We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill

££ - £££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310
+1 941-346-8122
Website
Today
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

444 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 422: English reviews
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Where do I start from the deep fried dill pickles to just about anything else I have had here, it's been great, music not too loud, able to talk to wife at a normal level, servers are friendly, great location and decently priced, will be back.

Helpful?
Thank 514dave
Bayport, Minnesota
Level Contributor
89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The bartenders are the best. Very friendly. Food was very good. We stopped for a few drinks and a late lunch and this place looks like a great place to have fun. They have seating inside and outside. Out back is a very cute outdoor area that we had breakfast at the next day. Breakfast was awesome.

Helpful?
Thank maolson
Milton, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

drinks where amazing the bartenders are the best had a great time staff made my wife birthday a day to remenber

Helpful?
Thank bill h
North Greece, New York
Level Contributor
69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Loved this restaurant! Enjoyed their "pail" drink - and got to keep the pail and shovel! Dined here twice during our last stay on Siesta Key and food was good both times! Service was friendly and even though it has a bar type feel it was still a kid friendly atmosphere! We will eat here again when we visit the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heather0313
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is a fun outdoor type atmosphere. Food was pretty good, server was efficient. They offer happy hour every day. Overall fun place to hang out and have drinks.

Helpful?
Thank sweetMelissa-81
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The place looks really nice on the inside, you can tell they put a lot of time and money into the decor. The food was just ok, not great, not bad. However, we did enjoy the musical entertainment.

Helpful?
1 Thank beachy12321
Level Contributor
70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Wouldn't go anywhere else! Live music at night time. Fabulous food-the coconut shrimp gave me goosebumps it was so good! It's a perfect chilled place to sit outside and watch the world go by

Helpful?
Thank Mike H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
676 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We dropped into Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill for a few beers whilst walking around Siesta Key Village. The restaurant has loads of character with an outside and inside bar - there is also a VW Camper inside! Although we just had some Bud Lites at 2$ each, we did look at the food menu which was pretty vast. Loads... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephen W
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Fun and casual place to eat and have fun on Siesta Key. The food is good, the seasoned fries are fabulous! Good portion sizes. Good prices. There is indoor and covered outdoor dining. There is a live band in the evening with dance floor if you feel like dancing. We ate here before heading to the Beach Club for our... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phee G
Washington, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
482 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

There are a few touristy options in Siesta Key for a drink and a bite to eat but I recommend Gilligan's. Prices are decent and there is a nice beach town vibe to this place. Service is not the best but it tends to be what you expect from this type of establishment.

Helpful?
Thank ozdess9

Travellers who viewed Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill also viewed

 

Been to Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
2 months ago
13 days ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Gilligan's Island Bar and Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?