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Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill

5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
+1 941-346-8122
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Good food! Great live music!! Poor waitress!!! Very disappointing!!! Party of 5 for dinner on Friday evening, waited nearly 10 minutes from the time we were seated to the time the waitress came and greeted us & took our drink, appetizer, & entree...More

Thank jacksmr
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a great space to relax and enjoy Siesta Key. With a large air conditioned inside bar and a fun HUGE outdoor tiki area, this spot is a unique space. I have been a few times and always had friendly service. Their cheeseburger is...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Service was good. Our waitress was very friendly. Food was good. Only down fall was we were seated right next to the musicians performing so it was extremely loud. We will request seating in back next time!

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We generally go to Gilligan's yearly and this time we were really disappointed with the food. We had a party of 8 but got seated quickly - it was moderately busy at the front of the restaurant but more empty in the back open area...More

Thank KSR16
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Gilligan's during a trip to Siesta Key for her birthday. The atmosphere was AWESOME!! And the food was just as good. I normally shy away from sea-food, but the seasoned peel and eat shrimp were absolutely amazing. The...More

Thank manuel q
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Super fun, exciting, happening atmosphere. Our server Sara was sufficient . Unfortunately the food fell short for all 7 of us :( Mahi Mahi sliders we bland and needed more teriyaki sauce, Big Kahuna burger had a nice soft bun, but the burger was over...More

Thank nvrdull
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a great place to enjoy a meal while listening to live music. They have indoor and outdoor seating as well as an indoor and an outdoor bar. The food is good...try the beans and rice salad and hummus platter if your looking for...More

1  Thank kbarry67
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Good food, reasonable prices, nice back patio. Our server did not know the drink menu well or what beers were on tap. There were 10 of us- 4 parents 6 "kids" between 15-22. They accommodated us well, but seemed short when we asked specific questions...More

Thank Jayne S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I had the fried shrimp. It was delicious. This is in a great area but very crowded. We were there on a Saturday night though. We only had to wait about 15 minutes. You have to park a few blocks away though. There was a...More

Thank PSimms
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Very casual and trendy place to hang for some late afternoon or evening cocktails. Loved the Tiki Bar area.

Thank Janet S
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Kim M
15 March 2017|
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Response from Scott S | Property representative |
Yes we are an all ages restaurant during the day. We are non-smoking inside and on our front Ocean Blvd patio. We do allow smoking at the Tiki bar and back patio. We run a full menu from 11am-10pm. We ask for 21+ with I.D at... More
Corinne P
28 January 2017|
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Response from Greg W | Reviewed this property |
Yes- tourist - family restaurant
11 February 2016|
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Response from sweetMelissa-81 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that this is the place. It's downtown not on the water, about a mile or less from the water. Seating is outdoor and open but not on the water.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-8122
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You find yourself wandering into Siesta Key Village after an epic day on the #1 Beach in the USA. Sandy feet and salty skin, searching for shade and refreshment. You wander right into Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill and you couldn't have picked a better spot. Founded in 2001, we have plenty of experience with making sure both locals and visitors are having the time of their lives. We pride ourselves on offering the best quality of foods, cocktails, service, atmosphere and local entertainment on the Key. Come on in and check us out for yourselves. When you arrive you are presented with several options on where to spend your time at Gilligan's. Take your time, look around a bit. From the street you couldn't help but notice our new Tiki Bar and Thatched Tiki Roof. This is easily the biggest Tiki Bar in the Sarasota area and maybe Florida and has quickly become Siesta Key's favorite go to location for wasting the day away in Paradise. But don't stop there. Stroll inside and for most of the day you will be treated to some of Siesta Key's best live bands that play on our front deck area daily from 6-10pm and weekends from 2-10pm. Take your picture in front of our VW Bus that we parked in front of our Kitchen. All our delicious foods are served hot right out the side window of this van. A bit further and you find yourself in the Gilligan's Main Bar area which exudes a certain Old Florida Charm complete with surfboards, A/C, numerous flat screen T.V's, great service and almost always a great collection of salty locals enjoying a well deserved break in the day. With your tropical libation in hand, head outside to our Back Beach Patio and enjoy some relaxation under the palm trees. On cool nights we have a fire pit going to keep with the feel of paradise. This area is one of Siesta Keys best kept secrets. Have the hostess seat you on the Voodoo Deck, out in the sunshine or my absolute favorite spot on the Lelu deck tucked back in under the Palm Trees and Hibiscus and enjoy your meal Florida style. At night the flickering Tiki Torches and cool breeze off the Gulf are exactly what you have been looking for. * Make sure to poke your head in the door of CaliFlorida Surf & Skate Shop located right on the back Patio here at Gilligan's. Grab some new beach attire, rent a bike or some SUP Paddle boards or just watch Blake shape a custom CaliFlorida longboard skateboard for some lucky soul. Chances are you won't want to leave without one. * Bit of an early riser? Love your morning coffee? Then you don't want to miss an opportunity to visit my wife Jennifer at Lelu Coffee Lounge located right next to Gilligan's. Lelu is open for breakfast starting at 7am offering the best coffee around with a wide selection of craft roasted beans, freshly brewed coffee, espresso based drinks and fresh fruit smoothies. Do yourself a favor and come have a great breakfast of fresh local eggs, black beans and rice, fried plantains and crispy home fries. Sit on the back patio and watch the Parrots play in the palm trees and enjoy the quiet of a beautiful Florida morning. On a perfect day you can hear the wind in trees, the waves on the beach and the light reggae playing in the background while you throw back that scratch made pancake. Not a bad way to have breakfast! The short story here is to have the hostess seat you and let one of our team take great care of you. The drinks, food, service, atmosphere and entertainment are unbeatable here on Siesta Key. We pride ourselves on using local suppliers and fresh products including wild caught traceable sustainable fish from reputable sources. We LOVE our Beach and We LOVE our Ocean! We want to be able to enjoy it forever. From the minute you walk in and see our Tiki Bar and our old VW Bus in the kitchen, you know you are in for an unforgettable experience here in Paradise. Order a Tropical Libation and enjoy a fresh Grouper sandwich or a platter of Snow Crab. You prefer something a little more fun? Do not hesitate to order one of our fresh grilled handmade burgers. We prepare our burgers daily using only fresh Black Angus Ground Beef, lightly seasoned to enhance that beef flavor. Topped with locally supplied produce and served on a freshly baked brioche bun delivered daily from St. Armand's Bakery. Wash all that down with one of our many hand crafted Tropical Libations or a Pint from our selection of over a dozen local Craft Beer or Classic brand Selections. Whether its Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Dancing the night away, Sitting back and enjoying a band or the sound of the waves, Longboards, Burgers or Mai Tai's. We got you covered. Live life a little and Get into Gilligan's to "Get your Island on!". Sandy feet are always welcome.
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