“If you have been trolling for excellent crab cakes, Skipjack’s version tastes like a well-earned reward. These cakes are everything a shellfish lover is seeking: sweet lump meat, handled with care, and almost no filler.”

– The News Journal, September 7th, 2013

 We are now open Tuesday through Saturday 4:00-9:00 and Sundays 10:00-3:00 for inside or outside dining and curbside carry-out!

Due to the ongoing labor shortage, seating is extremely limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please contact the restaurant directly at (302) 456-1800 for a reservation. Confirmation will be given for both take-out and dining reservations. If you do not receive confirmation, please call back.  

Curbside take-out orders can be placed at SkipjackCatering@gmail.com or during service at 302-456-1800. We will confirm your order when we receive it.  Please indicate the date and time you would like to pick up, as well as your phone number, when placing your order. When you arrive, simply pull into our curbside spots on the side of the restaurant and our staff will come out to assist you.

Specials July 29th through July 31st: 

Watermelon Gazpacho– mint, feta cheese 8

Buttermilk Shrimp Po’Boy– smoked tomato tartar 14

Grilled Swordfish– charred vegetable couscous, Washington cherry compote, truffle basil vinaigrette 22

8 oz Pork Flat Iron­ hoisin lemongrass glaze, pineapple wild rice, tempura asparagus 20

Prosciutto Wrapped Filet Mignon- red potatoes, baby spinach, roasted peppers, shallots, herb jus 23




Cheese & Charcuterie Board- gherkins, walnuts, fig marmalade, port cranberries 20
Cast Iron Feta Cheese –roasted peppers, kalamata olives, tomato basil oil, lavash 12
Smoked Pork Burnt Ends- cheddar bacon grits, tomatillo cilantro jam 14
Chicken Wings- chipotle buffalo or Carolina Reaper (extra hot) or Jamaican jerk 10
Jerk Shrimp “Bruchetta”- crostinis, champagne mango relish, jalapeno, cilantro 12
Heirloom Tomato Tart- brie “whiz”, artichoke hearts, arugula, aged balsamic 10

Soup & Salads

Shrimp and Corn Chowder- potatoes, vegetables, tomato Old Bay broth, oyster crackers 10
Chef’s Soup Du Jour- market price
Skipjack Salad- tomato confit, artichoke hearts, parmesan, basil Dijon vinaigrette 11
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Mozzarella- artichokes, pickled onions, basil balsamic 12
Grilled Nectarine Salad- walnuts, goat cheese, pancetta, strawberry honey vinaigrette 12
Caesar Salad- hearts of romaine, herb croutons, anchovy parmesan emulsion 11

Sandwiches- served with mixed greens salad, sweet potato fries or French fries

Roasted Turkey Club- smoked bacon, aged cheddar, basil aioli, whole grain ciabatta 13
Herman’s Quality Beef Shoppe burger- cheddar, bacon onion marmalade 14
Impossible Burger Sloppy Joe- sambal oelek veganaisse (vegan) 13
Grilled Mahi Mahi- chipotle powder, spinach, roasted peppers, lemon aioli 17
Surf & Turf “Cheesesteak”- filet, lobster, brie “whiz”, spinach, tomato, garlic butter 20
Smoked Pork Burnt Ends- smoked gouda, crispy onions 13
Jerk Shrimp Wrap- black bean rice, spinach, champagne mango salsa, chipotle aioli 16


Portabella Mushroom Raviolis- roasted mushrooms, roasted peppers, baby cauliflower, marsala, mozzarella 20
Basil Seared Seitan- tomato, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, pappardelle pasta 20

Citrus Herb Salmon- charred vegetable goat cheese Panzanella salad, smoked tomato vinaigrette 23
Prosciutto Wrapped Mahi Mahi- ancient greens pilaf, baby cauliflower, sweet corn butter 25
Seafood Pappardelle -lobster, shrimp, scallops, asparagus, tomato confit, basil scampi 30


Filet Medallions- roasted shallot red potatoes, asparagus, rosemary port jus 28
Filet and Scampi – roasted shallot red potatoes, roasted vegetables, sherry scampi
Shrimp- 26 Lobster Meat- 34
Rack of Ribs- smoked bacon leek potato salad, street corn, spiced rum BBQ 16/28
Jerk Chicken Thighs- smoked pork black bean rice, champagne mango salsa 20

Desserts 8
Ask your server for today’s selections!



Shelby’s Signature Drinks for the times- $8

Can I Drink This With My Mask On?- Bacardi Limon, lemonade, soda water, fresh mint

How You Doin’?- gin, fresh lime juice, blackberry liqueur, soda water

Still Together… Apart- vodka, lime, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, ginger ale

Phase One- gin, elderflower liqueur, soda water

Social Distancing Sangria- white wine, peach schnapps, triple sec, lime juice

We’re All in This Together- tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger beer
Working From Home- bourbon, raspberry tea, lemon juice
How Are You Holding Up?- rum, lime juice, honey, maraschino cherry juice, splash ginger ale
I’m Crantastic, Thanks!- Absolut Pear Vodka, Cranberry Juice, dash cinnamon whiskey, ginger ale
Let’s Have a Zoom Happy Hour!- Captain Morgan White Rum, simple syrup, mint, club soda (yes it’s a mojito)


Allagash Saison , Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, Rolling Rock, Yuengling, Natty Boh, Angry Orchard, Blue Moon, Corona, Corona Light, Dale’s Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Pils, Lagunitas Lil Sumptin, Yards Brawler, Bell’s Two-Hearted, Mispillion, Otter Creek Freeflow, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Stella Artois, Ommegang


Dibon Cava, 14 Hands White Blend, Acacia Chardonnay, Piquito Moscato, Barone Fini Pinot Grigio, Sea Glass Riesling, Souverain Sauvignon Blanc, Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Radio Boca Verdejo, Dry Creek Chenin Blanc


Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling Blend, Loggia del Conte Chianti, Gouguenheim Malbec, Skyfall Merlot, Matua Pinot Noir, Great American Zinfandel


Vieille Ferme Rose, Radio Boca Rose


Menu is subject to change frequently to provide freshest local and seasonal product SkipJack Dining  supports the following local businesses: Cool Breeze Farms, Steve & Cathy’s Produce, Antie Lou’s BBQ, and Herman’s Fine Quality Meat Shoppe

Owner/Executive Chef:  Donny Merrill

Sous Chefs: Don’ta Whitley and Kara Arterbridge


Complimentary bread  is served upon request.

Suggested 20% gratuity applied to parties of six or more.

Consuming raw or undercooked meat, fish or poultry may cause food borne illness

 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.

Children’s Menu

Mac ‘n Cheese
Grilled Cheese
Chicken Fingers
Fish Sticks
Burger or Cheeseburger Sliders
Choice of side:
Beach Fries
Apple Sauce
Celery and Carrots
Side Salad
All kids’ meals include an Ice Cream Scoop $8
Our brunch menu is subject to frequent changes to ensure we can provide you with the freshest ingredients at the best price.