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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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3852 Ladson Rd, Ladson, SC 29456-4307
+1 843-821-2244
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Summerville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hushpuppies are good and portions are large, some of the fish was a bit disappointing in flavor in the platter I ordered but there was plenty to eat.

Thank spockslot1
Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Beer was cold and fresh. Good job there. The appetizer of bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp tasted like it was microwaved. The admirals platter which is 27 dollars was laughable. The crab cake was raw...something like mayonnaise maybe was runny and mushy in the middle? Stopped eating it when I realized it wasn't done. Moved on to the main platter. I... More 

Thank bill d
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

We went during restaurant week and are visitors to the area. My husband and I both had fried shrimp and flounder. When they brought out the flounder my husband flipped his over and you could see black on one side. It was the skin. You had to peel the skin off of one side to eat it. It was disgusting!!... More 

Thank 948tammyw
Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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274 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We've now visited all the local Gilligan's around us. This one was pretty decent, as well. Food was prepared quickly and tasted great. Our waiter was very polite. No complaints from myself, kids or husband. I absolutely love their hush puppies and popcorn shrimp. Get ranch to dip the hush puppies in - it makes them even more delicious!

Thank Faith N
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We went there with our children for dinner on a weeknight. They were not very busy. Husband and son had all you can eat shrimp and I had surf n turf. Younger children had kids meals. Our server was great. I always eat the surf n turf. Unfortunately, the grits were a little dry (highly unusual) and they did away... More 

Thank lexscmom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way out to dinner when we passed the 3 course for $20. I love their hushpuppies. Our food was amazing! Sarah is an awesome waitress. We both were so stuffed, took the rest home

Thank deloresw461
Waynesville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Wanted seafood while in the Charleston area, but had little time to get to some of our favorite spots. So Gilligan's it was. Service was friendly, food was served hot, very acceptable meal for this type restaurant. This place will never be a home run, but you are in the ballpark.

Thank fatdad828
Summerville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Twice in the last several months we have left without our main entree. An hour and a half wait AFTER ordering and still no food. They need to get it together!

Thank Lisa C
Sumter, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Gilligan's is a popular chain in the area, and while the food is OK, it tends to be a bit too off the shelf instead of either fresh or creative. If you do not want to drive into Charleston or do not have the time and you like Captain D's with a bar, then it's OK.

Thank donaldc175
Saint George, South Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and attentive. My husband's fried shrimp were delicious. My grilled shrimp, however, were overcooked with a burnt grill taste. In their defense, I didn't bring it to their attention.

Thank MT77329

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3852 Ladson Rd, Ladson, SC 29456-4307
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Ladson
  • Phone Number: +1 843-821-2244

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