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Skippers Fish Fry

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1001 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27502-2160
+1 919-303-2400
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Apex, North Carolina
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great seafood, large portions and a good selection. Best seafood around Apex and very nice staff. The onion rings are great and homemade.

Thank MamaTurner
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One thing is for sure - the atmosphere and line for fried seafood felt a lot like great fish fry places in coastal New England. The fish, not surprisingly, is not quite as good as what we were spoiled on. Not bad, I would go again with friends but I prefer Dean's in Cary despite the cool atmosphere of Skipper's.

Thank Christopher S
Apex, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood is always fresh, served hot , and tasty. Most is fried, but they also serve grilled fish. The cole slaw and tartar sauce are very good. I wish that they served baked potatoes. They are always pleasant. The dining is very casual. They have very good take out for locals.

Thank doctorrayc
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going to splurge on your diet and eat fried food, this is the place to do it - there is no skimping. I've gotten the fried shrimp, baby shrimp, oysters, scallops, fish, it's all good. Nice light batter and seasonings so you are tasting the fish not what it's dipped in. Very casual, pay at the counter type... More 

Thank twogigahz
Cary, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really don't eat much fried food these days but, when the craving for good fried seafood hits me, I head to Skippers. The food is well prepared, lightly breaded and fried just right. My favorite is the fish sandwich which is ridiculously large (in a good way). The sandwich is not a square "fish cake" on a bun, rather,... More 

Thank TheKinseyReport
Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This a classic North Carolina seafood restaurant. Not fancy but seafood done right. This Calabash style seafood, fried and lightly breaded. We had flounder, large shrimp, oysters, and scallops. Everything was excellent. Friendly and helpful describes the staff. They also have a bar, mostly beer. Will likely return. A great location for seafood in the triangle area.

Thank George O
Apex, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I each ordered the fish sandwich, which was very good, and it included a large portion of fish.

Thank NCarolinaguy
Apex, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just like i remember growing up! Great fried sea food! nice portions and taste great. fast and friendly.

Thank smpamp
Apex, United States
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Food was not so good and we will never return. Everything tasted the same and looked the same. Soup could be turned upside down and still remain in bowl like eating plaster or joint compound. Bad experience and an hour of my life I will never get back avoid this place at all cost!

Thank Kevin T
Gibsonville, North Carolina
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237 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Finally! Good seafood that makes you think you are on the coast! A good selection of your favorites that can be done fried or grilled. I did a combo with grilled shrimp and fried oysters with their great coleslaw and fried okra. All was spot on! And the shrimp were good size, not the tiny ones you get at most... More 

Thank Ginny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27502-2160
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
  • Phone Number: +1 919-303-2400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?