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Gilligan's Seafood

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice seafood

Great to sit outside and eat freshly caught seafood. Service was a little slow as it was busy but it was an an enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Turriff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Turriff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to sit outside and eat freshly caught seafood. Service was a little slow as it was busy but it was an an enjoyable evening.

Thank Volspins
Portland, Oregon
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214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After leaving the crowded Harbor Walk on a Friday night, we stopped at Gilligan's. There weren't many others eating and no one inside. Everyone was sitting on the patio. The patio is huge and overlooks the water. It really is a nice setting and would be a great place for a group to gather for Happy Hour or any other... More 

Thank Willy W
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 4 adults & 4 kids ate here Thursday night. The shrimp was cold & gooey. The ones that ordered shrimp had food poisoning all day Friday that started around 5am. What a way to spend a day of vacation. I would never recommend this place.

Thank duracell1980
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I drive from Panama city to Destin, fl. just to eat at Gilligan's. food is great, it is cooked the way you request. fried catfish and fried oysters were perfect, Great service, its great to set out on the deck and enjoying great food.

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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really don't like to give a bad review but this time I will due to neglect of our waitress. As for the food it was pretty good. All you could eat popcorn shrimp and catfish. We ate out on the deck overlooking the harbor. The girl that waited on us was good except for loosing my bank card. That... More 

Thank dskeens
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Checked it out our night in Destin. The special was $13.99 for all you can eat popcorn shrimp and catfish nuggets. Definitely worth trying it. Tasty and affordable food.

Thank Toni Joy E
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband and I ate at Gilligan's for supper. We sat out on the deck overlooking the water and it was such a great view! We both ordered the "choose 2" shrimp platter. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp and the blackened grilled shrimp with potatoes and slaw/hush puppies. It was all delicious! He had the large fried shrimp and... More 

Thank Skirvin
Springboro, OH
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We drove over 30 miles to eat here because I'd heard good things about it. I do have to say that our shrimp and fish was very good, but my husband's crab cake, our hush puppies, and our French fries were all terribly overcooked. We could not eat the hush puppies or crab cake at all. Service was good and... More 

Thank sweet_pack_fan
Destin, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stumbled on this place last year during my honeymoon last year. The wife and i went for dinner one night during our stay in Destin. We were looking for a Cheap eat out night and Man did it sure surprise us. The severs were great and the all you can eat shrimp tasted fresh. Im now back in destine this... More 

Thank Brent D
Marengo, Indiana
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a place to go for our anniversary. From the outside Gilligan's didn't look like much, but we were tired of driving around and decided to try it. We told the hostess we'd sit inside, just so we didn't have to wait to be seated. But since it was June and pretty stuffy inside,... More 

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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

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?