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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Great local fayre and personal service

This is what I call great SC food ... great fish (Blackened Mahi is great) and all of the complementary dishes that reflect the great food of this region. Not a place to go for that dining-out-celebration experience, but for a lovely evening dinner with good service and great food, well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Burywood
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London
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
La Plata, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by friends of ours who also vacation in Myrtle Beach. We have vacationing in Myrtle Beach for years and stay about 20 miles south of this restaurant. Our friends told us about the restaurant's early bird special, and I must say, the food was beyond compare, regardless of the price! But for $13.95 to include a... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and another couple went here for our anniversary dinner. My husband had tilapia and my friend and I had the grouper franchase her husband had strip steak. All our diner came with two sides. We added a salad and I had two rum runner cocktails . The bill for my husband and I was 76.00 Very... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is what I call great SC food ... great fish (Blackened Mahi is great) and all of the complementary dishes that reflect the great food of this region. Not a place to go for that dining-out-celebration experience, but for a lovely evening dinner with good service and great food, well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Ate with an 8 top... My family are picky eaters. I had the special of the night sea bass .. B at best.. Best view at sunset in garden city. Year around

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the best view of Murrells inlet of any restaurant. The food is great as well as the service. We have never been disappointed. Great setting for couples.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place gives a truly local feel. Watch the sun set over the marsh while enjoying fresh seafood or steaks. I had the crab cakes. Best seafood meal I had all week. They were packed full of lump crab with a mustard sauce on the side. Perfect meal to wrap up our week at the beach!!

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Conway, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Poor service, fair food and not a good deal for locals nor tourist. We are locals and took our out of town guest for a "fine dinner experience". We were so disappointed and embarrassed as we should have chosen 1 of more than 1000 better restaurants in the Grand Strand area. Never again will we visit this restaurant. Murna A

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Pickens, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Gulfstream Cafe. The seafood was excellent and service was great. The early bird specials are a great price with a variety of selections. We are planning on going back to the restaurant again before leaving the area. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place reminded me of a treehouse. It's so cute, situated on a marina, and has a great deck for spectacular sunset views. The filet was delicious, and our server Felicia was super. Great date night spot. Apparently it's also a good spot to catch a meteor shower.

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Greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My number 1 place to eat. We always get the early bird deal. There is plenty to choose from. The view is beautiful. Hope to go back one more time this week.

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?