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Gilligan's Seafood

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530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
(850) 650-4400
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The all you can eat fried shrimp and fish was a great deal, but their fresh fish was also very good. Sit outside to enjoy the bay and the boats passing by.

Thank Kelly G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went at noon on an off day, sign said seat yourself, so we did. 30 minutes later when no one came to take our order, we unseated ourselves and went elsewhere.

Thank Harold M
Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gilligan's is pretty good. Fine choice of seafood and a descent choice of land food for a seafood restaurant. Indoor or outdoor seating and on the water. Prices weren't too bad. $20 sirloin with limited sides, $10 burger, and $11 chicken sandwich. All in all, not too bad.

Thank CJ B
Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a restaurant my mother in law has to go to every year for her Destin experience to be complete. I have to say they are consistent and aim to please! The kids love sitting outside on oversized picnic tables & somehow they keep it cooler out there than most outdoor seating areas in Destin. The all you can... More 

Thank chemminghaus
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showed up for a late dinner. Had lots of empty tables and was told there was a 45 minute wait.. Place seemed very understaffed. The help looked like they had slept in the same clothes they showed up to work in.. Get it together it's money your losing due to your image and staffing problems...

Thank Matthew T
Mt Sterling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome seafood ...we always sit on the covered deck..this year we got to see fireworks while we ate.....great staff!

Thank chrystalG77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was average and the service was average. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. They seemed under staffed at the time we were there, and our server apologized for the delays. There are a lot better options in Destin.

Thank John O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get the all you can eat fish or shrimp. Their shrimp is very fresh as I expected at the beach. The catfish is the best catfish I've ever tasted, so flaky and and not at all fishy, tender and moist. They get it farm raised from MS at fish farms that top feed their catfish do you don't get that... More 

Thank boblaabs
New London, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hesitant to stop here at first because the building looked a little run down....but I was pleasantly surprised. We sat outside and the view is amazing and the breeze felt wonderful. Our waitress (Amanda W) was amazing. She was so friendly and made us feel right at home. We had the all you can eat fish and popcorn... More 

Thank Ca_wells
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, had the larger portion of crab legs. A little pricey but most places in the area are. The view of the gulf is great as well if you are sitting outside.

Thank William S

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 Hwy 98 E, 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?