About Gulfstream Cafe
Voted “best restaurant with a view” & “most romantic” by The Sun News. Watch the sun set from the upstairs deck and savor the creamy She-Crab soup, jumbo lump Crab Cakes or Southern favorite, fried Lobster Tail. Offering seasonal Oyster Roasts, Sunday brunch and family-style to go.
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: 8436518808x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Gulfstream Cafe Ratings and Reviews
The delicious fresh seafood and beautifu ...
The delicious fresh seafood and beautiful sunsets are amazing enough, but add crisp white linens and superb wait staff and you have the finishing touches to this excellent dining experience. I recommend the cioppino, but my husband's mussels in creamy white wine sauce were yummy as well. And don't leave without a piece of key lime pie! It's incredible!
Had a nice rooftop table for eight. Beau ...
Had a nice rooftop table for eight. Beautiful sunset over the inlet. Food is good overall. Excellent staff.
Marvelous service with food to match
Excellent food, and great service
This was not our first time at this rest ...
This was not our first time at this restaurant. We have been there many times and have enjoyed it every time. This has been our favorite restaurant when visiting Murrell's Inlet. Our waitress was exceptional as are most of them. I wished I remembered her name. I liked the Open Table reservation system, it made it so easy to make a reservation.
Service was good. View was awesome. Di ...
Service was good. View was awesome. Dinner food was good but please do yourself a favor and save room for dessert!!!
She-crab soup was one of the best crab b ...
She-crab soup was one of the best crab bisque I've ever had! Calamari was super tender. You must sit outside or with a view at the window. Sunset is beautiful there!! Service pretty good. Salmon a little bit dry. Seafood cioppino very good. Wine prices excellent!
This is the kind of place you want to ea ...
This is the kind of place you want to eat. Magnificent view. Great food. Watched the sun set over great seafood.
This restaurant reminds me of Key West and beautiful sunsets. We were sitted immediately upon arrival. The house salad is almost a meal in itself. The menu choices could have been expanded but there is no problem meeting everyone's desire. The only negative is it is so far down the beach from where we live. Will go again
great food horrible service
I had the grouper and house salad my wife had the crabcakes and the bbisque soup both were very good . The view was fantastic. ....the service was bad . The waitress never cleaned up our plates didnt bring out lemons till adking for it 3 times and didnt offer the specials or coffee or desert.
This is our fourth time and the food was excellent, our waitress very nice, the kitchen was slow. The menu seems to never change, and with the seafood capitol of SC at the doorstep it would seem there could be more options or creativity. The shrimp and grits appetizer was amazing. Look forward to next year already.
We have had very positive experiences in the past. But they spoiled Mother's Day and my wife's steak. Waiter seemed impatient rather than understanding with my wife's food allergies. We will not go to this restaurant for another special occasion.
Excellence in dining at an affordable price
Gulf Stream Cafe has become our "go to place" for visiting guests and an excellent dining experience. The service staff are exceptionally attentive and the quality and presentation of the food are top notch. I recommend Gulf Stream to all our friends.
Mother's Day Brunch was good, the view, 5 stars!
Mother's day brunch was good but somewhat overpriced. I realize they added roast beef and ham to their regular brunch buffet but I wasn't looking for roast beef and ham so I didn't benefit from that for the extra price. I think they would have done better to offer more pastries or sweet items instead of more meats and then not charge as much. All they have that was sweet was tiny banana muffins and dry french toast. But the view made up for the brunch. We came extra early and got prime seats. Well worth getting up early for!
Went to gulf stream on Saturday before mothers day for dinner. The entire weekend weather had been beautiful, so the sun setting view from the restaurant was beautiful. Server was very knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. I had the seafood cioppino and the wife had the crab cakes. Her crab cakes were perfectly cooked with almost all crab meat and very large portion. Side items were cooked great too. The seafood cioppino was really good and the broth flavor was excellent. plenty of fish and shell fish. The only negative I had on anything was the shrimp in the seafood cioppino was like chewing a piece of leather. But there was plenty of mussels and fish and clam that I didn't even miss them after I took them out. All in all, will definitely go back again and try some other items on the menu. It is limited, but I like that as it allows for what you get to be cooked really well
Gulfstream Ambiance Lacking
Food was really tasty, fresh, and nicely presented. Ambiance was seriously lacking though - AC on way too high, music inaudible, lights a bit bright, no candles on tables. We came away generally pleased, but they missed an opportunity to wow us.
Wonderful place. View of the marsh/inle ...
Wonderful place. View of the marsh/inlet is breath taking during sunset . Food was excellent and service was superb. Grouper French was excellent. Loved the key lime pie and this is always our last meal before we leave to return to New York State every year
Great meals, love the side salad with eg ...
