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Gulfstream Cafe

1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500
+1 843-651-8808
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
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All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1536 S Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-5500
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1 - 10 of 715 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went in Father's Day. Reservations are always recommended. It was crowded. We had reservations. We were in time and checked in. Told it would be just a few minutes. 15 min later the were about to seat another family, larger than mine, who came...More

Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calendar was good. Bread was good. Service was good Thev grouper franchise was awful. Deep fried and tasteless It was the smallest portion. It was grouper bites and for 25.00 definitely not with the price Better restaurants are in MB.

Thank Len G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant sits on the water with great views. My wife had an appetizer called fire cracker prawns which were spicy and tasted great. I had their oysters rockefeiier which were quite different then what you would find in other restaurants. The came out on...More

1  Thank Larry A
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at Gulfstream Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Larry, We strive every day to ensure our guests have an unforgettable meal and a wonderful time at our restaurant and I wanted to personally thank you for sharing your positive dining experience. We love to hear that you enjoyed our jumbo lump crab...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in North Carolina, but my family has have owned a vacation home in Garden City South Carolina since 1977. I have eaten dinner all over the Grand strand, Georgia and Florida. Nowhere in my experience can rival the quality and taste of the...More

Thank Judge T
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a 6:15 PM reservation for nine people our entre's were finally served at 10 minutes to eight and only after I went to speak to the on duty Manager. And, the place wasn't crowded. Service was abysmal. I'll never take another group larger than...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent from beginning to end! Highly recommend, especially the early bird specials. Will definitely return, next time we are in the area.

Thank GlendaW1386
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about 45 minutes before our reservation time (which was 7:15) and let them know we'd really like a west-facing window table that we were willing to wait for. The hostess was so accommodating. We had a drink at the bar (great list of...More

Thank Molly D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit here, but our friend has been here before and suggested this bistro. It was a rainy night, but the warmth from our server Ashley brightened the evening. Both my table mates had the group which was delicious. I had rage...More

Thank MrCottage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good seafood and nice atmosphere. Would have given a 5 but service was super slow and wait staff was confused about which table ordered which items!

Thank mitzimaxie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We should have passed on the restaurant from the moment that we pulled in the parking lot and there was no place to park on the first pass through (wait it get s worse...) We finally found a space (parking is horrible and not adequate...More

Thank David B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What hours open on sundays and what menu? Early bird specials?
29 January 2017|
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Response from CentraArchy-Rest | Property representative |
Thank you all for your quick responses, yes, we open at 10am for brunch, proceeded by our dinner menu. Our early menu is also daily from 4pm. Please let us know if we can assist with your reservation. You can find an... More
Early bird menu?
25 September 2016|
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Response from Connie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great specials until 6 pm.
Jean K
I have always enjoyed going to Gulfstream Cafe. Today will be my first time going to brunch. I have been trying to get a menu with no luck. I just wanted an idea of what the buffet was like. I could find nothing on any of the websites. Well I guess I will find out soon, when we visit this morning. By the way, your salt crusted baked potato is fantastic.
17 July 2016|
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Response from pattishaverr | Reviewed this property |
I've never been fortunate enuf to have the buffet. I'm sure it will be delicious! Please report.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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