everyone. Lighter fare, to full dinners. Lobster Bisque the best ever. All seafood in the pasta was fresh and aplenty. Oysters were large and fresher that other establishments."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The clam chowder at skipjack's is so good! Its a must have!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I continue to count on your service, food and location to bring clients here and you ensure we are all fed with great tasting food as well as premier service!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • " We work in the building so Skipjack's is a convenient spot to go for a quick lunch, especially if weather is inclement. Food is consistently fresh/delicious. Occasionally we've had slow service which is frustrating when the lunch break is limited. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We were visiting the city and attending Trinity Church on Mother's Day. I made the reservations and we had a delightful experience. With the live musicians playing in the background our party of four enjoyed excellent service and delicious food! The eggs benedict on crab cakes were absolutely delicious...the artic char delicious, the wasabi salmon and the glazed fish....wonderful. would highly recommend anyone to go for a nice meal while in the downtown. They were very attentive to the needs of our group as indicated in our open table reservation, which was appreciated. Enjoy"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, service and even a terrific jazz band for brunch! The seafood tower appetizer was amazing...freshest fish ever! We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent service! Delicious food (try the Grilled Mahi Mahi Teriyaki)! The waiters and waitress really care about your experience and are in the vicinity of your reach. A little pricey but worth every penny. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Skip Jacks is always great. That' s why when we're in Boston we go there a lot. The fish is super, the atmosphere friendly, and the service is great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend & I will pass the recommendation on. Clam chowder is amazing! Homemade bread is awesome! Service was exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great evening out. Terrific drinks and recommendations were spot on. When scallops were too spicy the waitress had them replaced. I didn't have to ask she took it upon herself. Great evening out. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food okay. Service okay. Not what I was expecting. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "we had an awesome meal. the service was informative and attentive. maybe a little hovering, however it was not that busy and he was a delight to talk to. food came exactly as described. always a pleasure to visit this place."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My husband and I were delighted to find out that each lobster roll ($25), is made to order. The server specifically asks how much mayonnaise you want in your lobster preparation. Both my husband and I are very health conscious and asked for very little mayonnaise. We both received rolls that were overflowing with lobster, very little mayonnaise. The menu says each sandwich has a half pound of lobster in it, I think our rolls had more like three quarters of a pound each. The restaurant itself has little ambience, it looks much like a Bennigan's inside. This is a great place for lunch, specifically if you ordered the lobster roll. I would not recommend as a special dinner location."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Skipjacks is a reasonably price restaurant close to the Copley and Prudential centers so makes for a convenient escape from your local hotel dining facilities. This is my second dinner experience with them and it is OK but not anything draw me back again. Next time in the area, I am going to give them a try for lunch."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurant s in Boston. A great location on Copley Square; delicious seafood cooked to perfection; moderate noise level so conversation can flow. Walking distance to symphony, theater or Jordan Hall."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a birthday with my adult daughter pre afternoon theater and it was really good....food and service. They made a point of honoring my request for a nice table and remembered to wish her a happy birthday. I was really pleased."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We did not receive the correct menu for a Sunday brunch. The waiter was disinterested to rude. There was an error on the bill."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Just a block from the Marathon finish line, this quiet spot has excellent seafood selections and some of the most terrific rolls you can find anywhere. Sunday Jazz brunch is a must at my neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "2 Words - A. Mazing. We both had the Lobster Casserole and it was perhaps the best thing I've ever put in my mouth!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food is always so great, the service is quick and the menu has a little bit of everything for all palates."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food is decent. Good for quick work lunch as there's never a wait. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "excellent choice for Seafood. I Highly recommend for business events and social gatherings."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Food was good. Waiter seemed overwhelmed at first, and we had to ask if we could order drinks when we sat down. Overall, a nice experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nice the the brunch went back to having the guest singers get up. Makes it much more fun most of the time"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a great location, with very good seafood. Not too fancy - comfortable place to eat. What ruined the evening was the service. Our waiter was clearly bored with his job - rattled off the 'favorite' menu items too fast to understand, and visably sighed when he was asked to slow down and repeat. There was no effort to note down the seating of the group, so when the appetizers came, they were offered to the wrong guests. Same with the dinners. These were both served by people other than our waiter, so I cut some slack there, but our waiter took our coffee/cappuccino orders and then delivered them himself and got the placement wrong. With more attentive and caring service, this restaurant could be a favorite."
    Dined on 3/26/2014