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Gilligan's Seafood

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530 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2328
+1 850-650-4400
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Plymouth, MI
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First thing that is noticed is the overwhelming smell of naptha (mothballs) coming from the bathrooms. I suspect that there are the urinal cakes or some kind of overpowering fragrance used there that is permeating the front part of the restaurant. Overall design of the interior needs a serious update. Outside eating is offered on large white picnic type tables.... More 

Thank Teachall
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good had the bacon wrapped shrimp larger portions. Waitress was very friendly and helpful just could not get passed the smell of moth balls!!! We ate outside so couldn't smell it outside but it was terrible on the inside.

Thank NRM2012
Evansville, Indiana
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here for dinner when another place was too crowded. The service was quick and upbeat and she told us what the best items were on the menu. The food was served pretty quickly and all of it was good. My daughter enjoyed the crab legs, and all plates were clean!

Thank Lori K
Athens, Tennessee
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this wonderful restaurant! The view is Gorgeous, the food is delicious, the staff attentive and kind. We got 3 appetizers: the oysters Rockefeller( it was melt in your mouth good), the fried pickles( so good and not greasy), and the red beans and rice( well seasoned and delicious). Then came the food I got grilled... More 

Thank CandiAnn2014
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Where to start...food good and outside seating view is awesome. We all had the all you can eat fish and shrimp and was not disappointed. Stopped on a whim and not sorry! Will eat there again. Waitress was very friendly and took great care of us.

Thank Melany K
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten there every time we are in Destin. Never have been disappointed until last night. I didn't get my Oysters Mary Ann. The truck hadn't got there. But our crab legs were just great. I guess we will half to go back before we leave. Nothing left but the shells

Thank Darlene E
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

As soon as we walked in, I knew it was a great place. The decor was nice, if slighlty muted, but the servers and the aroma of the building put you at ease. They offer some of the best catfish I have ever tasted and the prices were great. You have full ocean views and our glasses were never more... More 

Thank Noah S
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, there was a funky smell going on....like mothballs. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. I got steak and it was very dry. I feared I would choke so I gave up eating it. Hubby got a platter of seafood and he liked it. The view of the harbor is nice.

Thank burnednose
Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We decided to stop by and grab lunch at Gilligan's Seafood on Friday afternoon. The weather was nice so we ate out on the patio. The breeze and views were incredible. Our waitress Amanda was excellent. She was super friendly with a pleasant disposition. She took our orders and our food was delivered expeditiously. My husband and I both had... More 

Thank Spark419
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We passed by this place and talked about trying it a few nights ago. While waiting for our check in time at our hotel, we decided to check it out. SO glad we did!!! The all you can eat fish/shrimp is wonderful! The staff is friendly and it feels very home like in atmosphere. Reminds me of Cheers. Everyone knows... More 

Thank LStrawn11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-4400

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