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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).
Garden City, SC 29576
Seafood, Southern, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday:10:00am -2:30pm;
Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm;
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Seasonal live entertainment on the Sunset Deck.
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.
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.
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
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
First time here for the Brunch. This restaurant has the best location with great marsh views. The brunch was very good with lots of choices and a great price for what you received. Would do this again, its better than the dinners there.
Santa was also there for the kids, Im sure they loved that. Negatives are the set up location, people were literally up the staircase waiting to access the buffet.
Maybe it was more crowded than normal because of Santa?
Plus its always cold in this restaurant, not sure if the heats off or its the windows.
Overall liked it and would do it again.
Had Thanksgiving dinner with family. Restaurant was lovely if a bit out of the way. Food was standard but a great value for the price. Could have been served a bit quicker and while hot. Server was extremely friendly and attentive. Woudl definitley go again for a non-holiday meal
The Gulfstream Bar & Grill has always been a favorite of our family. From their early bird specials to their regular menu items to their Sunday brunches, they are our number one choice for dining out. We have never had a bad meal there, which indicates to us a very important aspect of an excellent restaurant......consistency. The inlet views, the ocean views, and the sunset views are amazing. The service is always friendly and timely and the food is excellent. So, Gulfstream was, is, and always will be our favorite. The only downside is that during the tourist season they get very busy and you may have to wait awhile to be seated. You see, a lot of other folks really like the place, too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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