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Gilligan's Steamer & Raw Bar

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160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455-3402
+1 843-766-2244
09:00 - 21:00
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Lilburn, Georgia
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204 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay seafood restaurant, probably trades on its location as fairly close to Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island. Server was very pleasant and friendly. Ate dinner on Sunday night and the restaurant was perhaps one-third filled. Our table had the friend flounder filet, popcorn shrimp and crab cakes. Flounder was soft and not crispy; the popcorn shrimp seemed too heavily breaded.... More 

Thank John L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today I order take out for lunch . Spent 40.00 but the service was awful . I paid for my take out the server slammed my card down instead of placing them in my hand . When she walked up she didn't speak. Very rude . I have never had an encounter like that . I spend money just like... More 

Thank sexualchocolate2984
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flounder was terrible not fileted correctly so over half was black and too fishy tasting. Salad was just big leaves of bibb lettuce that was hard to cut in a too small bowl.Green beans were barely cooked no flavoring at all.Much better food at Captain Ds for about a quarter of the price.

Thank Judith H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd prefer more non-fried options, but when in the south, that's a lot of what you get. Hush puppies are delicious. I really enjoyed Gilligan's stew -- more like a low country boil than stew (at least by my New England definition) -- with bay seasonings. Yum.

Thank 1b1h12345
Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we started going to Gilligan's in 1992, it has been one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. The John's Island location is 15 minutes from our home. We like most of the menu, especially the fried shrimp and flounder. The red rice is good and the grilled asparagus is delicious. I've had the shrimp and grits ... Good. The... More 

Thank Sandra B
Richmond, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We ate here twice while in Charleston and had a very good dinner both times. Local seafood was very fresh and prepared very nicely. The interior aquariums were a very nice touch. Staff was very helpful with offering suggestions and discounts. Good value for the money.

1 Thank Michael S
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I so enjoyed my seafood platter just now. The shrimp and oysters were as good as any that I have ever had. The red rice and okra were good too.

1 Thank J882RUpeterh
Charles Town, West Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visit Kiawah often and always stop in here for great meal. No pretense!! They have a varied menu... Not just seafood. SUNDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT SHRIMP!

Thank Jennie H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our waiter was friendly but not familiar with the menu. I had Mahi fish tacos $12 the fish was over cooked and very small piece in each taco, the red rice was cold and chewy. It took a long time for us to get served that he brought us some hush puppies. My husband's fish stew was potatoes and sausage... More 

Thank sallyrey
Westfield, Indiana
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Saturday night we wanted some good seafood and local flavor without breaking the bank. The specials were crispy flounder for 18.95, or all-you-can eat cluster oysters and fried shrimp for 30. I don't care for oysters, but love shrimp, but got the crispy grouper which I shared with my wife. It was awesome, and more than we eat, even splitting!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Main Rd Ste A, Johns Island, SC 29455-3402
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-766-2244

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?