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Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant

134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-7230
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Ranked #35 of 71 restaurants in Lewes
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jan 16, 2014
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Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to dine in Delaware! It is pretty well hidden and we found it only because we were just walking around Lewes (a town that is a treasure by itself). Little place with a nice deck area where you can dine in good weather. Sitting right on the canal in Lewes so great view... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small unpretentious restaurant. Sit outside next to the canal and enjoy the best crab cake in Delaware. It is gi-normous. Not cheap but certainly worth it. Best bargain is for lunch since the crab cake is the same size as the dinner serving but the price is more reasonable. Great place to take friends who are visiting the Rehoboth Beach... More

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Falls Church, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Gilligan's is tucked away in charming Lewes by its marine waterfront, an old-fashioned, basic seafood room with simple unpretentious decor. We came for a late lunch, and were able to sit and talk without rushing, and without privacy in the small space. But it was perfect in its own way, if you are not looking for fancy upscale dining. I... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Friends from NJ came to visit us in August and wanted crab cakes. We took them to Gilligan's in Lewes. We sat at the bar for drinks and appetizers. We really think the bartenders, male and female are the best. They are personable, competent and accommodating. We sat on the patio for dinner and we all had crab cakes. Our... More

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virginia beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I can't fully review this restaurant because I walked out. The view is nice on the deck, but there was only one server the evening we went and after 30 minutes of no sign of being approached, we left. It would have gone a long way if she had come over and said I'm so sorry, I will be with... More

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VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Gilligan's has the best view in Lewes, DE. You can sit indoors or on the deck and watch the boats travel the Lewes Canal. We enjoyed the delicious crab cakes (no filling). The outdoor bar was lively on this Saturday evening.

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Calfon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I took a ferry from Cape May to Lewes on a beautiful day this past weekend. We heard someone say that their crabcakes were very good. Well, my husband had one at $l8.00 and it was "OK". Rather expensive. Well I should have had one because my "chicken with provolone and bacon sandwich" was terrible. It was... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had the pleasure of dinner at Gilligans, sitting outside enjoying our evening meal together. Chicken Oscar- Fabulous! In fact everything we ate was wonderful and as we relaxed the sky darkened, the attentive staff was concerned for us, offer a move inside but there was an awning. Thankfully the weather held out until we finished. We are happy to... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
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204 reviews 204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice view in nice weather. Sit outside and watch the water scenes. The food here is just OK. The appetizer shrimp is over fried and heavily battered. The tandori flat bread dish is different, but loaded with too much cheese. Their specialty is a large crab ball. While it is big, the crab meat is rather tasteless. Likely not anything... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Crab cake and turkey burger were fine. The service was slow. Come here if you have time to sit and enjoy the view not if you are in a rush.

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