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5588 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83706-1165
+1 208-906-3710
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“clam chowder” (7 reviews)
“piece fish” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
5588 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83706-1165
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We went for a early dinner. The place was not very busy. Lady behind the counter very friendly and courteous. Great customer service. Fish and fries cooked to perfection. Clam chowder is really good. We will return.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed August 11, 2017

A little like Long John Silvers. Don't expect much. It's fast food but Seafood. The clam bowls are good and the fried clams are excellent. Prices $7.99 for fish and fries.

Thank Calitripgirl
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Skipper's used to be a Northwest institution. Founded in Bellevue, Wash., with locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Fast forward 40 years and they're hardly the same. The Fairview location hasn't had a makeover since the mid-1970s when I started going there as a teenager....More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Great deals The men in my house love to get the Fish and chips all you can eat, it also comes with all you can eat clam chowder. The 2 piece fish is plenty for me. It is delicious. Service was excellent, attentive. The came...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed April 30, 2017

After driving by at least 100 times, we finally gave Skippers a try. I had the Clasdic Fish and Chips which was fine. My husband had the 3-piece fish and chips made with vod. It was better tasting, but a bit oily and over $12.00....More

Thank Salamanca208
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited while on business in Boise. Pricy but very good quality. Outstanding wine selection. Salads were very tasty and service was very good. I he'd a very tasty steak and my companions has a nice special. Everyone enjoyed food and wine.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Skippers used to be a huge chain of restaurant's but recently they seem to have gone down hill. went there with my wife the service and food were average at best, McDonalds quality with Red Lobster prices . very disappointed.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed March 28, 2016

This seafood chain seems to be a cross between fast food and full service. You order and pay at the counter, but then a server brings out the food to your table. We ordered the all-you-can-eat fish and chips, so the server made several trips...More

1  Thank IndustrialBubba
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant and first of all the guy behind the counter stared at us non stop as we decided what to eat, but he watched us the entire time!! He went as far as going outside and sitting in his...More

3  Thank Melanie G
Reviewed September 24, 2015

We had two Senior Lunches. It had a choice of chicken or fish (we had the fish), coleslaw, a choice of french fries or baked potato (we had the baked potato), and included a self-serve drink in a "glass" glass (not plastic). Their menu has...More

1  Thank TomTrel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $18
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5588 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83706-1165
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-906-3710
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Skippers fish is sustainable, wild harvested, hand cut, and with no chemical added and Skippers Award Winning Clam Chowder. Bring your family in for a healthy, delicious seafood meal today!
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