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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Since we started going to Gilligan's in 1992, it has been one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. The John's Island location is 15 minutes from our home. We like most of the menu, especially the fried shrimp and flounder. The red rice is good and the grilled asparagus is delicious. I've had the shrimp and grits ... Good. The... More 

Thank Sandra B
Richmond, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice while in Charleston and had a very good dinner both times. Local seafood was very fresh and prepared very nicely. The interior aquariums were a very nice touch. Staff was very helpful with offering suggestions and discounts. Good value for the money.

Thank Michael S
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I so enjoyed my seafood platter just now. The shrimp and oysters were as good as any that I have ever had. The red rice and okra were good too.

Thank J882RUpeterh
Charles Town, West Virginia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visit Kiawah often and always stop in here for great meal. No pretense!! They have a varied menu... Not just seafood. SUNDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT SHRIMP!

Thank Jennie H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was friendly but not familiar with the menu. I had Mahi fish tacos $12 the fish was over cooked and very small piece in each taco, the red rice was cold and chewy. It took a long time for us to get served that he brought us some hush puppies. My husband's fish stew was potatoes and sausage... More 

Thank sallyrey
Westfield, Indiana
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Saturday night we wanted some good seafood and local flavor without breaking the bank. The specials were crispy flounder for 18.95, or all-you-can eat cluster oysters and fried shrimp for 30. I don't care for oysters, but love shrimp, but got the crispy grouper which I shared with my wife. It was awesome, and more than we eat, even splitting!... More 

Thank Rocksrule
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

In the beginning my friend and I got a little frustrated because we had to wait 45 min to get a table. After getting it, we had to wait more to be attended. But the staff made it up to us. They awesomely did a good service in attending us afterwards. The food is FANTASTIC! Very tasty!! It was worth... More 

Thank Daniela B
Hancock, Maine
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Great food, My wife had the fish and chips and I the fish tacos and we were amazed at the quality of the food. Her fish was outstanding, crisp and not soggy fresh and fall apart big chunks of white meat fish. My tacos were splendid, and the salad was fresh and delicious. We returned the next day with My... More 

Thank jcandy455
North Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We've visited this spot on several occasions and food has varied. This past time, I got the peel and eat shrimp and husband got fried shrimp. It must've been a bad time for shrimp but the shrimp for both of us was pathetic. They were cooked but limp. Yes, I said limp. We should've complained but don't like to do... More 

Thank cherylbX6403ZH
Margate, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

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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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +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?