Skippy's Taking ‘snack food’ to a whole new level


The sun is glistening off the water and casting flickers of light on the hull of your boat. There is a cool breeze coming off the ocean and the marina is crowded with boat loads of people lingering over frosty drinks in the summer haze. The scene is idyllic, except that it lacks the one thing that would make it just perfect - a spread of delicious food, and better yet, a spread of delicious HOMEMADE food from SKIPPY'S. Located inside Meadowbrook's Bowling Lanes, Skippy's is an innovative twist on "snack bar" fare, offering the kind of food you might better expect from your own mother's kitchen. It is also a stone's throw from all of the marinas that dot the Warwick coastline and delivers its popular food right to your boat (as long as it is docked!)

SKIPPY'S is the creation of Mark Hinsley, a self-professed food lover who doesn't take short cuts when preparing his popular "snack bar" food. Everything on the menu is made with Mark's high standards of excellence - flavorful, hearty, fresh, crispy, juicy, all-natural and best of all - made to order. Nothing is ever canned or frozen here. Each and every sauce is made on-site, including Hinsley's famous marinara and chipotle sauces (even the mayonnaise is homemade). The vegetables are hand-sliced daily, the garlic is fresh-pressed and many of the menu items are made from Hinsley's well-guarded family recipes. This may be called "snack food", but there is nothing cheap or "fast" about this food.

Come in to Skippy's and treat yourself (and all your neighbors) to something fresh off the menu. There are so many options to choose from, including specialty pizzas, prize-winning wieners, hot and cold Subs (perfect for a long day on the boat), succulent burgers, perfectly seasoned homemade meatballs and an endless supply of snacks from the fryer. Try their Honey Buffalo Chicken tenders (with homemade sauce, of course), spiral cut fries, lightly-breaded mozzarella or pepperjack Sticks, jumbo-sized onion rings, and even their hand-dipped fried pickles.

Regular customers of Skippy's are beginning to spread the word. The Calzones alone are beginning to gain a reputation of their own. As one customer exclaimed: "This is absolutely, absolutely, absolutely the best Calzone I have ever tasted!" Using a 10" pizza crust, and stuffing them with pepperoni, spinach, meatballs, sausage, Chicken Parm or sizzling steak- and then layering on a fistful of cheese, Hinsley has created a veritable calzone masterpiece! Add two cups of Hinsley's marinara sauce for dippin', and you will surely cry "Man Overboard!"

Skippy's is located at 2530 Warwick Ave inside Meadowbrook Bowling Lanes. Hours are 11:00am to 9:00pm, daily. There is FREE delivery, with a $10.00 minimum. Call 935-7030 for a take-out order or come on in to dine. All major credit cards accepted.


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