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“Friendly, clean, tasty and well priced!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skippers Seafood Fresh Mkt

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Skippers Seafood Fresh Mkt
3505 Buena Vista Rd, Columbus, GA 31906-4365
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Ranked #82 of 484 Restaurants in Columbus
Cuisines: Seafood
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Friendly, clean, tasty and well priced!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for fish lunch while visiting my son after Airborne graduation. Important for those of us from "up north": this place offers the usual southern fried fish AND grilled, so no need to pick all the fried cover off the fish if that's how you roll. Food was fresh, hushpuppies were excellent! Slightly browned on the outside, cooked through on the inside without being dry with just a touch of maple syrup flavor. Usual choice of sides, salad was crispy lettuce and fresh tomatoes, so spare but crunchy. Dressing on the side not a problem as is can be in these smaller eateries. Skipper himself is a friendly guy with just the right amount of down home chattiness and even on a day when a storm had knocked out the electiricity the night before so that all the transactions had to be handled with a hand calculator, check out was fast and easy. Beer served along with the sweet tea you'd expect to get in a southern eatery. In a town with limited restaurant options that are not chain-linked, Skipper's is worth a visit for those of us who savor the opportunity to try something home-grown.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“You must go if you want fresh seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I were in Columbus for a wedding when we found this little jewel. It's a seafood market and a restaurant. Always a good sign for fresh seafood. A bit of a dive in a very clean well kept way. Exactly the way I like my seafood restaurants. The oysters were super fresh and had that hint of salt that makes them perfect. We also had blue crab, grilled scallops (had real grilled flavor), fried catfish and fried oysters. You must get the spicy tarter sauce. Tasted more like a remoulade sauce. Reasonably priced for seafood. They even have a fried fish special for 5 bucks with the drink. Super nice workers, our waitress was very sweet and attentive. Overall, we loved this place. Only problem is that I can't imagine being close to Columbus anytime in the future. But if we are, we're stopping!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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