Gilligan’s Opening Soon

/ Updated on May 14, 2017

Construction is just about complete on the brand new Gilligan’s on the canal in Lewes.

Last fall, huge machinery made short work (see the gallery) of the building at 134 Market Street that started many years ago in a boat. 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 will increase to about 62 seats, with the inside bar increasing from 6 to 12 seats. Dining will be 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.

At 4 on Sat., May 20 on Sip & Bite with the Rehoboth Foodie, Gilligan’s owner Cheryl Tilton fills us in on Gilligan’s history and her remodeling adventure on the canal!

The outside bar always filled quickly, but any noise that might have been a problem just floated away across the water. Outside seating will increase from 12 to 15 seats at the bar and from 54 seats to 70 on the patio.

We’ll keep you posted as the opening date nears.

Thank you Nick Roth from Cape Gazette for the initial images. Thank you Robert Wolhar for the images of the demolition!

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  1. Beverly Gayhardt says:

    Have been eagerly awaiting reopening as have family and many friends !!! Wonderful location ! Wonderful Food ! Excellent service!

  2. Elaine and Harvey Houck says:

    Lewes would no longer feel like home-without Gilligan’s – food is fabulous – so is the service – wonderful setting – truly a delightful experience every time -excited that we have them back.

  3. Laurie Serra says:

    Great news! Can’t wait for Gilligan’s to reopen, we have been missing their crab cakes!

  4. connie subelka says:

    We really are looking forward to visiting the new Gilligan’s Restaurant and would love to be there on opening night (or day). Please let us know when that will be. Always loved eating there, right on the canal.

    • The Rehoboth Foodie The Rehoboth Foodie says:

      Keep an eye on When I know all my followers/visitors will know! Can’t wait to sit at the dock bar.

  5. Mary DellaVecchia says:

    We can’t wait for the opening and look forward to the great food and deserts. Please let us know asap when you have a date.

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