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Gulfstream Cafe

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1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576 (Atlantic Avenue)
Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
843.651.8808
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Voted “best restaurant with a view” and “most romantic” by The Sun News...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 224
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful View with our Great Meal

You will Always enjoy your meal, with the Views you have. The Food was Great. Enjoyed being with out of town guests. Great service. Early bird specials are nice. Opens at 4:30....get their early to get a window seat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
cm_woods
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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398 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

You will Always enjoy your meal, with the Views you have. The Food was Great. Enjoyed being with out of town guests. Great service. Early bird specials are nice. Opens at 4:30....get their early to get a window seat.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Sunday Brunch buffet was FABULOUS, fully stocked, and the Bloddy Mary bar was the best I have had in a very long while! Service was perfect and the view was great. Can not imagine a better restaurant in the area. Will definately be visiting again!

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Introduced my wife to this place in January, had been here many times for the last two years by myself. She fell in love with the Restaurant instantly! Location, service, food, and view are the best there is! We eat there a lot for early fare, Sunday brunch "FANTASTIC" , and late evening. Never been disappointed. Love to sit upstairs... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

my wife and I went there for dinner for Valentine's Day we order the she crab soup and was awesome then we ask the waiter if there was a surf and turf option since I didn't see it on the menu. he said yes, so my wife and I order fillet and lobster tail for dinner. The fillet was under... More 

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

Dear Jonathana, I'm sorry to hear we didn't wow you in every respect, especially for your romantic Valentine's dinner. We do offer surf & turf off-menu. It's an 8oz lobster tail, broiled or fried. It's the exact size as the entree shown on the menu but does not include sides, so it's slightly less. We don't offer the price unless... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We decided to go here for Valentine's Day dinner. We'd only been here once before for brunch (which was amazing) and heard the sunset views here were excellent. So, we made an early dinner reservation so we could watch the sun set as we ate. The atmosphere here is great. The menu is not very large. I am a vegetarian... More 

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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had limited options as we were travelling at the end of January and most restaurants were "closed for the season". We were a party of four - one ordered king crab which was served basically close to frozen which had to be sent back. we ordered some of the most expensive dishes, which I would rate only as "ok"... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your thoughts. We aim to provide an intimate, relaxed atmosphere with great food so we are disappointed to hear that you left the restaurant dissatisfied. We value the feedback of our guests and will be sure to bring your opinions to the attention of our staff. Despite your... More 

Greer, South Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Gulfstream has a great location. View is great. Service was excellent. Seating was a little compressed, but we did have a group of 18. Food is above average.

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had dinner there last night and it was absolutely wonderful. The restaurant is very quaint and the view is remarkable. Watching the sunset over the marsh is truly spectacular. Our waiter, Anthony, was very friendly and provided great service.

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Arnold, Maryland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Go early! They have an early dining menu where you get a beverage, salad, entree and a loaf of crusty bread for under $15.00 Lots of choices and everything is well prepared. Service is attentive and helpful. Fantastic view but the atmosphere overall is nothing special. Highly recommend the place.

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Canastota, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have been to the Gulfstream Cafe twice so far and will definitely be returning again soon. View of the inlet is beautiful, service is wonderful and attentive and food is very good. We have been there for the early bird specials and Sunday brunch. In both cases, our food was very good-- love the hush puppies, the she crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Garden City Beach
  • Phone Number: 843.651.8808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?