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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 766-2244
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Thumbs up ! Awesome ! Will come back again just for the hush puppies. And the shrimp ! Friendly atmosphere. Waiter was awesome !

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
paulargibson
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Johns Island, South Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start? The awesome....fried green tomatoes, the best, and sprinkled with green onions, (they could do better at slicing the onions). She Crab Soup....I highly suggest you try this, I could not believe how good it is. Everyone around here knows the hushpuppies are pretty good. I love shrimp and grits, but will never get them from here again.... More 

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Thank jbill803
Efland, NC
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I asked the hotel clerk for a dinner recommendation and she sent me here. It's an average strip-mall kind of place. I've never had fried green tomatoes, and afterward had to ask my Facebook friends if they're supposed to be incredibly greasy and taste like breading. No, it turns out they're not. Also had the shrimp, which was good enough.... More 

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Thank CarolStrick
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We live on John's Island so this is a local favorite. Been here many times for lunch, and always take visiting family here for dinner. Always great seafood, and love the Bloody Mary's. Never had a bad experience, or poor service.

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Thank taylspin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food,service, atmosphere, 2 drinks two dinners all you can eat oysters all for $64 plus tip for two. Highly recommended

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Thank Wendy B
Byrdstown, TN
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We ordered all you can eat oysters. We were literally served a plate of rocks that looked worse than the barnacles at the pier. We asked for them lightly steamed, but you couldn't get them open if your life depended on it. We finally got a few of the little outer ones open and I can't even express how gross... More 

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Thank ripstied
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Thumbs up ! Awesome ! Will come back again just for the hush puppies. And the shrimp ! Friendly atmosphere. Waiter was awesome !

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Thank paulargibson
Greer, South Carolina
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a good restaurant. The prices are not high. The portions are good. Our waitress was very helpful.

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Thank pel12
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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173 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Stopped in last minute on way home and had a nice lunch of shrimp and grits. Awesome flavor and good service. Haven't been here in a while, but we were very pleased with everything. Free parking, clean place and nice menu selections. Prices were mid range, but not out of line for the local restaurants. Would easily return without hesitation.... More 

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Thank sadler8613
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My Dad and I drove to Calabash, NC to have fried oysters, but realized we could have stayed on the Island and had a better meal. The fried oysters (and anything else I have tried there) are truly the best I have had. The service is always great - friendly and usually very prompt.

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Thank DebF99
Knoxville, TN
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154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Oysters on the half shell were good. Tasted good. The food was mostly fried and all tasted the same. Hush puppies are good though. Overall not bad, just nothing to really stand out Service was friendly but a little slow. The aquariums at the booths is great to keep little ones entertained

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Thank JohnT.tn

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 766-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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