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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 766-2244
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Ranked #14 of 54 restaurants in Johns Island
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Johns Island, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food is mediocre. Nothing to write home about. Fried baskets are good if you're a fan of everything fried. Service is very average. Don't expect much from the wait staff. They did just reopen. Maybe they'll be better staffed this go round

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had lunch with family and was shocked to find the food to be good. My brother and I each had the cod with red rice and slaw. The cod was properly cooked although it needed better seasonings. The red rice was tasty and moist. Our waitress was attentive but not annoying. My sister had the seafood trio and said that... More

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Wise
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was only average, nothing special at all. I was expecting larger portions and something we could really brag on, but that did not happen. I doubt we will return there.

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19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Average food. Had the fried shrimp that were fresh tasting. Corn on the cob was water logged and shot water with every bite. The shrimp dip appetizer had hardly any shrimp and was mostly bacon and celery and it wasn't by any means a dip. Red rice was average.

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Looking for a great seafood place this is it! The place was packed because of restaurant week in Charleston but it was worth the wait. The food was fresh and plentiful. My wife and I had the seafood trio fried Flounder, scallops and shrimp. Very tasty, the mashed potatos were creamy and lots of flavor. I would have given 5... More

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We went to Gilligan's on Friday January 3, 2014. There was no wait; we were seated promptly. Our server came by and greeted us and took our drink order while we were browsing the menu. I ordered the all you can eat fried shrimp with fried okra and coleslaw. Our server brought us a small basket of hush puppies which... More

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bwi
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Note that the fish and chips actually comes with potato style chips, not fries, which is more traditional. Chips are good, but are the bulk of the entree. Fish was good, was hoping for more of it. Salmon was good,but typical of a chain style restaurant. Hush puppies that the waiter served while we were waiting for the entree were... More

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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We usually stop by Gilligans when I visit my sister in Charleston. Tonight we had exceptional service from Che'la and my crab cakes and fried okra where delicious! The hush puppies are great and the sweet tea hit was just what I needed. I'll be back. And if possible I'll ask for Che'la by name!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The hushpuppies were gummy mozzarella sticks and sauce was cold. Entrees were pretty good! Our server was nice. y daughters mozzarella sticks and sauce was cold. I did enjoy the low country stir f

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Long Island, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Extensive menu of local seafood, burgers and delicious hushpuppies. Fun place with bucket for your shellfish. While the food is sometimes average, there is a lot to choose and the service is VERY friendly.

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