Local on the Water

4.3
628 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 628 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.7
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPamH
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had reservations for outside but was seated in the back room with no view! There was hardly anyone there at the time we were. I am a frequent customer but am rethinking that

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place!

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JamesM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miranda was a great waitress. Atmosphere was good. Need to have the busboys clean the tables a bit faster and sweep the floor under the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Toraz was outstanding. Awesome place. Even better service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Not so great as in the past. Love the location and the atmosphere. Unfortunately barely saw our server. They overcooked my NY Strip (asked for medium, got shoe leather! Had to redo it). Never did get the fries I asked for. My daughter’s shrimp pasta was watery - she only ate the shrimp. Despite everything, never offered any type of compensation. Too bad, really tried to roll with it.

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Shamrock
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Glad we had a reservation, busy new place! Loved the atmosphere and activities on the property. The website said there would be live music which is what we went for but unfortunately no band. The food was delicious and service was quick. We would go back again to hear live music.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

By 7pm they were out of the catch of the day and the sea bass….otherwise the food was good. Great local beer list. Live music was good and service was excellent

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vipStephenA
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seafood was subpar and service was terrible. 2plus hours for raw bar, chicken fingers and half rack of ribs. The chicken fingers for my child were never put in, so for the first hour, she was waiting to eat.

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AmyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with great food! Seated with no wait thanks to reservations! Crab dip was wonderful
Lobster roll was delicious!
Fun live music! Can’t wait to come back

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vipPamH
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Happy hour is pitiful ow that restrictions have lifted. Food choices very limited and old favorites taken off!

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MarkM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a good setting!

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JanetM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere...came to see Too Much Syliva...awesome group!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Because of reservations we were seated right away. Food ordered arrived promptly. Server didn’t check on us frequently enough. Food was delicious. Over all a great place.

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ReganC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good drinks and a fun environment with music

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GailH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers but will not be the last. Chicken nachos are the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Went to eat dinner and listen to the band. The band was excellent! We ate dinner, and were enjoying the music when our waitress told us we had to either order more food or leave. She told us the manager did not want people “camping at the table”. Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize spending $100 on dinner and drinks was considered “camping”. We “locals” were very offended by this and will NEVER go back to “Local” again. And we will be telling our local friends and family about this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Over priced! Staff was obviously new. Didn’t know any happy hour specials. Messed up one of our orders. Food was cold. Cucumber drink was disgusting and I love cucumber and tequila! One of the locals recommended it and I couldn’t have been more disappointed. The only positive was the swings and games for the kids.

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KimJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location! Sat outside on the deck area - open air bar and tables, live music and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Outstanding waffles!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a time listening to the live band, eating great food
And nice views of the intercoastal.

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BrianS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was not the best but the overall experience is good because of the views and activities for younger kids.

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vipCrissyS
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is struggling with staff and it is obvious. We were told a kitchen manager had just quit and several staff members called out the day we went and it was obvious. Apparently there was only one bartender working and we had to wait 25 minutes to get our drinks. I love this place and I certainly hope they get some staff hired so we can continue to enjoy this place. The food is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was very basic. In my opinion it was expensive for the food and drinks we ordered. The setting/ambiance was great but not for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Best thing about going was definitely Sax man chuck!!! He put on an amazing show. Lamb chops appetizer was delicious but the mojitos tasted like tap water ice cubes. Also I was so lucky to find a hair in my crab cake. Really wanted to like this place because of the ambiance but unfortunately we won’t be returning.

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MelanieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively, fun place to grab a bite, celebrate a birthday and enjoy live music.

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Andy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We like to go to happy hour and try a variety of appetizers. We were very disappointed when there was only one appetizer on their happy hour menu. Most restaurants in this area have a more extensive happy hour menu. It had been a while since we had been to Local and it will be a while before we go back.

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IKOIKO
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Open air on the water. The location is fantastic with live music on a regular basis. Dining alone, the service was marginal. Nothing specific, just not much attention at a time when there were plenty of empty tables. I had the ribs and they were OK; I’ve had better and I’ve had worse…The location and atmosphere more than made up for the other shortcomings. If you’re looking for a lively place for a family or group dinner this is worth a visit.

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KB6841
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server was terrible, it was quite obvious she didn’t enjoy her job at all. Not customer friendly at all. Also cocktails and dinners were way overpriced. We’ve been there many times in the past for lunch so no dinners in the future.

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DewainG
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! Extremely fun, entertaining, and friendly. And the drinks and food were good too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Visit to Myrtle Beach. Much better 2 years ago.

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Trish
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this dining experience. Good food, view of waterway priceless.Music adds great touch.

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LvLucy
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful views of the inlet
Food was very good

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PatriciaK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were great! The food was subpar.

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vipCheryl
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, live band on a Tuesday night, right on the inter coastal waterway, food and drink were delicious.

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AmberE
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food choices are limited so beware for picky eaters. Atmosphere was amazing! Live music, outside, and on the water! Great place for grabbing drinks and apps!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere was great. Our server was very friendly and kept a smile on her face the entire time. We enjoyed the outdoor dining on the water and the live music was just what we wanted.

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Jdaniel
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our 1st there & we really enjoyed our time. We can’t wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The restaurant itself is beautiful, situated on the water, with great indoor and outdoor seating. Unfortunately, I was really dissatisfied with the meal. Our server was very nice however, she was very new and did not have menu knowledge. I don’t think she was ready to be on her own. This place has so much potential and I hope they improve in the future.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great; live music was nice, will definitely be back

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 4.3 stars by 628 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.