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Gilligan's Seafood

530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
(850) 650-4400
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Ranked #101 of 229 restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Being a local native, I would not recommend this restaurant for a place to eat. Way too many better restaurants around that put better quality in their food than gulligans does, especially for the price they charge you. Don't be disappointed on your trip here to the emerald island by a less than sub-par restaurant like this one.

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Destin, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Service got off to a very slow start for no apparent reason, but was good after someone 'claimed' us. The seafood gumbo was watery; the crab cakes just deviled crab with more breading than anything; grouper sandwich ok; fresh broccoli was great and the right temperature and coleslaw-tho not much of it- was also very good. Maybe it is the... More

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Oakwood, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Looks like an old tired bar/lounge when you pull into the lot but the outside sitting area is hidden behind it. Food was awsome, Gilly drink just as good. Our waiter Jason ( the tattoo guy) was great, always on top of everything and knew of every great fishing hole. We will definitely be back next time in town.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our meal at Gilligan's was just fine. Prices were in line with any tourist area, service was fine and food was fine. Beer prices were good. Hushpuppies were excellent.

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Grayling, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Gilligan's has the best popcorn shrimp and catfish! It's an all-you-can-eat menu item and they don't hesitate bringing you extra helpings of each! The shrimp are lightly breaded and so tender and tasteful, it's difficult not asking for more. The catfish too is tender and not fishy tasting at all. If you don't want fried food, there are plenty of... More

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Prattville, Alabama, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have always overlooked this restaurant but I am glad me and my husband decided to stop here this trip. There is an excellent view of the Destin Harbor. We had a great waitress. No wait. We ordered the All U can eat popcorn shrimp and catfish for $12.99. It was great! Some of the best and biggest popcorn shrimp... More

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Murray, Kentucky, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We make it point while we are on vacations to try local places! This was the best seafood we had while in Destin! EXCELLENT!!!!

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Destin, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Gilligan's has the Best Steamed Basket's I've ever tasted! I used to order fried seafood every time I dined there until I had one of these. It was so good that we went back the next day and all got the large size. Way worth trying. All the employees are very friendly. The service is fast and the food always... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We're annual visitors to Destin and ever since we tried Gilligan's, we will not go anywhere else for our seafood fix! When we're there for a week, we sometimes go there 3 times. One year we went and they had closed for the Season the day before and we were so disappointed. I'm surprised to see reviews in January?! The... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is seriously worth the visit! We were down here for a week and ate here at least 4 or 5 times for lunch and/or dinner. I am not a fan of oysters but they definitely convinced me otherwise and have been eating them ever since. Great service and all the food is awesome. Glad we got to eat inside... More

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