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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455-3402
+1 843-766-2244
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Margate, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in on the way across the state for a late lunch. Absolutely amazing. The food was stunning, and the service was excellent, polite, and kept the group extremely happy.

Thank filingwords
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were returning from the Charleston Tea plantation and were looing for a late lunch venue. We came across Gilligan's and decided to stop in. This is a great little restaurant on Johns Island. The Boom Boom Shrimp were great as was the fresh Spinach Salad with seared Scallops. Oh... and the Bloody Mary. With a stuffed shrimp wrapped in... More 

Thank Robert R
Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Monday I took an out-of-town relative to Gilligan's on Johns Island, where I had not been in awhile. The food was great and the servers were very attentive. Very enjoyable lunch.

Thank Carolyn G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for many years and this visit was the worst ever. Margarita made with fruit juice because the bartender was nowhere to be found. Ordered all you can eat oysters but where the hell are the towels??? They said someone took them all to be cleaned?! How do eat steamed oysters without towels? And the hush puppies... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Gilligan's is a good place to get fresh seafood. The crab legs are a good portion and fresh the oysters have just the right amount of coating as the flounder and shrimp. The She crab soup was good and a cup is so large it looks like a bowl.

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Walterboro, South Carolina
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This restaurant used to be our "go to" place when wanting fresh seafood on our way home. The last 2 times we have been there the service made us want to leave. Over 10 minutes before someone came to the table. The without taking a drink order they asked what we wanted for dinner. No mention of specials. The most... More 

Thank Nanasue47
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The view was wonderful but that is about all that I can rave about this place. The food was average at best. The server did not want to be working or serving our table. I have never felt more uncomfortable with how negative she was that it brought down the mood of our date night. I don't know if we'll... More 

Thank Brittany b
Milford, OH
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297 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Us 3 women friends stopped here for a late lunch because the Angel Tree restaurant was closed on Monday. We like to eat locally caught shrimp, so we asked if they had any and they said YES so that's what we ordered and with 2 upgraded sides it was $22.76. The baked potato (an upgrade) that I got was fantastic!... More 

Thank cmchristensen
Blairsville, Georgia
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Had lunch with friends after sightseeing. It was about 2:30 so the place was pretty empty. Service was very good and we all enjoyed our meals. The fried seafood platter was very tasty.....shrimp, scallops, clams & flounder with one side. Portions were large and they have some really funky drinks!

Thank frdallen
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Upon entering the hostess stand was empty, one of the servers noticed us and sat us after a brief confusion. I ordered the Seafood Trio and the Nahi Nahi was way overcooked tougher then chicken breast. The Scallops were so over cooked I couldn't hardly cut them with the knife. Shrimp not so much better either. Oddly the seafood was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 843-766-2244

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