WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waterscapesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (843) 913-2845
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Julien Lancrerot
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering menus are available for your event of up to 700p and are accessible at www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/event_menus or for more information please contact our catering department at (843) 913-1333.
  • Private Party Facilities: WaterScapes Restaurant offers several options for private dining as well as special events such as weddings, receptions, anniversaries and meetings. In addition to the WaterScapes Main Dining Room, there are several indoor and outdoor choices on-site that will accommodate up to 700.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrea Childers 843-913-2834x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North of 82nd Parkway and Hwy 17 Bypass
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or self parking available on site.
A word from WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Description: Executive Chef Julien Lancrerot would like to extend a personal invitation for you to experience a fresh alternative in sustainable "Farm to Table" dining at Waterscapes Restaurant. Chef Julien strives to be on the forefront of sustainability and utilizes every effort to ensure the products we serve are locally grown , as the seasons allow , and of the freshest quality possible. The seafood is hand-selected right off of the fishing boats in Murrells Inlet and from fisheries providing same day fresh delecacies , all the way through to the ever tender prime grass fed beefs , succulent farm raised pork, and mouth watering free-range chicken. Other favorites include golden seared diver scallop appetizers , seared parmesan romain salad, and house made purple cape bean hummus.Chef rounds out the menu with mouth watering desserts that change with the seasons to complete your culinary experience that is dining at Waterscapes.
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WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (5)good for groups (4)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very Disappointed
    Charlie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had been to a luncheon at Waterscapes and everything was wonderful. I thought dinner would be a great But - We had two very accommodating servers and they appeared to be the only game in town. They would take orders, fill water pitchers and disappear into the kitchen for long periods - Maybe cooking the food as well? I felt sorry for them to see the way they tried to take care of the entire restaurant. Also, we tried to order a bottle of wine only to be told they were of it. We tried again to order another bottle of wine and they were out of that. Finally found one they had and to be fair, they discounted the $65 bottle. We might have had after dinner drinks or dessert but could not wait to leave. Why such a low wait staff?
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  • Excellent Evening
    Coonhound6
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything at WaterScapes was truly excellent! The Chilean Sea Bass was the best I have ever had....truly perfectly cooked (not easy). The escargot was incredible! It was about 40 or 50 snails in an extraordinary tomato based Tuscan sauce that was truly "to die for". The service was totally excellent! This restaurant was the highlight of our 3 day trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. In fact, it is worth the 5 hour drive one way and overnight just to dine here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Beautiful restaurant
    Mehersong
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I usually order the steak...Pittsburgh style. And the chef always cooks it perfectly. They play beautiful music..the ambience is lovely..and its a very pleasant place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cdwelle
    carol
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    very nice. friends from charlotte recommended water scapes to us and we were not dissapointed.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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  • anniversary32
    stlcardsfoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went to Waterscapes for the first time since moving to MB five months ago. The food was absolutely outstanding and we loved that the chef listed the local sources for many of his dishes and ingredients. The service was not on par with the food or the prices. While I wouldn't say the service was bad, it was at best, average (my ice tea glass sat empty for nearly 20 minutes and not noticed until he came to ask about desert. Also, we were under the impression that the restaurant had views of the intercoastal waterway, it does not. All said, the food was great and the chef deserves a better service staff.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wish them well, but not likely to return. Wait staff was nice but slow. Long waits for water, and in-between courses. The place was empty so there was no excuse. Lemons requested for fish entrees took so long we finished before they arrived. Nice people, they do a nice job presenting information, the food presentations looked good, but they are not up to par with other places nearby. The setting is not good - you are in the bowels of a hotel and you know it. They could really improve ambience by moving out of that building or remodeling to show the marina nearby, and spend some time training staff. Not sure about the skills of the chef. 'Potato Wrapped Grouper' was just dipped in flakes and fried. >:(
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 131 reviews are from the WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes reviews archive.
  • Farm to Table Deliciousness
    Foodie483
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Locally sourced food expertly prepared. The escargot small plate special was layered with complex flavors - a tasty treat in every bite. She Crab soup was layered with flavor. Carolina trout on a bed of mashed cauliflower also delicious. The pork chop large plate off the regular menu was absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good, the bad and the delicious
    eatssweets101
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good service. Not great, a little slow. But good enough. Bad atmosphere. Well, not bad exactly, but boring. But the food...amazing. Delicious. Memorable. And yummy enough that we would consider putting up with the service and atmosphere again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner for 2
    Dave
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Celebrating my wife's birthday with a quiet dinner for 2 at Waterscapes was very nice. Excellent and prompt service, very good wine, and a pleasant atmosphere. My wife loves the lobster mac and cheese, which is full of plump lobster chunks. I enjoyed the scallops which were prepared perfectly. Even though the menu says Bay Scallops, they are truly sea scallops, good sized, sweet and juicy. Quiet atmosphere, nice view of the pool. Overall an excellent dining experience. We have been before and will return again.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre, pricey, won't go back
    MissMissyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The price points were mostly close and over $30 per entree. Salads and appetizers are $9-$12. The bread and goat cheese olive oil we excellent. The wine list was good and there were some reasonable $6 glasses available. The farm to table concept was a bit stretched, apps and entrees weren't impressive. Tomato/mozzarella/avocado app came with two dabs of avocado "sauce" and the tomatoes were bland. One person at our table sent their dish back (chewy lobster blamed on a cover they placed on the dish while the person was in the restroom), mine was over spiced shrimp and grits, another person with the scallops found their dish bland. One server for 4 tables And the hostess had the personality of a doorknob.
