WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

4.2
369 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Description: Executive Chef Corbett Rourk has more than 25 years experience and expertise in all aspects of food preparation and presentation having worked at several private clubs and restaurants across the southeast
Visit Chef Rourk at WaterScapes Restaurant where he combines his own classically trained French cooking style prepared with a southern American twist. Enjoy inside or outside dining Myrtle Beach on the patio overlooking the pool and marina. Try some of favorites such as Grilled Local Shrimp with Anson Mills 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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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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P
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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L
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
2 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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a
New York Area
58 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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s
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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L
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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M
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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NM
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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OT
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
10 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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L
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time. Our waitress Sharon is fabulous . She can’t do enough to please you. She made our Dirty Martini to perfection, I needed a little mor Vodka in mine, no problem. Our dinner was out of this world! New try was a shrimp appetizer, a little spicey but I want it as an entree. Our Filet , 10 Oz, of course was spectacular. Cooked perfectly. The prices are unbelievable. We also had a coupon from the Sunday paper for 30%! Our new big find. It’s a little secluded, inside a Bid hotel but definitely a good reason to look for it. Went with friends both times!
See you soon Sharon!

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was great but disappointed with food quality. Our starter and dinner were too salty and salmon did not seem fresh. It was our anniversary and no one said anything until we were leaving the restaurant.

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Quiet! Had a Wonderful dinner on Christmas with friends!
Nice Menu!

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DM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner was excellent and the wait staff also attentive, cordial and friendly. One of our favorite places!

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A
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Very nice interior. Food was good, although not outstanding. Though "fine dinning", it just didn't check all the boxes. Could be better on all levels.

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L
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Sharon was fabulous, so accommodating. We both had the 10oz Filet Mignon, it was cooked perfectly. We switched out potatoes for extra veggies with no problem. Dessert was their specialty Bourbon Bread Pudding, OMG, can’t wait for that again. We tried it on a coupon but will go back over & over.

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a
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sharon was our server and made the evening so enjoyable. Food was great as usual. Don't know why it's not always full but we enjoy the quiet ambience.

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T
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 51st anniversary with you. Sadly, this was our first time to your restaurant and we live close by !! It will not be our last. Food selections were wonderful. Sharon, our server was more than willing to work with us on selections. The rest of your staff came by and wished us a happy anniversary, which we thought was so nice. We realize, it was quiet !!!! Sunday before Thanksgiving? Food was wonderful, dessert divine.

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CL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Was looking for an upscale restaurant to end our long weekend in MB. While this was reviewed as upscale, it really wasn't. It worked out for us because we were really tired and not too hungry so we decided to go as is (not jeans, but not "business casual"). That was good as I would have been highly upset if I made an effort to dress (no one else was "dressed"). First, the location is horrible. It is in the basement of a hotel--creepy. Small and really more like a smallish hotel restaurant than what I would expect as an "upscale" restaurant. It has seen better days (carpet, chairs, etc. a bit warn). In any event we decided to split a Chicken Marsala dish which was very very good. Afterwords we said we probably could have eaten a whole meal each as it was that good. All in all, OK. But, I'd guess for a truly upscale dressy place, there are better options.

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b
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet and elegant setting in an upscale hotel. Enjoyed one of the best renditions of shrimp and grits I have ever experienced. Cocktail could have been better. Why do so many bartenders insist on shaking a Manhattan so vigorously that the drink contains ice chips and tastes watery even when you order it straight up? Nonetheless, I was extremely pleased overall, as were my companions.

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I both loved the food and service was great

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VM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for an upscale place to eat and found it. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Thank you.

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our stay and meal was excellent! I would definitely recommend this place. I would also come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very romantic dinner.

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DG
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,excellent service, Staff was attentive to all of our needs

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s
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I've been vacationing in Myrtle Beach once or twice a year since 2010 and have tried many of the fine dining restaurants. This was probably the best meal I've had in MB. Every course exceeded expectations - from the freshly baked bread with herb & goat cheese infused olive oil, to the salad, entrees, and chef's variation of key lime pie. However, while the food deserves a 5 star rating, and our server was decent, the restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night. It was a beautiful evening so my husband and I opted to dine outdoors. We were the only ones outside and rather than the hostess seating us at the table with the best view, she sat us at one of the two that had been set up. Additionally, while the food is excellent, the menu is extremely limited which is the primary reason I never chose to dine there before. Lastly, I would expect a restaurant with this caliber of food to offer a better wine selection.

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GO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Server was okay but unprofessional. Of four adult meals, one was unacceptable and two were unsatisfactory. Wine was good. A couple walked out just before our meals were served. Manager attempted to resolve our complaints.

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M
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My breakfast was served hot an exactly as I ordered...perfect eggs, hot, well toasted Buttered English muffin...crisp Applewood bacon...the only thing is that the home fries didn’t seem fresh and were soggy. Otherwise everything good. They made iced coffee. For us...and refilled it...I wish we could order lattes...the hotel serves Starbucks upstairs but not in the restaurant... service wonderful

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Waterscape for dinner The food was soooo delicious and the service was excellent. Stefani was polite, kind, and informative which made our experience much more enjoyable. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.

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