Gulfstream Cafe
Gulfstream Cafe

Gulfstream Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gulfstreamcafe.com/
  • Phone: (843) 651-8808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4pm - 10:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday:10:00am -2:30pm;
    Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Wine Bar, Southern
  • 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 8436518808x
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Gulfstream Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (99)great for outdoor dining (56)special occasion (53)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (31)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (10)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Unique experience
    jrwt
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Good food in a seaside, open resort setting with excellent service. Interesting menu with something for all. This is a must restaurant during your visit to the Grand Strand area
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always - Outstanding
    RonB
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Gulfstream Café is, and always has been, a singular dining experience. Food is consistently excellent. We were there for Gulfstream's annual Veteran's Day recognition, which also generates several return visits throughout the year. Party consisted of myself (Vietnam), wife and wife's uncle (WW II). Shrimp cocktail and Calamari appetizers were perfectly prepared, Unk and I had broiled lobster tail with crabmeat stuffing - mouth-watering. Wife had She Crab soup (which she raved about) and King Crab Legs which slid right out of the shell, a sign of freshness and proper preparation. Portions are more than adequate. Our server, Kenzi, was top notch, professional, personable, knowledgeable and, considering the full house, attentive. A great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    ksstizme
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have dined here often. We went for Veteran's appreciation night on Veteran's Day and appreciate what they do for us. The food is always super and the staff go above and beyond with their service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food for years
    Peppie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Foof was good as prior years. Service not as good as prior visits. very nice view of inlet and sunset always great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner again
    inletguy08
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Gulfstream is one of the best restaurants on the South End. The small menu offers many great choices,and what is offered is always done perfectly. Very nice wine list!The best sunset view in the Inlet.The service is always professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    foodies
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We returned to Gulfstream Café on a recent trip to the Coast. We found it a great neighborhood place in Garden City, SC. We missed the popular Early Bird dining by a half hour (no reservations available). The meal and service were very good but we'd recommend trying for the Early Bird for a better deal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewtoMB
    NewtoMB
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Gulfstream Café had excellent food. My steak was done to perfection. The rest of my party had fish and every plate was empty and the portions were ample. The atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderful. Unfortunately it was cold and rainy so no sunset, but you can envision how glorious it must be in clear weather. The view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    MovinSouthsoon
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great food, service and excellent view of the marsh. Prices on the higher end. Not somewhere to take the kids
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Drive!
    GailS
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The Gulfstream Cafe was well worth our drive from Myrtle a Beach. We might have enjoyed our dinner outside, but discovered that was a smoking area. We were happy to be seated at a table inside where we could enjoy the spectacular sunset. The She Crab soup was one of the best I've tasted in many years, and the Crab Cakes were loaded with succulent lump crab meat. My husband had the grouper - three large grouper medallions flash fried with a very light batter - moist and fresh! We would definitely recommend this restaurant and return when we are nearby in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 52 Years Celebration
    52Yearscelebration
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Went to celebrate our 52nd year anniversary and was totally pleased. The food was great, the service was very pleasant and timely. The view from out table was excellent. We will return. We were also told about the Happy Hour/ Early Bird special fro 12.95.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MENU IS OUTDATED
    upset
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We experienced our FIRST bad visit by going to the SUNSET menu. We got there only to be told we could not enjoy that menu because it cut off 15 minutes before we arrived. There is NO place on ANY menu or WEBSITE that has a cut off time to enjoy the special menu. We discussed it with the manager but he didn't seem to care. He actually acted like he was "feeling sorry" for himself that we suggested he change the time and was bothered by us asking for him. The table behind us was much smarter than ours. They were told the same thing AFTER ordering their drinks. They paid for the drinks and left. We didn't think to do that..................We've enjoyed many meals there but this last incident has left a VERY bad taste in our mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent !!!
    Layleader
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We visit each time we come to the beach.. We love the Sunday brunch and we always invite friends to come along. Great meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly, as always.
