From fresh seafood (fried, broiled or grilled) as you like, great entree choices from salads to burgers to steaks and chops, Gulfstream is all about good eating at reasonable prices. It’s a year-round Carolina Beach favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Open 7 days a week.
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Monday – Thursday
6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm 9:00 pm
The Gulfstream Restaurant has been operating in the same spot for over 35 years, not to mention managing to stay open year-round in a highly seasonal beach town. The Pleasure Island landmark known as The Gulfstream Restaurant continues serving great food at affordable prices to locals and vacationers in Carolina Beach. Come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner—there are always familiar faces to greet and serve you and menu items that include your favorites, from seafood to burgers, sandwiches to entrees. There are daily specials too.
Recent renovations at The Gulfstream offer customers a fresh, new dining experience and an outdoor deck waiting area. Yeah, no reservations here, but worth the wait, if you have to wait. A friendly and attentive staff is the key to enjoying delicious home-style cooking the Gulfstream. The comfortable surroundings and consistent quality are what keeps the locals and year round vacationers coming back time and again.
One of the few early riser restaurants in Carolina Beach (opens at 6:00 am), The Gulfstream caters to local anglers who want a hearty meal before heading out to sea for a day of fishing. Not surprisingly, their day’s catch too might end up on the table at The Gulfstream, known for its delicious seafood preparation. Breakfast choices include all the traditional favorites, like eggs, bacon and grits, biscuit sandwiches, home-style breakfast potatoes, pancakes, waffles and more. Try the big Breakfast Burrito, served with potatoes and salsa.
When enjoying the beach scene, you never know when hunger may strike. The Gulfstream serves lunch daily until 3:00 pm. So if you’re craving a cheeseburger, BLT or wrap, head for The Gulfstream for tasty food at great prices.
With a name like Gulfstream and being a favorite dining spot for local fishermen, the seafood has to be good. Try the crab cakes, flounder sandwich, fish tacos or whole fried fish, shrimp, oysters and more. But the home cooking doesn’t stop there. Landlubber favorites are always a hit like grilled steaks, fried pork chops, fried chicken, spaghetti, as well as Daily Specials too!
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” Always love the fresh fish and home cooked meals served at the Gulfstream Restaurant. There is always something for every member of my family.”
“Sometimes we eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Gulfstream Restaurant.”
“Stopped here by accident. ..so glad we did. This is not a tourist trap, it’snot fine dining, it’s good, hearty food. We were more than pleased. We will be returning while here on vacation—reasonable prices..decent food. The service was great with lots of southern hospitality.”