#21 of 33 Cape San Blas Restaurants

Skully’s Low Country Boil

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Skully's Low Country Boil: Shrimp Done Right in Cape San Blas' Most Welcoming Hideaway
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

No Cape San Blas adventure is complete without a quick stop by the welcoming shack known as Skully's. This memorable establishment serves mouthwatering low country boil, shrimp, and gumbo. Enjoy a hearty meal alongside complimentary beverages, live music, and new friends.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Delicious food, refreshing drinks, and live entertainment…you’ll find all the makes of a good time at Skully’s Low Country Boil. This unique Cape San Blas establishment offers a satisfying experience, the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else on the Emerald Coast. No, it’s not fancy — but what this gem of an eatery lacks in formality, it makes up for in mouthwatering cuisine and incomparable hospitality.

Skully’s digs may be modest, but you’ll instantly feel at home in this friendly environment. Relax at the picnic table or enjoy a game of cornhole before your meal arrives. Depending on when you visit, you just might enjoy live music played by none other than the restaurant’s owner. 

Seafood skeptics should be aware: Skully’s serves exclusively shrimp-based meals. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth avoiding if you generally dislike seafood; several visitors have reported leaving satisfied, despite typically not enjoying shrimp. While the low country boil is decidedly spicy, Skully’s accommodating staff members are happy to make adjustments based on your personal spice tolerance. 

One of the biggest perks of dining at Skully’s Low Country Boil? Drinks are on the house! We’re not just talking fountain drinks; you’re welcome to grab a cold beer, free of charge. Enjoy your complimentary beverage as you chat with the staff and take in the relaxed ambiance. If you’re like most visitors, you’ll be eager to return.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Low Country Boil
Don’t leave Skully’s without sampling the shack’s namesake meal. The low country boil includes fresh peel-and-eat Gulf shrimp, red potatoes, hearty sausage, and corn on the cob. It’s available as a plate designed for one person or in a five or ten-pound bucket. The five-pound bucket can serve two very hungry or three moderately hungry individuals. The ten-pound bucket is ideal for large groups of friends or family members.

Fresh Gulf Shrimp
Keep it simple with fresh shrimp seasoned to perfection. You’re welcome to order a half pound or a full pound. Many Skully’s devotees order the shrimp to-go.

Southern Style Gumbo
Amp up your veggie intake with a satisfying gumbo featuring slow simmered vegetables, chicken, sausage, and of course, Gulf shrimp. While the establishment’s other offerings come in several sizes, the gumbo is only available in a sixteen-ounce bowl. 

The Skully’s menu may be simple, but therein lies its appeal. There’s no need to fret about your order; whether you choose the iconic low country boil or the hearty gumbo, you’ll appreciate the fresh shrimp, the distinctive seasonings, and most of all, the care with which these meals are prepared.

Insider Tips:
-Skully’s Low Country Boil only takes cash. Plan ahead if you’re dependent on your credit card.
-Watch out if you’re not a fan of cats: Skully’s resident feline is a constant presence. This adorable little mascot wanders between picnic tables in search of cuddles.
-If there’s one downside to eating onsite at Skully’s, it’s the preponderance of flies. Unfortunately, they tend to congregate at the shack’s picnic tables. For this reason, some visitors prefer to call in their orders to-go and enjoy their meals elsewhere.