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2542 8 1/4 Ave, Pokegema Lake, Chetek, WI 54728-5820
+1 715-924-3166
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cheese curds” (5 reviews)
“broiled fish” (2 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
2542 8 1/4 Ave, Pokegema Lake, Chetek, WI 54728-5820
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

We went on Memorial Day and it was really busy but we had to wait 30 minutes for the server to take our drink order after my daughter went to seek someone out. We had a group of 9 and found a table on the...More

Thank TravelingSix
GilligansCrew, Social Media Mgr at Gilligan's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We love hearing from our guests. Sorry we didn't earn all your stars on this visit. Summer holidays certainly can slow us down but we look forward to hosting your group again for another opportunity to enjoy our laid back...More

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Went to hear great band. Had dinner after listening to music. Dance area was sand, not good. Food was quite good. We each had something different and no complaints. Usually bar is very busy.More

Thank JohnF1949
GilligansCrew, Social Media Mgr at Gilligan's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for your review, John. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the band! The Tiki Bar sand box is definitely more play area (for kids and adults) than dance floor. Generally our dancers make the best of the grassy areas when the bands play...More

Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Love this place . one of the best fish fries around . they like to push there Apple Crisp dessert on you after your dinner . so I got it one night . there was no Apple in my crisp . not one .I'm sure...More

Thank Ann G
ThankYouWI, Public Relations Manager at Gilligan's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

OH NO! Thank you for writing. I'm glad you were able to get a chuckle. You are correct, we do not intentionally serve appleless apple crisp. Please let us know when you're coming back and we'll get you squared away right! Just email or message...More

Reviewed 2 February 2016

Always fun to watch the game or even come in just for the Wing Wednesday. The bartenders are great, friendly and always working hard and did I say friendly. Hope the popcorn machine is back up and running soon.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my husband, per my daughter's suggestion. We tried the gourmet cheese curds that she recommended. Not horrible, but eat them really fast or they become a greasy soggy mess. We also shared the Cajun burger. Flavor was very good but...More

Thank birdhater14
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Good bar for sports, meeting friends and food! You see all ages in Gilligans to eat, and the Friday night fish fry is very good!

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Wonderful lunch selections. Accessible by boat can dock and eat outside at restaurant. All food choices were good! We specifically enjoyed the Gourmet Cheese Curds and Hamburgers!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We eat here every year. Haven't found anything on the menu that we didn't like. The place is always busy.

Thank lehhen
Reviewed 10 July 2015

My first time to Gilligan's, they had a two man band playing outside where the customers eat. The band was good. I had the salad with chicken tenders. I liked it and the portions where huge. I had to pick through the cherry tomatoes because...More

Thank Steverin065
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The outdoor patio and bar are a great place to hang out. Ordered a rib eye steak it was ok ! Not the best steak I've had but it was OK. The summer shandy was cold and the atmosphere was great. I suggest maybe a...More

Thank Chris B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2542 8 1/4 Ave, Pokegema Lake, Chetek, WI 54728-5820
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Chetek
  • Phone Number: +1 715-924-3166
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