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Gilligan's Cafe Bar

Shop 3 5 Bright Ave, Arcadia, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5313
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (58 reviews)
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 3 5 Bright Ave, Arcadia, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch here - one we will remember for a long time. We had the fish cakes and dumplings to start: both were great however, the fish cakes are a real stand out. We then shared a seafood platter. The seafood was...More

Thank dribble1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy fruit toast and coffee. Kid devoured massive slices of fruit toast and we had really good coffee.

Thank Passport617096
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We come back every year to Magnetic Island for our anniversary and try other cafe's for their coffee, but we keep coming back to Gilligan's! The coffee is very well priced and we are again back every day for our coffee fix! Well done Gilligan's!

Thank B_Hanzlicek
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Anyone who visits Magnetic Island must call in to Gilligans, this place has the most amazing food, fantastic coffee and the tastiest mango daiquiri you will ever tasted. The service was excellent and very welcoming. It’s a must stop for us when we are on...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have the sense that something bad has happened to this restaurant. We tried to go there several times over the last week but they were closed.. When we finally found them opened on Thursday we stayed for lunch. There was hardly nothing 'available' from...More

Thank Gayle B
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing service and staff at Gilligans food is fantastic thank you Fiona and crew. I will be back again

Thank Jodie C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Only had a coffee, but it was the best I’ve had for a while! The area out the back had a nice area for my 5 yo son to play in. I’ll definitely be back.

Thank CEE-Sydney
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I had some delicious mushrooms for breakfast with good coffee too. Friendly service, fast with no waiting. Great presentation of the food as you can see in the pic.

Thank 775traveller
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had lunch as takeaways which they do. Variety of burgers and hot dogs. The ocean trout burgers were good, as were the smoothies.

Thank Crimitorii
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

While staying in Arcadia this little Cafe / Restaurant was within walking distance on footpath with beachfront views as you walk. We got there just after a large group had ordered and one of the best items "the Creapes" had sold out. We instead shared...More

1  Thank Andrew D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 5 Bright Ave, Arcadia, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4778 5313
  • E-mail
Gilligan's is Maggies coolest Licenced Cafe Bar, specialising in Modern Australian cuisine & seafood specials. Open For Breakfast, morning tea, lunch from Tuesday -Sunday. Booking advised! Friday is Daiquiri Day with $10 Daiquiri's with the purchase of a main meal. Saturday, $5 stubbies (see selection in house) Sundae Sunday, free sundaes for the Little Castaway with any main meal. Free Face Painting from 10am
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