Local on the Water

4.4
615 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 615 people are saying
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4.3
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4.6
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good drinks and a fun environment with music

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GailH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

JL
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
2 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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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
14 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Debby, was awesome. Great live music

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MarkG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

This is an incredible property that continues to struggle to operate to its potential. The view is fantastic, they have nice entertainment but they continue to understaff and, as a result, they have limited flexibility with respect to reservations or walk-ins. I made a 7pm reservation and then called around 5:30 to see if I could change it to 7:30. They said they were all booked. When I got there, and throughout our meal, the place was never more than 50% full. The last time I went without a reservation I was told there was a 1 hour wait despite the fact that the place was less than 50% full the entire time. I wouldn't go there without a reservation. I may very well not go back at all.

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Thom
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Got there 15 minutes early and was not seated until our reservation time of 7:00 even though there were many tables available. Said this was there policy. Our service was very slow and it took a very long time for our bill to be brought to us and processed. I feel they were very short handed which was the cause for the late seating. Noise level was very high. Could not hear people at our table talking. The food was very good but would not return for dinner. Just to loud. If I was going out for drinks and to listen to music this would be fine but not if you want to have a conversation.

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JohnnyS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Great music and great waitress ok food. And terrible hostess staff on Monday night. One young lady was extremely helpful. The other was so rude that she needs an attitude adjustment and a lesson in customer service and respect.

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vipJessicaG
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! This restaurant also had a band and they were fantastic. Their alcoholic drinks are exceptionally made. The food was good as well. If you’re from out of town like I am. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations are a MUST and if you get there early you won’t be seated until your reservation time.

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vipValerieO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable; beautiful view and great music!

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KathyG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was good
Food was great
Kylene was an excellent server!

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DRomig
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our 1st impression was not good. We made reservations 3 weeks ago to take my 84 year old sister-in-law out to dinner when we visited from AZ. Our hostess sat us by cement stairs where people went up and down the whole evening and it felt dirty. We asked to be seated at another table since all the other ones were empty. She said all the other tables were reserved, and if we wanted another table she could seat us outside in the rain. The other "reserved" tables remained empty during our dinner. Our waitress, Shawn, was great and the food was good. It was also very nice to be by the water. Unfortunately our experience was negatively affected by our experience with the hostess. We will not be back.

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DeborahM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood salad was very fresh and delicious. Grouper and chips was fabulous. Crab cake sandwich was outstanding. Nice outdoor seating and friendly wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. On the intercoastal with great food and live music. Great beer tap selection as well. Can't wait to go back.

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TimS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you come to north myrtle beach you need to check out Local on the water. We had the cedar plank salmon and it was our of this world awesome. Local entertainment by Stan James Gregory man can that man play and sing.

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lenetere
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at Local about 4:15 on a Monday. There were only a few people there at that point. There was a ton of seating outside and on their open air patio. Our service was friendly and prompt.

We got the calamari as an appetizer. We're from Maryland, but never before have we seen calamari seasoned with Old Bay!! (If you're not from Maryland, you may not realize that Old Bay is a Maryland thing.) It was fabulous. There were also some jalapenos mixed in, so there was a LOT of zing to it.

Found out that the grouper was fresh catch, so we both got that--It was fried, and very good. The only food that I do NOT recommend is the onion rings. Heavy breading, and just a hint of onion inside. Yuck.

There's an extensive beer list. Limited wine list.

There was no entertainment when we were there, but there is a stage. I'll bet the place rocks when there's live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch. Open air. Food was delicious. Our server, Tracy, was delightful. Will be back again during our vacation.

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 4.4 stars by 615 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.