    happyatthebeach
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Sunday brunch at Gulfstream is always wonderful. It's an awesome deal at $12.95 pp. The food is phenomenal, atmosphere and view unmatched and service great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive
    SeafoodguyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Drove from North a myrtle Beach to get to the Gulfstream Cafe. Beautiful location, though they could spruce up the interior a bit. Food and service were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View
    Bluto
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    One of the best views around the area. Food was decent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good View..Good Food
    Richard
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I look forward to coming to Gulfstream Café because I know I will receive excellent service and close attention to my requests. This restaurant is a nice difference to the norm in Myrtle Beach. The food is superb and cooked from scratch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Evening
    TheEgg
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The best crab cakes, ever! Both meals were excellent. The sides were amazing - green beans cooked perfectly, wonderful mashed potatoes, and amazing hush puppies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    CorvetteSteve
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This place is wonderful! 😃 Great food beautiful sunsets superb location. Crab cakes are killer!! You can't go wrong dining here! Give it a try! We are sure glad we did and will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John57
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Wow what a beautiful place to view a sunset. Food was very good and service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good, seaside restaurant
    jvmooresc
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Ate there on a Sunday recently after the season so last-minute booking was not an issue. Originally were to be a party of 8 and they didn't flinch when I called to tell them we'd be 1/2 hr late, so they're used to large parties. Food was decent. Bread was served warm with lots of good butter. The fried fish platter was excellent - cooked perfectly. She-crab soup was...meh. Thick and floury. Our server was outstanding. Sorry I don't remember her name. All in all, it's a nice place and if you're looking for typical seaside fare you won't be disappointed. Only caveat is it's a bit pricy with the average entree around $21.00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gulfstream Cafe
    Luvfood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great Sunday brunch. It has both breakfast and lunch items plus omelettes to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food, great view, good service. The only real negative - the dark haired hostess needs to learn to smile occasionally.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Views
    stewie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my second time dining at Gulfstream and I absolutely love it. At sunset, the views are to die for. the food and service are excellent. The first time we went we sat outside in the summer and it was fabulous. This time we set inside and the views were equally as good. Both times I did make reservations with a special request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommend!
    LuLu
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Gulfstream Cafe at Garden City is a casual but elegant restaurant with a spectacular view of the sunset over the coastal SC marshes. Our food was delicious and our server was attentive without being intrusive. I like that I was able to make a reservation for dinner. Most restaurants in this area do not take reservations and wait times can be excessive, depending on the time of year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect choice
    Bren
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We saved Gulfstream for our last night of vacation. Several had recommended it, do make a reservation, especially in season. We sipped a beverage and watched the sunset from the top deck, then elected to dine inside. My husband had the talapia chipotle, garlic mashed potatos and creamed spinach. It was excellent. I had the grouper francaise, could eat it everyday. Delicious with a light citrus sauce. The green beans and baked potato were just okay. Ambiance is great, cozy but not too close to other tables. The waiters hustle, food is Hot(perfect), and you'll want to linger.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasurable Dining Experience
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is our second time dining here and the food, service, ambiance and scenery are excellent. I was a bit disappointed when we had to wait for an outdoor table as I had called upon receiving my confirmation and specified that we wanted an outdoor table as we were celebrating a very important event. We were, after a wait, seated at an outdoor table and it was very nice of management to provide us with gratuitous dessert. We will certainly recommend this restaurant to others and will be dining at Gulfstream in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chev390
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The best steak I have had in years. Service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happybeachcouple
    happybeachcouple
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Since we discovered Gulf Stream about a year ago, it still remains our favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    onvacation
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was great here. They agreed to fix a menu item I had wanted to try, even though it was only available on their lunch menu and it was now dinner time. The view was nice and the server friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fantastic spot for brunch with a fun make your own bloody mary station. Love the omelets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal and good service.
    fredcoates
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed salmon, seafood stew, a seafood platter and chicken, plus key lime pie and pecan pies. Tasty meal well served.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was a little disappointed with the entire experience. Service was slow, but the waiter was running his legs off, so I think he had too many tables to care for. Also, he seemed almost short with us at times, not very friendly. The food was very good. My steak was okay, but not exceptional. Two of my friends got the crab cakes and they said they were the best they ever had. Overall it was good, but I guess I was expecting more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten allergy be careful
    slakfac
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Beautiful reastaurant and presentation/atmosphere for a chain restaurant. However, ciliacs or gluten free people be careful, be sure to ask your server what's in your dish. Gluten items not listed, very minimal descriptions on menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    MIresident
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great view of marsh and sunset. Terrific food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view so-so food
    Ilvfood
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We ate on the deck at sunset and it was spectacular. Taylor our server was fantastic - attentive without being obtrusive. I got lobster tail which I enjoy cooked properly but mine was raw on the underside. My husbands steak which he ordered medium rare was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm, efficient, tasty.
    Lodydoe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I enjoyed our night at Gulfstream Cafe - it was the place to be for the locals! It was also a great place with a small menu (less selection, easier choice!). Beautiful place with a great view. The price was nice for the food to get, and it has a little bit of everything, even for those who do not like seafood. Would recommend, and look forward to going back when I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommendations
    Food4thought
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Following the server's lead we got a divine dinner that left us very happy with the choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Teresa
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Loved this restaurant and would recommended it to anybody who loves seafood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My group of 6 ladies made a reservation for Friday night at 7:15. Got to restaurant at 7:00 and our table was ready at 7:15. Food was excellent (some had steak and some had seafood) and service was excellent as well. The only problem was when we got to the restaurant we went to bar area to get a drink and it was packed with only 1 bartender working. Took a while to get waited on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday at Beach
    Mike
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very nice dinner Great service (Melissa was our server). Slight issue with initial reservation (got seated at a table outside where it was clearly too windy to dine), but it was resolved within 10 - 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic