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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 24
    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
Excellent Food and Views

We were planning to visit the #1 rated place to eat in Destin on Trip Advisor, but it was closed due to equipment failure. This place was across the street, looked local (non-chain) and so we dove in. What a surprise!! Had a great view right on harbor. Staff was friendly, not overly helpful, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
jrod23
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Monroe, La
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Monroe, La
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were planning to visit the #1 rated place to eat in Destin on Trip Advisor, but it was closed due to equipment failure. This place was across the street, looked local (non-chain) and so we dove in. What a surprise!! Had a great view right on harbor. Staff was friendly, not overly helpful, but not bad. Food was very... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We eat here every time we come to Destin. The food is great and priced less than other restaurants we eat at. We sit on the patio and enjoy the view. Good service, friendly staff. Gilligan's is a must during your Destin stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had fried fish, chicken sandwich, and seafood baskets. Everything was average at best. The ambiance is nice and festive for a family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food, good wait staff, love the outside atmosphere and the harbor. We have eaten here early evening and also late evening. I recommend not going to late. Food was much better earlier in the evening

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, great harbor view from patio & really good service. Low key atmosphere & friendly staff. We had the catch of the day, Red Snapper & Redfish (both blackened), and they were really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food is awesome! The staff is friendly and accommodating. Parking and location is great. They claim to offer a full bar... Not true. No SoCo. Also they claim free WiFi... But the won't give you the password. They say it makes the computers run slow. But those two things aside .. The food and view is beyond words. Try... More 

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Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The pictures on the menu probably are better than the food! We left more on the table than what was eat. Service was very, very slow and the food was not good. I have seen better bathrooms at rest areas. Spend your money at one of the better restaurants in Destin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant based on some friend's suggestions. We ate on the outside deck overlooking the harbour and it was beautiful! I ordered the popcorn shrimp and fries, husband had the stuffed shrimp and okra. I thought my meal was delicious and husband said his was ok. Our waiter was super friendly and did a great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Waitress was very nice but overwhelmed. Ordered the all you can eat fish and shrimp. Fish was catfish and cold small tiny pieces. Shrimp was plentiful but cold. Fries cold. The view was the only positive part of the dinner. Oh and all the beer on draft was not available because the taps were broken! Move on don't stop!

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Mesquite, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice view out side in the back, waiters were on their toes lots of room. Food surprised me, I will go back for 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?