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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455-3402
(843) 766-2244
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Winchester, KY
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having frequented Gilligans each of the last 25 years, it is with great sadness that I pen this review. Last nights meal suffered on too many levels to allow me to return. From the disinterested hostess stand, the obvious understaffing( there's nothing worse for hungry patrons than to look at several empty tables and wait 45 minutes when they were... More 

Thank mjpascuzzi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go to Gilligan's every summer with the entire family so we were very disappointed at our most recent visit. We had to ask for the children's menus, ask for our hush puppies and waited ages for our orders to be taken. A side order of red rice arrived after the main course was nearly finished! We never got refills... More 

Thank Robyn W
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another close to home restaurant. In my opinion, all the food that is served is frozen and deep fried. My wife and I waited for 45 minutes only to be disappointed. This is Charleston and we are very sure that there are many better options

Thank Rocky B
Hamilton, Virginia
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253 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 5 had a late lunch & drinks here before heading into Charleston for 3 nights. The food and service were average. There are a lot of other options in Charleston, but this is a quick stop & the kids liked it.

Thank BethAnnP
Kernersville, North Carolina
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352 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My husband & I were on vacation in March visiting Seabrook Island and when we passed Gilligan's on the way down to Seabrook we both knew we couldn't wait until dinner time to hurry back here to eat! We ALWAYS make a point to come here to eat our first night when visiting. When we arrived we had a short... More 

Thank CarolinaNurse323
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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209 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch and enjoyed the special all you can eat shrimp. A little pricy, but excellent. It was 30.00. Never asked, so it was my error. Tropical Drinks are great served with fresh fruit...Morgan our server was on top of everything. She is first class. The shrimp n grits are always special. Will come back again... More 

Thank sadler8613
Columbia, Maryland
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234 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had lunch here as part of a coach tour with CountryTravelersDiscovery. There were three menu choices. I had the shrimp and grits. It was good, with a nice brown gravy over the top -- almost like shrimp etoufee. My wife had the grilled chicken (aka chicken Gilligan). It came with two sides. Her choice was the red rice and... More 

Thank R Dale S
Eustis, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The seafood was fresh and hot and tasted very good. The service was good and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The hush puppies were also very good. Everything was fresh and delicious. We had shrimp and it was not de-veined, which is not something I am accustomed to. Restaurant was very clean.

Thank Carol F
Charleston, South Carolina
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

love the grilled shrimp. fried shrimp and scallops also a hit. plus we enjoyed watching the fish in the huge aquarium, Byran was the waiter and he did an excellent job. Very personable,

Thank CLINT29405
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Visited this restaurant yesterday. Very good service and good food. Big surprise! My husband and I had plates of crab legs, shrimp and clams steamed in a great broth. Everything was excellent. Started off the meal with a Almond Oasis Pina Colada (Amaretto). Husband stated it was best mixed drink he had ever had! Will definitely go back. Oh yes,... More 

Thank Anne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455-3402
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 766-2244

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?