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Seafood, Canadian, Bar, Pub
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Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
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Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

Atmosphere was historic but cute, price was fair, food was absolutely perfect! No issues or concerns at all. :)

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

Skipper’s restaurant has wonderful view of the Bonavista harbour. Friendly staff and quaint restaurant. Fish (Cod) was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019

Incredibly disappointed & offended with this establishment. Walked in this morning at around 11am. Immediately noticed two staff eating at a table, then as my girlfriend and I walked over to select a table we were told by the lady behind the bar that due...to the fact that a tour bus was on the way, they had only one table we could sit at, beside where the staff had been eating. Found that mildly offensive, as it should imo be first come first serve, especially given that there were no reserved signs on any of the tables. We were then given breakfast menus, the lady specifically said they were still serving breakfast, unless we wanted somehing else. Yet when I asked for their regular menu she went back on this, said she had to speak with their "cook" about it. She came back a minute or so later saying their cook didn't want to cook anything other than breakfast for us because.. they have to clean the grill between each meal & had a tour bus coming?.. As a commercial cook myself I find that appallingly lazy, absolutely pathetic customer service. Have heard decent things about this place so I'm dismayed to find that they discriminate against paying customers in such a way. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 September 2019

I had ordered the cod au gratin, wanting to try a different option. It came out piping hot. I was disappointed with my main component as in my view anything other than a grilled fish is messing with things. The salad was very good, highlighted...by orange slices and cranberries. The dessert saved the meal. The peak of the meringue was roughly 3”/7.5cm in height. It was good to boot. The restaurant looks out into the bay. There are outdoor tables but they were not in use in September. The gold building is close to the Ryan Premises.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Skipper's is next to Ryan Premises. When we were here, a bus tour came in so we had the only table not being used by the bus tour. There is a bar and dining room which has big windows overlooking the deck and lake. Even...though they were busy with the bus tour, they still managed to get us our meal in a reasonable time. Food was good, a bit on the expensive side, but not unreasonable. The servers were pleasant and accommodating. It is part of an inn, so it is a bit small. Very convenient if you want to tour Ryan Premises.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Had some Newfoundlamd breakfast fare in Fishcakes- food was great- its on the water where boats dock. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

After a full day of travel and touring we were ready for a good dinner. Skippers did not disappoint. The seafood chowder was full of big chunks of fish, scallops, and shrimp. Very filling. The mussel appetizer was fresh and a very large portion. The...pea soup was also substantial. The Fisherman's Platter was very satisfying. The truncheons were new to us. We found them to be very salty. An interesting addition to the fish. Fish and chips were tasty. All the food arrived very hot. The side salad was pleasantly more than just lettuce and a few pieces of veg. An interesting choice of local beer on tap. We waited 10 minutes for a table. They don't take reservations.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

We had a wonderful dinner here. We had the pan fried cod which was the best I’ve had and my partner had the seafood platter which was excellent too. The food was fresh and homemade right down to the coleslaw! I recommend this place if...you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Good service, fried fish was some of the best I had, nice atmosphere, deck outside provides great view of harbour. Only beef I have here is they don’t know how to pour pint of beer, twice pint was served with beer over inch short from...filling glass, not cool @ over 8$ a pintMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

We only ate breakfast here but it was good, fast, reasonably priced, great service and an outstanding view of Bonavista Harbour. What more could you ask for?

Date of visit: August 2019
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Skipper's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4