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Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant

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134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-7230
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This establishment has closed.

This restaurant has closed effective October 24, 2015. It was well known by the locals and it's crab cake sandwich was a "go-to" selection. Word has it that the owner's lease was not renewed as another high profile restaurant in the Rehoboth Beach, DE would be taking over the location. Plans for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
beachdog1
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This restaurant has closed effective October 24, 2015. It was well known by the locals and it's crab cake sandwich was a "go-to" selection. Word has it that the owner's lease was not renewed as another high profile restaurant in the Rehoboth Beach, DE would be taking over the location. Plans for the venue, menu and re-opening date have yet... More 

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Coastal
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This Restaurant has closed down as of October 24, 2015. Nothing listed yet as to what will become of this great waterfront spot. Hopefully someone will open another restaurant here as Lewes has very few waterfront dining spots,

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Thank GoneCoastal01
maryland, usa
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This hard to find little restaurant is tucked away behind other blogs but on the water, outside dinning as well as in. What a find! Nice selections with diversification on the menu and great friendly wait staff. Great place for a sunny lunch.

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Thank travelbounder
Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Gilligan's has a great view of the canal but I've yet to find a dish that they make that's any good. Seems they do burgers ok. Too bad because it's a great location.

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Thank racegirlkm
Bartow, Florida
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table. People love this place. The crab cakes were the best I've ever had! We enjoyed cocktails outside where everyone was friendly. Great service.

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Thank Marcia D
Coastal
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Not much has been done to this place in Years. Never enough help, always 'short' staffed as on waiter put it. Been hearing that excuse for years. Bar is old and worn..never a bartender that isn't waiting tables, or running around. Not surprised this is the last season as people in Lewes are saying. Hopefully someone will buy it and... More 

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Thank GoneCoastal01
Marysville, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

You would think there would be more waterfront dining is a place like Lewes, DE, but this is only one of three. Waitstaff was a little wierd, but the food was very good. My Grilled Salmon over Mashed was excellent. And my wife'sShimp Risotto was even better.

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Thank jglenn6874
New Hope, PA
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Great view of the harbor and great crab cake. Heard this is the last season...sorry to hear that. In Lewes and a popular place for locals and tourist.

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Thank almNewHope_PA
Marathon, Florida
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Have had lunch and dinners here several times over the years, it is always relaxing , always serene and you set on a deck next to the Lewes and Rehobeth canal . Service is always fast and friendly give it 5 stars , we had crab cakes this time and they were huge plus filled with meat and not filler.... More 

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Thank Robert R
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There were 16 of us off season. We called with reservations and they were ready for us when we arrived by ferry. The crabcakes are absolutely amazing and different from the traditional Maryland Crabcake.....Great wait staff and service!

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Thank Nanci R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: (302) 644-7230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?