Friday, February 26, 2016

Breakfast in Carolina Beach NC

Continuing with our trip to the shore in the Carolinas… The weather was bad and getting worse.  The wind was humming along and the skies were gray with intermittent spurts of rain and drizzle.  It wasn’t a good way to start our first morning in Carolina Beach.

Our first goal was to find a local place for a hearty breakfast…

This is Gulfstream Restaurant… It’s on a side street just off US Hwy. 421, which is the main road through Carolina Beach.  I’d learned about this restaurant while researching for possible dining spots for our trip.  In Trip Advisor, Gulfstream had 131 excellent/very good vs. 12 poor/terrible reviews, almost right on my ideal ‘go to’ guideline ratio of 10:1 good to bad. 

Gulfstream Restaurant is located right across the road from a large marina and some party/tour boats that are probably very busy in the height of the tourist season.  

The interior of the restaurant was bright and clean…looking just like what one would expect in a neighborhood dining establishment.  They were fairly busy at 8:45 am despite the weather and the fact that it was a little off season. 

This was Gulfstream’s version of Eggs Benedict. ($8.95) It came with a choice of grits or home fries.  Laurie thought that this was a very satisfactory breakfast indeed…good fuel for a rainy day!

Bill went for this ‘light breakfast’!  This was “The Platter”. ($7.95) This meal consisted of 2 big pancakes, 2 eggs and 2 sausage patties… That is a lot of food for a great price!  Bill was quite happy with his choice. 

Alternatively, diners can order French toast instead of pancakes and you could also order link sausage or bacon instead of the sausage patties.

Bonnie ordered the Ham and Cheese Omelet with home fries and a biscuit instead of toast. ($6.95) This breakfast was a good start for her day.  The biscuit was nice and fluffy…

I ordered the standard Two Egg Breakfast with Sausage Patties, Home Fries and Toast. ($6.25) The eggs were fried over-easy perfectly, the sausage patties were decent and, although I prefer hash browns to home fries, this kind of ‘crushed’ home fry version was very well done indeed. 

We liked Gulfstream Restaurant enough that we had breakfast there the following morning as well…and again we were content diners.  The food at Gulfstream is of good quality and the value, or bang for your buck, is definitely there!

Gulfstream Restaurant is located at 78 Myrtle Avenue in Carolina Beach North Carolina.  Phone: 910-458-8774.  Their Website can be found at:

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Thanks for stopping by for breakfast!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Sounds like you found a great breakfast place. It passed your good food and good value test and the plates looked very attractive. I would say you found a winner David.

    Hope you and Laurie have a nice weekend.

  2. Looks like my kind of breakfast food. I would have topped Bills pancakes with those two eggs and been a happy camper.