Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

3.9
141 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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3.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service was wonderful

MB
MelanieB
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Waygu burgers and Mac n cheese

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Susan
New England
1 review
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.

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vipKatherineB
Greensboro
196 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Truffle fries were good. Lobster roll was so so

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SarahV
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. She was very attentive and fun! The food was wonderful. There was live music that was so fun to listen to. The crab dip was my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!
Cocktails unique and tasty!
Service amazing!

Makayla was friendly and fun. Made us feel very welcome and makes a fantastic cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and wonderful server. The shrimp, scallop dip was great. The tenderloin and lobster Mac were fabulous!

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DenaM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Limited space due to Covid, so reserve a day ahead of time. Menu LOOKED amazing, but sadly just mediocre. I expected more for the price. Drink service was slow. Pleasant atmosphere and people were friendly.

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vipMartha
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Understaffed. That was the big problem.

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ElizabethO
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food here is absolutely amazing, the crab and lobster dip was our favorite. Unfortunately there was only 1 person for the server/bartended and she was trying to handle a lot. The food took way to long and we were stressed by how overwhelmed the staff were. It is a cute place that has a lot of potential but needs some more people working.

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vipUncleDredd
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

They were short handed with only two employees and a full house. The waitress, bartender, busgirl, server who waited on us was great! She even took the time at the end of the night when things slowed to explain how she made the smoked oldie! I think she may teach classes! Food was great and worth the wait!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I loved almost everything about the experience. The music was quiet enough to talk but still live. The food was good. The waitress was an absolute delight. I loved it! The 4 stars is because the service was not great. I'm assuming they were short staffed because I saw our waitress behind the bar bartending most of the time and only 1 other woman in the whole restaurant. Both ladies were wonderful but they simply could not keep up.

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StephenA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, unique craft cocktails and amazing food in an overall relaxing atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very underwhelming. Food was decent but very basic.

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vipTigger53
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the setting, service and diverse menu options.

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Lzlbibs
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant taking reservations for 6 on New Years Eve and found Strong Waters on Open Table. We arrived early and were still seated rightaway. The food and service were wonderful, plus the live music was great. We really enjoyed our evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very few patrons. This restaurant/bar has TVs lining the wall above the bar which is not how it is advertised, really kills the vibe of a craft kitchen. Brussel leaves were good, truffle fries cold and only had truffle oil on maybe 10 fries, asked for more truffle oil and they brought me olive oil. Lobster egg rolls were delicious and crab cake sandwich good but bun was twice size of the crab cake.

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LeighB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Scallops delicious, tenderloin fantastic! Service was great!

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gordon
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I cannot imagine coming to this restaurant again in my life. The fish was underdone while the risotto was lacking seasoning meanwhile, the mediocre, overpriced cocktails were modestly poured.

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vipCarolinda
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
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
6 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
57 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
9 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 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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Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is rated 3.9 stars by 141 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.