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Gulfstream Cafe

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1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500 (Atlantic Avenue)
+1 843-651-8808
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Hardy, Virginia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always make this a favorite now when at the beach. The homemade bread is SO good. Tilapia Sicilian style was the catch of the day and it was delicious. The creamed spinach is a fav of mine. And if you like mojitos- they are very good here. Their apple crisp/cobbler with vanilla ice cream is beyond wonderful if you have... More 

Thank Anne H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Based upon a recommendation from two total strangers we met at Huntington Beach State Park, we stopped here for dinner. My wife and I both ordered Salmon Sicilian. It was excellent. The She Crab soup was also excellent. The server was very attentive and we totally enjoyed our meal. Thus far, this has been our best meal in the Myrtle... More 

Thank Jim M
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there and the restaurant was packed! So we sat at the bar and had dinner there, Between two of us we had the crab cakes and the Cioppino. Those were the BEST crab cakes we have ever had, and the Cioppino was excellent ! The view across the inlet at sundown is gorgeous ! Well worth a visit... More 

Thank Paul-Carolina
Erie, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent. Every year I visit, I have to go, especially for their she-crab soup. This time around I also split a paella with my mother in law. It was very good. My only observation, from extensive experience with paella, this was was a bit light on the saffron. My son's crabcakes were amazing, and my husband's cioppino... More 

Thank ethnicspoon
Greensboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after 6:30 and was seated out in the middle of the floor and was told it would be 30-45 min before a window would be available. Not true. I could see at least 1 table already cleared waiting for the server to collect the tab, but what can you say? My meal was very tasty, but my friend's... More 

Guelph, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation for brunch, to score a table with a view over the Inlet. Beautiful, especially at high tide. Long wait if you don't book!

Thank heatherpmk
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband enjoyed the she crab soup and the tuna and I had the filet. Creamed spinach was great. Best of all was Jason, who was an excellent server.

Thank Erin C
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view and tasty food! Great service! Sunday brunch was most enjoyable! My favorite was the omelet station!

Thank Linda W
Destin, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place! The food and view is amazing, The she crab soup was the best I have ever had. I also had the seafood platter and a piece of their chessecake, both were perfect.

Thank Jason D
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing night - was able to check reviews on tripadvisor, made reservations online - requested window seating - received confirmation and that our table was ready text. Meal was great - wife had she crab soup and crabmeat stuffed lobster tail. Sister-in-law and I split 6 oyster shooters. I had the seafood platter and she had a seafood boil of... More 

Thank william c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Water taxi is available at Marlin Quay Marina.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Garden City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-8808
Voted “best restaurant with a view” and “most romantic” by The Sun News; Gulfstream Cafe is the only restaurant on the Strand overlooking the ocean on one side and Murrells Inlet on the other. Watch the sun set from the upstairs bar or deck and savor the creamy She-Crab soup, jumbo lump Crab Cakes, daily catch or Southern favorites- such as fried Lobster Tail. Offering something for everyone: live music, seasonal Oyster Roasts and Sunday brunch with a build your own Bloody Mary bar. Located at the south end of Garden City next to Marlin Quay Marina.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?