Skipjack's Newton
Skipjack's Newton
Reviews Coming Soon

Skipjack's Newton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.skipjacks.com/
  • Phone: 6179644244
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Andrew C. Wilkinson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private rooms available. One is a minimum of 8 people required to book without a room fee and holds a maximum of 12 people comfortably. We also have a larger room that is a minimum of 30 people required to book without a room fee and holds a maximum of 40 comfortably.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Regan 6179644244
  • Entertainment: We have piped in background music.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have ample parking within our adjoining lots, located on either side of our building.
A word from Skipjack's Newton
Located minutes off of I95/128, 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 fresh creative sushi. Superb drinks and an award winning wine list.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Skipjack's Newton reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Pleasant suburban place but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Pleasant suburban place but they need more wine choices by the glass. Our waiter said they had no pinot grigio....that they had run out, which I find hard to believe. Food is fairly good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took an out of town executive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    We took an out of town executive from our corporate office to Skipjack's for a seafood dinner. From the moment you enter the restaurant to the time you exit you experience complete professionalism. The service was outstanding and the food, for the flavor and presentation was that of a very high end restaurant. Our executive was very impressed and the dinner was enjoyed by all. I would highly recommend this restaurant, offering the high level of seafood as those in Boston without the hassle of the city and the high cost of parking. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. They cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Food was good. They cooked the lobsters, both steamed and bake-stuffed, very well. The waiter was a little spacey. They made a mistake with one of the orders so one of our party got her food way after the rest of us. Not a big deal, all things considered, but all the manager did was say sorry. No offer to buy us coffee or send over a dessert or anything. The staff just seemed generally aloof. And this was on a Monday night when they weren't very busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the clam chowder at Skipjack's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Love the clam chowder at Skipjack's! Our server, Janelle was lovely and timed our courses perfectly. She was on top of drink refills and checked in appropriately, always smiling. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fried clams were not cleaned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    The fried clams were not cleaned or prepared well. Three people actually had the same dinner and all three thought the same. We have spoken to the manager and have to go to the restaurant to return our "take home" portion of food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The servers were very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    The servers were very attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. I had the Mahi Mahi teriyaki and it was tender and flavorful. My husband's Chilean Sea Bass with Ginger was bland and we sent it back for extra seasonings which helped. There were a lot of family groups with children, so it was a bit noisy for us but still a pleasant experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went very early so a quiet
    emily
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    We went very early so a quiet booth was available and service was excellent. It was busier and noisier by the time wwe left but certainly still comfortable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was exellent. Servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food was exellent. Servers did not rush you and was very polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent SOFT SHELL CRAB...but!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    The soft shell crab was OUTSTANDING along with the Manager that evening, Bob, that evening, both of which salvaged the horrific experience of the waitress, Jonelle. Her attitude and demeanor need to be improved both for herself and the image projected for the restaurant. The draw of the excellent crab would not compensate being assigned to her table again. I shutter to think how she would behave if it were during a busier time. Our reservation was at 6:30 pm and the restaurant was only about half full!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skipjack's maintains a high
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Skipjack's maintains a high level of quality in a quiet room. I had special soft-shelled crabs that were outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly service, quiet, spacious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Friendly service, quiet, spacious ambience, really great food. We've been passing by for years and never tried it. Now we're really glad we did.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • -The food was fairly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    -The food was fairly good but did not correspond to the price. -Rhode Island calamari appetizer - nothing special, very average, too spicy. -Sushi/maki were good but pretty ordinary. -Belgian St. Luis beer was like cranberry juice in taste. -No special meal/meal of the day was offered. -I found the service unusually not chatty and pretty formal with no individual touch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Second time there in a week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    Second time there in a week ... I am starting to like it more and more. On Wednesdays, they have great sushi roll specials at the bar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • At at the bar ... on Monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    At at the bar ... on Monday nights, they have decent raw bar specials. I will definitely go back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant did not offer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    The restaurant did not offer sushi on Sundays though it was listed on the website menu. They were also out of several other offerings and the food was just OK, nothing to want to make us return in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I keep coming
    Allync
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    My husband and I keep coming back to this Skip Jacks. We like the porch area because it's quieter for dining. Great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The piped in music was too
    Mangia
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    The piped in music was too loud and the selection was annoying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food,as always with Skipjacks,w
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    The food,as always with Skipjacks,was fresh and excellently prepared. I would have enjoyed a bigger entree for the price,however,it was plenty for most people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    Delicious, and the service was great. Was there for a business lunch, and the server recognized the right times to approach the table, allowing us to conduct our business, while maintaining a high level of service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Food was very good and the wait staff was friendly and ver accomadatting to the younger kids
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great combination of New England
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Great combination of New England seafood and sushi on a menu (rare to see), although no sushi on Sundays :( Good food, great service. Very weird coctails menu, but good enough wine list.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Skipjack's has gone down from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Skipjack's has gone down from being a place you go dressed business casual to a jeans and sweatshirt restaurant. We went for an evening out and could have rolled out of bed for my meal. The server was concerned about filling my water glass all night long, and not my food, or the food at the table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The seafood tower was really
    FrancaVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    The seafood tower was really fresh, great presentation, wished there was more seafood. The skipjack's sampler was good not the best I've had.The warm bread was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu since it was
    TheDog
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Limited menu since it was Valentines Day and would have liked to have known this at the time I made the reservation. Sushi was excellent - except the waitress brought us the wrong item - which we ate without saying anything. It's kind of a stuffy atomosphere and not sure I would recommend this SkipJack's. Lot of $$ for what we had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The seafood was sublime, possibly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The seafood was sublime, possibly the best seafood I have had in the area. And THIS area presents some serious competition. The Gingered Sea Bass wa so delicious I wanted to order another plate of it as soon as I finished it! The cod was fabulous as well. But the decor needs updating. The upholstery and carpets are stale. The acoustic tile ceiling is passe' and the lighting/ambience in need of a rethinking. If you want superlative seafood though, this is a great place to go. But the food is far more elegant than the physical plant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Valentine Menu was great....saw
    lambkinVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The Valentine Menu was great....saw many new items as well as some of my favorites. It is a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cioppino is ok, needs a rethinking.
