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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First and Probably my last visit

We were staying nearby and Gilligan's was recommended by the hotel. Staff was very friendly. I was looking forward to some raw oysters , but was disappointed because they were very small. Also ordered the Surf and Turf which was very .

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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montreat
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were staying nearby and Gilligan's was recommended by the hotel. Staff was very friendly. I was looking forward to some raw oysters , but was disappointed because they were very small. Also ordered the Surf and Turf which was very .

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South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have eaten many times at other locations of this Charleston chain, but this was my first time at the John's Island location. I had the seafood platter and thoroughly enjoyed all four items on it - flounder, shrimp, scallops, and oysters. Out of the nice selection of sides, I chose grits and fried okra. The okra was good, but... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

$15 all you can eat Oyster Roast on the patio(parking Lot) on thursdays. Can't beat the price and the oysters just keep coming. They have beer and moonshine for sale also. Nice employees running the roast. New remodel is not bad. Nice aquariums divide the room of dinning tables is a nice touch they just need an avid aquarist to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Gilligan's is a well-known seafood chain around Charleston, and the one on Johns Island boasts probably the best food of them all (maybe a difference in cooks). They recently remodeled because of a fire, it looks fine. But there is one server there who made our experience something to brag about, Chelsea. She's this tiny little spitfire who always has... More 

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Poland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was our first trip to Gilligan's after the fire. Great remodeling job and same great food. I had the shrimp & Grits and had to take some home for "breakfast" the next day...very good, but the gravy needed some "help"..good, but tasted "canned". The cheese grits were some of the best. My wife is a Salmon connoisseur... said hers... More 

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Glendora, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great fish, she crab soup and hush puppies, but salad was wilted and tomatoes a little past their prime.

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N Carleston SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Food was very good and came out very quickly . waitress could have a little more personality but she did her job enjoyed it

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Charleston, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We arrived and ordered and it took about 15 minutes for the hushpuppies to arrive. It arrived about the same time as the appetizers. She kept saying the hushpuppies were coming and when she did bring them I asked her what took so long as hushpuppies come with every meal and she stated the fryer quit working three times. We... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place gave us a warm welcome on a quiet Saturday afternoon when a bunch of friends met for a late lunch and some minor drinking. Each of us in the group loved our meals. Service was pleasant and didn't hurry us.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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?