“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 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 June 10th through June 12th: 

Charred Zucchini Chickpea Soup- asparagus coulis, gaufrettes 6/9

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus- goat cheese, crudite vegetables, flaxseed pita 12

Dijon Horseradish Lamb Chops– smoked tomato barley, royal trumpets, port rosemary jus 34

Pork!! Potato Hash– bourbon BBQ pork loin, andouille, bacon, wild hog cheeks, smoked corn macque choux 22

Caribbean Jerk Shrimp– onions, peppers, black bean rice, crispy plantains, tropical fruit salsa 22 




Cheese & Charcuterie Board- gherkins, walnuts, quince jelly, crostinis, port cranberries 20

Crispy Brussels Sprouts- chili oil 10

Smoked Pork- smoked gouda andouille mac-n-cheese, jalapeno jam 12

Chicken Wings- chipotle buffalo or Carolina Reaper (extra hot) or Jamaican jerk 10

Citrus Shrimp Bruschetta- parmesan, crostinis, aged balsamic 12

Heirloom Tomato Toast- brie “whiz”, artichoke hearts, arugula, aged balsamic 10


Soup & Salads

Maryland Crab Chowder- potatoes, peas, tomato Old Bay broth, oyster crackers 10

Chef’s Soup Du Jour- market price

Skipjack House Salad- tomato confit, artichoke hearts, herb croutons, basil vinaigrette 10

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Mozzarella- artichokes, pickled onions, basil balsamic 12

Chardonnay Poached Pear Salad- almonds, goat cheese, crispy pancetta, strawberry honey vinaigrette 12

Caesar Salad- hearts of romaine, herb croutons, anchovy parmesan emulsion 11


Sandwiches– served with balsamic greens, sweet potato fries or French fries

Maryland Style Crab Cake- lemon aioli 18

Herman’s Quality Beef Shoppe burger- cheddar, bacon onion marmalade 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 Pulled Pork- roasted shallots, smoked gouda, chipotle aioli 13

Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap- romaine, parmesan, tomato, Caesar dressing 11



Mushroom Raviolis- mushrooms, broccolini, roasted peppers, marsala, tarragon 20

Basil Seared Halloumi- tomato confit, spinach, artichoke hearts, pappardelle pasta 18



Citrus Herb Grilled Salmon- charred vegetable goat cheese panzanella, smoked tomato vinaigrette 22

Grilled Mahi Mahi- chipotle powder, crab andouille succotash, cilantro crema 24

Seafood Pappardelle -lobster, shrimp, scallops, crab, broccolini, prosciutto, roasted pepper tomato butter 30

Crab Cake(s)- Old Bay french fries, green bean salad, lemon aioli 18/36



Filet Medallions- mashed red bliss potatoes, roasted vegetables, rosemary port jus 28

Mojo Marinated Flank Steak- sweet potato fries, roasted plantains, chimmichurri 22

Jerk Chicken Thighs- smoked pork red bean wild rice, green beans, champagne mango salsa 20


Surf & Turfs– served with mashed red bliss potatoes and summer vegetables

Filet Medallions and Shrimp- scampi 26
Filet Medallions and Crab- tomato, crab imperial 28


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 Chef: Don’ta Whitley


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.