About Us

A perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner near the water.

Our Story

A Local Favorite Since 1978

Gulfstream Restaurant was “born and raised” as a local, family tradition by Spiro and Joanne Simotas who nurtured it into a classic spot highly regarded for its food, affordability and friendly atmosphere. Now in its 42nd year, Gulfstream is still locally owned and operated by Kure Beach resident Ed Thomas, along with his business partner Rich Johnson and their team of managers and support staff.

The landmark restaurant continues to serve great food at affordable prices to locals and vacationers from all the communications of Pleasure Island: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Ft Fisher. 

Whether you come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – there are always familiar faces to greet and serve you and menu items that include your favorites as well as daily specials.

The entire staff looks forward to continuing the Gulfstream tradition of providing a family-friendly restaurant that all the locals and visitors to Carolina Beach can enjoy.

Simply Delicious

We are committed to uniting fresh produce with beef, poultry, and seafood to make dishes you’ll want to come back for again and again.

Gulfstream Restaurant is inspired by the coastal environments that surround our restaurant so seafood is always a popular selection and we serve it in a variety of ways to satisfy everyone. When you dine with us, we will do our best to make you feel at home and ensure you leave looking forward to your next visit.


Delicious Food

Great food is food that tastes so delicious you bookmark it, and can’t wait to come back and have it again.


Vibrant Atmosphere

Casual dining, filled with laughter, joy and the sounds of life being enjoyed in the moment.


Food For The Whole Family

We’re proud to serve delicious food that the whole family can enjoy from the youngest to the oldest.