WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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424 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Description: Executive Chef Byron Bondoc has more than 12 years experience and expertise in all aspects of food preparation and presentation having worked at at a variety of restaurants, private clubs and resorts.

Although Chef Bondoc is partial to the flavors and styles of Italian, French, Korean, Japanese cuisine, his time in NYC exposed him to several cooking styles, methods and cuisines. Enjoy inside or outside dining on the patio overlooking the pool and marina. Try some of favorites such as Shrimp & Grits, Grilled Filet Mignon, Chargrilled Ribeye, Pan Seared Diver Scallops and more! WaterScapes is located inside the AAA four diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and offers a unique atmosphere blending elegant yet casual ambiance offering indoor seating as well as outdoor terrace seating with views of the Grande Dunes poolscape and marina. Dress is resort casual and parking is free at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
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BK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Scallops!

RW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood. Expected better views of Marina based on pictures from website.

m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We had two meals here, one breakfast and one dinner. First thing is they need to get the people who work at the host station up to speed on how Open Table works. They seemed not to know about Open Table at all. The food at breakfast and dinner was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. Prices are a little on the stiff side. Two negatives - the TV in the bar was playing loud enough to be heard in the dining room during both meals. Not a good look for a 4 star resort. For dinner, when you have a couple come in with dinner reservations, it's not the best move to sit them next to a chatty table of 8 retirees. This is a good spot. It should be a great spot.

JA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! The service was wonderful and the perfectly prepared food was fabulous! We will definitely be back!

AM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My food was ok, nothing special. Entree was brought out minutes after our appetizers were. Too fast. Out server was also the bartender so she was very busy.

a
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Sub par! We usually enjoy this place so we brought others to experience it and were disappointed. Wilted salads. Overcooked tasteless entrees and strobing lights made for an uncomfortable evening.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful restaurant. Service very good.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service.

l
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was perfect and the service was awesome Would definitely go again.

GC
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice intimate atmosphere! We were able to book online and were greeted and seated promptly for our reserved time.

GP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Price was reasonable for fine dining.

LH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just OK. Grilled fish drowning in sauce, needed a knife to cut it. Took forever to get our check due to some computer issue. Bartender in a far corner was playing cheesy Xmas music on a cheap radio. Sort of pathetic ambiance.

KA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food! This was a perfect romantic dinner for my husband and I.

WK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrees always delicious and beautifully plated. A hidden gem in Myrtle Beach. And did I mention free valet parking.

LW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect for our Anniversary. We were very happy with everything.

M
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was horrible and super slow and the food was nothing special what so ever the only good thing was the starter the chili shrimp. I was so disappointed so much by this place, the reviews I read online made it seem to be the best place in Myrtle beach. I regretted the decision so bad that I actually believed the reviews and went there. It messed up my whole evening.

BK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A GREAT deal for the senior locals that coupon and love a great meal with great service!👍

TC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to personally thank the staff at WaterScapes.

Myrtle Beach has been a special place for both my gf and I, so when it came time to propose, it was an easy call to do this in Myrtle Beach. The less easy call was where, and the staff at WaterScapes made the occasion more than memorable. The staff listened to my requests and followed them to a "T" . Not only were we given a table outside so we could enjoy the beautiful weather and sunset, but the service and food was amazing.

Thank you again to the staff of WaterScapes for making a special evening that much more special .

MS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had some loud golfers...this the season.
Food was great, service exceptional! Would definitely reccomend this place. Will definitely be back!

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Such nice people and food was great. A little hard to find, and quiet.

E
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Sharon, our waitress, was exceptional.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This restaurant has so much potential but did not live up to it. We were the only table in restaurant , which was disconcerting. The menu and choice of wine was extremely limited and my husband's steak was inedible. They did offer to give him another but by then I was almost done with my main course. My dinner was mediocre and our Creme Brulee was gelatinous. It was our 35th wedding anniversary and the meal fell flat.

