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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 766-2244
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar Restaurant, John's Island, SC

This is place was recommended by some of the locals as I wanted some Shrimp and grits. We also asked patrons that were leaving when we arrived if they enjoyed their food and they were more than happy to express their delight and what they had. We felt confident we would enjoy our food AND WE DID... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is place was recommended by some of the locals as I wanted some Shrimp and grits. We also asked patrons that were leaving when we arrived if they enjoyed their food and they were more than happy to express their delight and what they had. We felt confident we would enjoy our food AND WE DID! Food was great... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Years ago this was a average seafood restaurant. But our last visit had us leaving. The restaurant smelled like old fish. The receptionist didn't not seem to care that we walked in and the noise from the dining was going to make it impossible to talk. Never going back there.

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The recently remolded look of Gilligan's makes it a lot brighter inside. The food is still good and so is the service. The grilled shrimp and salmon are awesome and if you're a fan of hushpuppies, you have to try theirs!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our server was flustered as well as the Manager, as they kept going from table to table saying that they were sorry......Bad night in the Kitchen? DO NOT ORDER THE PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP I sent it back after the first shrimp- It was like dead boiled, steam table leather... Now to be fair, the salad was terrific, and my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nothing was bad, and the service was friendly. The soups of the day were good, but fried shrimp and salads were not special. Another at my table did really like fried green tomato and crab sandwich. I imagine this resteraunt would be a dependable choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Cheeseburger - black & bleu was really good. Very good - enormous portion of popcorn shrimp & sides. Grilled shrimp was tasty & surprisingly filling with red rice. Hush puppies were spot on! One of my kids actually didn't like the fries... She thought they tasted old. Idk.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Use to be a local favorite but the last 3 visits have now convinced us not to return. The usually yummy hush puppies don't even taste the same. Red rice dry. Service failing as well. Don't know what happened- new people in the kitchen or what but we won't go back for a long long time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great for families place, with a bucket in the middle of the table for throwing the shells of oysters into. During the season, my family loves to go for all you can eat oysters and the buckets need to be replaced quickly. The food is consistent, and the restaurant recently renovated after a fire last year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good food, good service. No complaints. The all-you can eat hush puppies were wonderful. The fried green tomato crab melt was delicious! We saved room for key lime pie for dessert. Yum!

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Newburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our way back to our hotel from the Firefly Distillery. One of the girls who works there had recommended it. It was mid-afternoon so the place was not that crowded. We sat at the bar and were served drinks quickly. The bartender was friendly and made sure we liked our drinks. We ordered two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 766-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?