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Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill

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5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
+1 941-346-8122
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great vibe, live music at night. We sat outside at the back which was lovely and relaxed. The food was great and all the servers were really friendly and helpful.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This was such a disappointment. Food was just ok, kitchen lost our ticket so waitress had to come back after some time had passed to retake our order. In fairness they did comp us drinks for the delay but only after we went to manager to complain. It's worn, grimy and just had nothing positive to make me want to... More 

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Temecula
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner on the weekend, got the chicken tacos that were tasteless, beans and rice were unseasoned. The house salad was doused with dressing.

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Thank 245heatherf
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After a large family gathering of 12+ people and spending hundreds of dollars. We asked the waitress if we could move two 6 person tables into one so we could sit together after some of our group left. Waitress said sure. There was no more room taken up. The manager came out and we were told we had to move... More 

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New Jersey
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My husband and I spontaneously had a late lunch at Gilligan’s while spending the day in Siesta Key. (How could we resist a tropical tiki bar?) The atmosphere was really cool and we enjoyed the live music. The service was friendly and the drinks were tasty; unfortunately, the food wasn’t very good. We would recommend stopping here for drinks, but... More 

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Thank CherryTravels17
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stopped here after a day at Siesta Key beach. Staff was very friendly and decor was interesting. Only had drinks but there were very good. Try the Mai-Tai it was excellent. Food is served out of the side of an old Volkswagen Microbus. Would return, was there during the day but looks like they have a lot of nightly specials.

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Thank Midwesttraveler58
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this place.. we had lunch and it was awesome! The service was great and the outdoor seating on a beautiful day is great! Good food and friendly staff!

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Thank cxa0bpt
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

i am not a spring breaker. i am a small business owner. i am writing this in hopes management will read. this review is for bartender steve. was there last night and tab was $9.50 i gave him (what i thought was..) $22. and asked him to give me $10. back. i really gave him $102. !!! he could have... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Just stopped in for drinks. Allowed us to sit at a table. Server very friendly. Had a great marguarita!

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Menlo Park, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I am a nacho freak. I've ordered them all over the world-most recently in Noosa, Australia. I've had great nachos, and I've had bad nachos; but the cheese nachos at Gilligan's were the worst ever. Imagine a bag of chips (nothing memorable about them) with 3 or 4 spoonfuls of melted Velveeta. No salsa, no jalapenos, no nothing. Disgusting is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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
Description
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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