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

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Not good!

Stay away from the coconut shrimp. I think it was straight out of a Gorton's box in the frozen food section of the local grocery store! The onion rings weren't much better.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Mundelein, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mundelein, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stay away from the coconut shrimp. I think it was straight out of a Gorton's box in the frozen food section of the local grocery store! The onion rings weren't much better.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place has upped its game in the past year and is better than ever! Great food, great service, clean and an incredible view! Not enough? Jetskis and pontoon boats to rent right there on the spot and parasailing to boot. You could seriously spend the whole day right there at Gilligans. The dock hands are friendly and knowledgable and... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have eaten at Gilligans several times, eat in and take out. Have always had a great meal there. We have eaten several of their sandwiches, and love the grouper sandwich especially. A small place right on the main strip, same side of street as Harbor Docks and just right down street from there. Great service, and good seafood, and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family recently eaten here and the food was great. We had the unlimited catfish and popcorn shrimp. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the all you can eat!!

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We had an attentive and chatty waitress at Gilligans she was friendly and our meal though not inexpensive filled up everyone in our party. Our kids enjoyed the smaller size twin hotdogs that came with their meal which was great for small kids under seven. Kids liked the popcorn shrimp meals and would recommend them again

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London KY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Sometimes you really can judge a book by its cover. What you see is what you get with Gilligan's. We ate in the deck area and the staff seemed to struggle with keeping up. The overall cleanliness of the establishment was questionable and that made us approach our food with caution, especially with it being seafood. Give me Red Lobster... More 

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Covington, Louisiana, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice outside patio, OK food, OK service, OK prices. Lots of locals go here but not locals working here.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place looks small, but if you eat outside on the deck it is wonderful! And the food was delicious!

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eastern Ky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We sat outside and had a great view of the harbor. The service was good with tasty food. We were surprised that the place wasn't crowded. We will return in the future.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place is right on the water, you can eat in or outside. Very nice atmosphere, great shrimp, crab legs, and catfish.. I don't even like fish, but the catfish all you can eat 12.99... wow bombdiggity!! I would eat here again, in fact this was my second visit. See next year!!

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?