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Gulfstream Cafe

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1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500 (Atlantic Avenue)
4:00 pm - 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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440 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family dined here recently. I'll just go ahead and confess that we had the "early bird special." The service was wonderful. The food was delicious and the portions generous. The views are great. This is a great place for older diners, younger diners, and nice-night-out diners. Something for everyone. Highly recommended!

Thank JD28204
Hyattsville, Maryland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For over 20 years I have eaten here with family, friends or with my husband. We have celebrated holidays here and consider this "our" place, and I live in Maryland! It is kid friendly and often has had music up on its sun deck over looking the marsh and its exquisite sunsets. A real hit! But the food is the... More 

Thank wetired
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place through an online search of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. While I can't say the staff was overly friendly, we had a wonderful meal. I started with the she-crab soup....FANTASTIC! Be sure to say yes to the addition of a splash of sherry. I had the lump crab cakes as my main. They were the... More 

Thank Dovie
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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309 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after making a booking through Open Table. Wow! Were we surprised. It was such a lovely place. Great food, great service (thanks Jason B!), beautiful views and lovely overall atmosphere. You can dress up or dress down (though I wouldn't dress too down...). Definitely a place to hit when you're visiting the Myrtle Beach area.

Thank Emptynesters09
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server on 8/10/16 was amazing, restaurant is good but I have trouble with the prices, too high. The atmosphere is a fun, beach town environment but the limited menu is high end. Cream spinach as vegetable in a southern beach town? Offer some fresh zucchini or squash? Sautéed mushrooms and corn? Fresh ratatouille? Anyway, we will eat here again... More 

Thank Hopsman
Spring Hill, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our reservation on open table, were seated immediately, our server was prompt, knowledgable, and not intrusive, but perfectly attentive. We sat by a window just prior to sunset... quite nice. We had the two specials- Tuna and tilapia, the tuna was grilled to perfection and tasted wonderful, the tilapia was twice baked with a nice spicy heat to... More 

Thank loribel3
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly suggest this restaurant if you are visiting close to Myrtle Beach. Great view from almost all tables inside and outside. Ask for window seating if you can get it. Had the fillet and crab cakes...amazing.

Thank Brad T
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. View was amazing. Wait staff on the other hand did not up to par. Could have acted like they care that we are there. Gratuity was added I'm already at 20% so they did not have to earn it.

Thank Kitchens27
Littleton, Co
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice place with a great view at sunset. All of us had outstanding food. However the waitress was just a ditz. Unordered food appeared at the table as well as on the bill. Silverware needed to eat certain foods did not arrive with or before the food. and on and on. Takes an hour or more to sit,... More 

Thank jroflittleton
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great find in Murrell's Inlet and away from Myrtle Beach bustle. Great seafood from oysters and lobster to tuna steak. My husband had the tuna. It was perfectly cooked and as tender as a sirloin steak. Place is a local favorite, so I recommend making a reservation.

Thank Laura M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 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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