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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: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 72
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  • 103
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  • 45
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  • 24
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Fun night at Gilligans. Food was good, reasonably priced with fun tropical drinks! Happy hour is awesome! I ordered the fried calami, which was delicious, however, portion could have been bigger and it didn't come with any sides. Disappointed they only served one dessert! Live entertainment was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
judy b
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We actually ended up going to Gilligan's because of some people we overheard on the beach talking about it. We had a party of 8 and were seated within 10 minutes. We were lucky to have timed it right and gotten there early, before the crowd. The food was wonderful! You MUST get the peel and eat shrimp... The server... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fun night at Gilligans. Food was good, reasonably priced with fun tropical drinks! Happy hour is awesome! I ordered the fried calami, which was delicious, however, portion could have been bigger and it didn't come with any sides. Disappointed they only served one dessert! Live entertainment was enjoyable. Service was good, til we were waiting to pay, then it was... More 

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had the Grouper for an appetizer, very good. Fish dinner and sandwich was good too. Wait staff was attentive. Crowded but we didn't have to wait very long to be seated. They have a band that plays in the bar area as well.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not great food but cheap food and drinks, particularly in the happy hour. Good, quick service though. Very casual, suitable for eating straight off the beach

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

All around great food & atmosphere even for teens food was terrific great priced and they have some fruity drink in a bucket ! Yum we will be back !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Shrimp Taco's and Grouper were exceptional, also the assorted summer drinks. The live nightly entertainment was totally enjoyable.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited Gilligan's Island for lunch while we checked out Siesta Key. I had chicken fingers and a salad, and my husband had a burger. Food was excellent!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have been to Gilligan's several times and it's always the same. This isn't a bad thing. They dish out the same 'beach eats' that are familiar to us all. Fried grouper bites, Mahi sliders, chicken wraps. I've not found anything on their menu over the last 7 years that has blown my socks off BUT it's always been good. Decent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a very fun place to hang out and have drinks. We didn't order any food because it was mostly bar food. I'm sure it's good but I can't eat fried food. There is usually a band playing and it has an awesome beachy vibe going. Close to Siesta Key Beach too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ate on the patio and watched traffic go by. There was live music playing while we were there which was a nice feature. They also had TVs playing to watch. Service was pretty good for the most part. Food was not a WOW factor but filling. I had chicken strips, fries and slaw and my daughter ordered a chicken dish... More 

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Additional Information about Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill

Address: 5253 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
Phone Number: 941-346-8122
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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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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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