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Relaxed Waterfront Dining

Gilligan's Restaurant cultivates a waterfront dining experience. We are located directly overlooking the canal in beautiful downtown Lewes. We offer a relaxed, fine dining experience that is great for the whole family or for the romantic couple. Our menu is finely crafted and exceeds the expectations of the taste buds. Reservations are recommended.

We have a private room available for events and parties that can accommodate all size parties. For exact specifications and availability please call the restaurant at (302) 644-7230 and ask for Cheryl or Lisa.

Our Patrons Love Us

lacy letonoff
lacy letonoff
14:43 19 Jun 17
We have been twice since Gilligans reopened. First we really enjoyed the new setting and the ambiance. It is light and open with very attractive decor. Second, the food was excellent with interesting additions to the menu. Lastly, the service was very attentive. And we are very pleased they take reservations so one does not have to wait for a table. We will be back often this summer!read more
MaryJane Ostinato
MaryJane Ostinato
13:29 13 Oct 17
We were so glad when Gilligan's remodeled and reopened, we had missed the food and the beautiful outdoor terrace that we used to enjoy. The new interior is so spacious and light, with plenty of seating. The first time we came we had to sit inside due to poor weather, but we had a delicious dinner and excellent service. The crabcake was the same delicious one that I remembered. And we were lucky that they had carrot cake that night because it is the best I've ever had! The second time we were able to sit outside, and the deck is much more spacious than before, and the food and service was, again, excellent. This will be an new favorite spot.read more
virginia coulter
virginia coulter
16:27 20 Dec 17
Best crab cake around! Love the new renovations and the wine pour is two thumbs up and more!
Mark Babb
Mark Babb
15:24 31 Dec 17
Great place with view of the waterway Great portions and superior service. Loved it.
David Lyster
David Lyster
17:28 21 Jan 18
We have been coming here for years. The new buikding is modern yet degintely devorated for a nice wsterfrint dining experience. The owner's wirld fsmius crabcakes are the best around anywhere, probably tge best we have ever had. Oricey but so worth the price. Dont miss this Lewes DE treasure. First Rate all the way!!!!read more
17:45 17 Mar 18
Service is great. Had Shepard's Pie special and it was delicious. I haven't had a bad dish yet.
Susan Garde
Susan Garde
22:02 06 May 18
Andrew is the best staffer! Sitting on the outside bar is fabulous. Great Happy hour food and drink.
Samantha K Belfon
Samantha K Belfon
03:25 03 Jun 18
This a must go to place. It is along the water and they turned this none 🦀 lover intob one!!! The crab cakes were out of this world. The drinks were amazing and you can't beat the Happy Hour pricesread more
Kathleen Sutter
Kathleen Sutter
11:52 16 Jun 18
We had a great server. The salmon BLT was great. Nice view sitting outside. They have a nice draft beer selection also.read more
Louann Boos
Louann Boos
16:53 14 Jul 18
I had the scallops and grits! It was delicious!The Marina was the perfect view! And Lewes is such a quaint little town for an after dinner stroll. I enjoyed the whole experience!read more
Miguel A. Garces
Miguel A. Garces
18:38 09 Aug 18
Very clean modern feel 8n this newly renovated restaurant. The food is tasty and nicely presented. Waterfront and outdoor dining is available. The place is situated in downtown Lewes close to all the stores.read more
Maureen Whalen
Maureen Whalen
23:16 17 Aug 18
Excellent food..... great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Crab cake was one of the best I've ever had.read more
Dale Lindsay
Dale Lindsay
16:31 06 Sep 18
Love the new renovation, however the highlight was seeing Lisa Robinson back in the Resturant scene, a long time restaurant expert has joined the Gillian’s team, Lisa knows how to make you feel at home, makes recommendations if you like, and hopefully will be at the new location in Milton.read more
Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson
01:31 10 Oct 18
Wow, soo good. Great food and atmosphere. Best Veggie burger I've ever had. Totally had me fooled thinking it was real meat. It even bled!read more
Tim Raymund
Tim Raymund
23:25 21 Oct 18
Sat "Hi!" to Andrew and be ready to relax, chat and havea great time. Recently remodeled. Very nice!
Cheri Wakelin
Cheri Wakelin
12:51 17 Nov 18
Very good location. Excellent food & staff.
John Del Sesto
John Del Sesto
02:47 13 Jan 19
Service and company was a perfect match. Pours were nicely done. Very happy.....
bonnie burslem
bonnie burslem
17:56 02 Feb 19
Such a unique bar, love to go there and look out over Lewes-Rehoboth canal. Great happy hour specials.
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The Menu


Crab Fries


Crab meat, fontina sauce, bacon, old bay

Steamed Peel & Eat Shrimp


Seasoned with old bay



Polenta cake-basil-creme fraiche



Flash fried -marinara

Venison Meatballs


Pomadoro-mascarpone cheese



Chef's choice

Chicken Wings


Choice of Gilligan's house hot, fuzzy bunny, Old Bay , BBQ

Gilligans Garden Salad


Seasonal veggies -mixed greens-red wine vinaigrette

Warm Brussels


quinoa-pecans-cranberries-honey Dijon vinaigrette

Classic Caesar


shaved parmesan-herb croutons

Cheryl's Crab Cake


flash fried on bun or greens

Deckle Steak Sandwich


caramelized onions, demi, fresh herbs

Grilled Veggie Burger


blue cheese, red cabbage

Country Fried Chicken


southern slaw

Big Classic Burger


LTO -pickles -cheese: jack-cheddar-bleu-American

Select Oyster Po Boy


creole aioli, pickles, romaine

Pappy Dom's Grilled Mac & Cheese


white cheddar, bacon, tomato
Entrees (Available After 5:00pm)

Pork Loin


sauerkraut, roasted baby carrots, demi

Shrimp & Grits


sautéed vegetables, white wine

Cheryl's Crab Cake


roasted squash, creamed spinach

Grilled Ribeye


fingerling potatoes, mixed greens, sherry vinaigrette



chicken, andouille, okra, bell pepper, onions, tomato, rice

Crispy Skinned Salmon


brown butter crab rice, soy glaze bok choy

Have Your Next Event With Us

Gilligan’s Waterfront Restaurant has a private dining area suitable for small groups to large events. We offer a plethora of customization options to outfit the room and menu to your parties wants and needs.

Host your next event right on the Lewes canal and take in beautiful views of downtown Lewes while having an enjoyable and pleasant dining experience. Only at Gilligan’s Waterfront Restaurant. Call for more information on hosting your next event with us.

Get In Touch:

(302) 644-7230


Sun. 11am-7pm 

Fri. & Sat. 11am-9pm

Closed Monday – Thursday


134 Market St
Lewes, DE 19958

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