Cypress Room - Island Vista Resort

4.4
177 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Welcome to the Cypress Room restaurant, where oceanfront dining meets southern charm and hospitality at it's finest! The Cypress Room's floor-to-ceiling windows offer a spectacular view of the palm tree lined ocean front. We proudly offer a menu of "New American" Cuisine with a southern flair, created by our award-winning Chef, Mike McKinnon. All food is prepared in house and to order with the finest fresh local ingredients. The Cypress Room is an up-scale casual and family friendly restaurant with live entertainment and a full service bar and cocktail lounge boasting an extensive selection of domestic and imported wines. Enjoy our HAPPIER HOUR DAILY FROM 4PM TO 7PM offering special pricing and menus. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 177 people are saying
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Shamrock
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed a nice dinner while staying at the resort. The view can't be beat and live music added to the atmosphere. Cocktails were delicious, service was decent and food was tasty. The menus were damaged and difficult to read which was weird, perhaps sending guests to an online menu might be a better option. It just gave a bad first impression of the restaurant but overall we enjoyed our dinner at the Cypress Room!

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jimc
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great meal and superb service, oceanfront then Cypress Room is a no brainer. Domitric was an outstanding server who took very good care of us. I also appreciate the other wait staff checking in on us too. Plus there was live music! We had Filet Mignon and Flounder. Both were superb and we would order them again and again. Don't visit Myrtle Beach without a meal at Cypress Room.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Gray was awesome, good music, great ambiance & delicious food! Fresh!!!

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New2Cleveland
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very limited menu. Very few options for Seafood allergy wife and daughter. No one had a good meal worth the money that was charged. Salmon was over cooked and dry, tasteless. Will not be back. Even though staying at the hotel and without a rental car - I’d rather take an Uber or walk to local dining 1 mile away.

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austinnmat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale for adults but 6 year old also the view and music. Food was great too.

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vipcowpoke
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Vacation special meal

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EricH
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good dinner with good service and even live music on a Friday night. We really enjoyed the steaks and seafood, all were very well prepared.

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GeorgeP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our 3rd visit to the Cypress Room was just like our last two, excellent. Both dinners were exceptional, you could not find a more tender steak. We will be back.

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LisaT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! The salmon was delicious and presented beautifull. First time trying the She Crab soup and it was really tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time there. The food was very good, the service was good and we enjoyed the live entertainment which was perfect.

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vipNNEG
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the ambiance outside by the ocean was fantastic. The only issue was the wait for a table although we had reservations. The outdoor seating is very limited but it was worth the wait.

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TerryM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers, Dinner, Drinks and desserts, were good! I would recommend to give them a try!

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vipLyubaN
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Dinner with a view and an excellent guitar player

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MonicaD
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Great food always !! Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great servers & staff! Awesome Bloody Mary!

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vipJenniferM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Food was very well. Place was ghetto. And server did not wear a mask properly. Reserved outdoor seating and got their and told I could not do that. Never again. Don’t go here.

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vipDennisR
Naples
86 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This would be a 5 star however it's a challenge parking in the parking deck is troublesome.

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Julie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing views! Service was great and the food came out fresh and fast. Will definitely be back!

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SuzanneD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night dinner with the husband was wonderful. Outdoor seating with lovely view and live music! Server, Shannon was sweet and gave us excellent service. Husband loved the scallops. This will become a regular place for us.

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Angel
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

By far the best dinner we had while visiting Myrtle Beach!

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vipShelleyC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cyoress Room provides a lovely ambiance with the gorgeous oceanfront views and the smooth sounds of acoustic soloist Glenn Taylor. The food was excellent and so was the server David. Chef Mike and his team did an amazing job! I highly recommend this establishment as it is a locals favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The seafood was okay.
The steak special was great!

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LeeW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice relaxed resort atmosphere. The service was good and the food was fresh and taty.

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vipLeslieM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was too cold to sit outside but outside is definitely where you want to sit. But even though we were disappointed with sitting inside the food was amazing so that made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great food, great atmosphere. Hidden gem right on the ocean. Gray Singleton was an excellent server.

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PamM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast and wonderful service. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend.

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RobertK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great location, very good food, nice service
Only criticism is they include 18% tip automatically, and do not tell you they are doing it
I find this sleezy and unacceptable, hoping you will double tip

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Order the special and you’ll be ok. I returned my first meal which I never do, and replaced it with a hamburger that was burned. My wife ordered the special and was very pleased. The service was slow with a two hour span of time from entry to departure. It was Valentine’s Day and so it was very busy. Maybe that was the problem. Idk. I loved the venue and the fact that it was on the water front.

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vipKathy
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was awesome, we had great service and enjoyed the conversation

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Frank
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

$150 for 3 people with 1 alcohol drink is not good. The food was not good and we didn’t even eat it all. The service was slow and spotty even though there were only two other couples in the room. Even the only one alcohol drink was wrong and had to be replaced. Then to top it off the waitress wanted us to give her a good rating because they had a new boss and wanted to impressed him. Total waste of time and money.

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ronw
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Heavily over priced my food was over cooked and way over priced the room was nice but very dated

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EvelynH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent hotel restaurant and bar. Great service for breakfast and dinner!

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SueR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. The food was delicious, service was excellent.

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kcmc
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE Cypress Room! The View and Food are outstanding and I love the staff-they are always nice and caring!

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LindaD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time that we have gone as a family to a restaurant for Thanksgiving. The buffet was outstanding and how can you not love eating right on the ocean?! Absolutely wonderful!!

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Linda
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly, and welcomed by the friendly staff. Service was excellent, and our server went above and beyond to accommodate my food allergies. The food was prepared perfectly. The best part of the experience was the musical entertainment provided by a talented guitarist, who performed requests as well as his own music. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My husband and I have had breakfast in this restaurant and the experience was great. Decided to entertain clients, the service was horrible, the food was good, but the lack of attention to detail and service tarnished the previous experience.

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FoodFanatic
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A. Pleasant experience. A good spot for everyday dinner while on vacation. Good value and casual resort style ambiance. A

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vipcharlesD
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a nice evening. The view from the dining room is wonderful and the cypress paneling and decor gives a warm feel. The hostess was very gracious and the food and drinks were excellent.

We were a little befuddled as when we showed up for our reservation we could not be seated, as the kitchen was not ready, yet the next several couples/groups that came in were seated immediately. Probably just a misunderstanding as we arrived a little early.

Also 18% tip is already included in the bill, so be aware of that.

Overall just the kind of place we were looking for; quiet, good food, service, and beach view.

FAQs

Cypress Room - Island Vista Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 449-6406 ext. 0.

Cypress Room - Island Vista Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.