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Gilligan's Seafood

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530 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2328
(850) 650-4400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice seafood

Great to sit outside and eat freshly caught seafood. Service was a little slow as it was busy but it was an an enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Turriff, United Kingdom
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De Queen, Arkansas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation and local folks told us it was the best place in town for crab legs...turned out to be the best place in town for shrimp as well. The owner was behind the bar and have us free appetizers as well as interesting info about the area. He saw we were from Arkansas and even "called the... More 

Thank Beau C
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Nice rustic Seaford eatery dine inside or on large patio harbor side. Great afordabe all you can eat fish plates. Family friendly.

Thank peggyl611
Turriff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great to sit outside and eat freshly caught seafood. Service was a little slow as it was busy but it was an an enjoyable evening.

Thank Volspins
Portland, Oregon
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264 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After leaving the crowded Harbor Walk on a Friday night, we stopped at Gilligan's. There weren't many others eating and no one inside. Everyone was sitting on the patio. The patio is huge and overlooks the water. It really is a nice setting and would be a great place for a group to gather for Happy Hour or any other... More 

Thank Willy W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

My family of 4 adults & 4 kids ate here Thursday night. The shrimp was cold & gooey. The ones that ordered shrimp had food poisoning all day Friday that started around 5am. What a way to spend a day of vacation. I would never recommend this place.

Thank duracell1980
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I drive from Panama city to Destin, fl. just to eat at Gilligan's. food is great, it is cooked the way you request. fried catfish and fried oysters were perfect, Great service, its great to set out on the deck and enjoying great food.

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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I really don't like to give a bad review but this time I will due to neglect of our waitress. As for the food it was pretty good. All you could eat popcorn shrimp and catfish. We ate out on the deck overlooking the harbor. The girl that waited on us was good except for loosing my bank card. That... More 

Thank dskeens
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Checked it out our night in Destin. The special was $13.99 for all you can eat popcorn shrimp and catfish nuggets. Definitely worth trying it. Tasty and affordable food.

Thank Toni Joy E
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Gilligan's for supper. We sat out on the deck overlooking the water and it was such a great view! We both ordered the "choose 2" shrimp platter. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp and the blackened grilled shrimp with potatoes and slaw/hush puppies. It was all delicious! He had the large fried shrimp and... More 

Thank Skirvin
Springboro, OH
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We drove over 30 miles to eat here because I'd heard good things about it. I do have to say that our shrimp and fish was very good, but my husband's crab cake, our hush puppies, and our French fries were all terribly overcooked. We could not eat the hush puppies or crab cake at all. Service was good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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

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