Top Family Attractions in Myrtle Beach

It’s almost summertime in Myrtle Beach and there’s so much to see and do along the Grand Strand. When you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four-diamond resort, you’re nearby all the hottest attractions our area has to offer.

Beach

The BEST attraction in Myrtle Beach…the beach of course! When you stay with Marina Inn, you’ll have access to our private beach. Just hop aboard the shuttle with your family and everything you need is waiting for you! We have towels, chairs, snacks, and drinks available at our private beach access. All you need to bring is your swimsuit and sunscreen!

Close up of family enjoying time on the beach

Broadway at the Beach

Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach is a one-stop shop for all things dining and entertainment. With recent additions including new thrill rides at Pavilion Park and a Simpson’s 4D Movie Theater and Kwik-E-Mart, your family will have a blast exploring and enjoying all Broadway at the Beach has to offer. When hunger strikes, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from to satisfy any appetite.

Shark Wake Park

Get ready to shred! At Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach, you can experience riding a zipline while wakeboarding through the lake. Learn new tricks and tips and maybe even catch some air! Shark Wake Park also has an inflatable Aqua Park with large water inflatables for everyone to play on in the water. Just minutes down the road from Marina Inn, beat the heat at Shark Wake Park!

Barefoot Landing

Time to shop til you drop! Barefoot Landing is located in North Myrtle Beach and offers unique shopping and dining experiences. If you’re in the mood for a fiesta, head to Taco Mundo! A waterfront restaurant where you can indulge in authentic tacos and fresh margaritas after a day filled with shopping. Barefoot Landing also features live music and entertainment nightly throughout the summer so make sure to bring the whole family and make some memories!

Myrtle Waves Waterpark

Calling all thrill seekers! Myrtle Waves Waterpark is South Carolina’s largest waterpark and has tons of water attractions for your family to enjoy. From towering tube slides to a surfing simulator, there’s something for everyone to do. While visiting this summer, be sure to check their schedule for Summer Movie Nights to catch a film while floating around in the wave pool!

Summer is on the way and time is running out to book your Myrtle Beach vacation. Our guests are able to experience the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to take advantage of our summer sale package going on now! See you at the beach!

 

Mother’s Day Getaway at Marina Inn

It’s officially May and do you know what that means? (Besides flowers, of course) Mother’s Day is around the corner! Make this one extra special and treat your mom to a luxurious experience at the four-diamond resort, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, in Myrtle Beach.

From May 10th – May 12th, take advantage of our Mother’s Day package. This package is based on two adults and two children, but can be easily adjusted to accommodate a larger group. Relax and lounge by the infinity pool or hop aboard the shuttle to our private beach; exclusive for Marina Inn guests! For more activities, check out Myrtle Beach Watersports in the marina for pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. End the day with Happy Hour at Reflections before venturing to our on-site restaurant, WaterScapes, which is the perfect spot for a delicious dinner on the waterfront. Whatever Mom is looking for, we have it all right here at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

This exclusive Mother’s Day Package includes:

  • Luxurious room accommodations for one night in a grande guest room for two adults & two children
  • Mother’s Day Brunch for two adults and two children in WaterScapes Restaurant
  • Fresh flower bouquet delivered to room on arrival

And just because Mom deserves the BEST, consider adding on these luxurious offers:

Mother’s Day Brunch

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is excited to host a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12th with seatings from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our spread will include brunch favorites such as shrimp and grits with tasso ham, tomatoes, and green onion as well as roasted pork tenderloin with mushrooms and leek ragu. At our Carving Station, we will be serving juicy roasted beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce and demi glaze. Living by the beach, we have access to the freshest seafood! On our seafood display, we will be offering oysters on the half shell, poached shrimp, and a display of smoked salmon. Breakfast classics such as eggs, bacon, and home fries will also be available, as well as salad and a variety of fresh, colorful fruit. And don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with our Grande Dessert Station!

Things To Do With Mom in Myrtle Beach

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located in Myrtle Beach and close to all of the best shopping and attractions the Grand Strand has to offer! Head to Barefoot Landing for specialty shopping at local boutiques and stop for some coffee at Cafe de Paris right next to Tara Grinna. Duplin Winery, located right next to Barefoot Landing, offers wine tastings and sells their signature sweet muscadine wine by the bottle that Mom is sure to love to take home as a souvenir!

What are you waiting for? Treat your mom to an extra special day and book with us now to give Mom the best Mother’s Day experience in beautiful Myrtle Beach!

