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Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant

134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-7230
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Ranked #27 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
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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2 reviews
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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599 reviews 599 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
452 helpful votes 452 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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Rockville, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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