    GFresh
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Had cioppino which was filled with only shellfish, no white fish, which I thought unusual, so I had lots of calamari, some mussels, no clams, some shrimp, some scallops... Nice broth, but I wanted more broth, no vegetables other than some hints of tomato, the dish needs some rethinking, although it was filling...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skipjacks has restored their
    pussycat
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Skipjacks has restored their terrific Signature Dishes - Teryaki Mahi Mahi and Wasabi crusted Salmon and has wonderful fresh fish - fresher than some places near the water in Boston. And now has an extensive Sushi offering. Great place for quiet business lunch with good maitre d' and attentive service. And the sweet potato fries are to die for. Lovely bar area to sit in too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor lighting was our only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    Poor lighting was our only complaint. Meals were delicious and we had more than generous portions. Our waitress was great, atttentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    KimSVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2012
    Very disappointed. We were seated in the way back, next to a table of food that was being consumed by people standing around -- often right by our table. Disturbing, noisy,and unpleasant. The hostess was not friendly or responsive. She should have warned us. The waiter or hostess or manager should have moved us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prices have increased, quality
    goodeatersandcookersVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2012
    Prices have increased, quality dimished; used to be favorite
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at Skip Jacks remains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    The food at Skip Jacks remains constant--really good fish (better than Legals I would say), good food at good prices. The restaurant itself is a little dated/tired and probably needs a facelift, but our server and the food made up for it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The New Years Special was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The New Years Special was over at 11PM but was not advertised as just a menue special.I will never go there again becaused it caused me and my date to miss out on celebrating the New Year.It was not worth $120 for just a meal.We could have gone to a Tango party insead. Ken Nygren
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unaccommodating Management
    labbydogVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We went on NY's eve. We were told on the phone that we could order off the regular menu, as well as from the prix fixe one ($45 per person) that night. When we got there, Yuri, one of the managers, said no, we could not unless we "remembered" what was on the regular menu (What do I have? A photographic memory? This was nonsense!) My husband explained that he had called and was told he could. Yuri just stood there and said it was a misunderstanding. I wanted to leave, but our drinks suddenly appeared. This place has a communication problem amongst the staff. IMO Yuri made the wrong move; he should have let us order from the regular menu. The food was wonderful (at least they have a good chef), but the management leaves a lot to be desired.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for an early New Year's
    Allync
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We went for an early New Year's dinner. It looked so nice decorated for the holidays. Our waitress was lovely and chatted with us just enough. Food was great. Really good Blue Point oysters followed by swordfish and sea bass entrees that were delicious and interesting with a lot of veges. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was way too salty. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Food was way too salty. The clam chowder was gritty and salty and the ciopino was tasteless and oversalted.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was fine. Never great,
    KennVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    The food was fine. Never great, but more than adequate for the price. It is local, so I continue to go on occasion, but it really can't come close to Legals, any location, on any score. This trip, MY waiter was very kind; however, he was not around frequently which may have had to do with other duties seeing that I was there in an off hour. I needed him a few times and had to wait. There was a waitress serving another table, who was just obnoxious to me, when I asked her, quite kindly, to send my waiter over if she saw him. She never said a bad word but her eyes, facial contortion and body language could have killed. I did notice that she was very friendly to her party of 5, so I was clearly a bother, from whom she was not going to benefit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Dependable
    simcohVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2011
    We had a terrific meal. The caterpillar roll was delicious as was the chilean sea bass cooked the Skipjack way. The sides were soso. Our friends had the steam clams that were also great and the hot buttery rolls are always a treat. We miss the baked potato option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i haven't been to Skipjacks
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2011
    i haven't been to Skipjacks in quite a while. i'll be back. food was well prepared, staff were attentive. a great casual dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was OK. Food very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Waiter was OK. Food very good, as usual. Hostess had ZERO personality - borderline zombie. She was most unhelpful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet