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All 56 Johns Island Restaurants

Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 766-2244
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Ranked #21 of 56 Restaurants in Johns Island
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My friend and I stopped in for lunch. I had the peel and eat shrimp lunch. It was really good. I did pick the green beans for a side, but I wouldn't recommend them. I am picky on my vegetables and prefer fresh, which those weren't. However, the shrimp was great! The hush puppies - must get! They are amazing.... More 

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541 reviews 541 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good, not great seafood. Tad expensive compared to other restaurants in the area. Portions were huge. Three large portions of flounder on my platter, two 5inch crab cakes on my wife’s. A fried pickle appetizer filled a foot long platter . Fried okra was good but a little greasy. Hush puppies was greasy and bland, not to mention small. Grilled... More 

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Canton, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I have been eating at Gilligans for years. Each time we go there we expect to have great seafood. Last week we there and ordered the usual sprimp, flounder, and oysters. We were both very disappointed. It was like the food was cooked and had been stored for awhile....we problaly will not go back...many other great seafood... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

After a friend and I visited Angel Oak, it was time for food. I am not much of a fish eater...but lunch was tasty and inexpensive. The server provided an endless supply of hushpuppies, which I had never tasted. Since my travel agenda is to visit different cities, hope I can find hushpuppies in Chicago. Probably not. Our server was... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Gillian's has a a couple of locations and this one is just off hiiway 17 heading to John's Island and Kiawah Island. They re-opened recently because the place burned down. I think it was actually the second time that happened. There is plenty of parking. You walk in and are seated by the hostess. The entry area is a bit... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wife and I went here for our first time tonight. Read a bunch of reviews first and they were pretty helpful. The hushpuppies were really good! Our server had no personality and was awkward but ok as far as taking our orders and everything. I did see multiple people requesting different tables and saying that the front room was too... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If one tempers his expectations and understsands that this is not a downtown restaurant but rather on the entrance to the island (Main Road), they will not be sorely disappointed. The ambience matches the restaurant name and the food choices and quality are fair. The hushpuppies were excellent on the recent visit and the service not polished but adequate for... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This restaurant has very good seafood and very fair prices. It appears they hire wait staff and start them with no training. With that said, the staff were working hard and very friendly but they lacked quite in many areas of serving customers. Host attempted to put us at a table next to the bar which was extremely loud even... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything was going well till we ordered and it was all downhill from there. Our salads came out after our entree had all but finished.........seafood tasted funky, flounder was tough, fried shrimp were old.........the hush puppies were good though. The service was terrible and after we asked where our salads were we didn't see our server again. Like I said,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Except if I am dining with my in-laws, the dining experience here is always enjoyable! With an allergy to shell fish, I was reluctant to eat here, but gave it a go. The fish is always excellent and the drinks are to die for LOL. Good martini's and specials, yes the waite staff is not as good as before the... More 

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Additional Information about Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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

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