WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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388 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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah did a great job making the dining experience wonderful.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

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!

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

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RM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

They said they had a waterfront view, only view of water was the community pool. Food was extremely bland (pomodora and shrimp and grits) and chicken was not fresh. Basically like chewing rubber. Do not go there unless you wanna pay for $100 burger king meal.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoyed having my birthday dinner at this establishment. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious . Plan to visit again when we are in the area.

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MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One of our favorites. The menu should be updated. Same items from over a year ago. This time the ribeye had quite alot of fat, and the asparagus was skimpy (only 4 stalks). Shrimp and grits passable.

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MF
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It appeared to be a nice restaurant on the marina from online but was just the hotel restaurant next to a pool of noisy kids.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice quiet restaurant with great food and attentive service

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Standard hotel restaurant with no water views. Located next to the hotel pool (in use by guests) which detracted from ambiance. Misleading as a top romantic restaurant in myrtle beach.

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food was awesome, service was excellent, a little noisy by the pool, but overall had a great time

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We had shrimp & grits. The shrimp were undercooked and crunchy, and the tails had not been removed. We had to take each shrimp from the bowl and use the bread plate to remove the tail, and then return it to the bowl. The server was very pleasant, but did not offer a remedy. Instead, he brought out a dish of ice cream.

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DS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant meal. The staff were super friendly and attentive. Food was prepared very well, as was the presentation. Really appreciated being the first to try the curry/squash soup. Very tasty, and the "heat" was just right. Perfect seared snapper, and cream sauce fit the fish just right. Thanks!

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JS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding! This was our first time at WaterScapes Restaurant and would definitely go back. I had the pork milanese, and my husband had the scallops. They were both delicious and would recommend them. We started with the shrimp cocktail and ended our dinner with the creme brûlée. Everything we had was so delicious. It was a great evening, and we were happy we went here.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ate with 4 adults and 2 children. (Ages 2 and 6). The children’s menu was actually better than most places in the area. Wife and I had the short rib Ragu. Was absolutely incredible and the pasta was fresh and I would assume made in house. Probably the best dining experience I’ve ever had in Myrtle beach. Definitely will return if we’re in the area and would come very close to the better restaurants from Charleston to New Orleans.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff. Restaurant is casual with great food. Located in the Hotel (Marina Inn at Grand Dunes) it wasn't packed when we visited so I'm not sure if it get more crowded at peak season, but food was delish

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LJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food & service we're terrible. $40 for a thin, crappy steak is ridiculous.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I selected WaterScapes because it was listed as one of the most romantic restaurants in MB and to that point, the restaurant is located in the Marina Inn Grande Dunes which is a beautiful hotel. Unforntunly, WaterScapes is located on the ground floor, next to the pool, which does not offer much of a view at all. The food, service, and price were all great, the atmosphere was just not what we were looking for...
Nice place, just not very romantic in my opinion.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary dinner. John the waiter was wonderful. The food was fantastic. My fillet was cooked perfectly. The chocolate mousse cake was very good and beautiful.

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A diamond in the rough. Quaint dining room in the basement of the Marina Inn. Service was great. Food was outstanding. We had the diver scallops and they were delicious!

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CM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was way overpriced and the service wasn't great

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Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best nite with Sharon our waitress

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides the other diners giving us looks because our children were present (we were there on vacation!) it was enjoyable.

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KD
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

While the food was great (and it really was), the atmosphere was not so appealing. The restaurant is located on the bottom floor of the resort. You have go downstairs and through the fumes of the indoor pool to get there. If you’re a guest at the resort, it’s a very nice restaurant, but for a local who drove 30 mins to get there, it’s nothing more than a hotel restaurant with no view. On top of that, we never saw the valet attendant. After waiting 5 mins or so, my husband just parked in one of the valet spots. After dinner, we got in our car and left, still no attendant in sight. Thankfully, the delicious meal saved the experience for us!

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New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

While nicely appointed being here before season staffing limited,wish they had more choices for a Friday during lent

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined with another couple. Each of us ordered a different entree. All were excellent
as were desserts. We were all very pleased with the entire meal.

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KC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Our waiter Chris was terrific. Food was lovely and the drinks were unique and tasteful. Wish we were outside but the rain didn’t cooperate. We will return and recommend this place!

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M
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Really special service!

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DS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We generally love WaterScapes and have been there many times; however recently they changed their menu; there are almost no main course options for vegetarians; the Moroccan chicken was overcooked as were the vegetables that came with it and it was overall not very appetizing; and the seafood paella was not impressive; however the prices for it all are quite high. We have always come back to WaterScapes for the outstanding food and the quiet/pleasant atmosphere, and will probably keep coming. But this last meal was a disappointment. The service, nevertheless, remains excellent

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JL
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing. Had been there in prior years. Food quality has gone down. Friendliness and service was mediocre. Too many great choices in Myrtle Beach. Won't be back to Waterscapes.

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Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What are scapes was a fabulous fine for us. We typically go with friends and always asked for Sharon our waitress. This time we got to have Sharyn again and as usual she was over the top. She initially was assigned for a large party but surely would’ve given her a much higher tip than just four people but she chose to give that to one of her fellow workers and take care of us

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Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the atmosphere, music they play, service, great wine, and they cook your food however you want...delicious steak...hot bread with olive I’ll, herbs and got cheese to dip it in...fabulous salt caramel gelato! Love it there. Outdoor seating in nice weather.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Assumed because called Waterscape seating was by water or view of water or there are fountains. None - didn't make sense. Overall , good, simple Valentine's Day menu. Terrific service.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 4, two of the party members were vegetarian and the were very please with pasta selections. My husband had a fillet that he said melted in his mouth and I decided I will only have crab cake small plate because it was getting late and I wanted something light. Food was of very good quality, restaurant was clean and quiet, staff was very friendly and service was excellent.
We will definitely visit WaterScapes again and will absolutely refer friends there. Desserts were fresh and they have some other meals I would like to try.

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B
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place our server was amazing. Friendly fun it was a great experience. And the food was great

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AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Disappointed!!! So boring hopefully more atmosphere in season and outside dining but so empty and so boring on this night !
Food was very good but they definitely need to add to their menue......
service was EXCELLENT but then again not busy at all 😱

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PN
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Excellent food and one of the best restaurants around. First visit here even though I’ve been living here 2 years. Pleasantly surprised. Will definitely return.

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BW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant
. Service was good and the food was excellent. Very quiet and enjoyable.

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F
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and loved it. We will definately go back!

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