Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

3.9
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$30 and under
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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!

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Daily 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.0
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4.0
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3.7
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vipCarolinda
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong Waters was everything you want your casual dining experience to be. The food and drinks were delicious and innovative, the staff was friendly and helpful, the social distancing was carried out effectively and safely and the prices were reasonable. We will be putting this place on our list for any time we return to the Beach.

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Dontliketocook
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the look/atmosphere. Not a lot of servers so service was a little slow. But the servers were very nice and quickly responded when asked. We decided on the bartenders choice and although pricey the drinks were amazing. We got the chef’s board. It was supposed to have meat, cheese, pickled vegetables, “mostarda” and preserves. Only had meat, cheese and fruit. We asked about the mustard and preserves and they said they didn’t have any. Sea Bass risotto, ghouda Mac and cheese and candies brussel sprouts were great.

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vipnancyoctober
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time cocktails were amazing as well as the food and service.

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SLHoo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Little short on the help but overall the food was good. Mixed drinks were good.

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vipSaFaz
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give less than one star, I would.
The service was abysmal, I was one of 6 people in the restaurant and it took almost 15 minutes for the bartender/server to acknowledge me. Once I ordered it took nearly 15 minutes to get my drink.
As for the food, I ordered a salad and the sea bass entree. The food took more than 30 minutes to be brought to the table and as soon as the plates were put down, I knew that the piece of fish was served was NOT sea bass.
I took one bite and confirmed that the it was some sort of fish but not sea bass, and it was overcooked and under seasoned. The bed of risotto was more like a mushed rice paste and lacked any sense of flavor.
I was eventually able to get the servers attention to send my meal back and get my check.
The entire experience was horrible and I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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JAVD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good. One staff member wore her face mask on her chin, stood very close to patrons, and spoke loudly. Very selfish in this pandemic while the rest of the staff were PPE appropriately.

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vipDarcieW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was horrible food. The service was great and Jess did her job but damn- when you can’t even “grill” the grilled cheese sandwich ,we have a problem. It went downhill from there. We made a HUGE mistake going there- don’t be us.

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CarrieM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took a while for our drinks to arrive. Food was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First impression wasn’t great, but wow! The food Was fabulous and had a great evening.

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KelliC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We've been customers of Strong Waters for a few years and have always had a great experience. The last one was disappointing. A waitress was repeatedly shouting through the restaurant, the chef's board which is usually awesome consisted of a bunch of grapes, cheddar cheese and some salami. It just didnt live up to our expectations and the cool vibe was just totally lacking. Our entrees were well cooked and tasty, so all was not lost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were under staffed in the kitchen so food took a while. Computers went down so they had to write stuff down and some came out later than others.

Food was all good, but not amazing. With the exception of the shrimp/crab dip, that was FABULOUS and the drinks were good too.

Waitress was nice and comped some stuff Dir to the kitchen errors so all in all it was a good experience, but not rushing to go back.

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vipAshburnFoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beach. Not exactly a place for kids but they are always very nice and accommodating to our 2 boys. Husband loved the Smokin Oldie and the brussel leaves are amazing!

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KrisB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Very disappointed - didn’t have 3 of the dinner entrees. Bread was burnt- had to send my beed tenderloin back, asked for medium well, and it came out medium rare - very expensive for how poorly prepared the food was

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best night!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering everything this fabulous restaurant has to contend with because of covid, we were surprised at the amazing quality of the food and service. Make sure you have a reservation. It's required. There was even live music. Great experience.

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Laura
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We do not know how the food tastes so I cannot comment on that. We had a 7pm reservation. Showed up a 2 mins to 7. Place had very few people there. After 5 mins of standing there, the bartender acknowledged us and told us they “would be with us in 5 mins”. After 7 more mins of standing there (many open tables, 3 people working the bar for 7 customers), we finally get seated. They hand us a lunch menu for dinner. 17 more mins pass, no waitress or bartender to take a drink order. We decided that after about 1/2 hour after our reservation time and still no drinks, it was not worth staying.

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vipDonnaM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this venue. Bartender was excellent. Made us some interesting suggestions for craft drinks. She asked what flavors we liked and she came up with something unusual and very tasteful.

We are in here for burgers and found them very tasty. Our appetizer was brussels sprouts and that was equally amazing.

This establishment is excellent with social distancing and mask wearing. If you’re concerned about COVID-19 this is a place you can feel safe and enjoy a meal.

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vipJJBK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cocktails were great. Food was okay.