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  • Hidden gem
    DRJMM
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Returned once more to one of our favorite restaurants at the beach. The service was very attentive and the food was excellent.We all had appetizers that we enjoyed (mine was the she crab soup) followed by nicely presented entrees. We vote they keep the banana creme brule, as they are in the midst of a menue change--it was very good. Good news, it wasn't busy. Bad news, it wasn't busy. Always seems to have the place to ourselves. I do believe the location is certainly out of the way, but worth the extra effort to fin and enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was great... Husband's fish portion was a bit small, but everything was tasty. Great crab cake / fried green tomato appetizere. We really loved the goat cheese/ olive oil dipping sauce for the bread. For the money, I would say just take it up a notch higher. Outdoor dining should have candles or torches. Pool noise was not bad, but did take away from the ambience a bit. Music and / or a water feature would help with this. Had the red velvet dessert... Nothing outstanding. Tasted fine, just not superior.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for a tourist spot
    JLLfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Perfect food. The menu is creative. Waterscapes uses local ingredients whenever possible. You need to try this place if you appreciate great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine dining in n myrtle bch
    tinkVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Knowledgeable waiter, locally sourced food. Food was presented well. Great to have fine dining in this area of chain and mediocre dining choices!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Overall Experience
    ChefMike
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Service was very good. Karen the hostess was pleasant and accomidating. Our server was very attentive. Only negative comment when the food came out food runner auctioned it off. Appetizers we ordered the shrimp & pea risotto and crab cake both were very tasty and had a nice presentation. Risotto could have been seasoned a little more but still a very good dish. Entrees we ordered Shrimp & Grits and the Lobster Mac & Cheese. The Shrimp & Grits were delicious. The Lobster Mac & Cheese had plenty of lobster and orecchiette pasta but did not have much flavor and was very bland. The sauce was very thin and did not coat the pasta at all. For dessert we had a banana creme brulee with a toasted marshmallow that was really good.
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  • There was only one other pair
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    There was only one other pair of diners in the restaurant but you could hear every word of their conversation no matter where we sat (and we asked to be relocated but it didn't help). On the whole the food tasted wonderful. One of our dishes was stripped bass -- the portion was so small it was a joke. $28 only got 2 very small pieces of fish. I left starving.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Farm to Table
    uvamam
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great locally sourced food. The service was excellent. The food was very good, but nit amazing. I had the local tripper fish- very fresh, but salty. We also had the pork chop, also really good but salty, and the lobster mac and cheese, which had a nice flavor but not much cheese. The best thing was the banana creme brûlée. Who knew that could be so good!! I think with minor changes, this place would be really move up. I would definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Forgot the appetizer
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Food was OK but they forgot the appetizer until after entree. They did comp the appetizer as an apology which was good. Service was sporadic even though there were only 2 other diners inside restaurant for lunch. They appeared more interested in getting ready for the group of 75 arriving for buffet lunch as we were finishing.
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  • 50-50
    CBJP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife's salmon was very good as was her crab cakes. My Lobster bisque was watery and not much flavor - no evidence anywhere of lobster. My seared tuna was obviously frozen - the outside cooked portion was dry and the raw potion was tasteless and fell apart with very little urging. Felt that a restaurant on the coast should have had a much better piece of fish. The coffee was freshly made and flavorful. Kudos to the waitress who did not charge for the poor selections.
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  • Fine and farm fresh
    MarineClaim
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Locally sourced food is a hallmark of this very good establishment. Shrimp and grits was an excellent dish as was very tender pork chops.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Farm to Table in MB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Outstanding grass fed beef, homemade breads and organic veggies, everything well made with delicious sauces nice alternative to all the industrial food establishments in Myrtle Beach.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • REAL food with Real Flavours
    Bluewolfmoon
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This was such a welcome change from most American restaurants where the food often tastes bland and many of the ingredients are unidentifiable as ever having been grown or raised. They truly do use farm fresh stock and you can taste the difference that makes to the food. The waiter (Brian) was amazing. Torn between the lobster mac & cheese and the Shrimp Grits, he asked a few questions and recommended the shrimp grits as being the more comfort food despite what one might think. WOW! WOW! WOW! This dish was hearty and tasty with a little kick of spice. The flavours all complimented one another perfectly. Had I been staying longer, this restaurant would've been my repeat star each evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new chef
    FauchereLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Big improvement over last year. Innovative combinations and presentations. Beautiful salad: a fountain of almost black tipped pale green lettuce leaves "growing" out of two stacked rings of airy bread fried to crouton like crispness. Citrus dressing, sliced asparagus, tomato cubes. Imaginative presentation of chicken, crispy blackened skin, mushrooms and gnocchi. A visit by the chef. Desserts still need some work. Breakfast of bananas foster French toast is come-back good.
