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“Just go. It's worth it.”
Review of Skipper John's

Skipper John's
Ranked #14 of 57 Restaurants in Perry
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent fried chicken. Hot, tasty and perhaps a smidge salty but seriously people, that's the nature of the fried chicken beast. Call ahead to order if you're in a hurry but if you're not, it's fun to watch the droves of people flowing in and out to get their takeout orders. Bring cash, they don't take anything else. If you're a clean freak, pop a Xanax before you go because it is a hole in the wall with a continuously operating fryer, and all that portends. If you base your self esteem on being able to make extended bubbly chat with the counter help, you will be disappointed. You'll be eating in your car or elsewhere; yes there's a table of sorts out front but I just wouldn't make any serious sit down plans. But go. It is what it is and I'll be back.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Skipper John's serves the best fried chicken anywhere. If you like fried chicken, you should give it a try.

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Well I FINALLY made the trip South 75 to Skipper John's. I had heard the trip for some of the best fried chicken was worth it so I went on my birthday & I was NOT DISAPPOINTED. Having read many reviews I knew if I didn't have the time to wait 20-25 minutes for the chicken to fry I should call ahead and order. I took the day off so I was in no hurry. It was your typical dive (which are the BEST food treasures. I heard there was no where to sit , but not true. It has 2 cement picnic tables with umbrellas & another table & chairs in front. I just put up my feet, read the paper while sipping on some sweet tea (house wine of the South). When the order was ready they simply knocked on the window for me. The chicken was golden brown as it should be with a crispy skin & perfect seasonings. You MUST eat it while it's HOT. But there was a constant flow of folks in & out who had called in for to go orders. Staff was friendly & said the place had been there since the 1970's. Well they are doing something right.... CHICKEN y'all go get you some!

2  Thank Onie1961
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Everything on their menu is good, especially their chicken wings and gizzard. I've been there at least 20 times and every time the food gets better and better!!

Thank Alger P
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Good alternative to frying it yourself!! The chicken livers are good too! A little salty for some. Call ahead if you don't want to wait and don't forget your cash.

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