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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.

Our Patrons Love Us

Robert Carinci
Robert Carinci
15:55 30 Jul 17
I've only been here for drinks so i can't attest to the food. The place is beautiful and it's right on the water. You can sit outside at the bar, it's very modern, new and clean. I will definitely return some time for dinner.read more
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
Rae Shroyer
Rae Shroyer
01:19 16 Jun 17
Small restaurant that wasn't terribly easy to find due to no signage. I ordered a crab cake and it was hands-down the best I have ever had. Husband got a burger which he said was mediocre. Son got a lemon and thyme chicken blt which was good. Waiting area is very small and host did not greet our family for over 10 minutes, despite standing directly in front of us. Waitress was friendly. Good atmosphere if sitting on deck out by the water. Overall a good experience, just not a very welcoming environment to walk into.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
Kathy VanKeuren
Kathy VanKeuren
01:21 04 Nov 17
Unfortunately we were overlooked due to reservation overbooking. They were understaffed and There were other issues with our servers forgetting things. I gave 4 stars because the food was fantastic and the servers and management made up for the misgivings with discounts on our order.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
JODY HEISLER
JODY HEISLER
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.
Bill Graf
Bill Graf
16:20 02 Apr 18
Great food and service. Decent draft beer selection
Diane Albanese
Diane Albanese
23:48 19 Apr 18
Just stop for a moment and remember the best crabcake you ever had. Now forget about it and hurry to Gilligan's! Cheryl's Crabcake is yummy. Ask for Cadie for your server. She's the best! Generous pours of wine and an u beatable view of the lovely Lewes canal.read more
Lynne Redmond
Lynne Redmond
12:51 29 Apr 18
Service was a bit slow but dinner was delicious (yellow fin tuna) and crab cake dinner and the wine pour was very generous.read more
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.
Patricia Hillman
Patricia Hillman
20:05 09 May 18
Nice atmosphere. It has a bar, outside seating looking over the water. Inside is very pleasant. Food is excellent. Call ahead during tge summer months for reservations.read more
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Starters

Maryland Crab

$6 / $8

Crab, cabbage, corn ,carrots, celery, old bay in a tomato crab broth

Little Neck Clams

$13

sweet corn - wine -crusty bread

Fried Green Tomatoes

$15

crab salad -chili lime vinaigrette

Crab Fries

$13

crab -3 cheese fondue-old bay

Jerk Chicken Skewars

$12

chayote-pineapple slaw

Flatbread du Jour

$12

Chef's choice

Burrata Stuffed Tomato

$12

field greens -balsamic

Chicken Wings

$11

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

Shrimp Cocktail

$15

head on shrimp- Gilligan's Bloody Mary cocktail- celery -olive salad
Salads

Chopped Iceburg

$11

dill-fresh mozzarella-peppadew peppers-onion-black pepper vinaigrette

Gilligans Garden Salad

$9

seasonal veggies-red wine vinaigrette

Power House Salad

$12

avocado-carrot-chick peas-sprouts-barley

Classic Caesar

$9

shaved parmesan-herb croutons
Sandwiches

Grilled Salmon BLT

$14

LTO- pickles -red cabbage slaw -chili mayo

BBQ Brisket Sandwich

$14

Cheryl's Crab Cake

$20

flash fried on bun or greens

Grilled Veggie Burger

$11

lettuce, tomato, tobasco mayo

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

$13

LTO-pickles-red cabbage slaw, chili mayo

Big Classic Burger

$13

LTO -pickles -cheese: jack-cheddar-bleu-American
Entrees (Available After 5:00pm)

IPA Brined Boneless Pork Chop

$24

fingerlings-"Texas Caviar" -black eyed peas-green tomatoes -jalapeno couli

Linguini & Broccoli Rabe

$19

olives-chili's-EVOO -parmesan

Cheryl's Crab Cake

$30

skillet street corn-fingerlings-summer squash

Day Boat Scallops & Grits

$29

cherry tomatoes-celery-chorizo-lemon

Grilled Strip Steak

$32

honey parsnip puree-blistered green beans-smoked chimichurri

Cumin Crusted Yellowfin Tuna

$28

rum black beans-baby bok choy-pineapple mojo

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

Hours:

Wed-Sat: 11a-9p
Sunday: 11a-8p
Closed Mon-Tue

Location:

134 Market St
Lewes, DE 19958

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