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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.
Garden City, SC 29576
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: (843) 651-8808
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gulfstream Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Father's Day brunch. Brought Dad and Mom along with7 other family members. The food on the buffet was awful. My hashbrowns and cod were rick hard as well as my granddaughters buscuit. My nephews french toast was also hard and dry. I was embarrassed to have brought my Dad and husband here for there special day
Went for Fathers day Brunch/Anniversary. The line was outrageously long for the buffet. Wound around the restaurant. The food was good for a buffet. The amount of food that they had out for the number of people was a problem. It did not allow the line to move. They had to keep filling things and taking them away, so you had to wait for them to come back. We will try it off season and not on a holiday.
I thought the seafood had a bit too much breading. I ordered the shrimp dinner and received a dozen fried shrimp and a baked potato. We also got the oysters Rockefeller and they were very good. The view is amazing! We will definitely go back and try different food on the menu next time.
We had been in the car for 10 hours and were so excited to have some sea food. We made a reservation "just in case" they were busy (and they wetter not. Steady, but there were plenty of open tables). We were unaware that this restaurant has a reservation penalty, which is ridiculous. Although we arrived at 5:15, we had to order off a different, and far more expensive, menu from those around us because we had a reservation. We spoke with the manager, who simply shrugged and said it was their "policy." Local places struggle often due to their focus being on themselves and not pleasing the customers. We won't be back.
Great food. We eat here at least 4 times a year when we are at the beach. They're she crab soup was on point. Seafood platter was great and my son had the swordfish which we all tasted and agree, awesome. The only thing that is better than their food is the sunset view. Our waitress was very attentive to needs the entire meal.
The restaurant itself was very nice and the view was outstanding. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. However it was our 10th anniversary celebration and we were seated at the only table on the outdoor patio where one person in the party had their back to the beautiful scenery. My wife and I explained that this was a special occasion and that we had made reservations weeks before. Initially our waitress was very kind and offered to move us to another table where we could both enjoy the beautiful views. As we were being moved to the new table the hostess informed us that we would not be allowed to move. Despite our complaints to the management they made no offer to make this right. The tables on that side of the patio were squeezed so tightly together that the next table had to get up and move in order for us to be able to exit our table. They were a Party of Five that were squeezed into a four top table. The entire appeal of this restaurant was their beautiful views and they failed to meet this customer's expectations.
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 local craft beers) and our table was ready at 7:20. PERFECT view of the sunset over the inlet.
Furthermore, the food was excellent. I sprung for the filet mignon, oscar style, and requested medium rare. As a good restaurant should, they erred very slightly on the side of rare, and the result was perfect. No steak knife needed; the butter knife easily cut through this filet. Couldn't have asked for a better meal.
Very romantic setting, the best possible sunset views, and amazing food. Highly recommended.
It was our first visit to Gulfstream but it will not be our last. We requested scenic view and we got it. The sun setting was awesome. Our r waitress was excellent and very knowledgeable. The nightly specials were hard to choose from. My husband is a very picky eater ad he loved his flounder. My grandson's girlfriend does not care for sea food and eats very little. She ordered the chicken parmigiana and cleaned her plate. My grandson and I chose salmon and crab cakes along with gumb and she crab soup. We both thought it was the best that we had had. It was a great meal and we left very happy.
We have been going to this place for our anniversary for many years on our beach trips and we love it. I think we just went on a bad night this time because the kitchen was amazingly slow. Toward the end of the night our waitress told us that the manager wasn't there for some reason, and I'm sure that was a big factor in the slowdown. It would have been nice to have been told on the front end that things were moving slowly. After our food finally arrived we heard waiters telling other tables that had just been seated that the kitchen was slow that night. It obviously wasn't our waitress's fault that the food was so slow but she should have communicated better with us. We had to ask her a couple of times if she had any idea when we would get our food.
I am sure we will go back and give it at least one more chance in future years. Places have off nights sometimes.
