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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 260
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Beautiful views and great food

Set on the marsh of murrells inlet. Beautiful views especiallyally if you plan to go around sunset time. Inside or outside seating but make sure not too humid if you decide to sit outside since you don't get the beach breeze on the marsh side. Also found it to be buggy when sitting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
chrissykevin
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ny
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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ny
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Set on the marsh of murrells inlet. Beautiful views especiallyally if you plan to go around sunset time. Inside or outside seating but make sure not too humid if you decide to sit outside since you don't get the beach breeze on the marsh side. Also found it to be buggy when sitting outside....so stay inside and request a table... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This rating has nothing to do with the service staff as they were all great but the rating is based on the drinks and food. My wife and I both ordered a hurricane and they brought them out as frozen ones even though we ordered on the rocks. These drinks were a joke and had no alcohol in them in... More 

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We go here every time we visit Myrtle Beach and sometimes twice when we go with the whole family. The have a half price special between 4:00 and 5:30 that's hard to beat. Delicious food and I am very picky, being a former caterer:) I highly recommend!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food and service quality were superb, and the design/decor/views excellent! Definitely worth the price!

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Dalton, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our surfing instructor. When my family and I are away on vacation, we try to eat at restaurants that we don't have at home and we were not disappointed. The filet mignon medallions were prepared perfectly and the garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach are NOT to be missed. Our server's name was Felicia and... More 

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Work
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The She Crab soup is amazing. The rest of the seafood is very good too. The restaurant sits over the water and if you're at the right table at sunset it's beautiful.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

great views of the salt marsh and ocean... very good food & great service. We had a fabulous table at the window and the atmosphere was superior. I had the 9 oz. filet mignon and it was terrific... my wife had the grouper .also VG..Service was impeccable. They cater to your ever need (without U asking most of the time)..You... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a very good dinner with our family here. The shrimp & grits is not what you would expect. Not my favorite. But, everything else is great. Fresh seafood & an amazing view of the marsh.

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Orlando, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We reserved the top deck for a family reunion here, and the venue was splendid, and the food was right there as well. Servers were over the top and very friendly. drinks kept coming, and food came out hot and tasty! we got to watch the sunset over the river behind the restaurant while we finished our meal. recommend hitting... More 

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Raleigh NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful meal, spectacular views and great service. Absolutely the best meal we had on the whole Garden City area. The upper area was reserved for a wedding party but we will definitely go back.

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Additional Information about Gulfstream Cafe

Address: 1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
Phone Number: 843.651.8808
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Garden City Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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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