Last fall, huge machinery made short work (see the gallery) of the Lewes building at 134 Market Street – right on the canal – that started many years ago in a boat and a chicken coop (really!).
The new restaurant is now a reality and is almost identical in size to the old building, and, much to our pleasure, the popular outdoor deck bar/dining will remain, though the bar will be repositioned to the center of the structure. Indoor dining has increased to about 62 seats, with the inside bar increasing from 6 to 12 seats. Dining is split into two dining rooms on either side of the new indoor bar. In a clever design move, the indoor bar is now parallel with the deck bar, thus streamlining service AND providing a canal view for patrons sitting inside.
Gilligan’s owner Cheryl Tilton filled us in on Sip & Bite with the Rehoboth Foodie. Click here to listen!
Note that Gilligan’s was open from her media party on Wednesday 5/24 up until Saturday, 5/27. She posted on her Facebook page that she would close as of Sunday 5/28 to fine-tune the computer systems. She will be open for good after Wednesday, 5/31.
The outside bar always filled quickly, but any noise that might have been a problem just floated away across the water. Outside seating went from 12 to 15 seats at the bar and from 54 seats to 70 on the patio. Get on over there. It’s roomy, bright, and lots of fun – not entirely unlike The Rehoboth Foodie.