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Feb 6, 2020

Seaside dinner at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, at Gilligan’s Seafood Shack

The resort’s open-air terrace restaurant at the edge of the Palm Beach boardwalk is open for dinner, nightly.

The popular seaside eatery caters to resort guests during the day, and fun, casual diners in the evening hours – just walk in, no reservations required.

The new dinner menu offers a selection of interesting salads and a variety of seafood appetizers followed by fresh fish, beef and chicken entrees, vegetarian offerings, tasty sides and desserts.

You may start your evening’s meal with a Lemon Caesar or a Garden Salad, then go on to enjoy Nori Ahi Tuna, Ceviche de Pescado, or Fisherman’s Basket for two, all nicely plated and plentiful. Classics, such as Beef Empanadas or Grilled Shrimp conclude the menu’s list of crowd-pleasing appetizers.

True to the restaurant’s name, the menu highlights a number of fresh seafood preparations, Shrimp Creole, Grouper & Crab, Shrimp Tacos and Mahi Mahi Fillet. Landlubbers may pick Jerk Prosciutto Chicken or Dijon Skirt Steak, both innovative chef’s signature dishes.

Those in search of vegetarian options will delight in the Green Garden Penne Pasta and the Vegetable Tart, served with a small garden salad.

Gilligan’s Seafood Shack features two fantastic offers: A Tuesday Shrimp Taco Special for $19 per person, from 5:30 to 8pm and a Wednesday All You Can Eat, Taste of Aruba, with skewers of Mahi Mahi, Shrimp, Red Snapper, Grouper, Beef, Chicken and Chorizo, a basket of yucca and funchi fries, other tasty sides, and local caramel flan for dessert. The collosal meal also includes  2 for 1 Chill Draft Beer, all at $35 per person.

The eatery is named after a legendary sitcom from the 60’s, Gilligan’s Island, a few years after the resort was originally constructed. The sitcom told the story of seven tourists accidentally stranded on an island, and their failed escapes from it. With a carefree and casual ambiance matching the delicious food, guests entertain no thoughts of escaping from Gilligan’s Seafood Shack. On the contrary, they come back to enjoy desserts such as Chocolate Surprise, or the famed Homemade Cheesecake. 

The resort’s Executive Chef and the mastermind behind the dinner menu, Matt Boland, is Aruba’s esteemed celebrity chef. He is often the Tourism Authority’s popular choice to wow attendees at travel shows with food demonstrations and tastings. Famous for his energy, creativity and passion for fresh food concepts, Boland has made Gilligan’s Seafood Shack a family favorite, a casual dining destination in a premier location.

Matching the stellar menu, an equally diverse beverage selection to help guests unwind with refreshing cocktails, sparkling, blush, red and white wines, and local beers, while savoring delightful island flavors.