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“Liked it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gilligan's Seafood

Gilligan's Seafood
530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
(850) 650-4400
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Ranked #93 of 246 Restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Brandenburg, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Liked it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had a fun day at Gilligans pontooning and jet skiing. Then we ate dinner on the deck and it was great! All you could eat shrimp and catfish. The French fries were to die for!

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Laura K, Manager at Gilligan's Seafood, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Tara E – We’re ecstatic to here you and your guests had an amazing time out on the water and topped it off with a dinner on our deck! We hope you visit us again next time you’re in town
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English first
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy, but good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Rustic, local kind of place with good seafood and a nice view of the harbor. They have all you can eat popcorn shrimp and catfish, but I chose the pound of crab legs which were very good. Nothing fancy, but good food and good drinks.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laura K, General Manager at Gilligan's Seafood, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
smstafford – We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our crab legs! We hope you and your guests had a wonderful dining experience with us!
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“5 stars above Harbor Docks next door!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We pulled in at Gilligan's but the parking lot wasn't too full so we left and went to the restaurant next door. BIG MISTAKE. We had gone to Gilligan's last year and loved it so much that I had written a review then. This time, we decided to leave and give the other restaurant a try. After waiting a good while to be seated and then being passed by for another table that came after us and waiting some more- we got up and left and went back to Gilligan's. From the minute we walked in the door, the service was excellent. Everyone was friendly. The food was good but the pleasant and friendly people are what really made it complete. I don't know why the parking lot was empty but I do know that they offered what matters most to us and that's good service and a good attitude. The waitress, Janie, was outstanding!!! We will never pass this place up for another one again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laura K, Manager at Gilligan's Seafood, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Lauree T - We're happy to hear we could provide you with a wonderful dining experience! We hope you visit us again next time you're in town!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Nice View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The food is good and the atmosphere is great! We enjoyed our dinner outside on the picnic tables overlooking the harbor.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laura K, Manager at Gilligan's Seafood, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Atrixx – We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us!
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Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everything was cooked great, not a lot of breading on the fish/shrimp. Fries and hushpuppies were good, too. And you can't beat the scenery, it's on Destin harbor. Sunset is great here. And if you're not real kid friendly like us, the deck is large enough that you can sit anywhere else. This is a great place for large groups, families and kids. Inside is a bit dark, it's where you can go to forget the world. Service is good, staff is friendly, we will be back again and again.

Visited August 2013
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Laura K, Manager at Gilligan's Seafood, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
singleindixie – Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review! We hope to serve you and your guest again in the future!
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