Cheryl and Garry Tilton’s popular Gilligan’s restaurant on the waterfront has expanded into Milton with great success. They opened for business in March 2019 and have been going strong ever since. They are located next to the car wash in the old rebuilt restaurant space just a block west of Po’Boys restaurant. It still has the classy austerity of the Lewes restaurant, and with a much larger bar. I have updated my original review of the place to include their Sunday brunch buffet. Check out the photo gallery.
The new spot still offers Cheryl Tilton's famous crab cakes, but that the atmosphere leans more toward gastropub, small plates and a large selection of crafts. A peek at the menu includes: a particularly delicious North Carolina shredded pork BBQ, fried ravioli, wings cooked in duck confit and bison burgers….. sounds pretty good, huh?
Two big values-added at Gilligan's in Milton is (1) the particularly wallet-friendly Sunday Brunch buffet (see some photos in the gallery!), and (2) regularly scheduled LIVE music in the bar every Saturday. One of the highlights of the music scene in Milton is when the band 2nd Time Around appears there. It's ALWAYS standing-room-only with lots of dancing. Ask me how I know.
Cheryl likes to feature different specials on the menu, so there will often be some surprises. One of my favorites (it was there … then it was gone) was the sloppy joe sandwich and the crispy fried chicken.
The space is quite big, with the bar somewhat separate from the dining room so if there is indeed live music in the bar, diners still can nibble in relative quiet. There's lots of FREE parking.
Gilligan's Bar & Grille is on Rt. 16 as you enter Milton. Just past Po'Boy's and across the street from The Backyard before you get to the Union St. light. Call for hours and entertainment info at 302-664-2874.