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Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant

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134 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-7230
11:00 am - 3:00 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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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Brenda S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great outside bar as well as table service inside and out!!! Overlooking the canal and there is no better place at the beach!!! The bartender Andrew is the best of the best...works hard and his personality is A++++! Do Not Miss the crabcakes they are sooo delish as are the burgers!!! Menu has something for everyone...casual fun atmosphere ...

Thank Hwb813
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a hot thursday evening for an early dinner. Selection was good, service was ok (very young waitress could have used some add'l training in how to interact with guests). Food was good. But charged $2 extra for stale bread?!

Thank Vacationtraveler05
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband got a "make your own burger" and I got the Crab Cake which included two hush puppies and their version of coleslaw which was shredded cabbage in a vinegar? The crab cake was good but not worth the $25 I paid for my plate. I don't recommend taking children as it is higher priced and there would be... More 

Thank shottsinthedarkpara
Lewes, Delaware
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gilligan's is one of the few restaurants which take reservations! Their location on the canal makes it an attractive place to dine- so few do have a water view. The staff is helpful and the food is very good- the crab cakes are GREAT!

Thank psoff
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had a lot of Crab-cakes over the years and none of them have compared to the Crab-cakes at Gilligan's. Zero filler, perfectly seasoned, and the breading is wonderfully crunchy. It was served with hush-puppies and some type of pepper slaw that enhanced the flavors. If you sit outside, you can see all the boats docked. Wonderful atmosphere!

Thank horsehappy1
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations based on the menu listed online, however it is not the same menu that is actually in the restaurant. When we walked in past the restrooms, the smell of urine was awful. We sat down for about three minutes and then left. Don't waste your time here.

Thank Tina1Kel
Millsboro, Delaware
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday night expecting the same menu they have on line...it was changed down to basically a burger joint..very disappointing...

Thank Pat R
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to eat as it looks out on to a canal and has outside dining. Great little outside bar area if you need to wait on your table. Food selection seems to cover everyone's tastes but recommend the seafood and crab cakes.

Thank mmpc12547
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was late in the day and we had been shopping all day. All we wanted was a small bar with a bite to eat and a glass of wine. We accidentally found Gilligans on the way to where we had parked our car on the canal. The small outside bar wasn't opened yet so someone directed us to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 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, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: (302) 644-7230

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?