WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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408 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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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
11 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!

E
Miami
4 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
39 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
51 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
9 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
22 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
11 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
21 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.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

MF
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

AM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice quiet restaurant with great food and attentive service

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

DW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

G
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

DS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

LJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

L
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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.

LT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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