Local on the Water

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The Local on the Water, is North Myrtle Beaches newest waterfront dinning location!!
With 2 stages, 8 boat slips, and multiple bars located right on the Intercoastal waterway you are sure to find a seat you will love! Our seafood is delivered fresh daily and pairs beautifully with one of our 40 beers on tap,
we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, outdoor seating on the water. Food was excellent.

KG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best waterfront dining ever ! I like the industrial design very upscale for this area and the food was best in the area . Wish the happy hour food menu had more options like a firecracker shrimp !

TL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was very good you need to have some kind of sun shade for your out door seating.,

J
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Finally tried this place. Was waiting because of all the bad reviews about the service. Glad we did. Food was good for bar food. Service was good. Atmosphere is very nice. We will be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very easy to make a reservation using open tables. We were seated immediately and greeted by our staff who took our drink order and made suggestions regarding the main course.

G
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location on the water but all dining is open air. If it is hot out, there is no escape. Food was OK but nothing spectacular for the price charged.

JB
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Laid back vibe and beachy atmosphere is the draw - food and service are just OK

F
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at a restaurant listed on Open Table until this experience. This one is so bad it really shouldn’t be listed on Open Table! The atmosphere is great. Large restaurant located on the water with outdoor dining and live music. The good stops there. The management and kitchen are the problem. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and checked in with a party of 5. Plenty of tables available so after waiting 30 minutes we asked about our reservation and were told they were about to give our table up because we were late! We were waiting less than 4 feet from the desk and were never called. 45 minutes after being seated we had a waitress and drinks. We were informed of a long list of menu items that were unavailable including appetizers and main menu items. The two orders of coconut shrimp were not edible. The crab dip was inedible. Other tables voiced similar experiences. We did speak to a manager but do not feel our voices were heard. This restaurant should be closed until competent management can be recruited and staff hired and trained. It is not up to par with normal Open Table offerings.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Water view is great and decor is very nice. We had to wait about 15 minutes after being seated to get a waiter and it wasnt very busy. Wait staff was a little slow to refill drinks.
But overall was a good experience and we will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had brunch at Local. Our server, Lindsay, was extremely courteous and professional explaining the items on the menu which had favorable reviews. The outside ambience was wonderful even on a cloudy afternoon. I certainly plan to visit this restaurant whenever I visit Myrtle Beach.

LF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I would go here for drinks and appetizers and to watch the sunset. For dinner,however, it is slow and no quality or accuracy in the order.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great facility, the food was ok, the server was inexperienced but hat should work itself out with time. The facility is off the beaten path but a great facility

SK
Algeria
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the venue. Sat outside with the sun setting. Beautiful but very warm. Retractable sun shade would be great. Food was good. Service was great but a little fast. Would like to have a little more time to enjoy the night out. Will come again.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Shrimp Quesadilla had the tails left on- the server took them off the bill.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gathering with out of town guest. Wonderful evening in every way!

BC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere! Great water views and the kids loved the swings! Food was good and the prices were reasonable. We will be back next vacation!

EM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One meal was dry the others were fine. Well stocked bar. Server was personable and fun. Very noisy. Would go back.

PT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I picked this place from Open Table based on the reviews. Met some friends there who live in Myrtle Beach and had been there once. Said the location was great, which it was. It was not noisy, we were able to sit and talk comfortably. Had a great waiter. Food was good. Would definitely go back and recommend it.

PM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend for the ambiance. There was a live band overlooking the water. We sat outside and it was lovely. They had swing sets to entertain the kids. Drinks were pretty good. Food was meh. Portions were on the smaller side.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening With friends. food was good and great outdoor dining on the water

DR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, beautiful views, and THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A little noisy for church women. Because they are in their 80s. Waiter supe great. Been there 5 times.
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every8frim the moment we arrived was outstanding. Food was delicious and service was great!!!!

TY
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

If this restaurant is a "sports bar" there are two few TV'ss. If it is a "lite fare" limited menu eatery, then ok; don't expect a traditional dinner. The location and layout at the junction of the Intercoastal and a canal, with great views of both waterways, is, maybe, one of the best in North Myrtle Beach. The beautiful, hard metal decor and wrap around glass windows with garage door-like openings is striking, but amplifies sound, making it a noise hour or so.

MP
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster roll was delicious, our guests liked the crab cakes. The restaurant was noisy but the music was good. Beautiful view

LN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Local a few times & have never been disappointed so when I had a family dinner to plan this was my first choice! Everything was seamless- reservation, drinks, service, food, music, ambiance.......everything!! I would recommend this place to everyone (except I don’t want it to become too popular 😋)

PT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super atmosphere. All seating is open air, either outside or inside. Bad weather they can apparently close some overhead doors. Kids will enjoy swings, viewing the Intracoastal. Could use a few more waitresses, waiters.

P
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best restaurant we dined at at North Myrtle Beach. The food and service was outstanding. This restaurant was on the water which is a bonus. Really enjoyed this restaurant.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very pleasant experience. The food choices were ok, but it took longer for our orders to be served. We had a party of 8, which shouldn’t have delayed our dinners that long. We will give it another try. Our server was very good.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Been good to us . Clams were tasty but small . We enjoyed locals the few time we were there

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A really nice place. Hidden from the road so would never know it’s there unless you find an advertisement or from word of
Mouth. Noise level is high if seated inside. If outside it’s nice. Food was good. Staff was very nice. We will be back!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We made a reservation which was honored on time, but we had asked for a good water view and were given the very worst table in the room. The very furthest away from the main entrance in the back corner with a view of the back of the building. The service was slow but our waitress was great and the food was very good . Also the noise levels made it difficult for conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great!
Food was delicious!

SP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As locals, this is our new favorite restaurant. Sometimes we bring guests by boat! Thanks to James, our server.

L
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was great! Out of six food items we ordered only one was actually good. The draft beer was not ice cold as you would expect it to be. In my opinion, they are a tourist restaurant and are not concerned about you returning anytime soon. As a “local,” it’s very disappointing.

d
Richmond
328 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View of water was great! Food was very good! They took good care of our table of 11!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very attentive and the atmosphere was very upbeat. Everyone is super friendly and the live music gives it a fun social atmosphere. The appetizers were exceptionally good! (Crab dip, fried pickles, and especially the hush puppies) we sat outside on the water, right by the love music, which turned dinner into a whole experience!

D
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations recommended. Food is always good. Very popular place for dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacationing from PAZ Our first time there and really liked it.
Take a sweater... especially if you are seated in the back room.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

pay attention to food quality - I've been three times now and the quality is decreasing - mussels were baked and hard - terrible - weren't bad the first time I had them

Noise level of performer was overwhelming - too loud - need a quieter performance - we actually were hoping he would take a break

Service was very good with a few exceptions - had to ask for items that were ordered clearly - no butter served with lobster roll (mediocre quality) and second order of clams not received - water spilled on floor near table was not cleaned up creating a hazardous exit from the restaurant

Don't blow it - get the quality up !!

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