Restaurant Spotlight
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • May 2013
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Gilligan’s Bar & Grill

When my work team was deciding on something fun to do for an evening out, I wondered, “Where could we go to get some good food, drinks and much-needed laughter?” After a very stressful week and news of some health concerns, we knew laughter would be the best medicine. What better destination for us than Gilligan’s Bar and Grill and Comedy Quarter in Neenah? Laughter is so good for the soul, our health and well-being! After hearing that they have had over 120 full-room standing ovations for their quality comedians, I knew this would be the perfect place!

We started out the evening at Gilligan’s Bar and Grill to enjoy some cocktails and food before our 7:30 p.m. show. I must say that as soon as I walked in and felt the energy in the place, I knew we were in for a fun night. The walls were spray painted art by a local artist featuring bright colors and covering every inch of the environment. Black lights enhanced the neon colors and brought me back to the 80s, which were a blast! Although the weather did not permit this time, I will be back to try their fantastic outdoor tiki bar and eating area for sure.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the menu offered many healthy and vegetarian options to suit us all. We decided to order a variety of appetizers to share, starting with Edamame, a delightful, healthy soybean with the perfect amount of sea salt that you could find on the menu at any fancy sushi restaurant. It was a healthy and satisfying start! We also chose the Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, Stuffed Mushrooms and Cheese Platter. The mushrooms were my personal favorite, featuring crab stuffing topped with mozzarella and baked to a golden brown perfection, and just moist enough inside! The cheese platter was snacked on all night during the show and was the perfect mixture of different and delicious Wisconsin cheeses.

If you are looking for something other than appetizers to snack on, Gilligan’s Bar and Grill features a full menu of burgers, wraps, sandwiches and salads. There is certainly something to satisfy every diet and taste choice. You are welcome to order any of the menu items during your show as well.

After we filled ourselves with food, we were seated in the casual but intimate environment in the Comedy Quarter. There was not a bad seat in the house! With plenty of drink options, the wait staff was friendly and quick to deliver. After some cocktails we decided to order off the menu again and split a Hawaiian pizza and French dip. One diner stated, “The Hawaiian Pizza was exceptional, and the wait staff was very accommodating to allow for substitutions to the order. The pizza crust was delicious and the right consistency/hardness to be able to eat it comfortably at the small table. The presentations were wonderful. I was impressed with the service during the show and dinner, and was amazed that all of the food platters plus our plates and drinks fit on the two small tables.”

The show was hilarious and offered a full, gut-rolling night of laughter. I didn’t realize there was more than one comedian featured in each show, and was delightfully surprised when we listened to four different people! The feature show was incredible and we were all so glad we chose this as our night out. When we arrived we all seemed stressed and a bit down. That was not the case after the show and we are still talking about it a week later!

The Comedy Quarter should be recommended by doctors to take care of your health! Laughter is something we all need in our lives and is certainly the best medicine, as they say. It feeds our souls, hearts and offers much stress relief.

Gilligan’s Bar and Grill and Comedy Quarter are happy to cater your private party and host your event. Private rentals are available for your next night out or party with friends.

Don’t miss out on this experience! I truly could not have asked for a more perfect night of fun with our team! Thank you Gilligan’s Bar and Grill and Comedy Quarter for keeping us healthy inside!

Gilligan’s Bar and Grill & Comedy Quarter

1575 Plaza Drive, Neenah


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