Testimonials

What Our Clients Say
Michael C.
Michael C.
10:35 19 Jun 24
First off their discount Tuesday fish and chips makes my day! It had been a while since I ate at skippers and it tastes like they changed their batter, the...
Matt L.
Matt L.
17:18 08 Jun 24
My quarterly all you can eat fish and chowder trip is always anticipated. I don't care what anyone says, the chowder is the best anywhere. I have to say I...
Kristi Story
Kristi Story
16:04 08 Jun 24
I first tried the drive thru, but wasn't have any luck getting someone on the speaker. I overlooked that, the same way the Kansas City Chiefs overlook MVS dropping the ball, and went inside. I was glad that I did, the staff was incredibly friendly, positive and engaging. There was a sense of community in there for sure. I placed a large order and they did a great job pushing it out in a timely manner, and double checked to make sure we got everything. Food was better than I expected, and was still hot even after I drove home. A great experience all around.
Marvin Rosete
Marvin Rosete
11:00 21 May 24
There are only a few stores left, this one in Puyallup was very nostalgic for me. And the fish and shrimp are as tasty as I remember when from the past when the restaurants were more readily available.Just one issue, the clam chowder tasted out of the pack and not enough milk or cream was added. Other than that, the food, and the two young gentlemen behind the counter were super helpful!Can't wait to return again, especially in Tuesday for their all-you-can-eat special!
Brandie L.
Brandie L.
21:21 13 Apr 24
The service is outstanding very friendly and helpful . Always fresh and cooked to order . Very clean environment. Will definitely be back and recommend to...
Duane Pate
Duane Pate
17:53 06 Mar 24
Since my local Skippers has been gone for years, I thought I would make the drive to one of the few left. The food was ok, pretty much the same as it was 10+years ago, I am sad that they went back to all-you-can-eat only on Tuesday, but they had done that a long time ago, so it wasn't a surprise. But the fish is different, smaller but thicker pieces, same amount, just cut differently. The fries were pretty good, fresh and crispy.The service was phenomenal, two young men and they were VERY friendly and VERY helpful. I probably would not travel so far just to get the food again, but I might, just to enjoy the amazing customer service that is lacking in so many other places. We were there on Saturday 03/02/24 in the afternoon, steady flow of customers, but not overly busy.
Danny Owens
Danny Owens
04:57 19 Feb 24
Ok so it has been over 3 years since going here. Well, I read a review there were new owners & it was much better. So my wife & I were going shopping & thought we'd stop by & try it. She worked at one in Issaquah when she was a teen (I won't say how long ago since I value my life), so we went in @ 3pm on Sunday afternoon. Apparently others had read the review also because they were very busy. We had the skippers platter with shrimp, clam strips, sweet coleslaw, a piece of fish & fries. We bumped it up to a combo which gave a bowl of chowder & drink. For 2 meals it was less than $50. Next week they told us they'll be going to fresh battered fish. We highly recommend these people. The staff is friendly, helpful, & the food is hot & fresh.
Heather R.
Heather R.
20:27 08 Feb 24
the food was so good, hot and amazing customer service by Brandon and Teddy. the restaurant is so clean and the staff is always so nice. Thank you Brandon...
Peggy Walton
Peggy Walton
10:44 05 Jan 24
I drove from Tacoma just to come at this location. I haven't had skippers for many many years. The food was fabulous. The portions were great. The gentleman that waited on us had great customer service. The gentleman's name was Austin. I will be coming back here on a regular basis. ♥️🎣
Matt L.
Matt L.
18:36 28 Dec 23
I still love skippers! Unfortunately they've all disappeared. So much nostalgia to me, and call me plain but I'd choose skippers fish and chowder over any...
Alyssa Waskiewicz
Alyssa Waskiewicz
01:26 20 Dec 23
Had dinner here tonight & it had been awhile since we’d been here. Service was unbelievable! One young guy in particular who was on top of everything & extremely polite. We both had fish & chips with chowder. Both very good, loved the chowder!
Jay Dizzle
Jay Dizzle
22:27 10 Dec 23
Great service from the start. Helpful and acknowledging. Reminds me of old school Skippers I used to visit as a kid.Teddy and Brandon working at the time of my visit. Great hospitality and attitude towards customers.
Mark L.
Mark L.
