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Gulfstream Cafe

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1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500 (Atlantic Avenue)
+1 843-651-8808
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Moody, alabama
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We met someone by the pool that recommended this restaurant and we tried it. It was wonderful. The food was excellent, especially the she crab soup. The service was prompt and courteous. They have an early bird menu from 4:00 - 5:30 but even after that the food is reasonably price. The cafe overlooks the marsh.

Thank Bellestar1
greensboro, NC
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff let sterno go out on several chaffing dishes. Food was cold on half of the items. Line took over 15 minutes. Would not go back ever again. Out waitress however was excellent kept drinks on table and brought us come hot food from kitchen. Maybe just a bad day, but I won't ever know. This was a sunday brunch.

Thank beachbum045
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at Gulfstream Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your experience. I would like to apologize for the brunch experience that you had with us. That is not what you should come to expect from Gulfstream Cafe. I have discussed this with our team and rest assured, it will not happen again. Please let me know when you are going to be visiting... More 

columbia, sc
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter was great, he made sure he was doing his best to deliver the best service ice he could. The meals were second to no one. Worth the drive out to the point.

Thank btaylor53
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the area one to two times per year for 20 plus years and for many years have had dinner at the Gulfstream Cafe. This year was no exception we made our reservation and headed to the restaurant. We asked and were given a window seat, perfect for the upcoming sunset, we ordered drinks, then dinner perfect so far.... More 

Thank boblap2013
Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I planned an anniversary party here for my parents on Sunday afternoon. We had 14 people at our table, near a window with a beautiful view of the water. The management was very helpful and made everything go smoothly. The food was fresh, and cooked perfectly. We had crisp calamari, jumbo shrimp, and Crab cake sliders for appetizers, all were... More 

Thank sysmith87
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views! Food and service were excellent. If you arrive before 5:30 entrees are half price. Highly recommended

Thank John R
North Canton, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited here with family and got to come back with my husband when we were celebrating on our honeymoon. My husband requested a seat by the window and they were happy to oblige. The hostess also gave her congratulations when she seated us. I had the Alaskan King Crab which never disappoints. I only wish I hadn't eaten... More 

Thank JandA_828
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband's aunt recommended this restaurant to us. This is a great spot to have a good meal and watch the sunset. I ordered the salmon which was wonderful. My husband got the tuna special. He was not impressed with the tuna. This restaurant is a bit pricey but (I thought) well worth it.

Thank TravelTime390
La Plata, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salad, blackened salmon, baked potato, creamed spinach and beverage.. at an early bird price of $14.95 inclusive!! I almost hate to let the word out!!! Their other fish of the day was tilapia for $1 less!! Loved it so much went twice during our one-week vacation in Myrtle beach!!

Thank klutzrob
Guilderland, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Add this place to your MUST VISIT list while in the Myrtle Beach area. Amazing marsh and ocean views. The outdoor deck seating is A+. They have a lobster tail dinner with 2 sides for under $30. Their Alaskan King Crab legs are huge, sweet and juicy. Awesome wine selection-try the Steele Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc by the bottle. Tim... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500
    (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: +1 843-651-8808
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?