Travel Tuesday: The Gulfstream Cafe in Myrtle Beach

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While in Myrtle Beach, I visited quite a few lovely restaurants. One restaurant in particular, the Gulfstream Cafe in Garden City, really stood out to me because of its location.

Situated on the Strand between the Atlantic ocean and the Murrells inlet, you have a beautiful view no matter which way you look! We were sat by a huge row of windows overlooking Marlin Quay Marina and Murrells inlet, which was gorgeous in the midday sun!

Normally only open for dinner on Thursdays, the Gulfstream Cafe opened especially for my group, which was impressive  in its own right! Our servers were incredibly friendly and quite helpful, giving us suggestions for meal selections.

Now, I heard that the She-Crab soup at the Gulfstream cafe was delicious BUT…being allergic to shellfish, I didn’t want to try my luck and get sick so early in the day. I’ve been able to eat Alaskan King Crab and Snow Crab without being sick, but I’ve never tried Blue Crab.

So I settled on the fried calamari as an appetizer.

I was not disappointed!

The Gulfstream Cafe is famous for their delicious assortment of seafood, most notably, their She-Crab soup, jumbo lump crab cakes and catch of the day. Now, I love me some seafood and Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to go if you are a seafood lover – they are known for their Southern Coastal Cuisine! I skipped the seafood that day and settled on a Filet Minon, which was accompanied by the best baked potato I’ve ever eaten, along with a creamed spinach so delicious that my mouth just started watering thinking about it!

For dessert? Oh yes, because you know that I can’t pass up dessert!

This was an interesting spin on an apple pie, and while I could only eat a few bites because I was so full from lunch, it was fantastic!

After lunch, we ran upstairs and took a few more photos of Murrells inlet and the marina. The Gulfstream Cafe also has outdoor seating upstairs, and if you are in the area, I highly recommend having your meal outside – the view is just amazing!

Dont’ get me wrong, the Gulfstream Cafe is more than just a restaurant with a beautiful view! The Gulfstream Cafe also has seasonal Oyster roasts, Sunday brunches with a build your own Bloody Mary bar and guess what?

Live music!!

Myrtle Beach’s 60 Best Kept Secrets

As you may recall from my last post on the 60 secrets of Myrtle Beach, each place I visited during my trip was one of Myrtle Beach’s best kept secrets. The secret surrounding the Gulfstream Cafe?

You can watch the sunrise and sunset from the Gulfstream cafe because of their unique positioning on the Strand. That’s a true rarity on the East Coast!

You can find out more about the 60 secrets of Myrtle Beach on the Visit Myrtle Beach website, and make sure to enter their Pin to Win contest – you could win a trip to Myrtle Beach!


My travel and accommodations were complimentary while in Myrtle Beach, but all opinions are my own!

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  1. says

    We loved the Gulf Stream Cafe when we visited Myrtle Beach a few months back. Such a beautiful sunset! So glad you had the chance to go there as well. Your food looks like it was delicious!

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