18:30 04 Dec 23
Clean, GREAT customer service, good food!! Really impressed. Would definitely come back.
Marcelena Melton
Marcelena Melton
20:23 02 Dec 23
This a total gem and sadly one of only a few left in the state from what I gather. The prices are reasonable, food is good and the staff is so nice! I love that they haven't updated the decor and it still has that nostalgic feeling from when I was a kid. But it's very clean and well taken care of.Also, the clam chowder is fantastic!
Craig Kingsland
Craig Kingsland
17:36 21 Nov 23
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.
Carol H.
Carol H.
14:58 07 Nov 23
Nice to see a classic old school chain restaurant still in our Puyallup neighborhood. Hadn't been in few years only because we moved away for 5 yrs. but now...
Clayton J.
Clayton J.
08:32 07 Oct 23
If you lived in the Seattle area in the 80's you know Skipper's. My brother and sister claimed to both know a girl named Stone and that her dad was either...
Travis Grice
Travis Grice
19:25 29 Sep 23
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.
John L.
John L.
09:17 21 Sep 23
My last visit was great.Walking in the door we were greeted with a welcome.Service was great by the 2 young guys working.As we were leaving we were asked...
Judith P.
Judith P.
15:41 25 Aug 23
I hadn't been to Skipper's for ages, and yesterday found myself at the Quilt Barn in Puyallup, so decided to go back a couple of blocks to Skipper's for my...
The cleanest place I've ever eaten. Great prices and great, fresh food. My clam chowder could have been a bit hotter, but that's just my preference. I will definitely be back
Zachattackp1
Zachattackp1
00:46 26 Jul 23
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
Cory Howerton
Cory Howerton
15:54 14 Jul 23
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.
Maggie M.
Maggie M.
10:56 13 Jul 23
I think my family cried a little when we walked in the door. Skippers was a mainstay fast food treat growing up and everyone was devastated when they...
charlotte Tripp
charlotte Tripp
00:01 12 Jul 23
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.
Bryson D.
Bryson D.
12:20 12 Jun 23
They give good head! All of the workers id smash!!! Especially the little kid. Smash Smash Smash Smash Smash SmashSmash Smash SmashSmash Smash SmashSmash...
Grandma
Grandma
02:13 07 Jun 23
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 !
price perez
price perez
17:22 29 May 23
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!
Dan H.
Dan H.
13:48 20 May 23
We are so happy that there is still a Skippers relatively close by. We actually drive from Renton specifically to eat lunch at this location. Austin, the...
Kasey LaCrosse
Kasey LaCrosse
03:12 07 May 23
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!
Kerri H.
Kerri H.
15:58 29 Apr 23
There aren't very many Skippers around anymore but we are happy to have this one close by. Every time we go, the two guys working the front are very...
Brian Forbes
Brian Forbes
04:52 14 Apr 23
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? ☺️😊
Amanda B.
Amanda B.
17:09 15 Mar 23
Amazing customer service and the restaurant is immaculate! Went last week and and already went back!!
Joyce Pace
Joyce Pace
01:35 12 Jan 23
Great, friendly staff! Delicious food! Cool decorations! Don't miss this gem in downtown Puyallup. Fish portions are large and perfect for dipping. Coleslaw is especially tasty.
Tod Witzel
Tod Witzel
21:49 28 Oct 22
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.
Michael H.
Michael H.
07:18 03 Oct 22
Ever since the new owners took over this is GREAT. I mean, it's fast food that's deep fried. This is a review of that not a comparison to five star dining...
Ja H.
Ja H.
18:17 02 Sep 22
This is a pretty good place to go and have fish-and-chips. My wife really like their hush puppies. The 3 young guys that work that worked there very nice...
Craig Robert
Craig Robert
15:05 19 Aug 22
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
Camie L.
Camie L.
13:29 04 Aug 22
Love this best fish and chips ever!! Miss the days of 3.99 all you can eat ( yeah that was a while ago)!
David Bolling
David Bolling
23:50 03 Aug 22
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!
Travers Clayton
Travers Clayton
07:01 01 Aug 22
The food was tasty and I enjoyed the cocktails. The ambiance was beautiful and soothing. It was definitely a worthwhile visit.
