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About Gulfstream Cafe

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).

1536 S Waccamaw Dr
Garden City, SC 29576
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday:10:00am -2:30pm;
Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Atlantic Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 651-8808

Website:
http://www.gulfstreamcafe.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal live entertainment on the Sunset Deck.

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.

Parking Details:
Free self-parking is available for cars, golf carts and bikes. Boat docking is available at Marlin Quay Marina, as well as a water taxi.

Public Transit:
Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.

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:
Jef Kirk: (843) 651-8808

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gulfstream Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (73)
Waterfront (64)
Good for a Date (45)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Special Occasion (38)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Casual (33)
Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Great for Brunch (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Fun (11)
Seasonal (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

First time here will definitely be back food was excellent as was the service....

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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

We have always celebrated Veteran's Day at Gulf Stream Cafe. They have always been so open and respectfully to our military men and women and then there was today. Our friend who usually comes with us brought his mother this time because his wife is going through chemo treatment for cancer. She forgot to bring her military ID so they would not honor her free entree. That was OK and we understood that they required the ID. What wasn't OK is that when he asked to see a manager to ask about it, the manager asked to see their ID's and then when we checked out our waitress said she needed their ID's for the manager to look at. We have never had this happen in the last 4 years we have been coming and feel like the manager was questioning our truthfulness. Granted there are people out there just looking for a free meal, but we had already shown our ID's and told the manager we understood their policy because his 86 year old mother could not produce hers and we would pay for her meal. We felt very disrespected by the manager on duty. We had other friends who dined there that night and they only had to show their ID's to the waitress at seating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 7 days ago

We actually went this day because of a sponsored Veteran event. I was told you could order from the menu. We were looking forward to it, but when we got there it was only a brunch. I would have rather come back and order from the menu. I asked and was told it was only the Brunch being offered to the Veterans. Therefore we stayed. Halfway through our meal a few other people came and thought they were ordering from the menu. They were told they don't have to do the brunch, and can just come back at 4. This is what we had wanted to do, but we're told it was only the brunch being offered. We like Gulfstream Cafe, but disappointed we weren't given the option like others.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been here numerous times , and always had a 5 star experience ! With the addition of valet parking , on various holiday , and other busy days , my only objection was cleared up .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

After reading the reviews raving about Gulfstream I just did feel it was that special...yes you can see the sunset from the porch and probably most tables, but the restaurant lacked in ambience. This was actually my second time visiting this restaurant and the first time was so unpleasant it took me 2 years to try again. Although they were busy, it wasn’t busy enough for the waitress to ask for our order when she had just delivered the appetizer. I had to tell her we needed about 10 minutes to enjoy our drink and appy before deciding. Not a lot of choices on the menu but our food was ok. Just my opinion but too many other restaurants I’d return to before going back to Gulfstream.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Waitress was cold and abrupt. Two parties ordered the Grouper and found it fishy. Was there once before and had a great experience .
Go figure

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was wonderful except for the girl ,I don't know what her job was she was at the Brunch buffet .I needed a cool plate for my salad and the ones out where warm from the dishwasher.She put her hand all over the plate then said here this ones not warm.That's the plate I want to eat of of.She played with her hair wiped her nose with her hand and continued working around the buffet. I wish someone in management would give her a clue.She seems like a lovely person with bad habits.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We've only dined here twice once for Sunday brunch which excellent and a delicious dinner on October 25th. My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Gulfstream Cafe. The waiter described the specials and was very attentive. From the appetizer of prawns to the entrees of ciopiono and lump crabs the meal was fit for foodies. When in the Murrells Inlet, SC area we recommend Gulfstream Cafe!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here, with a breathtaking view of the sunset over Murrells Inlet. We had the She crab soup, salmon portobello and the seafood platter, all of which were outstanding, as was the service. We will definitely return when we are in the area.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good all-around place for dinner, only small issues was shrimp wasn't deveined, and quit a bit of the skin left on the flounder, overall a pleasant visit, 1st time visit there.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best table in the house, wonderful waitress (Debbie), good food! First time for brunch.....terrific value with a beautiful view!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love, love, love their Sunday Brunch. A wonderful experience every time we are able to get down to Myrtle Beach. Going back again this Sunday too.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our favorite places to go! We have been going there for years and never are disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As usual the service was outstanding as was the food. You can't beat the view of the marina and the sunsets. We have never been dissappointed there. We are locals.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, Gulf stream Cafe was outstanding! You can't beat the food and the views. Best fried shrimp any where. Every time I'm in the area, I have to go to Gulfstream and I'm never disappointed!

