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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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Eastern Pa.
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique restaurant and fun to go to. Live music was good and food tasty. Waiters very friendly and service was fairly quick. Prices were within the other spots.

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Kingsport
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of town. Very cool place. Best burger in town. Live music at night. Great to people watch. Very well priced. Very friendly staff.

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Gresham, Oregon
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with recommendations from the waitress. Just OK! Hamburgers NO GR Burger!!, everything else mediocre as well. When renting on the beach in this community you expect a little better no matter what the price.

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Thank KScatt331
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listened to some great bands and enjoyed a huge plate of nachos and an order of onion rings that were delicious. Didn't eat a meal here but the appetizers were good and the beer was cold!

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Concord, Ohio
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for lunch outside before we hit the beach. This was perfect. We all had salads, which were good. We enjoyed the live music and service was adequate...not outstanding. Prices were reasonable.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good meal...grouper sandwich, mahi sliders and peel and eat shrimp were all good...interesting live music in the evenings

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Thank WxmanMD
Wildwood, MO
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We love Gilligans for dinner or lunch. We have frequented this place a handful of times over the last year and have always had a great experience. Great food with plenty of selections for everyone in the family. Lots of people watching and options to sit inside or one of two outdoor dining areas.

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Thank Beachlovingmom0202
Patchogue, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped here passing by for a late lunch, it was very good. New thatched roof over the outdoor area, (October 2016) bustling atmosphere, good service and food. Reasonably priced, good portion sizes. Great photo op in front of the lime green VW bus inside the restaurant...

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was fairly empty but there was a live band so I figured we'd stop in. My drink which was mediocre...service was fine...until a MASSIVE RAT runs across the rafters over my head. I have been to bars all over, never seen anything as disgusting as this. Will NEVER be back.

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Thank Liz S
Scott S, Owner at Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill, responded to this review

I wanted to respond to your review only to squash any misunderstanding that you may have left for other readers. I am sorry that you are obviously freaked out by meeting one of Siesta Keys finest locals. You need to understand that Gilligan's is a wide open establishment to the outdoors, the weather, tropical breezes and on occasion the local... More 

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Grouper sandwich very good. Live music most of the time makes it good entertainment while you eat and watch people walking by.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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