Discover Why Gilligan’s Needs to be on Your To-Eat List in Aruba

Check out our review of Gilligan’s Seafood Shack and see why this digs is a must-try!

The Vibe

Fun and casual meets beach chic. Gilligan’s serves fabulous beach side dining at a friendly price, which is a rare combination to find on the island!

Located at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino on Palm Beach, this breezy, outdoor restaurant offers a beautiful beach front view, perfect for people watching or sunset gazing. Stop by for a casual lunch or indulge in delicious dinner, thanks to their brand new dinner menu that has recently been unveiled!

Already having had a delicious poolside lunch there in the past, my colleague and I thought it was the perfect time to try their new dinner menu!

The Food Lowdown

Their dinner menu is comprised of plenty of seafood dishes (heart eyes) mixed with a nice variety of meat, pasta and vegetarian dishes.

Which menu item is worth trying? 

While it is impossible to recommend  just one or two dishes, here are a few of my favorites:

If your popping by for lunch give the Millionaire’s Lobster Roll a go. If you’ve worked up a good appetite this will definitely hit the spot! For dinner start off with an appetizer or two (wink) and try the Nori Ahi-Tuna or Chef’s Seafood Combo for Two.

For your main dish, I absolutely recommend their Shrimp Tacos (yum) as well as the Grouper & Crab, served in a spicy lobster sauce with a side of crispy and well seasoned funchi! Do yourself a favor and get an extra order of funchi (local delight)… you will understand after your first bite, you’re welcome! If you are able to save room for dessert, order the Chocolate Surprise, it’s heavenly (drool).


Their drink menu has a nice variety, offering something for everyone! You’ll find a perfect selection of wines by the glass or bottle, from California, Italy, France, Chile, and Argentina. Beer lover? No worries, they serve cold local and imported beer! As they are located beach side, of course one cannot leave out tropical cocktails, served both frozen and on the rocks.

Which drink should I give a whirl?

If you’re pool or beach side and in need of cooling off mid-day, try the frozen Aruba Frosty (Vodka, Kahlua, Ponche Crema, and Coconut Cream). More of an on the rocks type of gal or guy? You cannot go wrong with their famous Aruba Ariba! Like your drink with a little kick? (raises hand) Definitely try their Aruba Spice & Everything Nice, it’s comprised of Malibu Rum, Tito’s Vodka, Mango Puree, and a dash of Aruba’s very own local Pica di Papaya hot sauce!

A Reason to Come Back

Not only does Gilligan’s offer a perfect beach side setting, friendly prices and fun, relaxed vibes… they also have amazing weekly dining specials!

Check out weekly special details below:

Monday: Half Price on All Appetizers

Tuesday: Shrimp Taco Special

Wednesday: Taste of Aruba, All-You-Can-Eat

Make your reservation or get more restaurant details.

Happy eating!