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2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29901
843-379-2244
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Good view and average food. If you're looking for your seafood fix, then go elsewhere, but if you have young kids, they'll likely enjoy the aqauriums located inside the restaurant

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Paul S
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  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Good view and average food. If you're looking for your seafood fix, then go elsewhere, but if you have young kids, they'll likely enjoy the aqauriums located inside the restaurant

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Varnville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We spent the afternoon shopping in Beaufort and decided to give Gilligan's a try for dinner. It was great! We loved the fish tanks. The atmosphere was very good. Our server, Renee, was knowledgeable and friendly. Delicious hush puppies came first. Then our mozzarella sticks and frog legs...so tasty! Our entrees were prepared correctly and served hot. I had the... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had fried green tomatoes and hush puppies for appetizers. We all had something different on the menu and tried each other's choices. It was all good. Would definitely go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I got the teriyaki tuna and shrimp meal. This was $17.99 and only came with 1 side. The tuna was advertised as rare but was very well done. The tuna was not a steak it was more like 1 Oz pieces. I did enjoy the hushpuppies! Service was ok.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice looking place with lots of fish tanks and huge picture windows overlooking the marsh. Told the server I was there for a nice leisurely meal, no rush, and she was excellent at both pacing the meal and not pestering me. The food was very good and I enjoyed watching the fish in the tank at the end of my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My son's burger was so bland, didn't even taste like the salt and peppered it. My hubby and I got the fried cod and shrimp special. It was so greazy. Where u would think the fish would have been crisp, it was soft and dripping grease. Our plated were pooled w grease. Weve been coming here since it opened and... More 

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Clayton, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Came for dinner on a Friday evening. Place wasn't busy at all. There was 4 of us. Waitress was training another server. Was a disater from the moment we walked in. Should have left then. Service was really really slow. Ordered the special...wasn't anything special about it. Steaks weren't even cooked right or the same. Lobster was like rubber. Sweet... More 

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chicago
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

First, the negative -as others noted ,it was slow The place was about 1/2 full and it dragged on to get an order in and for the food to be delivered. That said, it was tasty- we had shrimp and grits-GET GRAVY ON THE SIDE-and a flounder sandwich with fried green tomatoes. Some hush puppies were brought to the table... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Friendly staff and great service, food was a little bland for our liking. The hushpuppies were very good, even my little ones like them even though they had jalapenos in them!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I don't get all the negative review mentioning bland food. My scallops were very tasty. The hushpuppies that they put on the table as bread were warm soft and just a bit spicy. I could have made a meal out of those. The service was very attentive and they were cooperative on substitutions of sides. Portions were decent and prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29901
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-379-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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