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Skipper's Smokehouse and Oyster Bar is over 30 years old in the Tampa area, They have a very laid back hippy environment. The walls are covered with pictures, band advertisements, and other venue flyers. Skipper's has live music quite often. The oysters at Skippers are a good size compared to most chain restaurants in Tampa Bay. One comparable oyster bar is Ricks on the River. We had the alligator ribs (yes real gator ribs), fried gator, raw oysters, and the hot wings. One thing you should know about skippers wings, they are genuine hot wings unlike most venues. If you order the "hottest" you should expect cut up jalapenos, and pepper flakes mixed in the sauce. Your lips will be burning for 20 minutes after. It is nothing a few margaritas cannot fix though. Skippers is NOT expensive at all. 20 hot wings for $9.49. A dozen oysters for $10.99. The entrees range from $7.50 to $15.

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Address
910 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL, 33613
8139710666
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Skipper's Smokehouse and Oyster Bar Reviews (5)
byJess

April 26, 2011

Skippers is the most "hippy friendly" bar in Tampa, I love it.
byRich

April 22, 2011

I encourage everyone in Tampa to experience skippers at least once. The BBQ, the gator, wings, and most of all the music are top notch. Laid back fun.
byAlex

April 11, 2011

Skipper's is one of the best places to relax with a good meal, and a few drinks on Sunday. The live music usually has a cover charge though. I wish it did not, but it does keep the crowd smaller.
bylully

April 11, 2011

Skipper's is a great place, great atmosphere and the gator tail nuggets are by far the best ones i've had!The wings are excellent too but when they say hottest they really mean it. You can see the pepper flakes and pieces of jalapenos in the sauce.
byLou

April 8, 2011

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Skippers is the best oyster bar in Tampa. The live music is the best as well.