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Gulfstream Cafe

4.6
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2076 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Thank you for your continued support. We have missed you and cannot wait to welcome you all back! We have implemented new operational standards to keep everyone safe, including limiting large parties greater than 8. Read more on www.gulfstreamcafe.com.

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 their seasonal Oyster Roasts or watch the sunset on the rooftop deck, all wildly popular (and Instagram-worthy).

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2076 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenM
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I read a lot of bad reviews but we are here 3 out of 6 nights. The food was outstanding as well as the service by Kat and Jason. My husband had the seafood platter. It was so fresh and not over breaded. The Shrimp and Grits were the best I’ve ever had. I also had crab stuffed lobster. Amazing. It was an entire crab cake!! My son had grouper one night and the blackened Tuna the other. He loved it.
We will definitely be back.

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Celiacdiner47
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gulfstream Cafe was a nice surprise. The view was very nice and the food was prepared very well. The crab cakes were tender and full of fresh tasting crab and they were gluten free! Service was very good. Friendly, attentive and fast. My friend had the salmon which she enjoyed and my husband said the she crab soup was delicious and had a nice amt of crab. Would definitely return if in the area.

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SLCan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately, it seemed that the kitchen may have been rushed, as our anniversary dinner came out with nearly half of my wife's 14 ounces of New Strip being fat(in actuality I would say 4 ounces were fat and 2 ounces were heavily fatty). So, the server politely apologized and offered to get another, wisely suggesting the filet instead.
Almost immediately, the manager came to pay his respects and intelligently offer to replace my dinner, to which I merely asked that they take and keep mine warm.
Shortly, out came the manager with her new dinner and mine with fresh sides(nice touch). Sadly, my wife's sides were not correct. But, to our server's credit, she quickly came by to check on things and then promptly corrected the sides.
They discounted our bill more than sufficiently and sent us home with an anniversary dessert.
Will I go back? Yes. My wife, though, I believe will most likely refrain.

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SpencerD
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When my wife and I first arrived, they tried to seat up us upstairs. I was not happy with the table at all. They quickly seated us some where else, and things just got better. Fresh bread quickly brought to the table. We have the firecracker prawns to start which were very good, and then split the catch of the day, which was blackened swordfish. It was cooked to perfection. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys seafood.

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vipDavidW
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night at the beach and it was amazing. Delicious food, great service and a beautiful sunset. Great way to end our vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view! the food was just your typical seafood. Price was a little high because of that but service was good!

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Donald
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to eat outside on their porch which was very nice, and safe. Having an early bird reservation was very important and we are glad to see that happening.

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vipLeslieG
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was yummy and only slightly less convenient than before Covid. The omelette station was an improvement over standing and waiting in line. I loved that they brought it to the table. The only disappointment was the sausage gravy that was still good, but seemed less meaty than before. I have eaten that buffet for years.

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vipgenes
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service very good

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vipNikolai
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Gulfstream Cafe. No disappointments. It was delicious.

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vipIBBOB
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sunsets in the area.

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jimf
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveled from CA to visit the in-laws. This restaurant was highly recommended and did not disappoint. Great southern seafood with nice portions and good atmosphere. An easy choice when visiting the Myrtle Beach area! Make reservations!!

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NormanG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Gwendolyn was excellent. We were there celebrating our wedding anniversary and we arrived to a card on the table plus a free glass of champagne for each of us. Our dinner selections were excellent. Grouper Francaise and the Seafood Platter were delicious.

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BonnieS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5. They seated us near a window which overlooked the Inlet. Nicole our server was outstanding. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the She Crab soup. Overall, a very nice evening with friends.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place with a great view.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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KenC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been frequenting Gulf Stream for many years and are never disappointed. Great food...Great service...Great atmosphere! We will always come back to Gulf Stream.

