Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

4.2
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Located on the corner of Ocean and 21, across from The Breakers Resort, is the newest restaurant and bar to open in Myrtle Beach. Here at Strong Waters we strive to support all things local including businesses, the community, local farmers and artisans. We shop at local farmers markets in the area for herbs, cheeses, produce and sustainable fish found on our menu as well as the produce we utilize behind the bar.

At Strong Waters, we take the meaning of craft to the next level by sourcing only the freshest and highest quality ingredients for our cocktails and cuisine. We utilize the “Farm to Shaker” method for our cocktails, meaning we create unique drinks from local ingredients that transport you to another time and place. Our craft beer list is constantly changing and we only select beer from breweries around the state to give you a true taste of the Carolinas. Speaking of taste, we believe you’ll love our take on the flavors of the Lowcountry in the dishes on our main menu!
What 174 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jayne
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation. This was our 2nd time to the restaurant that week and we were there 2yrs ago as well. My husband loves the Smokin Oldie! Great atmosphere, drinks and food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bartender made the place!!

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DeniseH
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The bartender was our server. The place was pretty much empty. The sliders were very good. The wrong main entree was delivered. We split an entree and were not given an extra plate. We enjoyed the smoke infused cocktail and wanted one to split after dinner and when we asked the server to split it then his response was “I’m not your maid”. We found that very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing the food the service everything!!!

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vipDerek
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. However they are extremely understaffed. The menu needs to be presented a little more professionally than with a crumpled up piece of paper stapled to another. Surprisingly though the food was tasty and worth a repeat despite the suspect nature of the beginning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Damien was so nice and attentive. He made you feel like family once you sat down. I wouldn’t come super hungry as the entrees are smaller portions, but definitely one of the best meals here in Myrtle Beach. Save room for the desserts - YUM! Everything was SO good!

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, staff was very friendly and accomodating.

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vipNoelT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we visited the restaurant and had the best experience from time we got there til the time we left. Apps and entrees were excellent and portions were aplenty! Hidden gem for sure and will go back next year for sure!!

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vipJohnP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place was more of a bar that served food. But the food was much better than usual bar food. Just the expectations was more of a restaurant and felt more like a bar. With the issues in the restaurant industry in SC, there was limited staff but they worked hard to keep things moving and we felt like they didn’t miss a beat.

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SherryD
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It wasn’t particularly busy, but service was slow because there was only 1 waitress and waiter for the whole place. Food was good, but too bad there wasn’t more employees. We booked online and our server said they were overbooked due to online app.

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LisaB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple but good food menu! Hair of the Dog aka Bloody Mary was the best!

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RikM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and enjoyed the cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and dinner. Damien was a great server/bartender. Sea bass risotto was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food and the service by Michelle and Damien is fantastic!!!! Fun place!!!

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ChristinaK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong waters was excellent. The craft cocktails were delicious & loved the bartenders choice option to make things fun. Food was amazing, highly recommend the shrimp and crab dip. The entrees were yummy too. The live music was a nice touch. All around good vibes. Great for young adults or adults looking for a place with ambience and good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Family friendly and awesome music! We loved our meals too (I.e. scallops, tacos, burger, etc).

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Damian was fantastic! The food was on point and the music was very good! It is a quiet loud in there but Damian more than made up for it. It will be a destination place on our next trip to MB!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow. Good food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The cocktail menu was very unique and drinks were good! The food was good too, the only negative was the Turkey on the Turkey club was dry, but the sandwich itself was good. I was happy to find a restaurant in walking distance from our hotel with fresh food, most places near the beach I found were fast or fried food so I was glad to find this gem! It is very small inside so be sure make a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Short on Staff, but service was great. My daughter's salad was very light on actual salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Open table overbooked them for how short staffed they were. Great food. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Limited menu. Understaffed. And water served in plastic cups.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Just perfect!

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NinaW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was over an hour to be served dinner.
I ordered the shrimp po boy and there were 4 shrimp.
There were just two servers/bartenders and the place was slammed.
It was a holiday weekend and they were under staffed.
They didn’t even apologize for the slow service.

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JamesS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Overpriced food bartender very helpful better off going somewhere else

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Shasha6
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was not very good in my opinion. Dry , over salted !

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vipTheonlymachete
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable experience at this restaurant. The employees were friendly, helpful, and fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience!!! The food was perfect and Damian from Myrtle Beach was awesome!!!

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JennyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Service was great for a bartender who was overwhelmed but Risotto was overcooked and I won’t go back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing- went for the lobster egg rolls and sea bass and were not disappointed! Very pleased with the selection of bourbons too. Damien did an amazing job working the bar and taking care of us. Don’t let the location scare you - some of the best food we had visiting MB!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I don’t usually write negative reviews but Strong Waters was disappointing. It is not really a regular restaurant, it is a bar restaurant in a hotel so don’t go there if you’re a foodie looking for a great restaurant experience. They have a slick website that talks about farm to table food and the menu looks very interesting but that’s about it. The staff was overwhelmed and not well trained. The service was slow even with the place not being busy. The food was very average. The candied bacon Brussels sprouts which should have been delicious were hardly cooked and not yummy. That’s a hard to mess up recipe, too! If you’re looking for a place to have drinks and an appetizer, the ambience is GREAT. For more than that I don’t recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender Damian is awesome! Drinks and food were awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was good at first went downhill. Drinks were lousy. Didn’t have some of the bar items. Food was ok not great. Not enough help to serve customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never got to dine because even though we made a reservation we were told they would have to kick someone out. Also, this is a straight up bar connected to a hotel, although they have a kids menu, not kid-friendly at all.

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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great, service was excellent, and the live music was a lot of fun!

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MartinW
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service was wonderful

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MelanieB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Burger lacked flavor but other then that everything was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Waygu burgers and Mac n cheese

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Susan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem that needs more attention...and a lot more help. The space is amazing and has a great menu. However, it was basically deserted at dinner time and the bar tender (who was also the only server) explained that they had to limit guests because they’re struggling to find help. She did a great job managing everything.

FAQs

Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 174 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.