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“Nice upscale dinner”
Review of Gulfstream Cafe

Gulfstream Cafe
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Atlantic Avenue
Transit: Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
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.
Annapolis, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice upscale dinner”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We loved the Gulfstream Cafe. We ordered drinks, appetizers and dinner. The menu is not large but plenty of fresh seafood to choose from. We had the oysters rockerfeller, firecracker shrimp for appetizers. Both were very good. For dinner we had crabcake stuffed lobster tails which were excellent. There is seating inside and outside with lovely marsh/Murrells Inlet views all light up at night. The service was very good. We cant wait to visit Gulfstream on our next trip

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

At 9:30 on a Saturday night, we got a table with a great view & good service, although he was motivated to get our order in before the kitchen closed at 10. Hate that rushed feeling but found the food excellent. Lobster tail with crab stuffing was terrific and my wife's grouper was even better. Pricey but all the good ones are. Will definitely return & I highly recommend. Much above average on this night.

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Charlotte
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of those have to eat there when we go to the beach”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Gulf Stream is one of those restaurants that wherever we are staying in the Myrtle Beach area, we have to go to at least once during our visit. We love the early bird specials. Get there early or there is a wait, no matter what time of the year. The portions are plenty and the atmosphere is nice. The view across the inlet is beautiful. The wait staff is very professional and helpful. There are cloth tablecoverings and cloth napkins. The fish is very fresh and the steaks are melt in your mouth good. The restaurant is very clean. I would highly recommend Gulf Stream. It is owned by the same company that owns lots of restaurants by other names like California Dreaming and Buro Loco to name a few. A well managed company that sets high standards for its establishments.

  • Visited August 2012
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Frankfort, Kentucky
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best on the Beach”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We always love to go to the Gulf Stream Cafe. The atmosphere is wonderful and the view of the inlet is beautiful at sunset.

There prices are a little bit high, but for the quality of food you receive, it is well worth the cost.
You can also go to the early bird specials, which we found were very good and when we left the restaurant we were quite satisfied. Don't leave the beach without trying the Gulfstream.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank jane b
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King George, VA
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“A destination place...”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We've been here many times during family facations along this stretch of the Grand Strand. We make it a point of eating here at least once during our vacation week. Some of the features we enjoy are the outdoor seating with a beautiful view of sunset across the inlet (Murrell's Inlet), Good food, often very good, and quick and competent service. One downside I found is the raw oysters on "oyster night"; they were theoretically from a well known oyster source on the Gulf, but they were small and not very tasty. A limitation is parking (the place is popular!). Also be prepared for a doggie bag; they serve *big* portions. Our last experience was a carry-out to eat at our beach house. We easily had enough for lunch the next day. We were all very well satisfied with the quality. Bottom line: an average seafood place, but its location and ambiance make it a go-to place for us.

  • Visited September 2012
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