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Auntie Skinner's Riverboat Club

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107 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2201
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Simple, easy drinks and friendly service!

Our waitress was so sweet and made us custom drinks. It was a fun atmosphere and relaxed. The doorman was so nice and we just sat at the bar and had a moment of laughs and enjoyment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, my rating this restaurant as average is not because of the food or the service. The food is really good and so is the service. All of the staff members I had contact with were very friendly. My friend and I drove to Jefferson, which is a little more than an hour away from where I live.... More 

Thank AndersenTraveler
Reno, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skinner's is a large bar located in an old building downtown. Actually has a pretty good menu for a bar. Food was pretty good. Atmosphere and staff were first rate.'Smoking bar with the resulting smell.

Thank Robbin B
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew from earlier reviews that the smokiness in Auntie Skinner's could be bothersome, and it was for our visit even though nobody around us smoking. On the other hand, the ambiance is good for a big bar and the draft beer selection was excellent. Our food (chicken sandwiches) was so-so but adequate, and service was not very attentive. However,... More 

Thank paisano43
Palm Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The food is okay. The service is quite friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and decor has some charm. The burgers are okay. The big negative is the stench of cigarettes. You can't escape it since they allow it everywhere. It's the 21st century. Come on.

Thank Randy33414
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress was so sweet and made us custom drinks. It was a fun atmosphere and relaxed. The doorman was so nice and we just sat at the bar and had a moment of laughs and enjoyment.

Thank ashleyandnathan
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Food - mediocore, service - past visits like this one, neglected as usual, and the cigarrette stench was so bad that a cattle yard would have made the food taste better

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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Jefferson, we were looking for a place to eat. We stopped in Auntie Skinner's. After getting inside, we weren't sure what to expect because we realized it is a bar. The burger and fries were actually very good and service was excellent!

Thank Karen W
Perrin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

As you walk by this bar/restaurant, you might think the food is only fried bar food. Not so, large selection of foods, even if you want to eat healthy. Enjoyed two meals and a happy hour visit during our time in Jefferson, Texas. Close walk home to our historic hotel after enjoying that glass of wine.

Thank Doris R
Tyler, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Auntie Skinners was our choice in Jefferson, TX. And sure am glad it was!! Ordered the chicken fried chicken. It was simply the best anywhere!! Came with 2 sides and a roll. The loaded mashed potatoes and green beans were marvelous. My date ordered the chicken fried steak and it took up the plate!! Being the conneseur he is on... More 

Thank gamep
Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The title says it. My favorite time to catch a meal here at Skinner's is middle or late afternoon between the lunch crowd and the Happy Hour crowd. Since the last time I was here a grilled cheese samich has been added to the menu. It was superb, especially with the julienne fries. Give it a try.

Thank tomthbomb

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903-665-7121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?