Meet our Executive Chef Robert Astraikis at the Marina Inn

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach is excited to welcome a new member to our stellar team. We’re happy to have a new Executive Chef, Robert Astraikis, creating masterpieces and bringing a whole new flavor to the kitchen in our award-winning on-site restaurant, WaterScapes.

Chef Astraikis is originally from New York and has spent most of his career polishing his skills in areas of southeast North Carolina. Chef Astraikis says his inspiration for cooking comes from his mother. With a natural flair and passion for all things food, he graduated from the Culinary Institue of America in New York. Chef Astraikis is bringing in bold flavors and highlighting Southern European cuisine in the new dishes for our onsite restaurant, WaterScapes. In order for our guests to familiarize themselves with our new Executive Chef, we had him answer a few personal questions such as details on his cooking style and what ingredients are a must have in his kitchen.

 

Q: With all of this experience, what is your cooking style and your favorite cuisine?

“I love cooking mostly Italian food and fresh seafood. The flavors of Southern Europe, South America, and Asia are my favorite overall with cilantro, garlic and chili peppers being my ‘go to’ flavors.”

Q: Who influenced you to become a chef?

“My mom is a great cook and I learned to love cooking from her.”

Q: Tell us about your cooking style and how you evolved into this style:

“Italian/Southern European with a love of Indian and Hispanic flavors.”

Q: What are the top five ingredients that you must have in the kitchen at all times?

“Chili peppers, garlic, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, fresh thyme”

Q: What is your own personal favorite meal to prepare?

“Chicken Tikka Masala”

With over 27 years of experience, we are incredibly excited to welcome Chef Astraikis to our team at WaterScapes Restaurant! He has already created brand new menu items for both the WaterScapes dinner menu and Reflections Cafe Happy Hour menu.

 

WaterScapes Restaurant:

Our dinner menu at WaterScapes Restaurant is making some room for new creations by Chef Astraikis! But don’t worry, you can still order your favorite WaterScapes classics like Diver Scallops, Filet Mignon, and Shrimp & Grits. Chef Astraikis’ signature style of cooking highlights Southern European cuisine featuring Indian and Hispanic influences. This combination of flavor and pizazz is just one of the reasons Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is thrilled to have Chef Astraikis as the head of our team at WaterScapes.

Some of the new dishes include Chili Shrimp, Coconut Clams, Seafood Paella, Moroccan Chicken, and so much more! If you happen to have food allergies or diet restrictions, we offer a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free menu items for you to choose from. And for those with a sweet tooth, finish your meal the right way with a decadent treat! Choose from items like our rich Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake and a delicious Honey Lavender Creme Brulee.

Reflections Cafe:

After spending the day exploring Myrtle Beach, come check out our brand new menu at Reflections Cafe. Reflections Cafe is open for Happy Hour on Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Some of the yummy new menu items include a Pork Milanese and a Short Rib Ragu that will pair perfectly with any style cocktail. Happy Hour also includes reduced prices on beer, wine, house brand drinks, and select appetizer plates. Take your appetizers and cocktail outside and enjoy spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Talk about the perfect way to unwind!

When you book your next vacation to Myrtle Beach with the award-winning 4-star resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, check out our specials page to see what kind of deals we’re offering. And make sure to visit WaterScapes Restaurant for a truly rewarding culinary experience from Chef Astraikis and his team!

What’s New in Myrtle Beach This Summer

Whether you’re a first time visitor or an honorary local, you won’t want to miss out on the best new spots in Myrtle Beach. No two summers spent in Myrtle Beach are exactly the same!

Whisky River

A family restaurant franchise owned by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Whisky River will have a sports bar theme. The new restaurant will also feature an apparel shop and a casual menu of hamburgers and hot dogs. Whisky River will be located in North Myrtle Beach and will include a second level with a stage for live music performances! This is sure to become a new favorite on the Grand Strand.

Riptydz

A new addition to downtown Myrtle Beach, Riptydz is a three-level restaurant and bar that overlooks the ocean. The menu is unique; offering customizable mac and cheese and fresh seafood, but also features traditional dishes that everyone will love!

LuLu’s

The newest restaurant at Barefoot Landing, LuLu’s, is owned by singer Jimmy Buffet’s younger sister Lucy. Located in Barefoot Landing along the waterway, LuLu’s is the perfect spot for enjoying yummy food and live music. Spend the evening at LuLu’s after shopping in Barefoot Landing or playing on the beach!

