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Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill

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5253 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
941-346-8122
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and location

We stumbled upon this place while trying to find parking. Parking is very hard to find and can be expensive. Parking was free and allowed us time to walk around the area. Food was great! We had the fried dill pickles, Mahi tacos w/mango salsa, shrimp and strawberry daiquiris. Service was quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
optomdoc
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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Gilligans many times and I've never been disappointed. The food was good, the live music was fantastic, great happy hour prices but the drink prices are cheap all day, rather large dance floor, and we absolutely loved the outdoor area. On the village strip, which makes it a nice place to bar hop to. No matter where you are... More 

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New Jersey
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52 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

They do not have a wine list and are missing many great spirits! If you want good music and like beer this is the place for you. We stopped in for the music you can hear on the street. Enjoyed that but I really could not find anything I liked to drink. Settled on a 14.00 drink by the time... More 

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osceola
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

we had dinner here a couple times & food was great everytime! the peel & eat shrimp was outstanding! Calamari was another favorite!

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Minnetrista, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fun place to sit out on an open deck. Live music to accompany a mediocre food. Prices for food and drink on the main street were not out of line. Wait staff was very accommodating to our large group.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stumbled upon this place while trying to find parking. Parking is very hard to find and can be expensive. Parking was free and allowed us time to walk around the area. Food was great! We had the fried dill pickles, Mahi tacos w/mango salsa, shrimp and strawberry daiquiris. Service was quick and courteous. Prices were reasonable.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It took 55 min to get the food after placing the order. The soft tacos were small, the chicken was burned and it didn't taste much. The nachos with chicken had the cheese on the bottom (under all the nachos) and the chicken was burned and dry. One point is for atmosphere and location. Not worth it! The next day... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Gilligan's is one of favorite places on Siesta Key to stop and eat and relax with friends. They make a Fabulous batter dipped fish dinner that almost needs it's own platter it is so enormous and tasty! the menu will not disappoint you as all the favorites are made here and the prices are very reasonable. Great service and friendly... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We enjoyed lunch with some friends while on vacation. The service was very good, the food average bar food.

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Bullard, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We walked from the beach and were looking for a place with children's menu. Gilligan's had the menu. Our 6 year old grandson enjoyed his flour tortilla with cheese. It took quite some time to get our appetizers of fried pickles and chips and queso. Fried pickles were good as well as queso. Margarita had flying insect in it but... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food and drink, within walking distance of the beach. staff is welcoming, inside and outside seating available

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5253 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-346-8122
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?