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Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant

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134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958-1340
(302) 644-7230
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite some of the harsh reviews we decided to try Gilligan's anyway. After driving around in circles and walking up and down the side streets of Lewes for a while, we decided to ask for directions to Gilligan's from a local shop owner. Seems we were standing about 100 feet from where Gilligan's once was. We were told that just... More 

Thank G M
Lewes, Delaware
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gilligan's crab cake has no filler and is perfectly prepared. Other dishes are also outstanding but hard to stay away from crab cakes. Andrew, the bartender, knows everyone by their drink preference and has it to you almost before you sit down.

Thank richardclaypoole12
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bringing friends to Gilligan's for the first time, I have been here before but usually sat outside, it was really hot so we decided to sit inside. The ceiling fans were gross - dirty:dusty. Mold growing on speaker above the door, the place smells musty and there was a large open container of mayo sitting on the bar. The health... More 

Thank nschul
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by without reservations and were hoping for a nice dinner with good ambiance as would be expected from a boat side restaurant. Not so much.... From the minute we entered we got horrible service and bad attitude from the rude staff. We were reluctantly given a 20 minute wait although the staff clearly didn't want us there. When... More 

Thank ngsosu
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been to Lewes previously but never new about this great and charming restaurant on the water! My wife and I enjoyed a romantic dinner along the rail under an enchanting umbrella of low lit trees, with great meal, wonderful service!

Thank Foster4obs
Pittston, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch. We started with arancini (5 small rice balls stuffed with Gouda cheese) served with a side of marinara sauce. These were really delicious! We expected the larger balls but the small ones were fabulous! We also got pork belly tacos served with a side of homemade chips. It came with two tacos and a... More 

Thank DeaDelDea
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gilligans's was recommended by a local, so we thought we'd try it. My husband had the crab cake which was 1/2 lb. of crab with no filler...truly...no filler. It was very good. Chips are homemade and very good. I had the turkey sandwich on a pretzel roll, and it was amazing! It had tender turkey, cranberry mayo and stuffing on... More 

Thank Janice Z
Ocean City, Maryland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went there for lunch. The waiter was a nice young man. She ordered a hamburger, French fries and a soda. I ordered fried green tomatoes and a Cesar Salad with grilled chicken. Her hamburger was over cooked and the waiter said someone dropped her fries so he had to reorder them but she said never mind.... More 

Thank dennis p
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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213 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 672 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The setting is very nice, but the water. Make sure to make reservations if you want to dine outside on the terrace facing the water. The staff are friendly and reasonably attentive and knowledgable. The food however was average. The crab cake serving was large but dry and we had to ask for some tartar sauce. The short rib was... More 

Thank UE_DC64
Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Stopped in on a Wednesday at a recommendation fro the local American Legion bartender and we were pleased. A group of six, we were promptly seated on the outdoor deck without reservations. The only problem we had with our table was as it got dark there was no lighting, the tree we were under had lights strung on it but... More 

Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958-1340
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: (302) 644-7230

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?