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Local on the Water

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347 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 347 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very beautiful atmosphere! Live music! Good food and drinks! Beautiful views by the water!

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GregM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and there was a great band playing. Thomas Road!

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AngieA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service and atmosphere were great. The drinks were watered down. I had dry rubbed ribs and boy, were they cooked! Definitely dry cause they were burned.

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JimS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Large portions, fresh and good quality. Very enjoyable atmosphere. Great views of the Intercoastal and live music. Very relaxing with an island vibe. Highly recommend.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun place to sit outside, listen to music and eat. Our food was delicious, especially the crab dip and lobster Mac and cheese. Our drinks were expensive. Enjoy the food, enjoy the atmosphere, but price your drinks before you order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was great . Service was awful.we ordered one app and got another . Waitress says that’s what she ordered. Well it was not what we ordered . My daughter and I got our main meal and my husband waited another 15 mins .
Then we get the bill and she charged us for 2 app
Instead one one
. We will try again just with a different waitress

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vipKelly
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is very over priced. The drinks are good. The service was good. Food is nothing great. Fish was dry and salads were not good

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MrsCharmin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My husband and I took two neighbors to see a Oldies Group that was playing that night. We were seated promptly. We received our drink order quickly once we decided what we wanted. The appetizer ws good. The restaurant has changed their menu (.likely die to Covid 19). What used be lightly battered grouper bites was now “grouper fingers”. This would have been okay, but the grouper was lost in all the batter. The french fries beer also a bit salty and undercooked. The coleslaw was great. The other diners had the lobster roll and catfish with no complaints. Please go back to the grouper bites!

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DianeR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night, beautiful breezes, loved how the waitstaff wore masks. Loved Chip and the Old Blocks music!

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ElaineS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were fantastic! Lots of crab meat and not too much filler!

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Monica
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited while on vacation. Service was fantastic. Food was nice and hot! Tables were a little too close together and many customers not wearing masks while walking through the restaurant.

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PaulR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was great. Service was also very good.

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David
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

poor, poor, terrible food. lousy, extremely over priced drinks. lousy, extremely overpriced food.

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant! It was my first time there and the ambiance was welcoming and safe. The menu had lots of choices and my food was delicious. Our server was excellent! I cannot wait to come back soon when there is a live band.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Going back again tomorrow!

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vipAnnette
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Place was located right on water with great views. Food was very good with lots of choices. Lots for children to do! Was a little uncomfortable with the lack of consistent mask wearing the right way but other than that socially distanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service excellent. Clean.

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CarmenL
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been here many times with no problems and food was good and location and decor were better than average.
However, this time our wait service was horrible and unforgivable and ignored us from the minute we sat down. Brought us the wrong drinks, finally got her back after I complained to the front desk. Even then she failed to bring us our proper drink order and no appetizer order which she "never took" since she seemed to have disappeared. By the way, the restaurant was NOT that busy. People behind us came in 15 minutes after we sat down and their wait service attended to them properly and efficiently and they even had their drinks and APPETIZERS!! We sat and waited patiently and with courtesy and finally left abruptly after being seated for over 45 minutes and told the front desk why. We had a great meal with your competition with efficient timely service. Whats going on Local?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a must when in the Myrtle Beach area for waterfront dining . It is a casual relaxing atmosphere, with live music at night . The food is awesome and the staff is attentive . We added this place to our “ favorites” list .

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on the water! Cool band and huge outdoor deck with lots of space. Food was really good and service was great. Fun time!

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CindyC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place on the waterway- you can drink, dine, dance, and dock!! Just love it! Been coming here in the past for years, and so glad Local on the Water is stepping it up! "We locals LOVE Local!"

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TAAJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On family vacation with 2 teens and this place was perfect!! Live music. Plenty of outdoor seating. Wide variety of food and beverage plus swings, corn hole and fire pits where you would spread out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great service and of course great performance by the band “Jim Quick and Coastline band”
We hope to come back again soon!

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at LOCAL. The atmosphere was amazing for a date night - probably not so much for a family night though. The concert was super fun and the food was tasty also!

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Benji
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Adult beverage extremely expensive. Service not very good.

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fromMA2SC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 6, outside but under cover.
We were seated immediately in an excellent location. Outside with a clear view of the bandstand and under cover for Pete toon from sun and storm.
Oysters were fresh and tasty with nice side of spicy cocktail sauce and individual Tabasco bottle.
Nice interpretation of Lobster roll instead of mayonnaise a very tasty vinaigrette and generous portion of lobster meat CHUNKS.
Great spacing given the COVID outbreak and servers wore masks.
People waiting when we left around 7:30 PM were crowded in entrance mostly without masks.
Threatening storms delayed the band that was scheduled to play at 7 PM.
We’ll be back.

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Leigh
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very few staff wearing masks. Very disappointing. If we were not eating outside I would have left but we drove 20 minutes to get there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great with live music right on the sound! Busy, but well managed. Nachos & wings were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Kristen was an excellent server and was very pleasant and accommodating. Overall, a great location and environment. The apps were good but the entrees were just okay.

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CynthiaH
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Not good from beginning to end. Service was slow and forgetful... food was not good. Sorry but there are so many very good restaurants in Myrtle Beach to ever go back to this one. The location and atmosphere is great and it looked like the band was getting ready to play. Outside seating was very good. If you want somewhere to go and hang out with bad food, this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were so excited to try this place. We went for my birthday. The food was not as great as we thought. The prices were a bit high for the servings you were given. The alcohol was high compared to restaurants around. $4.50 for a bud light is a bit much. Our waiter was amazing. I can’t say enough about him. Just over all was disappointed with the experience

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TammyB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot when they have live music. Multiple bars, sand and fire pit area. Nice outdoor areas.

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KarenB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our waitress Shawn was great but the food was horrible. We had 7 people & everything was bad. Could never recommend this place for dinner. Just drinks. We ordered crab dip - no flavor. Burger was awful. Mac & Cheese awful. Filet tip salad - meat was grisly. Grouper fingers greasy. Onion straws were not straws. They were globs of breading & grease. We sent several things back. Nothing was fresh. Disgusting.

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vipMarlou
Pittsburgh
81 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

What a disappointment. First off... absolutely no compliance to any vivid guidelines. Hostess, servers no masks. No social distance. Service was pretty bad, food was average at best (had to fight off the bugs) and the price was way too high. Probably would not revisit.

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TanujP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Over an hour to get a drink. The food was tasteless. We just sat at our table from 7.45-9.00 pm with out any food or a drink.
Every single table was full. So much for social distancing. No one wore masks. Absolutely no one. The tables were next to each other with barely any space.
Would not return and recommend people to stay away. Spend your money and time somewhere else.

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MelissaL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff was incredibly friendly and competent. Ambiance is absolutely fantastic.

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Amlf
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Our waitress - Dani - was very attentive. I highly recommend the crab dip!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was disappointing. Especially the Rueben !!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon Local on the Water by accident on Open Table. We are so thankful we did! This will be a staple in our dining out rotation! The food was FANTASTIC, service was exceptional, and the restaurant and view were amazing! Highly recommended!

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KimG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My husband’s burger was burnt and I mean BLACK!
When my burger came out I asked for mayo/ketchup never got it. Margarita was $10. It was very very watery and had no lime taste. Watered down liquor
Service was average. We asked to sit on the patio but was put in the sun. Due to “social distancing” had to stay put. Manager did take off price of the burnt burger, as she should have. I am local and was hoping for a much better experience

FAQs

Local on the Water offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 281-0643.

Local on the Water is rated 4.2 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

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