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Gulfstream Cafe
Gulfstream Cafe

Gulfstream Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gulfstreamcafe.com
  • Phone: (843) 651-8808
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday:10:00am -2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm;
    Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern, Wine Bar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Authentic, big flavors from the South are available including appetizers like N'awlins Shrimp and Grits and large party favorites like Low Country Seafood Boils and freshly steamed Oyster Roasts.

    Delivered direct to your home with an optional full service staff for any order, small or large. Convenient same day ordering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Gulfstream Cafe’s Sunset Deck is as unique as the restaurant itself. With romantic views of the sunset, its own entrance and bar– it’s like having a small restaurant reserved just for you and your guests.

    The deck and bar can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated event or up to 100 for a cocktail reception. Our main dining room can also be reserved for larger private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Kirk (843) 651-8808
  • Entertainment: Seasonal live entertainment on the Sunset Deck.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue
  • Public Transit: Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details:
    Free self-parking is available for cars, golf carts and bikes. Boat docking is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
A word from Gulfstream Cafe
Voted “best restaurant with a view” & “most romantic” by The Sun News. Watch the sun set from the upstairs deck and savor the creamy She-Crab soup, jumbo lump Crab Cakes or Southern favorite, fried Lobster Tail. Offering seasonal Oyster Roasts, Sunday brunch and offsite catering.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I Have been going here for years. Even though the menu is limited, there are some great dishes to enjoy . My favorite is grouper francais. It is outstanding . They also have fish specials that are good . If fried seafood is your desire, they have it also. Lobster tails are great . The steaks are also good . We always get appetizers and the firecracker prawns are outstanding . Service was great and is always good. Food comes out at the right pace. They also take reservations so I rarely ever wait at all. It is just my favorite place and close to my home in Surfside Beach."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband and I dined for the first time at the Gulfstream Cafe and we were very pleased. The menu is limited; however, there were plenty of choices for all pallets. Everything was hot, served together, and delicous. We will definately be back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great view and excellent Mahi Mahi. We couldn't believe we were able to get a table with an hours notice on a Saturday night! At 7:45. This place is a little off the beaten path and I believe a good many people have no idea it is there. The food was excellent, and the sunset view was gorgeous.."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Gulfstream Cafe never disappoints. Their food is delicious, atmosphere great, and servers who know their stuff."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We liked our meals, but the Grouper Francaise was not very good."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great food. Very well prepared fish, sizeable portions, awesome dessert."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I thought good soup lobster over done and tuff. I brought my sister there for her Birthday and for amount of money I spend Birthday dessert on the house would have been nice."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "After several 5 star visits, this visit was disappointing and embarrassing. We had 8:00 reservations but weren't seated until 9. Our table was pointed out to us and we were told the guests had paid and we were just waiting for them to leave. It was perfectly placed in the center of the restaurant. When the guests left, our table was given to another party and we were told they were seating us in a more suitable spot. We had to wait an additional 5-10 minutes for a table facing the window into the wait and dish washing station. We had highly praised your restaurant and assured our party that the food and view were worth the hour drive that it required. While our food was amazing, our seating, even with a reservation, was anything but."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We made reservations for 7pm and were sat on time. We wanted a window table but none were available, which is understandable because there are not many. The server was Jason and he was excellent, very knowledgable. Food was great and we are already looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here years ago and were eager to return. We weren't disappointed. Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. I had the crab cakes and my wife had the daily special (tilapia). If you choose to sit outside, be careful of the time of day--at sunset some tables are directly facing the hot setting sun."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "food and service excellent. view outstanding. we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation, which I thought slow as we had little children and the hour was late"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food was great, service was good, but the house drinks lacked flavor. Simple drinks were good after we reverted to them. The restaurant also was lacking in scotch and burbon selection. Overall it was not to bad."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Focus is fast unremarkable food. Our table's prior occupants left mounds of saltines all over floor-very unpleasant. Crab cakes where pedestrian & not served hot. The creamed spinach was made from frozen greens. Green beans fresh but poorly seasoned. Wine list grocery store quality. Server unscrewed the cap and pored the entire bottle out into our 4 wine glasses. Very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was good and service was good, just had a lot of noises going on with other people in the restaurant where we was seated"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Haven't been here for a couple of years but just as good as I remember it. Service was great. Food delicious and the view spectacular. Best part is they take reservations!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was great but the portions were small. Service was excellent. We had reservation for 6pm and was seated within a few minutes of the reservation time. Would recommend the restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Gulfstream Cafe. Our server was terrific, his name was Michael (from NJ). He was very gracious and a pleasure to talk to. But the FOOD! Oh my goodness, it was absolutely the best seafood we've ever had - and believe me - we have tried PLENTY. The menu is limited, but only because what they serve is very special."