I've dined here many times and had excellent food and service. Tonight was quite the exception. They were clearly overbooked or under staffed. The food was still very good, but the service was abysmal. Quite honestly, even though I understand it's a holiday they could have done much better. I'd have expected better from an establishment that's been around as long as GulfStream
We should have cancelled our reservation when we arrived in the parking lot and there was no parking. It got worse from there: the parking is inadequate for starters. We were promptly seated for our reservation, however.
Our server was inefficient and overwhelmed. He was working two large parties in addition to us, a party of two. It took him quite a while to acknowledge us and to get our drink orders. I asked for a beer list and it took a while to get that. Once I ordered my beer, it took 20 minutes to get a domestic craft bottle delivered to the table (the beer was good, but I did ask the server if he had to go to Charleston, where it was brewed to get it) The appetizer was delivered before my beer.
Finally, our order arrived. Both of our orders were wrong and we sent it back to be corrected. Our server told me that he forgot my salad and asked me if I wanted it boxed up to go. I told him no, that I wanted that taken off of the check. A few moments later, our order arrived, again incorrect as it was before. By now, there was nothing that could be done in our eyes to rectify what was supposed to be a relaxing dinner at the beach, so I asked for a manager. She did attempt to try again, but the experience was lost and ruined. We paid for our appetizer and drinks and left. The manager offered to box up our incorrect orders and give it to us to take away, but we declined. She never got the fact that it was about the experience, not necessarily the food. Who wants to take boxed up fried seafood and salad back to their hotel room?
From other bad reviews I have read on this site, our bad experience seems to be similar to others and is becoming a pattern. I think that this is more a problem with management than anything else. Beware before you go, I'll never give this establishment another chance.
When we were first seated the group next to us was quite loud. We were moved to another table that was much better. My husbands steak was quite difficult to cut. Another one came almost immediately.
Our waiter Brandon was extremely helpful.
Would recommend this restaurant to friends.
This was our second trip to Gulfstream. First was a family get together and this time for our anniversary. Both times were enjoyable. Had to ask for a different table this time as the window tables have air ducts underneath that were blowing frigid air, but the hostess honored our request very guickly.
Food was very good and cooked as ordered. Service was very timely and friendly although our server seemed a bit distracted a couple of times.
Besides the good food and atmosphere, it's a great place to catch a sunset.
It's a place that we will take our out of town visitors to.
We have been coming to Gulf Stream since it opened. She Crab soup is the best anywhere. We asked for window table in our reservation, but were told none were available. We were not happy about that and after a discussion with manager, they moved us. Good and service are always very good.
Food is very overpriced, nothing special. Dinner menu only one side, salad is extra. Green Beans are raw and flavorless. Very loud. The bread they bring you is white with no flavor. They should at least bring you a small salad while you wait endlessly to get your dinner.
We enjoyed your restaurant several times but a good while has passed since the last visit.
We were both taken aback at the amount of salt in the sea food and it was too dry (possibly cooked a bit too long) We thought "it may be a new owner or even a different cook that made
Tiffany was our waitress and we enjoyed her quick and pleasant sense of humor.
Ambiance for Mother's Day dinner here was outstanding (we sat outside with view over the inlet waters). Our reservation was at 5 p.m.; we were quickly seated and our request upon arrival to be seated outside was no problem. Our waiter arrived quickly and was very accommodating when we indicated we wanted to enjoy a leisurely dinner. Once ordered, our food arrived promptly. Even though the food was pretty good, their menu is limited in choices. My Grouper Francaise was good, although it did not have any lemon sauce -- only couple lemon slices to squeeze over it. Choices of sides are also limited. Husband had the bang-bang shrimp appetizer, which he said "was not very bang-bang." Said his entree of Cioppino was also just "ok." Can say, though, that sourdough bread was excellent.
Took my mom for her birthday and she always has loved it there. While we were there (great food and experience that night as well) we received a flyer for mothers day brunch. We decided why not! We took her and it was wonderful. Weather was perfect for brunch outside with great food and great drinks. Savannah was great & did a great job keeping up with us and keeping things light yet personal. Thanks for a great mothers day!
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