Skip's Restaurant

skips-european-mrkt-adAll-American Fare, All-American Success

With the ever-growing list of restaurants that seem to come and go in the Southwest Michigan area, visitors to Harbor Country shouldn’t overlook or underrate this eatery, known as Skip’s Other Place, housed in an unassuming brick building on Red Arrow Highway just east of New Buffalo.

After 36 years of evolving taste trends, Skip’s Restaurant’s success is no secret to its owners and its long list of loyal customers, who return week after week, month after month and year after year. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: it’s the food … and the service. And although it takes a dedicated and loyal crew to keep Skip’s in the forefront, it’s the customers who deserve the credit for the restaurant’s nearly four decades of success, insist owners Bret and Rhonda Sobecki.

“The prime rib is excellent and well worth the drive,” said Donna and Jay Leavenworth of Buchanan, Mich. “The friendliness of the staff enhances the dining pleasure.”

Dick and Pepper Beran of Glenview, Ill., have been dining at Skip’s for years. “The best prime rib in the world,” Pepper said. “Great atmosphere, great people.”

“Best food this side of our visit to Canada,” customer Pat Toney commented. “Better than all in New Buffalo.”

Lafayette, Ind., residents Randy and Lynette Keen indicated that the many miles they drive to Skip's are not an obstacle to dining here. “Wow! How awesome can a dinner be?” asked Lynette.
“To please all of us, which is no small feat. Everything was superb. Great rib-eye and fantastic prime rib. Worth the drive just for dinner.”

Inside this 13,000-square-foot building is a bevy of unpretentious and loyal staff, who are proud to be a part of this family-owned business. It takes more than 40 employees to serve the thousands and thousands of customers who visit Skip’s each year, with the majority of staff celebrating more than 10 years with this company.

Skip’s Restaurant is Harbor Country’s only awarding-winning steakhouse restaurant, having earned some very prestigious recognition: Best Prime Rib, Best Steak, Best Restaurant and Best Place to Propose, among others.

“We’re very proud of our awards, but we do take it all in stride,” co-owner Rhonda Sobecki said. “We know that in the restaurant business you are only as good as your last customer perceives
you. Therefore, we strive to make everyone’s dining experience a positive one. Even if 5,000 people tell me that we are the best at what we do, I still lose sleep over a less-than-happy dining
experience here for just one person.”

Skip’s serves up All-American fare. The menu is diverse and includes not only the best beef in the area, but it also features seafood, fish, chicken, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and a very popular seafood and prime rib buffet every Friday and Saturday night. It’s the only area restaurant that still serves three full courses. No a la carte here - every dinner entree comes complete with soup, salad, and a side dish. So when in Michigan, specifically Harbor Country, do as so many others have done - pay Skip’s a visit and taste for yourself what has kept Skip’s at the forefront
for nearly four decades.