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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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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great location - average food and service

This place has a great location - right on the canal. If you go during good weather, be sure to sit outside. However, the interior ambiance is not really very good; in fact, it needs a lot of work. The service is slow - at least it was when I ate there recently with friends - but it is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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silver spring, md
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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silver spring, md
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287 reviews 287 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place has a great location - right on the canal. If you go during good weather, be sure to sit outside. However, the interior ambiance is not really very good; in fact, it needs a lot of work. The service is slow - at least it was when I ate there recently with friends - but it is friendly.... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are times that you just want a drink and see this water. This would be one of the few places in town to do that. And I can recommend it for a drink. But for food, there are better places in Lewes. The decor is tired and old. The tables feel sticky and it just doesn't feel very clean.... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was my first time at Gilligan's. I had red the reviews here on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out myself. I had dinner with a friend and we chose to sit at the outside tables along the canal. We had fast and friendly service and a great meal. I had the grilled salmon with smashed potatoes and... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love sitting at the outside bar getting a crab cake I do mine over a bed of lettuce Andrew makes the best drinks and one of the best bartenders in the area

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Shutesbury
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This restaurant, on the water in Lewes Delaware, was built, in part, from an old boat. You can see the sides of the original vessel on the deck and in the kitchen. Waitstaff were attentive, and helpful. We are some of the best seafood chowder and crab cakes I've ever had!

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Lewes, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

luck had it grandaughter & friend were visiting & we wanted a mid afternoon meal, lunch was good. everyone very friendly & good,good food. to our advantage the dragonboat races were being held on the canal,we had a great view. the only thing on the minus side was the cool air off the water, but that's the weather at the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restuarant is off the beaten path but you must go for a crab cake if you have any taste buds! Love it everytime! No filler!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wife and I stopped in for a quick lunch. Ordered the Tomato Napoleon (10$) and Shrimp Tacos (12$). The tomato dish was delish, highly recommend. However, the 'Shrimp Tacos' we found curious. The menu said "friend shrimp in a Baja cream sauce," but what arrived was shrimp salad on a potato roll. We asked the bar tender if this was... More 

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Long Neck, Delaware, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Gilligans is a small waterfront restaurant on the canal in Lewes. It's claim to fame are their crab cakes which are plump and delicious. My husband ordered mussels ($11) for an appetizer and although they were tasty they were rather small. Next course were the Spinach Salad ($10) and Wedge Salad ($10). They were ok. Main course was a Crab... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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651 reviews 651 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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
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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