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Gilligan's Seafood

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530 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2328
(850) 650-4400
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Covington, Louisiana
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Destin, make at least 1 trip there for dinner. The prices are super reasonable for Destin, the food is prepared well and there is a decent bar. It offers inside or outside dining overlooking the harbor, and dinner at sunset is very nice. The staff is attentive. Great casual place for years.

Thank No A
Plano, TX
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong. The food is great. We both ordered the AYCE baskets. Fish of the wife, and shrimp for me. It would take a VERY hearty appetite to order additional plates. Hot, fresh, lightly battered. The real gem in this stop was our waiter Justin. A friendly greeting, thorough explanation of the available local catches, and quick, efficient,... More 

Thank informed_preacher
Rockaway, NJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I saw some poor reviews here so I wanted to add my two cents. We just returned from dinner there and it was great! We had fried oysters and a chicken dinner. Both were fine. We started with some delicious, perfectly cooked boiled shrimp. We had a great, friendly waitress who refilled our sodas without us even asking. This isn't... More 

Thank Stork1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to Destin on a whim and were searching for a restaurant where I could enjoy seafood and he, who doesn't like seafood, would also have a satisfying meal. The location was neat, although the decor could've been more enjoyable, particularly on the patio that overlooks the harbor. They were severely understaffed, but the servers were... More 

Thank Meg E
Minneapolis, MN
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This wasn't our first choice, but we ended up stopping one night this past week. It was nice being able to sit outside and see the harbor. Sadly, the view was the high point. Service was really slooooow. I had the fried shrimp basket. The shrimp were really overcooked to the point of being rubbery. My wife had the crab... More 

Thank Grodney73
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, great service. Love sitting out on the deck and looking over the harbor! All you can eat fish/shrimp is a great deal!

Thank Beth S
Winter Springs, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a pontoon boat for the day, but it started raining, so we killed some time while the storm passed by at Gilligan's Seafood. We had our lunches already packed and ready for the pontoon boat, so we asked the server if it was okay if we sat in the outside table area even though we weren't going to... More 

Thank Kacey S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had all you could eat shrimp and catfish, and grouper bites food was very good. Nothing fancy just good fried food. Service was excellent.

Thank Jennifer r
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First I must say our server Rachel was wonderfully attentive. The food however left much to be desired. Most of my 20.00 combo plate was left uneaten. Bay scallops were rubbery and poorly prepared, hush puppies were overcooked and inedible and the stuffed shrimp overcooked as well. Tipped the server well for good service but my suggestion would be to... More 

Thank EVVellen
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside with 15 adults and children. Amy L. did a great job of taking care of us. All said their food was good. I had the shrimp tacos and they were great.

Thank Edwin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: (850) 650-4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?