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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
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Greer, South Carolina
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170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gulfstream Café is one of the go to restaurants located in Garden City Beach. It is located on a creek that offers spectacular sunsets! We were a party of four that decided to take advantage of the Early Dining Menu. Even though it was the off season, we were glad we made reservations because the restaurant was very busy... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waiter, Troy, was GREAT. Food and service both were excellent!! Good atmosphere on a rainy night!!

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SouthCarolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the venue but the food is amazing. Worth dealing with road construction to eat oysters and she crab soup!

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Thank MSBSC
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really good service and hot food. The menu isn't overly complicated and there are great prices if you arrive before 6 pm. The onion cake is a fabulous appetizer big enough for 4 ... I could have it as my meal!! Seafood is fresh and the tenderloin is amazing!

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Thank Connie M
North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

$13.95 for Sunday brunch buffet. Great waterfront view of the marsh. Food is great. Service is good. Highly recommended.

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Thank Chieflawdawg
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Raves review from friends, but disappointed by lackluster service and mediocre food. Can't beat the view, and anyone can have a bad night.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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342 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on Christmas eve. They took reservations and were in the area that we were staying. The food was just o.k. The service was just o.k. If you split a bill, make sure that you check what they are suggesting for a tip. Our waiter almost got a 40 percent tip and he barely deserved a 20 percent... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hit or miss. These were the very words of the waitress... There were a whole group of us and it was totally true. I was disapointed with the overall result, i really expected hit at 100% in that area. The she-crab soup and the lobster tail were a pure delight, but the seafood platter or the oyster shooters or king... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gulfstream Cafe is not only in a beautiful location on the marsh, but also has the best crabcakes in possibly all of South Carolina. They are advertised as lump crab, and for once, that description is very accurate. Our waiter, Bill, also made for a wonderful dining experience with his knowledge and attentiveness. Thank you for a truly wonderful Christmas... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and awesome for the kids also. They are having Santa again next week for anyone that missed it today. Three of us had the brunch buffet and one at table had the king crab omelette. Great experience and a must stop.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, 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
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?