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Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant

134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-7230
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Ranked #28 of 74 restaurants in Lewes
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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61% Recommend
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English first
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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597 reviews 597 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

In any location, it depends on what kind of food and atmosphere you like. Rating a seafood place against a steakhouse is problematic. If you want 'cozy', maybe a marina dock isn't ideal. Personally, I was looking for waterfront, outside and seafood. Gilligan's gave it to me. Service was friendly, fairly fast and professional - accommodating an unusual request I... More

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Rockville, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

With so many good restaurants in Lewes, I would suggest you avoid this one. Both the service & food were poor. I ordered a simple salad topped with salmon (which was the fish of the day). It was advertised as a salad with fresh seasonal mixture. My partner ordered fish tacos. After being seated, it took the waiter 10 min... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went here on A Saturday night. Our owners at a nearby bed and breakfast made reservations for us for 7pm. You do need reservations. I had the crab cake, served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Hubby had the fish and chips. Must try. Had a wonderful seat right outside by the water. Service excellent... will definetly go there again.

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New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As a Maryland native now living out of state, I am always in search of a great crab cake. I had high hopes for Gilligan's, which apparently had made it's reputation on it's crab cakes. The crab cake was enormous, and all crab meat -- but absolutely NO filler means nothing to hold it together and no flavor. Once I... More

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Lancaster, PA
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248 reviews 248 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have boated in Maryland for 15 years so we know good Maryland Crab Cakes but I can say that this Crab Cake Sandwich was the best I have ever had. It was flash fried, which gave it a little crust, and it was all large lump crab meat - no filler! You just said Ah! after the first bite.... More

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Downingtown PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Located on the waterfront next to the Inn at Canal Square, you may not notice this place. It is a short walk from the shops on Second St. Had lunch outside. Portions are large and the service was very attentive and friendly. Loved the shrimp tacos.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After a 14 year absence, we decided to have dinner at Gilligan's. The restaurant seems to be in a time warp, because it is exactly the way I remember the place. Their outside deck directly on the canal is the place to snag a table. At no additional charge we were treated to a spectacular sunset. The only obvious change... More

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Oakton, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of the few places that you can still get a good and affordable meal in Lewes (note: Happy hour prices at the Bar for both food and wine is affordable. As of this July (2014), you can get a glass of wine for under $10 (unlike most of the restaurants within town of Lewes). Likewise, one of the few... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Gilligans is conveniently located in Lewes overlooking the marina and within walking distance to all the little shops just up the street. We arrived for lunch on a very busy Saturday. Fortunately there was a table on the patio. The ambiance is very nice and although I was concerned that the service would be slow because of some large parties,... More

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Philadephia, PA
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have been here many times, but I have been in twice as part of a group of twelve men and I have to say the food by everyone's account was outstanding and the service was equally as good. The outside bartender was top notch, friendly and attentive in every way. Don't miss this hidden gem.

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