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 menu lacks availability of side dish ...
The menu lacks availability of side dishes. Of the 5 sides available, 3 of them are starches (baked potato, fries, or mash). The outside is beautiful scene, but they could install fans outside. Definitely, my party would have stayed for extra drink, but absence of wind blowing it was hot. Fans outside would help.
Gulf Stream is always a must when on tha ...
Gulf Stream is always a must when on that end of the beach- only place to view the Murrells Inlet sunset and food is always consistent and delicious. Was born in MB and grew up there. This place has been around a long, long time. Now that I have moved away, being able to go back 15 yrs later on family vacations is neat.
Requested window seat and that was what ...
Requested window seat and that was what we received. Brought my brother there for his first time and he enjoyed it very much.
Reasonably priced, great cocktails, won ...
Reasonably priced, great cocktails, wonderful seafood, beautiful sunset views over Murrel's Inlet
Great restaurant! A friend recommended ...
Great restaurant! A friend recommended this restaurant to us, so we tried it out. Well worth it! Great food. Great location! Would highly recommend to anyone. Will definitely be back!
Food was best in Myrtle Beach area. Crab ...
Food was best in Myrtle Beach area. Crab cakes and grouper are excellent! Liked it so much we returned two days later!
What a great setting. The lovely marsh, ...
What a great setting. The lovely marsh, sort of a nautica interior look and big open beams to reveal great strength of construction. The walk-up/down ramp makes it easy for older less mobile customers to get in and out. The food and serviced always exceed ones expectations. The management and staff are great.
We are always happy when we eat here. T ...
We are always happy when we eat here. The best seafood around. We were staying in Charleston but decided to drive up to eat here. Very much worth the trip!!!
Great food and service! I will definitel ...
Great food and service! I will definitely be back.
I've been many times and the food qualit ...
I've been many times and the food quality seems to be going down. I ordered a supposed "fresh catch of the day," swordfish. It was extremely thin, very dry and left a lot you be desired.
Dinner was great but it took a really lo ...
Dinner was great but it took a really long time to get our dinner.
We frequent Gulf Stream and consider it ...
We frequent Gulf Stream and consider it one of our favorites. The brunch is typically very good and well presented. On those special days, such as Father's Day, the set up of the buffet would be better served if it were two sided. The long line to get to the food weaved throughout the restaurant. It felt much like a school cafeteria, with people standing over us while we were eating. This made conversation at our table a little difficult. The set up was challenging for servers as well. It's a great restaurant, just needs a little tweaking for those special days.
Been there many times and it is always w ...
Been there many times and it is always wonderful and consistent.
The Gulfstream Cafe is a hidden gem in G ...
The Gulfstream Cafe is a hidden gem in Garden City / Murrells Inlet. It's on the other side of the inlet from the regular tourist dining fare, and has the best sunset view of any restaurant around. It was easy to get a reservation around Sunset inside.
The place, the food and our waitress: al ...
The place, the food and our waitress: all was nearly perfect for a party of 7. We will return for sure.
Our server was terrible. Brought the wr ...
Our server was terrible. Brought the wrong drinks then brought us another tables order. My husband order limp crab cakes one tasted good the other had an odd taste. Disappointed.
Not a good experience this time, it usua ...
Not a good experience this time, it usually is a good experience
The view is nice. The food wasn't very g ...
The view is nice. The food wasn't very good. Too salty.
Our server was the best, he was very inf ...
Our server was the best, he was very informative and very pleasant . The food was excellent and well prepared.
Not worth it
The scenery was great. The food was not worth the price. Just being honest.
What a Let down
Prior reviews raved about this one so I booked reservation 4 days in advance for a Monday night requesting a window table. Had to wait 25 minutes in bar for our table. Hostess admitted she made a mistake and forgot our reservation. Nothing was comp'd . Two of our group had crab cakes and thought they were so-so but not great. Shrimp and pasta was way over salted. Broiled lobster was good little over cooked. Tuna special was reported as excellent. Creamed spinach was lousy Was so looking forward to eating here and was so disappointed View is great. Jason was a great waiter
Absolutely perfect place for a date nigh ...
Absolutely perfect place for a date night or special occasion. Best sunset view around in the area.
Gulfstream Cafe, part of the California Dreaming chain, is an excellent place to eat. The view is spectacular, especially with the setting sun, and the food is very, very good. The service is excellent and the menu is varied so choices to taste are just fine. Outside dining is terrific and the view from the upstairs bar is exceptional.
Great Sunday Brunch
Good view of Intercoastal Waterway while enjoying Sunday Brunch and a Bloody Mary
Watch that reservation book
Good food, but the restaurant was so overbooked that we had to duck every time a server went by with a tray to keep from getting hit. Our 2 top was wedged between several large parties including 1 that had about 20 people in it. We were told to slide our table as close as we could get to a support pole so they could reach the larger parties. We would have come another night if we had been warned that reservations were so overloaded. We left a written complaint with our payment but I doubt if any one there was in the mood to read it. A beer on the house would have made the evening a little bit less of a disaster.
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.
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