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    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dishes!
    Lindylou
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    On a very quiet Sunday evening with only one other couple in the whole restaurant my husband and I had one of the most outstanding dinners in years. Everything was beautifully presented,the flavors outstanding. A great deal of time and effort had been spent in preparing our food and each dish was an explosion of flavors. Portion size for us was perfect but may seem small to some. Would highly recommend the Waterscape to all .
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Dining Away from it all
    BrookeVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We decided to try this resturant while on a trip. We found it nice and quaint. The food was good and the service was great.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We dined on Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We dined on Valentines Day and they seemed to have a number of miscues from choosing a table to seat us at to getting confused and mixing up the delivery of the right temperature steaks - delivered to right table but wrong diner -easily fixable. Food was good but not outstanding as expected. i would blame it on the Valentines rush but restaurant was only 2/3rds full. It almost seemed like a lot of the staff were working their first day.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was recommended by friend, Food was awesome, service friendly but a bit slow considering half the restaurant was empty, waiter had an opportunity to sell me more wine but was never available (Glass sat empty most of the evening). Not a romantic setting, very open, wall booth style seating with no privacy at all. virtually sitting a foot away from a couple next to us with nothing dividing the tables. I'm sure they enjoyed our conversation. Blatantly visible stains on the chairs. For the price they're charging you would expect more. Really wanted this one to work but to no avail...
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    fit for foodies
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  • Presentation was great . Food
    RayRay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Presentation was great . Food was a different matter
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    TomandAnna
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We were in town for just a couple of days at included my wife's birthday, this restaurant had mostly great reviews on trip advisor. I thought why not? It was great the service provide to us by our server Brian was just as outstanding as was our dinner, an overall great experience
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful experience!
    NickandHolly
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My husband and I were staying at the Inn for the weekend and decided to try the restaurant. I am something of a steak and wine snob, but the entire experience far surpassed my expectations! The server was very knowledgable of the extensive wine list and made recommendations that were perfect for my husband and I. The beef tenderloin was so tender I could practically cut it with my fork! I highly recommend anyone in the area or staying at this hotel try this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    George
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We brought two other couples with us for my wife's birthday - it was one of her most memorial dinners - our guest and us could not stop talking about the evening as one of the best in a long time - definitely plan to come back ---soon
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food dining
    KenW
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    In an area where every restaurant claims to be the best this restaurant stands out. Food was well prepared, well presented and full of flavour. Service was excellent. We are not usually fans of hotel restaurant but this one is different. Very relaxed atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    CE185
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A group of us (all first timers) were pleased with the quiet sophisticated dining experience. All of the selections on our fixed price menu were deemed delicious and everyone agreed that this was a place worth another visit.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 course dinner
    Mayu8
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The restaurant was not busy, yet we have to wait for a while. We do not drink. It seems they were more attentive to the customers that order wine. The food portions were very small. The best course was the dessert. It was served in a chocolate cup. A special mini spoon would have made better to enjoy it.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good with a few gliches
    WelltraveledfoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    This was our first experience at WaterScapes and we will eat here again. The food was very good. We had the pimento cheese, bacon jam appetizer and it was outstanding. The grouper and beef tenderloin were both wonderful also. We did eat here on a Sunday evening during low season at Myrtle Beach and there were only two waiters working the entire restaurant which includes seating diners, bartending and serving. Both appeared to be doing their best to keep up but the restaurant was just understaffed. Hopefully, the next time we get to eat at WaterScapes, it will be better staffed.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals at the beach
    Eatin4fun
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This was one of the best meals we have had at the beach in a long time. We walked away with a very satisfied palette rather then an overfilled stomach. The service was perfect.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner !
    LT88
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    There are a lot of dining choices in Myrtle Beach and this one is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Farm to table fresh local foods the are cooked perfectly. Hostess treats you like family, waitstaff attentive and food is out of this world. highly recommend this restaurant. We come to Myrtle Beach often and only wish we had found it sooner.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    LuvMB
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    We went for a birthday dinner with another couple and it was all good. This was our second time dining at Waterscapes and both times the food has been outstanding. The service was also excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The specials were duck and redfish and both were greatly enjoyed.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Our server was very attentive & helpful, while the food selection was unique & well prepared
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Meal
    JEM02882VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Started the meal with a surprisingly wonderful bread basket. Both meals were exceptional. Ordered the pork chop and the tenderloin and both were very tender and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.