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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
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.
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Soup du Jour

Ask your server for today's offering

Korean Nachos


crispy wontons, kimchi, beef short rib

Delmarva Oyster Stew


Milk, butter, pancetta, chives

Roasted Brussel Sprouts


Walnuts, pancetta, raisins

Baked Oysters


pancetta, mornay sauce, arugala, crostini

Flatbread du Jour


Chef's choice

Buttermilk Fried Calamari


Smoked chili marinara, lemon

Chicken Wings


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

Sauteed PEI Mussels & Frites


chorizo, peas, chili, wine, mustard aioli

Gilligans House Salad


Lots of fresh veggies, red wine vinaigrette

Baby Arugala Salad


warm pancetta vinaigrette, goats cheese, pomegranate, walnuts

Classic Caesar


Romaine, spicy croutons, parmesan, shaved onions, tomatoes

Cheryl's Crab Cake


No Filler - all lump, choice of roll or on greens

Fried Oyster


lettuce, tomato, tobasco mayo

Buttermilk Fried Chicken


pickles, slaw, chili mayo

Big Classic Burger


8 oz., grilled to order, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and choice of cheese - Monterey, American, Bleu or Cheddar
Entrees (Available After 5:00pm)



mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, mushroom gravy

Grilled Salmon


arugala, lentil-olive vinaigrette, grilled cauliflower

Cheryl's Crab Cake


Seasonal vegetables, whipped spuds

Grilled Bone-In Pork Loin Chop


apple-fennel braised cabbage, whipped spuds, wholegrain mustard sauce

Pan Roasted Flat Iron Steak


herb roasted fingerlings, cipollini onions, oyster mushrooms, Worcestershire butter

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


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


134 Market St
Lewes, DE 19958

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