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?
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!
Cat Davis - Food Family Finds
I'm not a seafood eater but that dessert looks pretty darn good and the view is just amazing.
This place was so good, plus the view was amazing.
This looks like a great place to have lunch! The views alone are worth a stop, imo.
Looks gorgeous! and that calamari has my mouth watering!
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!
That view is just exquisite!
I would love to visit there just for the view and I'm sure the dessert is a plus too
My mouth is watering!
Laura O in AK
That's one fantastic view to have while enjoying lunch. The food looks great, too.
We are planning to visit Myrtle Beach soon. We'll definitely check this restaurant out. Thanks!
That looks like a great place to visit! And I love calamari - yum!
Looks like an amazing place and the food looks delicious.
I can't help it, but I love Myrtle Beach. It just will always hold something special for me. 🙂
Beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Myrtle Beach... actually your post took me there!! Thank you Jennifer 🙂
I love Myrtle Beach - thank you so much
I hear Myrtle Beach is really a fun place. Thank you. Jerri Davis
Next planning to visit this place for sure .. the cloud pictures are so beautiful to see. love the nature scenario ..