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Gulfstream Cafe

1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
843.651.8808
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Atlantic Avenue
Transit: Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
Description: Voted “best restaurant with a view” and “most romantic” by The Sun News; Gulfstream Cafe is the only restaurant on the Strand overlooking the ocean on one side and Murrells Inlet on the other. Watch the sun set from the upstairs bar or deck and savor the creamy She-Crab soup, jumbo lump Crab Cakes, daily catch or Southern favorites- such as fried Lobster Tail. Offering something for everyone: live music, seasonal Oyster Roasts and Sunday brunch with a build your own Bloody Mary bar. Located at the south end of Garden City next to Marlin Quay Marina.
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English first
Garden City Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Reasonably priced, the buffet has everything a person would want for breakfast/ brunch. My family and I have been there multiple times and continue to enjoy it. The offerings are high-quality and plentiful plus you can order an omelet made for you. Good service completes the package.

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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

our favorite restaurant to go to in Garden City Beach,we are locals and have enjoyed the restaurant ever since it opened and continue to go.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Expecting a great dinner with my family was not at this resturant! The food, service, and management was terrible! We as well had to wait an hour for our meal! Definitely not worth reccommending.

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CA_Centraarchy, Public Relations Manager at Gulfstream Cafe, responded to this review

I’m very sorry to hear of your less-than-ideal experience. I appreciate the feedback as it helps improve all future guest satisfaction. Our Operating Partner, Jef Kirk, would like to reach out for more details. At your convenience please email me your contact information. Thank you, amber@centraarchy.com More

MdMedic
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a birthday celebration here for my uncle. Party of 10. Devon, our server could not have been better. Attentive, personable, efficient. Loved the oyster shooters. The grilled Mahi Mahi was cooked perfectly. We will return.

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Mount Sidney, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I just ate here for the second time this past weekend, and it was equally as awesome at the first time. The staff is very nice and the female bartender upstairs works extremely hard and makes a great drink! Both people in my party ordered the King Crab legs and they were the best we have ever had! I will... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Unparalleled view for this area of coast, but while I hate to be so negative, what a shame to have it wasted on such a nondescript or worse restaurant. It seems to have gone downhill quite a bit from recent years past. The menu is minimal and unimpressive, and even it is not carried out well. The salad, calamari, shrimp,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Right on the Marsh with a second story view of the ocean, the simple menu is bound to please. We enjoyed the shrimp and grits appetizer along with the calamari. My husband raved about his blackened Mahi. My crab cakes were delicious.

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Gobbler's Nob
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It may be the season, but this was not quite up to its usual outstanding rating. Service was slow and inattentive. The portions were small. It was tasty and very good, but... I'll be back but would like to see it back where I have become accustomed to dining.

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Sodus Point, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Wonderful menu, friendly and accommodating staff including our waitress with an actual personality. The prices were within range and the view from our table was perfect. Definitely a go to restaurant in the future.

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suburban chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stopped here on a Sunday and it was brunch -- didn't know that. Honestly, we're not too much into brunch/buffet style food. Great value for the price, however. Where there's a buffet, there's people -- lots of them, so, there was a long line. The food I had was okay. I passed on all the breakfast stuff, had some grilled... More

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