Gulfstream Cafe

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
For more than 30 years, Gulfstream Cafe has been a sought-after spot for birthdays, anniversaries and more thanks to the picturesque waterfront view and authentic coastal cuisine. The laid-back atmosphere at this Garden City institution complements the fresh seafood and southern favorites, choice options include broiled Lobster Tail, creamy She-Crab Soup and jumbo lump Crab Cakes. Head back for Sunday brunch, seasonal Oyster Roast or watch the sunset on the rooftop deck, all wildly popular (and Instagram-worthy).
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4.6
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DS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic except for the oyster Rockefeller. The tops were overcooked and crunchy. All other dishes were spot on! Service was fantastic. We always enjoy dining at Gulfstream when we visit Myrtle Beach!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch.

SN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, food, and view! Comfortable setting and great menu choices!

AH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Only critique about ambiance was how dimly lit the dining area was. I was sitting with my son in the evening and I could barely make out his kids menu. I thought the menu was a bit limited but the value for the dollar was pretty good for seafood. My server was very good and accomodating.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have brunch!

CB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice brunch. The biscuits I just wish they were hotter. Same thing with the French toast. The waiter, Adam, was great. He kept my coffee flowing.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Gulf Stream Cafe. The food was excellent as well as the service. We had a beautiful view of the Inlet from our table.

PS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

World class view especially at sunset!
We went in January at sunset.
The atmosphere was quiet and the view was outstanding.
I am sure things change and it’s much busier during the season.
Service was very caring and professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location! Very good breakfast buffet!

FK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for many years. Consistently good food, good service. Thank you.

JG
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have loved going to Gulfstream Cafe for many years. It is a beautiful setting, and the food and service are always top notch. I recommend it highly.

BH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and good service. Beautiful setting. Plan to visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Pretty basic brunch. Won’t do it again but we’ll be back for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years brunch, excellent selection fresh and yummy!

B
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner, it was great. Our reservation was pretty much right on time, we where not rushed through, it was a very nice evening

JO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Front desk not friendly or helpful. Table was close too the front door on a cold night. Loud music speaker was immediately above our table. Will not go back on New Years Eve. Not a pleasant experience, whatsoever!

CN
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the convenience of using Open Table to book for New Year’s Eve dinner. We were seated almost immediately even though there were others waiting. Service and food were outstanding! The only drawback was it was very noisy & even though were seated at a two top we could barely hear each other.

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter was very pleasant, answered all our questions. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. While not usually fond of fried fish, the coating was crispy and light and not oily at all.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Longtime fan. The early bird special is a bargain, before 5:30pm. Sunsets are exquisite.

MD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of where in on Sunday for brunch. The buffet had a nice mix of breakfast and lunch items including an omelet station. The bloody Mary bar had anything you could want to accompany your bloody.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely family dinner at Gulfstream Cafe. Seated by the windows, can imagine that the sunset from there is spectacular. Beautiful restaurant, great service and very good food. Will return for a sunset meal.

B
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Christmas dinner at Gulfstream. They were extremely busy, but that didn't stop the staff and kitchen from providing an exceptional meal with attentive service. I had the cioppino and it was exquisite. We also had the calamari appetizer, and it was the best I have had in a long time. The provided bread was fantastic, especially with the cioppino. Our server was knowledgeable and upbeat. I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again. We appreciated, though, having such a wonderful experience on Christmas.

NC
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Took 30 minutes to be seated. I will be back.

J
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner. Our two young children were welcome, our server (Jessie) took excellent care of us, and everything was delicious. It was perfect.

PN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Christmas Day had a reservation was extremely busy. Great service excellent food was a bit noisy but that is to be expected with a full restaurant and people waiting for tables.

TM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service and if you time it properly you can watch the sunset.

LC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everything was good except the staff was obviously over worked and so the service was very slow. They also had computer problems which added to the slowness.

JH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was there Christmas Day so I’m not sure if they are usually that jam packed. Line was almost out the door and I would hope those folks had reservations. Be sure to reserve. We enjoyed Bruschetta, Mussels Marinara, Lobster Ravioli, and Fried Shrimp and Scallops. Bar and about 10 tables upstairs, majority of seating downstairs.

MH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had heard so much about this restaurant from neighbors. We decided to try it. I ordered broiled shrimp. My friend ordered broiled scallops. Both of our entrees were cold and my shrimp was not broiled but was actually a cold shrimp cocktail. Maybe it's because the other two entrees weren't fish but that should not have happened. That's the kitchen and servers fault. I was a server for 14 yrs and I could tell it was sitting in the back while they waited for the other two baked entrees. We complained but all they gave us was a piece of cake. Won't going there again!!

FI
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love this restaurant. Great location with outstanding views of Murrells Inlet. Food is always good and service exceptional. On this visit, I was a little disappointed in the portion size. I ordered the Grouper Francaise and don't think the price was worth the amount of food. There were only 3 very small grouper chunks, although it was delicious.

HH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior with lots of wood! Exceptional view of the marsh across to Murrells Inlet.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

arrived 20 mins late (calmed ahead) but still got great customer service. The food was not up to par for what I paid for....pork chop was tough and asparagus needed cooked longer. We were the last table for the night, and seeing table broken down and chairs put up doesn’t present a good image.....felt like we were rushed out....otherwise I might try this place again earlier in the day to see if it makes a difference.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family loved brunch with Santa. Great food selection on the buffet. Food and service were awesome. A wonderful holiday event for all ages. Highly recommended.

JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We visited Gulfstream Cafe as a family of four for Brunch with Santa. We had 12:15 p.m. reservations and waited approximately 20 minutes for a table once we arrived. The Brunch with Santa event is a seasonal tradition for our family, one we've always enjoyed. Christmas 2019 brought enjoyable food. The breakfast items - eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, and French Toast - were very tasty. The attentiveness of employees was subpar compared to years past. The brunch buffet needed plates each time we visited, leaving a number of guests standing with no way to serve themselves. Our server, while polite, did not frequent our table unless there were obvious plates to be removed or she was leaving the brunch tab. The food and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus were good, but the service did not leave us inclined to return next year. I would return to the restaurant for dinner, but not for this particular seasonal event.

MC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We go to Gulfstream quite often. We’ve gone for the brunch with Santa for many years. The only problem this year was the table where we were seated was right next to the buffet line. People were literally leaned against our table (where are drinks were) while in line. People were resting against my chair while I was sitting in it!! Hopefully next time they won’t have a table set up so close to the line!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Vanessa, was so helpful and sweet! Kenzie was also extremely knowledgeable when we stopped her to ask about the menu. I highly suggest asking for Vanessa or Kenzie when dining here. Great experience!

JH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Murrells internet. If you have not gone you have not had good food and excellent customer service. Enough said ❤️❤️❤️

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent and Gwendolyn gave wonderful service.

HS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always, probably the 7th or 8th Thanksgiving we've had here! Excellent price value, great food, all home made and served piping hot. Great service (Kat), extremely pleasant and attentive, especially considering it was a Holiday. Highly recommend!

DM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service with a beautiful view.

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