Great meals, love the side salad with egg and chopped vegetables. Wonderful bread. 8 of us went and was served quickly. Only one downer, our filet mignon ordered medium was not medium and the same with the medium well. Under cooked and had to be sent back.
Great View, Great Food, Reasonably Priced
We had a dinner for 4 to celebrate the end of a 2 month vacation in Murrells Inlet. 3 different items ordered - Crab Cakes (2), Grouper Francais, and Seafood Ciopino. All were excellent and very tasty. Service was prompt. Recommend a reservation with a request for a window seat if you will be there when the sunsets. Stunning view as the sun slowly disappears behindMurrells Inlet Marshwalk.
Good Sunset Location - Good Service- OK Food
We had an early dinner ad were seated quickly and well. The menu is not a long one, and while we expected more choice in fish, it really boiled down to Mahi mahi, Grouper or Mussels. The grouper was great. The Mahi mahi grilled pretty god but without a lot of taste. You get to choose two sides and can have a house salad for a slight premium. The house salad was very good and big enough for us to split. For sides we had green beans, which were good but could have been cooked slightly less, garlic mashed potatoes and I had the baked potato. The potatoes in all manifestations were good. The view from inside or one of the two decks is quite nice, looking west to the sunset over Murrell's Inlet.
Very nice view of Murrells Inlet, service very attentive. Had crab cakes, which were good. Lovely decor, a bit upscale.
Dined there multiple times over the past 5 years. Found the food presentation lacking - flounder greasy, cutlery second class, no more candle on table, cheesecake completely naked, no fruit drizzle, and no more leather bound menu, now laminated diner style.
All 4 of us had good meals. The best pa ...
All 4 of us had good meals. The best part was the spectacular sunset.
Early bird dinner is better than brunch
Our brunch didnt compare to the quality of the early bird dinner....service is always excellent...brunch was ok,not outstanding as the dinners...magnificent view overlooking the water
Food was excellent as was the view over ...
Food was excellent as was the view over the marsh. Definitely an in the know location as it wasn't as busy as it should have been! Glad we ran into a local who recommended it.
I had blackened swordfish (the fresh cat ...
I had blackened swordfish (the fresh catch of the day - totally amazing - really!
As always, it was a great experience. This is our "go to" restaurant, and has been for the last 12 years. Especially for sunsets!
The meal was very well prepared and the ...
The meal was very well prepared and the portions were very good. Largest piece of salmon I have ever gotten in a restaurant. Excellent experience and will return
This was my 1st visit to Gulfstream Cafe ...
This was my 1st visit to Gulfstream Cafe,and you can bet I'll be back. The Mahi Mahi was fresh and delicious. The deserts AMAZING. It was a wonderful birthday dinner for my hubby.
Great view and delicious brunch!
This restaurant has been named one of the twelve best rooftop dining experiences in SC. We had heard the Sunday brunch was superb and it was! We want to go back when we can sit outside. There are beautiful views of Murrell's Inlet. Great place for a romantic dinner!
Food and sunset views are as good as it gets!
Grouper francaise was delicious. Service is efficient and friendly and atmosphere very good. For a Friday night at 6:30 we were surprised at how many tables were available!
The view was the only thing this place had going for it. The buffet style breakfast was gross - watery, powdered eggs, frozen hashbrowns, soggy French toast, soggy Caesar salad, sticky, bland grits . . . I could go on and on. They do good business because there aren't many options with a view like that but we felt rushed and like they just wanted to get us in and out so they could get in the next group. The layout of brunch items was also hectic and overall - just don't waste your money.
Had a poor meal of fried chicken. Will n ...
Had a poor meal of fried chicken. Will not go back or refer
Birthday treat for me
Best Alaskan King crab legs we ever had! Vegetable side dishes were delicious too. Crab soup was yummy. Chocolate mousse cake for dessert, perfect end.
Go for the view
Food was okay and service was good. It rained the day I was there. I'm sure it would be a much better experience on a nice day. It was a little to warm and humid in the restaurant as if the ac wasn't working well. Also, for some reason the floors were slippery. I probably will try again on a nice day.
Loved it. Amazing service
Loved it. Amazing service
Very good food. Nice view. Tables are a bit too close together and it was loud. Service was not the best but not the worst either.
We really enjoyed our Easter Brunch this past weekend. The staff at the restaurant was friendly and welcoming. Our server was able to multi-task in removing plates and refreshing beverages even though she had many tables to server. The food was delicious and there was a good selection of items.
We always enjoy our food here, so it was ...
We always enjoy our food here, so it was very good! The only complaint I have was the fact that they were out of the roasted chicken that I ordered.
Just plain GRATE
Good food , nice sunset view , excellent service, can't wait to go back
Great food, great view, super waitress, no rushing, quiet
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