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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
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 672 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner on Sunday evening and requested outdoor seating; there was a 20 minute wait. So after being seated, we waited and waited for our server. No water, no drink orders, nothing. Finally, we flagged down a server and she brought us water, took our drink orders, and said that she would find our server. Turns out that... More 

Thank Budrox
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Gilligans twice in 2 months. Went back for the setting on the canal, which is lovely. The first I gave it a "B-", this last time I'd give it a " C -" at best. Our waiter was overwhelmed, which he shared with us immediately as he came very late to take our drink order. He was... More 

Thank Carlyn G
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mussels were good with white wine sauce, but the rest of the meal was awful. The waitress was very nice and apologetic, but the rest of the experience was not good. Immediately upon cutting into the tuna it had a nasty gray color and was tough. You could tell this stuff was either old or frozen when they tried... More 

Thank GonePlaid
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places for a nice dinner. Crab cakes are exceptional, as is everything else we've tried. Service is great, with a friendly staff. We enjoy sitting on the deck by the water. Highly recommended this place for some excellent meals.

Thank Barry L
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Gilligan's a few times. This time, we took our son here for his birthday. Since we came on a Saturday evening in the summer, we made a reservation. We were seated at a table in the outdoor area as we had requested. Our table overlooked the Lewes harbor with several boats docked just feet away. Wil, our... More 

Thank Tim B
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to give this place a try for dinner. The locals recommended and many stated the best place in town for crab cakes. One nice thing is they take reservations unlike many other places around. The seating was a bit cramped. Flies all over inside. We ordered the crab cake entre ($25). The meals were delivered and there was one... More 

Thank c12pilot
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cake was exceptional- no filler and delicious! Service was good and very friendly. The place is small but had outside seating overlooking the canal and boat dock. Bar is outside and overlooks the boat slips. It was our first night in Lewes and we were not disappointed.

Thank AnguillaFoodie
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The small indoor dining room was nice enough and our orders for a party of 8 were taken timely. While we were waiting for our entrees another party was seated next to us but decided to leave. We noticed the servers only replaced a few utensils, not the entire settings after people had been sitting there a while. Not too... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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?