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Gilligan's Seafood

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530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
(850) 650-4400
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable and casual dining. Seafood with a great view

We mainly picked Gilligans as they offered a couple of the things we were wanting for dinner and they told us (on the phone) that they had a very short wait. We initially took a table inside but moved outside (semi covered patio) when a table became available. Great view of the harbor and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Greg B
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Oro Valley, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent! Perfect local eatery with great service, great food and cool small town atmosphere. You MUST eat here when you visit the emerald coast. The red snapper was delicious!

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We mainly picked Gilligans as they offered a couple of the things we were wanting for dinner and they told us (on the phone) that they had a very short wait. We initially took a table inside but moved outside (semi covered patio) when a table became available. Great view of the harbor and activities going on out on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took the entire family to Gilligan's last night based on the great reviews. I'm not a picky eater, and I love every kind of fish, so for me to say the food was terrible is very unusual. I've never even written a review on a restaurant before, but I feel like I need to help other people save their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food and service was great ! We ate outside and enjoyed the view !! We had a party of 11 and got right in. We will definitely be back !!

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Positive: nice outside seating. Friendly server. Not positive: catch of the day dinner entree was dry. The fried okra side was cool. My husband's catch of the day dinner entree was supposedly blackened but had a circular spot of spices atop the fish. My son's kid meal Mac n cheese was like glue & tasted about the same. Although friendly... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Went to eat here bc of view and all you can eat fish and shrimp..let's just say it's really all you can eat they don't hold back. Our waiter Aaron was awesome. He was very attentive and fun to talk to. The fish tacos were also awesome. Did I mention the view outside was great. Just a cool place to... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this place. Great views, great service, great food, great value. Puts the big name places to shame. Nothing fancy, but if you want good food, good prices, and good service, it has it all.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Food was okay, but we were seated inside,due to a storm (have had no issues when we ate outside previous years), had to use our phones to see the menu and then had to watch the manager degrade and be rude to the waitresses. Won't be taking the family there again...

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is not fancy at all but the seafood is fabulous . If you don't want a place thats real touristy this is the place. They have a dining area on the back porch over looking the harbor. Everything we all had was really good. One of my kids likes hamburgers and he had a fabulous cheeseburger. The rest... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good and they have the best red beans and rice I've ever tasted. My boyfriend and I ordered a sample platter with scallops, shrimp, crab cakes, hushpuppies, fried fish, and fried oysters. It was all delicious. I would highly recommend this place if you want good fresh seafood with friendly service at an affordable price.

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Additional Information about Gilligan's Seafood

Address: 530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
Phone Number: (850) 650-4400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: (850) 650-4400

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?