Skipjack Dining is an upscale casual restaurant specializing in seasonal, locally sourced food. Chef and owner Donny Merrill brings over 20 years of experience to the kitchen, creating a menu that combines classics with new American fare, as well as delicious daily and nightly specials. 
Although we are not an exclusively seafood restaurant, we celebrate our proximity to the Chesapeake Bay by serving plenty of fresh local seafood. Skipjack Dining offers the quality of food and level of service one normally finds only in fine dining restaurants in an atmosphere that is unpretentious and unintimidating. We believe that quality dining can and should be a fun experience for all.
Skipjack Dining’s innovative cocktail list includes several homemade infusions. We are also known for our ever-growing beer list, featuring microbrews as well as popular favorites, and our eclectic, well-balanced wine list. We use only fresh-ground, antibiotic-and-hormone free beef from Herman’s Quality Meat Shoppe in our burgers. Skipjack Dining is a great place to eat for those with food allergies, vegetarians and vegans, those who eat gluten-free, and anyone else whose diet is restricted.
Whether you would prefer a drink and appetizers in our casual bar and lounge area, or you would like to have an upscale dinner in our dining room, come and join us! Skipjack is a great place for parties and events, to meet friends after work, or for a night out, with or without the kids.
We have specials every day of the week. Please see the Events page for details.  Happy hour features $5 small plates, which rotate daily, and $1 off of draft beers, wine, and mixed drinks. We offer military employees a small discount as a token of our appreciation for your service.
Most of Skipjack Dining is accessible to guests in wheelchairs. Kindly inform us when you make your reservation if anyone in your party requires any accommodation, and we will be happy to provide an accessible table for you.
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Skipjack Dining is proud to have won Best of Delaware Awards for our Bloody Mary Bar and Wild Game! We were also runners-up in the Wilmington Burger Battle and The News Journal’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Seafood. Come see what all the fuss is about!

We are happy to help you entertain for both personal and corporate events! Both take-out and catering are available. Please mail skipjacknewark@gmail.com or stop by for more information.