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Gulfstream Cafe - Priority Seating, Garden City, SC
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Gulfstream Cafe - Priority Seating

4.5
4.5
4072 Reviews
$30 and under
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 their seasonal Oyster Roasts or watch the sunset on the rooftop deck, all wildly popular (and Instagram-worthy). *Please note: Guests are permitted to park in any open space on our shared lot.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 651-8808
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • 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 40 guests for a seated event or up to 50 for a cocktail reception. Our main dining room can also be reserved for larger private events.
  • Private party contact
    Jef Kirk: (843) 651-8808
  • Neighborhood
    Garden City/Murrells Inlet
  • Cross street
    Atlantic Avenue
  • Parking details
    Free self-parking is available for cars, golf carts and bikes.
  • Entertainment
    Seasonal live entertainment on the Sunset Deck.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for scenic views

  • Myrtle Beach

    Most Booked

4,072 Reviews
  1. azkolb

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as usual, however I was disappointed that there is no longer an option to order the seafood grilled or broiled on the early bird menu. In the past you could request that the ‘Southern Fried Seafood’ (shrimp and scallops specifically) be grilled or broiled, but that option is no longer available which severely limits ‘healthy’ options. I chose the broiled salmon which was a good substitute if you like salmon. Everything else was very nice. The salad is always crunchy and delicious, the bread was tasty and plentiful, and the inlet view was beautiful. Our food was prepared well, tasted wonderful, and served quickly.

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  2. JimR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This year we were seated quickly despite full parking lot. They were much better at seating us this year. Last year we waited aboa half hour. The receptionist seated us at a table for 5 so we didn’t have to go upstairs which is difficult for octogenarians. She was very thoughtful Thank you

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  3. ToddC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is delicious! Service is great but the view is awesome. Highly recommended.

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  4. Katsubu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I have been to The Gulfstream Cafe, we have been served an excellent meal, and this year was great, also. Our service was excellent, and I’m sorry that I cannot recall our server’s name, but she did a wonderful job with our party of five ladies. We were glad that they brought back their early evening selections, as we really enjoy the filet medallions, and the other selections. The food was delicious.

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  5. RickW

    West Virginia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food and service never disappoint

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  6. DebR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We visit every time we are in the area

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  7. PaulS

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the views were outstanding. Very attentive staff. Clean and quiet.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! We extremely enjoyed our visit.

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  9. KarynH

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous experience! Table on top deck with an amazing view of the sunset. Server was excellent as were the food and drinks. We will definitely be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Le service est très rapide il faut lui demander de ralentir le service et il fait très froid dans le restaurant ce n’est vraiment pas agréable la serveuse pas très gentille la nourriture bonne

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  11. GiGi

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected Gulfstream Cafe to celebrate my husband’s birthday. So being a special occasion we hoped for an exceptional experience and we weren’t disappointed. Everything was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back.

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  12. HelenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner with great service and the views were wonderful. We really enjoy Gulfstream, always enjoy good meals and great service here. It was date night and the seating was perfect. Highly recommend Gulfstream. You won’t be disappointed.

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  13. PopEye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately and server was very good and filet was too.

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  14. MBVacation

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for sunset! Good seating indoor or outdoor.

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  15. SuzVT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Our reservation was totally ignored. Two other parties were seated before us, and I was brushed off by the blonde hostess. The table area I requested was given away to those first two parties. Our server was efficient but not particulaly friendly. I ordered the Seafood on early dining. While both had good taste and were served hot, which I appreciated, the shrimp were small and the scallops were dry. Used to recommend this place. Not now.

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  16. DorcasK

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Server (Kyle) was awesome! Food quality was good, portions on the small side.

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  17. Jenn

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Hate to give an establishment a terrible review because we loved coming here when we visit . However, tonight’s meals were horrible and the service DID NOT makeup for it either. I’m taking this place off my favorites list to visit again next time.

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  18. ValerieD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Gulfstream and always know we’re going to have a good meal. We loved our corner table by the window and our waitress was good, too!

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  19. JSFOSU

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fabulous, the food was excellent! Thank you Gulfstream!!

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  20. JeffS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    We were seated in the upstairs bar area even though we had reserved priority seating. The bartender ended up waiting on us. Every course was delayed. There was always an excuse, an example; the order was put in, but the kitchen didn’t have it ready. The service was so bad I had to go to the bar and get a water pitcher to refill our water glasses. .

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  21. Lanneg

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved bringing our family here for dinner. The view is excellent and the our meals were delicious. A fun evening all around!

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  22. EricaC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great drinks, great service. The food tasted like it was brined in salt. Really wish the food was better because everything else about this restaurant is so nice.....

