I used to eat at Skippers in Albany, Oregon, when I was a kid. Eating at Skippers is mostly nostalgic now. Sadly, the Skippers at Albany is gone, as are most others. So, I was thrilled to find an actual Skippers Fish and Chowder restaurant open in Puyallup, Washington. Pay them a visit, the food is good, and you can help keep a NW icon in business. You have nothing to lose and you may find a new favorite eatery.
The service was fast and friendly. I got my food served right to my table in less than 5 minutes. I ordered the lunch special: 2 fish, chips, chowder, cole slaw, and a drink for under $13. I didn't need a fork for the fish because they were easy to hold and dip with my fingers. The fish was flaky, hot, and delicious. I was allowed to have as much tarter as I want. I ate that bowl of chowder like it was ice cream. The atmosphere was comfortable and not too busy. There was relaxing music in the background. Probably will go again next week to try the grilled salmon.
Being at Skippers last night brought back childhoods memories. It’s sad that not many Skippers exist anymore. Thankfully with an incredible employee like Caleb at the Puyallup location, hopefully this one stays open! He was working solo, but had the establishment looking super clean and organized. When we walked in he immediately greeted me and my lil family and was super helpful while my husband and I were trying to figure out what to get since it’s been forever since I’ve been to skippers and he’s from San Diego so he had never been. Caleb was super attentive and patient. My husband and I ordered the ALL YOU CAN EAT DEAL they had going on TUESDAYS and the kiddos got popcorn shrimp. Everything was super delicious and fresh! Even the clam chowder was like nostalgia for me. We just moved to this side of town and are definitely coming back! I definitely recommend this place for those who are not Ivars fans. It’s definitely a whole different vibe.
Tuesday all you can eat is a good deal. The chowder is delicious and the fish is always hot! Sad other locations close because I always have such a good experience here. Recommend. Also the staff went above and beyond when we were there. Brought fish refills to us and were very pleasant
The food is amazing, but the people are even better. I have been in the customer service business my entire adult life and going forward, when I am training people across the country, I am going to reference my experiences at this Skippers. They are on 100% of the time and we always enjoy our experiences.
Brandon and Teddy were awesome! Food was awesome! The only thing is that I think this store could be a little bit cleaner. Salt shakers and stuff feel like they're all greasy and so does the door when you open it to leave. Other than that everything is great.
Food was Great the gentleman working were very helpful and easy going. They seemed to work real well together and order was complete and correct and only took as long as it was to cool the meal fresh.So Happy my husband and I stopped by to see if they were open on a Wed afternoon. Been about 3 yrs since we have been and was not surprised we got such Great Aervice as Always.Keep Uo the Great Job !
I wish I would’ve gotten the guys name! He had blonde hair though! Anyways the employee let us know at opening that somebody didn’t arrive on time and that he got there to cover so he was a little behind. He had a pretty good morning rush I’d say about 7-10 people right at opening. He handled it like a champ. No attitude had great customer service made sure everybody was taken care of! Employee of the year! Get this guy a raise! We are from a different area that doesn’t have a skippers. Based off my experience I’ll make a trip any day for this skippers!
Stopped by Skippers for chowder and fries (which were delicious), but also got great service! Teddy was efficient and kind and had impeccable manners. Teddy deserves a raise. I’ve never had such good customer service. I’ll be coming back!
I went in today customer service was amazing even though they were about to close. Just the fried and fish taste a little off like they have old oil. But other than that great customer service and nice clean slippers they cleanest one I’ve seen.
The fish is good. The guys were high. I asked if the gave me extra tartar sauce, and the were like, oh yeah. Bbq, ketchup, Its all in the bag.It wasnt.So the did give me a free sprite, which was nice.Apparently out of cheese for my kids. So Im like, ok. Chicken.Laughing hilatiously. So two chicken 4 fish. 5 minutes. Wait here.I proceeded to watch teenage boys break a broom, and laugh the entire time.Did I say the fish was good? ☺️😊
For those that frequently dined at Skippers 40 years ago, some things will be familiar and some things not so much. This location is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. The chowder and sauces are very similar to the glory days of yesteryear. However, the fish has a similar batter but the meat is of a different type. You can't go home again...pretty good...just don't expect 1977.
I was there yesterday 8/18/2022 and there we 2 young dudes working at this time. They were the most polite and courteous and friendly workers I have come across in a long time for being so young. They were raised right and they will go on to do great things in life, Just wanted to say great job to them, hope they are treated right their hard to find anymore. Thanks Craig
The all you can eat was more than i could eat, but I'd do it again! I've eaten here since childhood, and while they've changed owners a few times, it's a must go to for your fish, chips, and chowder fix! Only place I'll even order fish & chips is right here!
