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Skippers Fish Fry

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1001 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27502-2160
919-303-2400
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seafood all day every day

This casual place serves numerous fried seafood selections and "steamers." The fish sandwich is a heaping portion. If you make it in for lunch you'll get fries (or slaw), drink, and hush puppies with it. Platters, combo platters, jambalaya, gumbo, clam chowder, and chicken strips or hot dogs for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
gogogirlSouthland
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This casual place serves numerous fried seafood selections and "steamers." The fish sandwich is a heaping portion. If you make it in for lunch you'll get fries (or slaw), drink, and hush puppies with it. Platters, combo platters, jambalaya, gumbo, clam chowder, and chicken strips or hot dogs for the non-seafood fans are offered. It's one of the few places... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a return visit with my family. The place was packed which made us very happy. We love seeing locals supporting locals. A typical order of fish and chips and a baby shrimp portion with hush puppies. The portions are generous. The cool things is you can enjoy a cold beer with your meal if your in the mood.... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Skippers has some of the freshest fish around and they know how to cook it perfectly. The fish sandwich at lunch is the best deal. You honestly have to cur the piece of fish in half and double stack it in order for it to fit on the bun. I am not a big fan of hush puppies but these... More 

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Holly Springs, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I have dined here several times and really enjoyed it. This time we stopped for lunch at about 1. Skippers is a fast food joint that was remodeled and upgraded to it's current state. It's nicer inside and out than a fast food joint, but still shows its roots. You order at a counter like a fast... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Skippers is always busy. They have great fish fry and it's the only place in NC that has Hoffman coneys. Yum!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I stumbled upon Skipper's on our drive back from Pinehurst. It's location is very convenient. We did not know what to expect, but gave it a shot based on all of the positive Yelp! reviews. We were impressed. The food was cheap, quick and delicious. This was exactly what we were looking for to refuel our tanks... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good fried seafood and oysters but they are definitely not #1 in my book. It's good for a quick fish dinner. Very informal and served in disposable cardboard containers. Portions are ample and taff is friendly

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Raleigh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't let the simple exterior fool you, there is a real surprise inside: The Food. Simply the best seafood we have found other than at a seaside or island location. Don't think traditional "fried" food (with grease-laden and thick outside breading). There was not a trace of grease on any of our fried items (catfish, flounder, shrimp) and the breading... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First time there - friendly service, hot food, great fried haddock, fries and I enjoyed the cole slaw. Enjoyed a cold beer as well and plenty of seating. Really impressed by the friendly servers too.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Freash fish at a great value. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Plus, the place is always clean. Note: it is best to eat-in as takeaway fried fish doesn't travel well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27502-2160
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
  • Phone Number: 919-303-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?