Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

4.2
195 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!
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DavidP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the sea bass and it was very good. I think it was a little overpriced. I was still hungry after eating so I got a salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Didn't actually eat here, we turned around at the door. Strange atmosphere happening this night

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We found the restaurant through open table, thought the menu sounded good, and had a kids menu, so we booked it. The place was nearly empty when we walked in. It’s a very nice looking bar, and was nearly silent when we arrived, so we were very concerned since we have 5 little ones. We were seated promptly, the only waitress was super friendly, and our food was tasty. The drinks were on point. The place filled up by the time we finished, and a guy was setting up for live music. The Gouda Mac n cheese is absolutely delicious!

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vipportsmouthfoodie
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff. Very attentive. Great drinks, food and live music was a great. Fun place to be and good food to have. Very different on the inside. This place is a must!!

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MicheleW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The fish tacos had very little fish on them.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

They were out of a lot of food products and some cocktails. Also, burning incense presented a very strong smoky odor. Not my fave.

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vipRoom38shots
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was a great bar tender

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SherryJ
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This is the second time I have been to Strong Waters this summer. The first time they were short staffed in May, but the bartender/waiter/busboy (all in one) did a great job and the food was amazing, the drinks were delicious, and it's a really cool atmosphere. This time, the only staff on the floor was the manager - she was hostess, bartender, waiter, and it was very challenging. They were also out of several items on the menu, which we didn't discover until we placed our order (would have been nice while we sat there to know what items were out so we didn't decide on those and then be told we couldn't have them because of supply issues. The drinks were not as good as in the Spring because there was no bartender, just the manager making drinks - not the same at all!
Until they get their staffing issues and supply issues under control, I won't be going back - which is too bad, because it is a great concept and the food is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good was ok, drinks where great but the service was subpar. The older lady that basically ran the show Friday evening was really abrupt with her answers as if we told all the staff to quit. This was our first experience in this city and restaurant in the city, so with our much to compare it too locally I gave it a relatively high score… if compared to home in DC where customer service is everything then the score would’ve been lower.

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Lorna1525
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and drinks were outstanding, we will return

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They gave away our reservation to a larger group. Which we had to wait for 10 minutes to find out because there were no greeters or wait staff. Just one rude bartender who never bothered to apologize. Will never go again and will warn others to stay away.

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vipJuliaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant appeared way understaffed, which is unfortunate. The decor was very nice and drinks were good. The food was extremely bland. The burger we ordered was supposed to come with a picked green tomato and it just had a regular tomato. The crab cake sandwich was very disappointing. I tasted no crab, just breadcrumbs. The fries were definitely frozen grocery store fries. I hope they are able to staff the restaurant appropriately since it’s a good location and atmosphere.

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ZB13
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot. Good drinks and atmosphere. Food was excellent.

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Kbs40
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great. People were very friendly.

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vipDebraP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very nice people, but unfortunately they did not have the staff to accommodate guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible! Service was awful. Food was nothing special. Definitely won’t be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong Waters is amazing! Tried the sea bass at the server’s suggestion and it was truly the best I’ve had anywhere. My husband had the beef tenderloin and it could be cut with a fork. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so delicious! Ambiance and live singer was so great! Will definitely be coming back and recommending this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damien was absolutely amazing and made our night!!! You’ve got a good one! Cocktails were delicious!

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WayneM
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant during our vacation! Such an interesting interior.

The menu is small but you're sure to find something you love, and everything we had was absolutely amazing. The wagyu sliders, the charcuterie board, turkey club sandwich, ribeye steak, and fish tacos. Loved the charred Caesar salad. Ribeye was so tender and flavorful! Better than some steakhouses.

The drinks offered are varied and unique. Great selection of beers on tap. All very good that we had.

Crème Brule and bread pudding decadent and a perfect ending to a fantastic meal. Highly recommended.

Reservations can be made with Open Table. They open at 4:00 and are closed on Sundays.

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Jayne
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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
11 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
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDerek
Charlotte
18 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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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was the kindest and coolest man ever

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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
5 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
7 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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Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 195 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.