Ah, this brings me back; Skippers used to be THE place to go for fish'n'chips in the Northwest. Ate many an All-You-Can-Eat as a youth, but this seems to be one of the last Skippers in existence. Have to say, the decor hasn't changed much, the chowder is still delicious, and the fish was crispy, if not a little "pre-formed" in appearance. The fries were a let down, being crinkle fries from your mom's refrigerator. The staff was super friendly, parking isn't an issue, and if you're up for dessert, Baskin and Robbins is 50 feet across the parking lot. Give them a try!
Love this place only one I know of left in my area. Came down to Puyallup and had to stop.The guys here are great and the food was excellent as usual. Sad to see so few left. Been going to skippers for over 45 years.
We happened to be driving around the southend and craving fish n chips. To my surprise, and absolute delight, we came across the Puyallup Skippers. Being raised in the Seattle area, Skippers was our go to fish n chips spot growing up, but they have slowly disappeared over the years. The fish and tartar sauce did not disappoint. The chowder, coleslaw and fries were as we remembered, very tasty. But, here is the cherry on top about this location... Teddy, the employee who was working that day. What an attentive, polite, and knowledgeable young man. You just don't find good customer service like that anymore. We will definitely make the 40-minute drive, again and again.
It was just before closing that we happened by. And the two young men were very kind and professional and had GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS! AND THEY GAVE US A GREAT DEAL!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE & MISS SKIPPERS CLAM CHOWDER!!! NO OTHER CHOWDER LIKE IT!!! MOST SKIPPERS CLOSED - SO VERY HAPPY TO FIND THIS ONE & I also stop by the one in OREGON- when I'm in the area!!!
I use to come to this location before the new owner took over and it was not very consistent and pretty not great. The new owner did an amazing job bringing this place around. My wife and I have stopped in a few times the last year (not a often as I would like. Because life in the way). It was great! My dad loved eating all you can eat fish and chips here. He would go quite often living so close. This was the last place my dad and I got to have lunch together before he died last November. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the Skipper's brand tartar sauce. It's too sweet for my taste. I normally bring my own if I know I'm coming here, but normally it's a spur of the moment decision and I have to use the house tartar sauce. Not a deal killer by any means. Keep up the good work! 👍🏼
You have no idea how happy I am to have found this Skipper’s! That it has AMAZING service and that signature breading on their fish, shrimp, and clams just brings me back to when I would go to Skipper’s as a kid to pick up dinner for my grandparents. I cannot understate how wonderful their staff is, or how whimsical the atmosphere is :)
My Sister and I have visited the Puyallup Skippers location on main street three times in the last couple of weeks. My Sister has cancer and craves the chowder. Every time we visit we get the best customer service I have ever had at a drive through. You have to pull up to the window to order and every time there is a cheerful happy face. Since you wait there for your order you can see whats happening behind the counter. The young men that are there are busy every minute. What a wonderful crew at this location. They need recognition, they are awesome! We will be back!
The two young men there made the experience by taken pride in their customer service and product. As the food was good and cooked perfectly as we will definitely go back. Plus its good to see people ask you how was everything knowingly they gave their best effort and were proud of their food.
Very delicious fish. Almost melt in your mouth fish. Little breading, lots of fish, and came very hot. For one of the few surviving Skippers I know of, they still do it right. Friendly staff and great food, go visit and enjoy your meal.
Love Skippers. The food here is excellent every time. Glad to see a Skippers still going strong! ❤ the only thing that I would say that could be improved is on one of my visits before I realized the all you can eat is offered every day I ordered a four-piece fish and chips and chowder and it was 1699 the all-you-can-eat is 1499 the young lady who rang me up should have said something that's just good customer service in my opinion it was my fault as well for not seeing it but she seemed more in a hurry to get me rang up so she could go back to being on her phone
Edit:Apparently under new owner. Food is still good, and I'd say it's better. Someone actually cares now about the cleanliness and service, WAY WAY cleanser!!! Only disappointment is that they had no chowder.4 years prior - 2 stars:Food was good. Most of the tables were cluttered and dirty. No ice in the soda machine. Bathroom was filthy.
The very best chowder!!! Drive thru window process definitely needs to be updated and fixed. Order times aren't fast enough to just keep people waiting in line.( Maybe have customers pull around after they've ordered) only possible complaint! The crew was awesome and friendly and food as always was amazing!
Grew up on skippers. The Two young men that worked 3/15/21 were outstanding . The Store was super busy and under staffed and yet these two preformed their job courteous and professionally. 4 out of 5 stars only because of the wait time for food. Overall experience excellent! Keep up the great job guys!
Unbelievable, since the new owner took over you can truly tell he wants you to really enjoy your experience 110%. The table's are not gross and sticky anymore and he has an unbelievable staff, I will return again and again just to be treated that well.