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We sat outside. It was a very pleasant evening (although a storm was rolling in just as we were leaving.) At first sight, the menu seemed very small and limited, but all three of us decided on our entrees. The food was VERY good. I had the seafood platter, my son had the flounder, and my husband had the steak. The restaurant is off the beaten path unless you are staying on that end of Garden City, but is well worth the drive. LOVE the fact that they take reservations, although we didn't need one as there were empty tables. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The views of the marsh and inlet are stunning. Don't miss coming here at least for a drink and app if you're in the area. The menu is pretty limited - the whole thing fits on one page - but there's something for everyone. The oysters Rockafeller had way to much cheese for my taste - it completely buried the oysters and you couldn't taste anything but the cheese. Some people in our party loved them though! The house salads were a hit with everyone. I would definitely recommend the crab cakes (all crab - no breaking or fillers) and the fried flounder. The portions were huge - everyone had leftovers. The fried lobster tail did not get as good marks - I was told it was flavorless and rubbery and the portion was small. All in all very good!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Wonderful experience as always, continues to be our favorite place to eat."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The menu was far too short for making good choices. Everything was on 1 page 8 1/2X11. We are permanent residents here in MB and found this to be a major deterrent to coming back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner here, food was very good, waitress was very nice, but very busy, we had to ask for drink refills, nice view from our table, couple large groups near our table, little noisy, maybe tables need to be re-organized to separate large groups from the couples or 3 and 4 people tables, over all everything was good, will return"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Have had dinner there many times, love it. This was the first time we brought grandchildren with is and was very pleased with the children's menu .nice selection and good portions and good price."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Beautiful back view of the inlet. Service was a bit slow and the food seemed a bit overcooked."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Eat here every time we are at the beach-service & food always consistently good!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had an amazing meal and would highly recommend the food and the experience to anyone visiting Myrtle Beach!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wife liked the Chicken Parmigiana. I loved the Salmon, Potato, and Green Beans. Hostess was not particularly helpful; waiter was okay. View was very nice. We do plan to return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Had Seafood Ciopponi. Sauce was good but that's about it. Seafood, clams and mussels were very, very small, fish was overlooked and overall a bad choice on my part. Will not go back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "View of the marsh area was great. We didn't stay for the sunset, but we imagine it would be a spectacular view of it from the outdoor patio. We loved that the menu didn't have too many items and the pricing was at the upper end of reasonable for a resort area such as myrtle beach. The waiter made the dinner great. It was a little muggy but a tiny breeze made it bearable. All in all a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A somewhat secret restaurant that is worth checking out. The service was great and food was outstanding! ! I highly recommend the grouper! It was the best I have had anywhere. I recommend this restaurant for the view and quality of the food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our family makes a visit to this restaurant every year. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Gulf Stream has been a favorite of our family for years and it continues to be one of our top three in the area. We love the sunset views, the delicious food and excellent service. From seafood to steaks you can't go wrong. Gulf Stream has never disappointed us."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Another wonderful dinner and sunset view. My date had the special - yellow fin tuna blackened (rare to perfection!). I had the Nawlins Shrimp appetizer which is the best shrimp and grit cake in town. The crusted baked potato and fresh green beans accompaniments were tasty and plentiful. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful!!!! Love the views of the inlet, and sunsets are amazing!!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went here for our 1st anniversary as we were married on the beach last year. Very nice view of sunset and marina however, service could have been better. Server did not know a thing about the wine list and brought the wrong wine that we ordered but did correct it. She was not attentive enough as I had to request refills several times for both of us. Food was very good but too limited of a menu. Was "ok" for a special dinner in my opinion but a very nice place for an average dinner out for most."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent place for dinner on the inlet! Great food and service. Love it!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a nice anniversary dinner. I recommend for a good conversation and great service."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "When you walk in the door you get this awful dirty dishes smell. My family and I almost didn't even stay for our reservation from the smell. Our waitress however was fantastic I don't think I ever saw her once not running around doing something for someone. As far as the food goes describing it as terrible is giving it more credit it then it deserves. There were six of us and only 1 of the meals could be described as decent. The appitzers in the words of the 10 year old in my family they were gross. The view is beautiful and the service was good but if your looking for great seafood this is not the place."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Slow service, fishy salmon, stringy and tough tuna, horrible attitude from the long straight haired waitress, hot and humid inside, NO parking, and slow food preparation. But other than that, it wasn't too bad."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Fried seafood over battered, over cooked and too salty. Calamari and oysters are mostly batter. Crab cakes are safest option. Side servings are plentiful. Lots of low priced wine choices. Go for ambiance and service not for the food,"
    Dined on 7/9/2014