Debbie Brooks

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great and our view was awesome. We sat outside on the back deck. Our waiter was not the friendliest and always seemed rushed. We would have given 5 stars if we had friendly wait staff.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice outdoor seating. The seafood was good but the vegetables were not great.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is one of our local favorites, right on the water at the Inlet. Limited menu, but excellent fresh catches and cooked to perfection. A little noisy on a Friday night, but a very popular place for great evening out at reasonable price. Wait staff and management always makes us feel welcome and glad to see us. Friendly and a great change from the hustle-bustle of most "seafood" restaurants up and down the beach.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The crab cakes were the best I have ever eaten, with absolutely no filling. The sunset over the March was beautiful, even though it was a bit cloudy. The waitstaff was attentive and very pleasant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The service and food is awesome. Our favorite place.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Set on the salt marsh the views are excellent, especially at sunset Features outdoor seating, a bold wine list and a very tasty menu, service was wonderful, fast,courteous and friendly. Beware weekends are very busy and parking can be problematic

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have been meaning to try Gulfstream for quite some time and finally made it. It is in a nice quiet spot in Garden City away from the crowds. The menu isn't huge but the food was excellent. Everyone in my group got the fried seafood platter. It was $24 and was worth it. The hot bread that came out was great too. Wish the meal came with a salad but that was extra. Service was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing views, clean, beautiful inside and out - had wonderful Sunday brunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took a group of six for dinner and everything was great. Lobster, crab cakes and Southern Fried Seafood platers were all delicious and served right on time! Our waitress was top notch.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a girls weekend in Garden City and were so excited to be able to have our final meal of the weekend as brunch at Gulf Stream. It did not disappoint.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have attended the Sunday brunch at CS cafe before and the ambiance and food is very consistent, will have to return for dinner in the near future.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delightful ambiance, terrific service, wonderful seafood restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a pleasant evening dinner with a great waiter. We go to this restaurant every time we visit Murrells Inlet. The restaurant is actually in Garden City. The menu is primarily seafood but has chicken and steak options. They also have great early bird specials.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food. One of our favorites when we visit. Love the apple walnut pie.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at your restaurant. Have been there several times through the years with our family. We have recommended GSC to our friends.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Best brunch around with a good variety of food. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go as often as we possibly can for brunch, it is def. the best brunch we have had in Myrtle Beach area. The staff is great, the views are breathtaking and the food is fresh and always perfect, never a bad dish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was disappointing compared to prior years dining experience

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

While we enjoyed the food, we felt the menu was limited somewhat. Also, they brought our entrees while we were still eating our salads. They should watch to be sure the patrons are ready for the next course as the tables are kind of small and intimate.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome views and great service. The outside deck was closed for the season but the bartender went out of his way and served us outside anyway. The food was also great. Plan to return often.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent service, fantastic food and fabulous views. We were here for a week are dinner there twice. Highly recommend you go if you get the chance.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

This is a great place for a business meal or dinner with family and friends. We had a party of 7 (including 1 child) and were easily accommodated. Food was excellent - great selection for everyone. Would definitely recommend Gulf Stream.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

As usual, another wonderful dining experience at Gulfstream. That's really all I can say, every time I eat there it is an amazing experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We found Gulfstream Cafe last year while on vacation on the recommendation of a server at another restaurant! We made a point to return this year. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly and efficient. The view is serene and very pretty. We will definitely return next year and we would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the Myrtle Beach or Murrell's Inlet areas.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have been here many times and I will always come back. Try the She-Crab Soup! It's wonderful! The view of Murrells Inlet at sunset is awesome

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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