Local on the Water

4.1
523 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 523 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomR
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thomas Road Band made it a terrific evening 🍷we had light appetizers that were excellent.

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Tori38
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tried to go for dinner the night before and the waitlist feature on Open Table failed to connect to the system at the restaurant. Went the next day for lunch and beat the crowd. Great outdoor location on the waterway with good food and service. Would go again!

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JEMM
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations and when we got there they tried to sit my mom who uses a walker and myself down 2 flights of stairs at the furthest place from the front door. I asked to move and the hostwst said no. I would need to wait 40 min. I asked for the manager. She happily accomodated us. We ended up getting a great waitress which changed everything for us. Music and food was great. Crab dip is excellent. Hostess was the only problem. Very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We drove 35 minutes there for lunch after walking out on Saltaire that was seven minutes from where we were staying. Well worth the drive! Absolutely beautiful place, and set up. Truly is kid friendly. Not a ‘playground’ but rather a tastefully done swing area, with giant connect four game, bean toss, and some sand area. Can definitely be a place you can go with friends and your kids , eat lunch and then have some drinks and conversation without the littles getting board.
I can’t wait to go back again, there is so very much on the menu I want to try!! 5 star in my book all the way!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Andrew was super nice!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, and it felt relatively safe, being outdoors and breezy.
Fun games for kids.
Waiter was nice and efficient, but the kitchen got a little backed up.

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Tuckster757
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice outdoor venue on intracoastal waterway. Live music, picnic table-like seating. Menu is nothing exciting and the food was very average. Service was just "okay". My order had been forgotten and did not come out with the rest of the table. Parking is pretty much a nightmare due to the cluster of restaurants on this corner.
If you want to go someplace to drink beer where you can listen to music and eat sandwiches, burgers and appetizers then this would be fine. If you want a good meal this is probably not the best choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was quick! Loved the live music too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very kid friendly, things for them to do... Food is good, and reasonable

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KimD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was a great surprise! Loved sitting outside right on the water. Lots of fun things like swings and games for the kiddos.

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Madre
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would love to eat here again, there were 5 of us, we each ordered something different and were all very very happy. We eat out a lot at nice restaurants so that is saying a lot. Our server never let our drinks run low she was great too !

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Misleading

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vipWillS
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Seton social distancing and wait staff massless. If you are cool with these two items, this is the place to go. Live band and average bar food.

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TheresaF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the water views and live music. Good service and yummy food, including a couple of vegan options.
We will definitely be back!

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BenB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is super kid friendly, hidden gem within all of the madness of Myrtle Beach tourist attractions. They have a playground for the kids to play on, had live music for mom and dad to enjoy and a fire pit to have everyone relax around. We will definitely be back when we’re in the area.

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JesseRB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there, and the service was great, our waiter was terrific, the food was excellent for the money, and the entertainment was Rory John Zak… you really can't rate him high enough. He was just phenomenal. Can't wait till he's there again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was amazing.

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Barbs
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience2

Ice cream sunday with strawberries was one scoop of ice cream, one strawberry and whip cream for 6.95! Artichoke dip barely warm. Flatbread with chicken was good. Waitress was awesome. Hostess unfriendly.

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LovingRetirement
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had three couples, and we were seated in the back room. We had a great waitress, very attentive to our needs. Food was great, but not outstanding. Unfortunately, the music was very loud, and we had a hard time hearing one another at the table. So that was a bit disappointing, as it was our first catch up in a while. Still, we will go back another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall quality of food could be better for the cost.

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SteveF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue the band was good, the parking was a little work to find an open space.

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KathyG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time and music was awesome. Showed up a little early and thought we would have to wait but nope got seated right away.
The only thing that wasn't good was oysters tasted bad. Our server Armand was excellent. He handled it . End of story. Things happen.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ will definitely recommend!!

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FineDiner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Definitely not enough waitstaff. Service was very slow. The atmosphere and location are fantastic. The owners need to step up the quality of the waitstaff.

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vipCandiceF
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great location. Wonderful service. Dog friendly. FABULOUS staff!

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JonnyM
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Noise level was high because a band was playing. Didn’t expect it but it was great. One of the best 3 man bands I have heard. Very fun night. Great food. Crab dip is amazing.

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DamarisT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was good, had the lamb chops with lobster Mac & Cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on St. Patrick’s Day for
Lunch

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vipWendyK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tuna was delicious and sushi grade. Live band was really fun.

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MarilynB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place was rockin, food was pretty darn good and we’re hard to please. Food was a bit pricy because you have to pay separate for your sides but still good. St. Patrick’s Day drink specials Jameson on the rocks-$3.00, you can’t beat that and $5.00 Appletini’s. Music was great, fire pits were warm and fun. Will definitely be going back.

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad I reserved a time slot before arriving because there was a 2 hour wait time when I arrived. Server was Victoria and she did an excellent job; coming back to our outside table several times to see if she could bring anything or to check on us. I have a hard time finding a good Reuben, but yours was very good and ranks up there with the top 3 best.
Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had discovered that a singer we like, was going to be there this evening, so we decided to make dinner reservations. The music was excellent, as was the food and service. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Not a family friendly restaurant. It is essentially a bar. The music from the live band was so loud it upset my daughter and we didn’t stay to eat. The hostess was very nice and understanding but I don’t recommend it if you have kids with you. Maybe in the summer when you can be outside it’s not as loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
397 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate here with friends while vacationing at North Myrtle Beach. The Happy Hour specials were a great value. One of my friends loved her peel 'n eat shrimp, and my husband loved his sushi. I ate two bowls of soup (gumbo and she crab) and shared a flatbread pizza with my husband. We loved being on the water.

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george
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place on the water. Good burgers and crab cakes.
However,
Went on a Monday and they were out of a lot food. Disappointing!
We will go back but not on a Monday!

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KennyS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time and great food! Victoria, Harry and Andy made our visit extra special!

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CraigC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience. Restaurant was extremely busy but we were seated immediately. Table was an ideal patio spot. Service was very good, although, because it was so busy, it took a little time for drinks and food to arrive. Certainly not a negative point and not a big delay. Music was great and the overall atmosphere made for a great evening out.

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CrannieJ
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for hearing a band . The layout of the place is great . The outdoor patio seating I had was covered and heat coming from top. Perfect. The drinks were good and we had Sushi which was good . Good service considering how busy they were .

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our reservations were not what I requested, and the manager over the hostess continue to argue instead of trying to make accommodations Also, my son had hair in his food and the waitress was very rude and made statements that were uncalled for. I was very disappointed in the food and service. The only good thing the entire night was that the band was great. We will probably never go back and I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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LocalFan
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Local was wonderful! Wait staff was responsive, the food was great, and the band was good!

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vipJohnD
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Our server at first was very nice but changed her attitude when there were discrepancies with our order. My wife ordered the Patti melt and received a Reubens. I ordered the stuff flounder with veggies and wild rice. That meal came without the rice. When I reminded the waitress, she said she would check on it. She did not get back to me on a timely basis and I had to catch her to ask again. She finally came back to me and told me they were cooking it. After another 5 plus minutes I asked her again for the status. She rudely said that "they were cooking it". I finally received it several minutes from the manager - after I completed my fish and veggies. We issued our complaint to the manager and I must say she did a great job in rectifying our complaint. Not only did she waived our meals, she gave us a $50 card and asked us to come back for another try. NOW THAT'S CUSTOMER SERVICE! We will surely be back for two reasons: 1) the food was very good; and 2) you cannot beat that type of customer service. Plus the fact 5hat their nightly entertainment was very good.

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 4.1 stars by 523 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.