Floyd Bearchild
Floyd Bearchild
06:53 13 Jun 22
One person was working the front and had good spirit. Very kind young man, I did not see him standing around. He kept busy the entire time we was there
Terry Hof
Terry Hof
21:35 19 May 22
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!
Kami K.
Kami K.
10:40 06 May 22
We had a good dinner, but what stood out the most was the two young men working there on 5/5/2022. They were extremely polite, hard working and gave...
mark villanueva
mark villanueva
13:54 05 May 22
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.
Ja H.
Ja H.
14:00 01 May 22
I decided I would stop by hear today. Have not been to a Skipper in 5 or 6 years. So I order the 3 p fish and chips. They have change there fish. They now...
Anna MacInnes
Anna MacInnes
22:55 16 Apr 22
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.
Anna M.
Anna M.
15:57 16 Apr 22
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...
Boris Lorezca
Boris Lorezca
17:05 12 Apr 22
What a nostalgic experience coming here! Food was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. AYCE is $17.99 and it includes chowder. Will be coming back again soon.
Rick P.
Rick P.
18:33 01 Apr 22
Ya know, I've been a regular here for over 30 years. It's gone through it's ups and downs, but it is very much on the up, and honestly a cool success story...
veronica baker
veronica baker
00:46 30 Mar 22
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!!!
Duckwacker
Duckwacker
23:16 13 Mar 22
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! 👍🏼
Wendy Bayman
Wendy Bayman
21:19 12 Mar 22
I was so impressed by the young men working this store. They were so kind and accommodating to my elderly parents. This team rocks!! Please give them a try and see for yourself.
Vilma Jordan
Vilma Jordan
22:38 06 Mar 22
So glad this resteraunt is still in business. Dropped in for a quick bite on a Sunday. Always fresh, claim chowder has never changed .
Jonathan Y
Jonathan Y
08:19 22 Feb 22
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 🙂
Jana W.
Jana W.
11:52 02 Jan 22
The restaurant has really spruced up the dining area and decor. The seafood is still the best, in my opinion, as I prefer the way it is prepared-crispy...
Val Hannah
Val Hannah
00:38 02 Dec 21
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!
Richard White
Richard White
01:05 05 Nov 21
I've always loved skippers. My food is always good to me!! The employees that I've dealt with always been polite and friendly. So no complaints from me.
Randy Clark
Randy Clark
14:16 26 Oct 21
They fix the place up a little bit on the inside has changed it's nice. I love their clam chowder.
James Fry
James Fry
05:19 14 Oct 21
Seem to be really clean they had safe distance apart from each other and the food was really delicious and real real real hot had a great experience if you like seafood enjoy
Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer Nelson
00:12 11 Sep 21
A skippers I haven't been to one in years. Fish pieces are good size, not skimpy. Nice dcor. Neat and clean. Very friendly service. I'll be back.
Michael M
Michael M
14:40 31 Aug 21
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.
John L.
John L.
11:26 08 Jul 21
I was happy to learn that there was still one Skippers in the area so decided to try inflate night .We had the AYCE fish.FishCole Slaw ChowderAll were...
Dave Ford
Dave Ford
07:38 01 Jul 21
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.
Jim Harris
Jim Harris
18:06 24 May 21
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
Jason Bendickson
Jason Bendickson
01:58 02 May 21
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.
Cherish R.
Cherish R.
15:47 25 Apr 21
We came here and ordered food for the first time and Caleb was maybe running the store by himself and being a total badass about it. I can only imagine how...
joshua burns
joshua burns
02:05 16 Apr 21
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!
Alec R.
Alec R.
16:11 27 Mar 21
Very reasonable prices, fast service and delicious chowder! Endless shrimp and fried fish for under $20! I will definitely come again
Franklin cassell
Franklin cassell
11:33 15 Mar 21
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!
Beau Nye
Beau Nye
22:16 12 Nov 20
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.
Bill R.
Bill R.
20:45 15 Sep 20
It's a little weird having a drive thru without a speaker but the fish is great and the employees are cool
Chad P.
Chad P.
17:08 22 Jul 20
This was the place my dad would bring us as kids. I hated it at the time...I would have rather had a burger. I remember when all the Skippers disappeared...
Roger H.
Roger H.
14:59 21 May 20
Went today with the whole family. Did the drive thru as it's the only way to order. The gentlemen who helped us went out of his way to make sure we had a...
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