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Carley
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came to the beach for the week. Make a reservation if possible. We did, and got right in. Everything is still social distancing. So many turned away to eat because of distancing . Our bar tender Katie, was in training. She was so personable and attentive. Very engaging. Other servers were abrupt and short. We left her a big tip but then saw her throw it in a bucket, probably shared by all. Do people in training get tips??? She deserved every penny we gave. We tried the smoked Old Fashion, a signature drink. It was so cool to watch them make it and serve. Very good!!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I’ve ever had in my life. Honestly not even sure how this restaurant is open.

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vipAlicia
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was horrible. I ordered a burger and it came out raw. The reviews of this place looked great so I was very disappointed. I also think the photos are deceiving. I would not go back

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vipGillianstar
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night with friends over great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Although they discounted our meal and tried to make it right this is the second time we’ve tried this restaurant and truly we just aren’t impressed. My husband ordered the filet medium rare and it came out medium well. They did cook him a new steak but by that time his side were cold. My pork was very dried out as well. They did give our table free desserts but even the bread pudding just honestly was disappointing. The drinks were good and tasty I will say that. They did have live music that made a lovely atmosphere. So maybe we will just go back for drinks one day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, our waiter/bartender was very friendly, attentive and had great recommendations

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JonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, excellent food. Try the Sea Bass, you can't go wrong.

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vipBacchusFugue
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall. With a few minor tweaks, it could be excellent. On our Caesar Salad, the grated Parmesan should have been grated in house or - even better- shaved.
The red wine bottle, appropriately priced, was room temp and would have been much better at 60-65.
Attention to details overall would make this a great value and a favorite.

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GertW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I just did not feel like I got value for the cost. I would have told you if you asked. I found your wait staff attentive but not friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mother here for her 94th birthday and they were so accommodating. The food and drinks were delicious and Jess, our bartender and server was exceptional. The scallops were amazing! Definitely check it out!

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letsgoalfresco
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ugh, I wanted to love this place. The menu is creative with a variety of great options, and the cocktail list is impressive, but it just didn't deliver. I know that part of the issue is that we dined on NYE, with limited staff, and the restaurant was absolutely packed, but we just didn't get enough out of the experience to make us want to return. Our cheese board must have been reused from a previous table because a wedge of cheese had an obvious bite, but we just threw it aside instead of overwhelming the already frazzled weight staff of 2. The lobster mac & cheese was good but lacked any wow factor, and the ribeye was extremely chewy. The place has potential, but they would have been better suited to close for NYE instead of delivering a subpar experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Holiday evening. Staff was very friendly but busy. Menu is interesting but a little limited. Overall, pretty good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and staff!

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RDub
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were fantastic!

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GTXJR
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Thanks.

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vipAlanC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good ,cocktails interesting and inventive, food was well prepared nothing overcooked

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vipGood
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

No atmosphere! Steak thin and small. Brussels sprouts were undercooked. Potatoes ok. Grandson had lobster Mac. Very little lobster

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vipNJgal
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dine here two nights ago while on a trip to Myrtle Beach. It was a quiet night. The bartender waited on all of the patrons. Another gentleman did serve the food out of the kitchen .
Beer and cocktails were good. I had the Blood Orange Old Fashioned and it was excellent. We shared the lobster egg rolls and the crab and pimento cheese dip. Both are excellent.
Lobster mac and cheese was good as was the burger and rock shrimp taco. The rock shrimp po boy didn't have enough shrimp and the fried green tomato BLT would have been excellent if there had been more bacon. I hardly tasted the bacon at all. The regular fries were fine but the truffle fries were not that great. Could hardly taste the truffle!
Stick with the small shareables until Strong Waters improves their main courses.

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vipm2eat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have been here on several occasions for lunch and dinner and have always enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. The food is interesting and well prepared. There are several sharing options and small plates. We especially enjoyed the sea bass tacos and the burgers were also a big hit. The wine list and beer options are wide ranging and should suit most tastes.

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vipFCFC
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and cocktails. They were out of fish for seafood options disappointing

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MichelleL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our experience was good until the golf-outing diners flooded into the room as we were about half way through our dinner. Our table was 5-6 feet from the bar so that we were engulfed by the crowd and the noise level precluded conversation even across the table. The staff was taxed but did see to it that we received our bill promptly so that we could escape. The low-country caprese was a tasty riff on the original. My crab-cake sandwich was very large and very good. My husband was disappointed that they were out of the sea bass AND it’s alternative grouper. His steak was good but not the seafood he was looking for. We would give them another try with the caveat that there was no golf group on the premises!

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vipBrianC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food and the service was great. Recommend that you give it a try.

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