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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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Excellent service from Randy!!! Excellent food, had party of six. Fabulous sunset!!!! Plus extra Mon. fireworks after dinner on the roof on the inlet."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated his birthday with dinner and a magnificent view of the marsh at sunset. The menu at Gulfstream is limited. The seafood is fresh, but our server told us it is not local. We enjoyed Shrimp n Grits and the fried seafood platter. Our visit was relaxing and pleasant. We would return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant looking for good seafood. When we got there, we were happy to see one of the most beautiful sunsets ever. the food was very good and the service was excellent"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Initially picked, this restaurant, along with one other, because of the fact that they took reservations. Just moved to Surfside and did not want to compete with the tourists for wait times. Was pleased to find that the reviews, I have researched, were spot on !!! Now that I am a resident I will be using Gulfstream as my go to place ! Best Mojito that I've ever had !"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The view was good. The service was disorganized, the cost was high for so so food. Our dinner can out before our appetiser and dinner had to be "recooked". Really puts a bad spin on a birthday celebrations. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Noisy... Couldn't hear anyone at our table. Food was good but the atmosphere made it difficult to enjoy the meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our dining experience on the Fourth of July was excellent! I am a "nutritarian"/gluten free eater. Our server was a student in holistic nutrition and was able to advise me on suitable choices. One of the specials was tuna. I got it very lightly blackened and it was one of the best I have ever had. So grateful to have a scenic Inlet view restaurant with our server, Mandy, to make our dinner an exceptional evening."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The Gulfstream is one of our favorites at the beach, mostly because of the views. The menu is only so-so and the service used to be good, but here lately, it has been going downhill. The server we just had on the 4th didn't seem to know the menu very well and when we asked her questions about it we got wishy washy explanations with a snide attitude about her. The menu was very limited on the 4th. We had a hard time finding something that we wanted. It wasn't their normal menu, which is also limited, but this one was only one page long for everything. We were overcharged on drinks given that they were very small. They played loud music during the dinner and fireworks, which took away from listening to the fireworks. But it was a nice view!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Restaurants say they serve Maryland crabcakes but they never seem to quite get it. However, the Gulfstream does. They were filled with wonderful tasty crabmeat and just barely enough breading to get them to stick together. YUM! Our dinner companions had the yellow fin tuna that was a special that evening. Each one had a very large piece and cooked perfectly for them. The green beans were fresh and plentiful. The baked potato was large with buttery salty skin - so tasty without having to add lots of butter and sour cream. We had a wonderful view of the inlet and the service was attentive. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and service was excellent.I highly recommend the crab cake, she crab soup, and the fried shrimp. View was excellent."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A very nice restaurant with a phenomenal view. Seafood platter was very good, and my wife thought that the Chicken Parmesan was great! The service was very good, and the best part is that this restaurant takes a reservation, which during the summer months is something to consider! We highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • " It's been a long time since whole family was together and it was the first time we have ate at Gulfstream Cafe They made our whole evening memorable In one word OUTSTANDING Will be back for the crab cakes Pawleys Island SC"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very busy, even right after opening. Excellent cheese grits. Good value for the price."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Best restaurant we found while on vacation. Great service, great food!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The price, the wait, the noise level ... all have been excuses I've heard that folks did not like Gulf Stream. Well, these hurdles exist at every restaurant in the Summer. The food is amazing, the view is as well. We return to this location for these reasons every year."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our overall experience was great, I ordered a side salad that was served at room temperature, it obviously had been sitting out of refrigeration for a long time. The restaurant was really busy, however, I still expect a cold salad."
    Dined on 6/27/2014