B
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The restaurant was almost empty.
We were there for dinner at 6:00 pm.
The food was awful.
I ordered Jambalaya and so did my guest. We were served something more like Risotto with seafood on top. The Seafood was not fresh and uncooked. The only positive thing about the evening, the waitress who was also the bartender provided good service.

AG
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant was much more than I had expected and it was clean. Well laid out. Our waitress was bubbly and friendly, which always makes a meal out more pleasant.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Please choose anywhere else but this place. The experience was bad from the hostess down to the food. Upon arrival, the hostess was busy and very rude in her manner of speaking with customers. The salad I ordered was served with brown-tipped and wilting lettuce. The special I ordered had no flavor!! The steak my man ordered was cooked incorrectly. The soup we ordered had hard, uncooked beans in it. DO NOT EAT HERE.

T
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent! Very attentive and knowledgeable, her suggestion were on the mark. Our steaks were seasoned perfectly and cooked to the proper temperature. Great experience that will bring us back!

C
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for our reservation at the opening and were the only customers for a time. Everyone was very friendly and engaging. The meal was excellent as well as the service. It was made more affordable by a coupon from our local paper that saved $30.00. The experience was quite enjoyable.

JC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There is no view so if marina view is important then this is not the place. The noise from other parties was terrible. The food shrimp cocktail tasteless, my snapper hardly worth the money my husband had pork milanese was a very thick cut and dry. Our server ann was very nice but had her hands full with other tables

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Admittedly arrived 10 minutes late for a 6:45 reservation. When we arrived, there was no one at the front desk and waited a while for someone to pass by. When I did recognize the person as the front of the house person, she looked preoccupied with something going on in the dining room and was telling another staff member something. She looked at us waiting, but proceeded to monitor whatever was going on for a full minute before walking to the front desk.

She checked us in and said that our table would be ready in 5 to 7 minutes, and that we can wait by the lounge area and have a beverage. We immediately sensed the tension in her. She was not rude or impolite, but was definitely not welcoming. We did as suggested, however there was no bartender there. After a few minutes she showed up and was pouring a drink for a patron that was already seated, but did not acknowledge us. We sensed the same tension coming from the bartender as well. After she poured the drink, she left to the back. She was gone for a few good minutes. She returned with her cell phone, placed it on a table next to the bar, and then left again, with the drink the she poured still there (and still not acknowledging us).

After waiting a few minutes after that with no one in site (it was now 15 minutes after we checked in) we felt uneasy and got up to leave. I would have told the front of house person that we were leaving, but she was nowhere to be found.

J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Very disappointing. I ordered a house salad with seared tuna. The salad had numerous pieces of decayed lettuce. The tuna was prepared properly but had very little taste. It had not been marinated in anything. For the price--it was a poor value--even after they took off $5 when I complained about the salad showing the decayed lettuce.

WB
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Searched for water view restaurant and WaterScapes came up. However, the only water view we saw was the swimming pool. There is a wall around the outside area with an opening to walk through. Our server stated that everyone complains about the view.

However, the food was outstanding and the service was great.

L
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sharontini. Best filet. Catered to my grandbabied

CC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I went for my 15th anniversary. We waited several minutes for our server to greet us (able to completely decide on drinks, apps, and meal and still wait before the server arrived). Outside dining is next to the hotel pool, so it’s not really a good choice (thought it would be overseeing the marina). Waterscapes salad was delicious. Pasta pomodoro was a mismatch between type of pasta and consistency of sauce with peels of tomatoes coming off. The paella is not a paella but instead a seafood risotto. Overpriced for what we received. We will not return.

JK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere for a private dining experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

M
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice decor and ambience. Nice selection of menu items, well prepared, but on the pricey side. Excellent value if one has the BOGO coupon which we did. Service was very friendly and attentive. However, there were only a handful of people there on a Tuesday night.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah did a great job making the dining experience wonderful.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kind of pricey, and not huge portions. But very good.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The service was excellent and it was a very clean calm environment; however the food was unfortunately inedible. As far as the staff and making things as best as they could I cannot speak highly enough of!

O
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service very slow, children’s meal came out 15 minutes after everyone else’s.

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