B-TOWN BIZ: Looks like Skippers has closed again

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Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer

Skippers, a Seafood and Chowder House restaurant located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 148th, appears to have floundered and may be “sleeping with da fishes” again:



This Skippers re-opened with a new owner in October of 2009, after being shut down for non-payment of $48,000 in back rent by its previous owner (read our previous coverage here).

Currently, the building sits empty, with doors locked and the inside still full of typical restaurant equipment. The Skipper’s chain of restaurants filed for bankruptcy in December of 2007, after owing creditors $6.7 million, approximately $2 million of which was to the Internal Revenue Service. Twenty-one of the outlets were then purchased by individual owners, including this one in Burien.

It is currently listed as available at a “Skippers For Sale” website. The building is 3,300 square feet large and seats 120.

This location is no longer listed on the Skippers website, which lists eight others in Washington state.

We have reached out to the owners and leasing agents and will update this post when we learn more information.

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12 Responses to “B-TOWN BIZ: Looks like Skippers has closed again”
  1. Shere'e says:

    No suprise there. Last time I went in, the food had gone down hill and it was pretty dirty in there.

    • SD says:

      Honestly, I can’t recall if the food was good or bad, but know we never went back because the public area was uncleanly. Makes you question the condition of their kitchen.

  2. Christine says:

    Bring ON Spuds!

  3. Stu says:

    How about a Dick’s Drive In in B-Town?

  4. Amanda says:

    I worked here and it was crap. The owner, Scott would bring our checks late, they would bounce. Or we would be told not to cash them until a certain date. He owes many chek cashing place money!! It was a horrible environment. So glad it’s closed.

  5. Diana Lincoln says:

    Many inquiring minds still want to know what happened to “Hey Paison”. It closed for remodeling then closed for good! That place is terribly missed. People would come from all over to eat there.

  6. Myrtl Pederson says:

    My name is Myrtle Pederson and I use to work at the skippers in Burien. I will never work for Scott Way and Arsenio again they keep to many secrets from their employees. I was having my wages garnished and they would not even tell me where the money was going. Scott would not pay us for all of our hours, and our paychecks where always late. Scott went out and bought a band new BMW while our paychecks would bounce. Scott would not pay his creditors, so we ended up losing things at the restaurant, we did not have a dishwasher we had to do dishes by hand. We had people come by and threaten to shut off our water and lights because Scott could not pay the bills. Scott and Arsenio are both evil and lying people about what goes on in a business.

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