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Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill

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5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
+1 941-346-8122
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food wasn’t all of that and don’t order a mix drink no alcohol.... Very disappointed , what else can I say

Thank deborah j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly service. Food was good. We had shrimp tacos and burgers with some good top shelf margaritas and tequila. . Atmosphere is fun and themed for tourists. Go early during peak tourist season for a short wait or no wait. We sat outside next...More

Thank mimishier
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a family of 10 and think we overloaded our waitress - not sure if she was a newbie. Manager sensed this and came to our table on her own- she was very helpful correcting the orders. Staff very friendly, but the Fish Tacos...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on Spring Break. Good food. Good music. Fun vibe. Love the VW bus kitchen window. Key Lime Pie daiquiri was really good.

Thank mob0206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice while on vacation. First time had great experience with the food waitress was ok. Second time here, food was good. Service was terrible. Waited forever for our food! By the time it got to our table it was cold and they forgot...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anywhere you go during spring break is going to be busy. We waited about 45 minutes to get a table. There is a section in the front that you can sit and get a drink while you’re waiting for your table. I really wish they...More

Thank KellyMMichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give it zero starts I would. I visited Gilligan’s based on both the recommendations of the hotel we stayed at and TripAdvisor. Had to wait over an hour to be sat, which is standard for Siesta Key so I was ok with...More

Thank cjmilley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for drinks. Excellent bartenders and great service. Bar was crowded but you didn’t have to wait for a drink. Locals go here. Place was great beach bar atmosphere.

Thank Chasman2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my family. There was one other table with people eating. The server took 15 minutes to acknowledge us, 15 to get drinks and 45 minutes for three sandwiches. The server acted like she didn’t want to be there and never came...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swing in for a drink,walk around and see all the areas..inside seating,pool table,outside patio area,play corn hole! Entertainment too

Thank Laura2348
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Kim M
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Scott S | Property representative |
Yes we are an all ages restaurant during the day. We are non-smoking inside and on our front Ocean Blvd patio. We do allow smoking at the Tiki bar and back patio. We run a full menu from 11am-10pm. We ask for 21+ with I.D at... More
Corinne P
January 27, 2017|
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Response from Greg W | Reviewed this property |
Yes- tourist - family restaurant
February 10, 2016|
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Response from sweetMelissa-81 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that this is the place. It's downtown not on the water, about a mile or less from the water. Seating is outdoor and open but not on the water.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-8122
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You find yourself wandering into Siesta Key Village after an epic day on the #1 Beach in the USA. Sandy feet and salty skin, searching for shade and refreshment. You wander right into Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill and you couldn't have picked a better spot. Founded in 2001, we have plenty of experience with making sure both locals and visitors are having the time of their lives. We pride ourselves on offering the best quality of foods, cocktails, service, atmosphere and local entertainment on the Key. Come on in and check us out for yourselves. When you arrive you are presented with several options on where to spend your time at Gilligan's. Take your time, look around a bit. From the street you couldn't help but notice our new Tiki Bar and Thatched Tiki Roof. This is easily the biggest Tiki Bar in the Sarasota area and maybe Florida and has quickly become Siesta Key's favorite go to location for wasting the day away in Paradise. But don't stop there. Stroll inside and for most of the day you will be treated to some of Siesta Key's best live bands that play on our front deck area daily from 6-10pm and weekends from 2-10pm. Take your picture in front of our VW Bus that we parked in front of our Kitchen. All our delicious foods are served hot right out the side window of this van. A bit further and you find yourself in the Gilligan's Main Bar area which exudes a certain Old Florida Charm complete with surfboards, A/C, numerous flat screen T.V's, great service and almost always a great collection of salty locals enjoying a well deserved break in the day. With your tropical libation in hand, head outside to our Back Beach Patio and enjoy some relaxation under the palm trees. On cool nights we have a fire pit going to keep with the feel of paradise. This area is one of Siesta Keys best kept secrets. Have the hostess seat you on the Voodoo Deck, out in the sunshine or my absolute favorite spot on the Lelu deck tucked back in under the Palm Trees and Hibiscus and enjoy your meal Florida style. At night the flickering Tiki Torches and cool breeze off the Gulf are exactly what you have been looking for. * Make sure to poke your head in the door of CaliFlorida Surf & Skate Shop located right on the back Patio here at Gilligan's. Grab some new beach attire, rent a bike or some SUP Paddle boards or just watch Blake shape a custom CaliFlorida longboard skateboard for some lucky soul. Chances are you won't want to leave without one. * Bit of an early riser? Love your morning coffee? Then you don't want to miss an opportunity to visit my wife Jennifer at Lelu Coffee Lounge located right next to Gilligan's. Lelu is open for breakfast starting at 7am offering the best coffee around with a wide selection of craft roasted beans, freshly brewed coffee, espresso based drinks and fresh fruit smoothies. Do yourself a favor and come have a great breakfast of fresh local eggs, black beans and rice, fried plantains and crispy home fries. Sit on the back patio and watch the Parrots play in the palm trees and enjoy the quiet of a beautiful Florida morning. On a perfect day you can hear the wind in trees, the waves on the beach and the light reggae playing in the background while you throw back that scratch made pancake. Not a bad way to have breakfast! The short story here is to have the hostess seat you and let one of our team take great care of you. The drinks, food, service, atmosphere and entertainment are unbeatable here on Siesta Key. We pride ourselves on using local suppliers and fresh products including wild caught traceable sustainable fish from reputable sources. We LOVE our Beach and We LOVE our Ocean! We want to be able to enjoy it forever. From the minute you walk in and see our Tiki Bar and our old VW Bus in the kitchen, you know you are in for an unforgettable experience here in Paradise. Order a Tropical Libation and enjoy a fresh Grouper sandwich or a platter of Snow Crab. You prefer something a little more fun? Do not hesitate to order one of our fresh grilled handmade burgers. We prepare our burgers daily using only fresh Black Angus Ground Beef, lightly seasoned to enhance that beef flavor. Topped with locally supplied produce and served on a freshly baked brioche bun delivered daily from St. Armand's Bakery. Wash all that down with one of our many hand crafted Tropical Libations or a Pint from our selection of over a dozen local Craft Beer or Classic brand Selections. Whether its Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Dancing the night away, Sitting back and enjoying a band or the sound of the waves, Longboards, Burgers or Mai Tai's. We got you covered. Live life a little and Get into Gilligan's to "Get your Island on!". Sandy feet are always welcome.
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