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

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Beautiful view, food just okay

We had lunch yesterday at Gilligans. We both had the gumbo and it was okay. Great harbor view. One visit here may be enough.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
askoolbeacher
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Plainfield, IN
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Plainfield, IN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch yesterday at Gilligans. We both had the gumbo and it was okay. Great harbor view. One visit here may be enough.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

All around good food don't waste your time going to chain, seated 18 with no problems. Would come again and family friendly.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Best fresh shucked oysters!! Also really loved oysters "mary Ann". Fresh tasting oysters even with garlic and butter. Not overbooked-perfect! The view is if the harbor. We enjoyed looking at the boats, pelicans and water. Quiet and not the touristy type place. Will repeat!!

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Mundelein, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?