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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 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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303 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Gulfstream. It a large facility with great views of the marsh. We sat upstairs in the bar area and the bartender/waitress was great. We ordered a seafood platter. Nothing special or memorable. We did have great drinks. Will order something different next time. This would be a great place to view the sunset and... More 

Thank txlnstr
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gulfstream faces the Inlet from the ocean side so sunsets are beautiful. They have a good reputation and the atomsphere is great. I was disappointed as the food was only average and the server was definitely lacking. Might have been an off night as the friends we were with really enjoy eating there and they were disappointed.

Thank dughlas2016
Gap, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food continues to be excellent after a few yearly trips Cannot beat the view of Murrells Inlet. Early menu offers many excellent choices and plenty of food. This is our favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach area.

Thank dccooperjr
Big Lake
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resturant was literally right across the road from our vaction rental. It was quiet, quaint, and the food was delicious. A couple of us midwest boys had the oyster shooters (alcohol shot with raw oysters), They were great!

Thank Seth H
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This buffet is outstanding. It's hard to pass up anything. Creamy scrambled eggs, cheese grits, crispy bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, made to order omelettes. Many lunch selections including chicken, fish, mussels in garlic sauce, Caesar salad, fruit, breads. Great friendly service. Oh and when you think you can't eat another bite, you are served warm cookies!

Thank Patricia U
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Funky looking building right on the water.We went to the outdoor seating in anticipation of a beautiful sunset,we were not disappointed.We decided on one of the specials Mahi Mahi, one was broiled one was blackened,came with two sides we chose the salt baked potato and creamed spinach.Fish was perfectly cooked and a beautiful large piece of fish,potato was large nice... More 

Thank travelpigOntario
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a great seafood restaurant overlooking Murrell's inlet from the south end of Garden City Beach. Prices are very reasonable and there is a good selection of seafood to choose from. We all had some variation of their seafood platter and the food was lightly breaded and cooked just right. Service is excellent. This is one restaurant that has... More 

Thank Bob S
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Chris Hurlock for a wonderful experience. We had a wonderful time and fabulous meal. Morgan was a wonderful server! Crab cakes and crab legs were a hit. From a foodie it was a great spot to be! Thanks!

Thank Jill M
Canton, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a delicious dinner at this upscale restaurant in Garden City Beach. Service was excellent and so was the food. Seafood is definitely their specialty and everyone in our party was pleased with their meal. The sunset over Murrell's Inlet was beautiful! A great place for dinner...but very busy, so reservations advised.

Thank Cherie C
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a great location for a mid-evening dinner because it offers a fantastic view of the sunset. The food is well worth the trip, too. Our group of five all had different entrees and no one was disappointed. I had the Cioppino and it was delicious.

Thank D D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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?