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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 20
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  • 12
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
CRAB CAKES

Good location in Lewes on the canal. Good service from the lady at the bar who was also waiting on tables outside on the deck. The crab cakes described on the menu as all lump crab meat were disappointing for $18.00 per sandwich. They were actually like puffed up balls which blew apart when... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
roadwarriors07
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Delaware
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Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good location in Lewes on the canal. Good service from the lady at the bar who was also waiting on tables outside on the deck. The crab cakes described on the menu as all lump crab meat were disappointing for $18.00 per sandwich. They were actually like puffed up balls which blew apart when trying to bite into the sandwich.... More 

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Eat outside get view. Service is very good. Crab Cakes are the best. Always stop there when in Lewes.

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Monmouth Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I were traveling from South Carolina back to New Jersey and were scheduled to take the Lewes-Cape May ferry in the morning, so we stopped at a lovely hotel and tried this place which is immediately next door. The decor is ok - typical stark sea side but clean and orderly. We were seated, given our menus... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very nice small place to sit and enjoy a beverage while watching boaters go by. Food was very yummy and atmosphere is great for a couple just enjoying some together time.

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Lewes, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is where a lot of locals go, good food but everyone comes to socialize and have a good time. Sits on the canal and has the best view in town along with the best bartender, Andrew! Small outside bar but we all squeeze in somehow! Known best for Cheryl's crabcake, delicious.

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silver spring, md
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308 reviews 308 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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