Heidi’s Corner

Heidi’s Corner is a local restaurant group in Myrtle Beach with delectable dishes and desserts that will satisfy any craving you have. Croissants and Hook & Barrell are loved by both locals and visitors of the Grand Strand because of their homey feel and crafty menu items. They are located in a shared building on 82nd ave in Myrtle Beach.

 

The Track

If you’re looking for thrilling fun along the Grand Strand look no further than The Track! This elevated go-kart race track is unique on The Grand Strand and just the right place for adrenaline junkies. The Track also offers kid rides, a carousel, and an arcade!

Top Golf

Top Golf has it all! Golf lessons, kid zones, and a full restaurant and bar that will keep you entertained for hours. At Top Golf, you can choose from a variety of different games and play golf like never before. The newest addition to the Grand Strand still isn’t open yet! Top Golf in Myrtle Beach is coming soon to our area next to Broadway at the Beach. So we’ll just keep practicing our backswing in the meantime.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

 

JumpJam

A hot day spent on a floating jungle gym jumping into the water? JumpJam is the best way to beat the heat and try something new with your family in Myrtle Beach. JumpJam offers a variety of jungle gyms that float on the water with special obstacles including a trampoline to launch into the water. If you’re looking for a little monkeying around this summer, JumpJam is for you!

810 Billiards & Bowling

Located in Market Common, this is more than just your average bowling alley. 810 Billiards & Bowling was designed with family and fun in mind. Bowling is the main attraction, but 810 also has pool tables, foosball, darts, board games, and corn hole! It’s impossible to run out of things to do at 810 Billiards & Bowling!

When you stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you’ll be a short drive away from all of the summer fun! You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Plus, kids stay and eat free at Marina Inn Grande Dunes all summer long! If you’re looking for an exciting family vacation that won’t break the bank, make plans to head to Myrtle Beach and stay at Marina Inn!

How to Get the Best Savings in Myrtle Beach While Avoiding the Crowds

Most people tend to splurge their savings when it comes to vacations but this summer, get more for your money by planning with these tips in mind.

Plan Your Trip Before/After the Summer Rush

One way to miss the crowds is visiting the first two weeks of June or the last two weeks of August. At this point in June, Memorial Day Weekend traffic has cleared out and in August this is the last chance before the rush of Labor Day Weekend.

By choosing to visit Myrtle Beach in the middle of the week, (rather than weekends), you’ll find cheaper rates and fewer crowds! Plan to visit between Sunday and Thursday so you can skip the crowds who visit on the weekends.

Eat Locally

When searching for that perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner, plan to visit local restaurants rather than the chains that tend to be more crowded. Some great local options include: Sea Captain’s House, Croissants, and Soho are all near the beach and restaurants along the Marshwalk offer fresh seafood and views of the inlet! There are also plenty of yummy options close to The Marina Inn: Anchor Café, Blueberry Café, Ultimate California Game Zone, Ducatis Pizzeria, and River City Café.

If you feel like staying onsite, you can enjoy a meal at our award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes, with a picture-perfect sunset backdrop. Plus take advantage of our “Kids Eat Free” program – where kids eat free all summer long!

Beaches

As a guest at Marina Inn, a private beach access is available and travel is covered with a complimentary shuttle. Not only do you not have to worry about paying for parking, but you don’t have to haul around a chair or cooler. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels are waiting for you and a snack shack is onsite with food and beverages available for purchase. You can enjoy the natural landscape of the beach free from high rise hotels and noisy attractions. Our private beach allows you to reach ultimate relaxation with all the convenient amenities.

Skip the Beach!

In the chance you see some rainy weather or just feel like staying out of the sun for the day, head to the Market Common for movies, lunch, and great shopping. The local mall and outlet shops will likely be crowded with tourists coming off the beach.

Stone Theaters in Market Common has special deals every week! Discount Tuesdays allow you to receive $5 tickets and $5 popcorn and soda specials. If you feel like catching an early show later in the week, they offer $5 tickets for the first showing of any movie on Sundays! There are fewer crowds at the theater when you go early and the variety of restaurants nearby allow you to easily grab a quick lunch or ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery in Market Common after the movie.

Kids Attractions

There are plenty of activities the kids will enjoy when you beat the heat and skip the beach. WonderWorks is a quirky funhouse filled with puzzles and games to keep your family entertained all day! The Hollywood Wax Museum is also a great way to spend some time before lunch or dinner. Or take a trip under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium. All three attractions are located around Broadway at the Beach – which is only a short drive from Marina Inn. And there are plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby to choose from.