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DebbyP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The service is exceptional, the views are amazing, and the food is fresh, well presented, and absolutely delicious.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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HollyBrown
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We almost got by a car zooming in the parking lot. She was a young girl who looked at us angrily. When we were seated she was our waitress.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2020

I am so sorry that happened. I will be sure to discuss this with my staff. Thank you for letting me know! Jef Kirk Operating Partner Gulfstream Cafe

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2020

Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It took almost 3 hours for a party of six.
We made early reservations hoping to avoid a lengthy experience.....However, we had constant bar service, appetizers and entrees. Don't get me wrong, it was WONDERFUL.....just took a bit longer than we had hoped. We are already planning our next trip toThe GULFSTREAM. ♡♡¿♡

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2020

We look forward to seeing you!

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vipBuckigirl
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there in the early evening. I had the she-crab soup and salad. The she-crab soup was rich and delicious. It was served in a sourdough bread bowl. My spouse had ahi tuna done perfectly rare. Our table was overlooking the marsh and our service was excellent.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2020

Two of my favorites! (Our she crab soup is amazing) Glad you enjoyed!

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PittsburghKid58
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, from making a reservation to leaving. Never skip eating there while vacationing.

Pittsburgh, PA folks👍

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2020

We will see you next trip!

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PatW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gulfstream Cafe is exceptional. First of all, they take reservations, so in the pandemic, it is nice to not have to arrive at 4 PM to get a seat. But their menu is quite good, and their early bird menu is the best in the area. We actually arrived a few minutes past 5:30 and they still allowed us to order off the early bird menu. We sat upstairs on the deck and the view of the Marshwalk is beautiful. All in all, a wonderful meal. We will be back multiple times!

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you!

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ShelleyS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pork Chop was delicious. Grouper obviously frozen not fresh which would be expected for the price

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DebbiT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a sweet lady , her name is Cat. Her customer service level is A +! This place has the best She Crab soup on the planet!

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MarkM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always top notch! Best crab cakes anywhere.

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gulfstream never disappoints. Food and service are consistently excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service was excellent, and the view was outstanding. Exactly what we have always experienced over the years!

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MusicMel
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! My husband enjoyed the Sunday brunch, while I ordered from the menu. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service
Highly recommend

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DanaA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was good. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the experience as well as the best sunset at the beach!

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thank you!

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ConnieG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had wanted to try this place for 12 years. This week I was not disappointed. Will come back every year!

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PamelaF
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my sister and cousins for the early evening dining menu! Our service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. We look forward to dining at Gulfstream every time we go to the beach!!!

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TommyM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is outstanding with a view looking out over the waterway. We always go there at least twice while on vacation at Surfside Beach.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 6, 2020

That's great to hear! Hope you had a wonderful vacation. See you next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve loved coming to Gulfstream for many years !!
Jamie upstairs bar is fantastic!

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 6, 2020

I'll be sure to pass that along to Jamie. She is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the views and the service were so outstanding, we will make this a regular stop on our trips from now on. We were on the lower patio on the marsh and our waitress Nicole was absolutely a great addition to our already excellent experience.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 5, 2020

We can't wait to see you next trip!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a change a restaurant with a water view serves food that is as good as the outdoor grandeur!

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank You!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot!!

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you!

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The margarita was awesome! The service was fantastic! The setting is perfect! The salad, appetizer, bread were very good. The entree was very disappointing. I ordered the combo platter blackened. The scallop and oysters. The portion was tiny. My wife’s entree was was good. Sorry, because we love this place. First time ever it was disappointing.

Gulfstream Cafe
Responded on September 5, 2020

Oh no! Angie I am so sorry you were disappointing with your entree. I hope this was brought to our attention before you left. I never want our guests to leave dissatisfied. If you would like to discuss your experience with me personally please email or call. Jkirk@gulfstreamcafe.rest or 843-651-8808. We hope to see you again. Jef Kirk Operating Partner Gulfstream Cafe

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FAQs

Gulfstream Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 651-8808.

Gulfstream Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 2076 OpenTable diners.

Gulfstream Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://centraarchy.com/purchase-gift-cards/?restaurant=gulfstream-cafe.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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