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  23. Donna

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere. The waitress we had was awesome. Very informative about the food. The food is always great there.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing place to watch the sunset and the food and the atmosphere was good

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  25. PattiS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Was sorry to see they have changed their menu and added more fried items. They had red snapper as a special. I would have ordered if it was grilled but it was lightly breaded and fried. Hubby ordered and was not happy 🥲 I can get fried food at 9 out if 20 restaurants and always enjoyed fresh grilled fish here. My salmon was very good and our guests enjoyed their entrees. Dessert was very good.

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  26. LoriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing it the Whole Fish dinner stole the show it is a must try.

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  27. Barbann

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a beautiful setting with a fabulous view.

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  28. Okay

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! Flavorful and great views of sunset. The whole fish was excellent

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dawn was our server and was incredibly sweet! We make it a point to eat here every time we’re in town and she definitely made the experience memorable! Thank you for helping us enjoy a such a nice evening. Food was phenomenal as always!

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  30. MattFromTheMountains

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food as always, brought friends along for their first visit. They were wow’d by the food.

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  31. RapidRoy

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places ! We live in Myrtle Beach now but the Gulf Stream was recommended to us over 20 years ago when we would vacation to MB.Great food,great service and THE best sunset.

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  32. HiddenGem

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was really slow. Waiter was covered up with too many tables. Kitchen and bar were slow to get anything out. It took two hours from the time we were seated to finish up, and that is with practically having to tackle the server to get closed out.

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  33. Andreia

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and atmosphere. We came for dinner and shared the red snapper. Great meal for two. Well seasoned with lots of meat on the bone. The hush puppies were different than I expected. They were a little sweet and did not have corn like other places. Not a criticism just a heads up if you order. Overall enjoyable experience!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Beautiful sunset view. Always a great dining experience.

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  35. DeniseS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We’ve been to Gulfstream before and we’re so happy with the experience. Unfortunately our recent visit was disappointing. We were seated promptly for our 6pm reservation but it took the waiter 15 minutes to greet us and get a drink order. Another 15 to get the drinks. Like everywhere else the economy has hit hard as our portion of potato was half the plate and the meat and fish very small. My husbands steak and shrimp came with 3 very small shrimp and the 6oz fillet couldn’t have been more than 4oz. The price of $35 did not meet the expectation of the plate. I understand profits need to be made and staff paid, but it was disappointing . I ordered a 2nd glass of wine and after another lengthy wait I reminded the waiter I was still waiting for my drink. Two more glasses arrived and when I told the waiter I’d only ordered one additional glass he apologized and said the 3rd glass was on the house. We ended our meal by ordering coffee and dessert. Before either came the check was promptly placed on the table (and I was charged for that 3rd glass of wine). All in all, the experience was disappointing and doubt we’ll be back any time soon.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. The only piece of feedback was ensuring that when the plates come out the food is hot. Plates were hot, but food was warm. Seemed they may have been under a heat lamp.

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  37. Auteach95

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful location and views. We were unfortunately dining on a night where it took an hour for drinks to arrive, and the entire experience was over 2.5 hours. The food was average, but price good relative to other restaurants in the area. Oysters Rockefeller is 5 stars She crab soup 2 stars Other entrees that were average included oyster platter, steak and shrimp, and whole fish. Crab cake sandwich was 4 out of 5 stars. The real winner is the scenery. Ask to sit upstairs to take advantage of amazing inlet views.

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  38. MarkM

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It’s a shame that the overall experience at this great restaurant is marred by the absolutely horrible parking situation there. It’s always been difficult but this past weekend was especially bad. As usual the food was terrific and the service on point. Two of us had the grouper at it was wonderful! The mashed potatoes taste homemade. We we’re definitely in the clean plate club. Our third had the fried shrimp platter and he loved it. We skipped dessert since we were all quite full.

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  39. azkolb

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Gulf Stream Cafe’ for the early bird. The selections are good, the service is great and we enjoy the beautiful view! The AC is always a bit cooler than we prefer but we bring a light jacket or sweater and are fine. The upper deck is the best place on the south strand to see a beautiful sunset over the marsh.

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  40. colleenb

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location was great, go for sunset. We had the Ahi tuna app and the hushpuppies, both were delicious. Our group also had the crab cakes, fried shrimp and shrimp cocktail, all very good. Our server Kimmy was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Gulfstream Cafe - Priority Seating is rated 4.5 stars by 4072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gulfstream Cafe - Priority Seating

1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City, SC 29576

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Atlantic Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Garden City/Murrells Inlet
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free self-parking is available for cars, golf carts and bikes.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Entertainment
    Seasonal live entertainment on the Sunset Deck.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 651-8808
  • 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 40 guests for a seated event or up to 50 for a cocktail reception. Our main dining room can also be reserved for larger private events.
  • Private party contact
    Jef Kirk: (843) 651-8808
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