Summer Special Package

We’re offering great rates when you book your summer vacation during our Summer Sale! Book your Myrtle Beach getaway anytime from June 1st through August 31st and you’ll save up to 35% on your stay. And for even hotter discounts – travel Sunday through Thursday! Click here to book now.

Plan your next vacation at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and follow these tips to save like a pro so you can relax without blowing through your savings!

Pack your Appetite when you visit Myrtle Beach

If there’s one thing you need to remember to pack when visiting Myrtle Beach, it’s your appetite. There are always new restaurants opening around the Grand Strand, and when you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re located in close proximity to some of the hottest new dining options. Here are some of the new spots to check out while you’re visiting:

WaterScapes
For an award winning upscale dining experience at one of the best seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach, you won’t even have to step foot off the property. WaterScapes, located at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, showcases a “Farm to Table” style approach using fresh, local ingredients. They are conveniently open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes all the favorites such as omelettes, Belgian waffles, french toast. Some of the lunch options are salads, burgers, Grilled Swordfish Tacos and a Fried Flounder Sandwich. Their dinner menu features selections such as Filet Mignon, Pan Seared Diver Scallops, and a Berkshire Pork Chop. Enjoy the ambience of the candlelight glow indoors or take your dining experience outdoors with amazing views of the pool, marina and Intracoastal Waterway.

Blueberry’s Grill
Right around the corner from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a brand new restaurant – Blueberry’s Grill. They offer an eclectic menu of breakfast and lunch items, serving everything from Omelettes, Breakfast Burritos and Pancakes to Halibut Primavera, Soy Glazed Salmon and Shrimp and Grits. Breakfast is served all day and during their weekend brunch they offer a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar where you can concoct your own perfect drink to ease into your day. You can enjoy dining indoors or soak up the sun and eat on their outdoor patio!

Hook & Barrel
Hook and Barrel is a modern restaurant that serves up fresh, sustainable, local seafood. Their menu features a whole steamed section of delicacies from the sea including fresh oysters, clams, and shrimp. They also offer a variety of other items including Bone-in Filet, Peach Pork Tenderloin, and flatbreads. The restaurant itself has unique touches on everything from the presentation of food – the complimentary pimento cheese is served on a wooden cutting board in the shape of South Carolina – to their decor of jellyfish lights hanging from the ceiling over the bar. And afterwards, make sure to grab a glass of wine to sip on while you relax and rock on one of their giant swings.

Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Located on 21st Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, Strong Waters is a prohibition-era inspired bar and restaurant that utilizes a ‘Farm to Shaker’ style approach for their libations and ‘Farm to Table’ method for their menu, using only the freshest, local ingredients. Their menu showcases their ‘Lowcountry cuisine with a twist’ that includes specialties such as Shrimp & Grits Soul Rolls, Pork Belly Tacos, a Butcher Block Burger, and a Short Rib. Make sure to try one of their handcrafted specialty cocktails to pair with your meal such as the Smokin’ Oldie, Honeysuckle Mule or Gin Slap. Strong Waters Bar also offers Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays which features a Signature Stuffed Waffle, Cast Iron Pancake, Shrimp & Grits, and more – as well as spiked coffees, a Bloody Mary Bar, and Bottomless Mimosa specials!

RipTydz Oceanfront Grill & Rooftop Bar
RipTydz is an oceanfront multi-level restaurant located right off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Known for their specialty fruity cocktails, they offer drinks in giant mason jars and portable pouches. Their menu features items such as a Mac’N’Cheese Burger, Baja Steak Tacos, Seafood Towers, Sea Steamers, an Old Bay Po Boy and Shrimp and Grits. RipTydz offers an open air atmosphere with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean. You can enjoy playing a game of sand volleyball, corn hole or relaxing with a few cocktails on the rooftop bar. You’ll definitely feel like you’re vacation when you dine here!

Dave & Buster’s
For nonstop fun and good food, check out Dave & Buster’s at Broadway at the Beach! Challenge your friends and family to a round of hoops or giant Pacman and take advantage of special offers such as their Eat & Play combos which allows you to order an entree or appetizer and get a $10 power card. Dave & Buster’s menu features drink specials and some delicious entrees including Dave’s Double Cheesburger, Bang Bang Chicken and Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles, and Dynamite Fried Shrimp. This is the place to go to watch any big sporting event. With a huge bar area filled with flatscreens Tv’s, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
Who says you can’t have home-cooked meals on vacation? Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach at Broadway at the Beach, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is Southern cooking at it’s finest. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, their menu is served family-style – meaning you order a variety of hearty dishes to pass around the table. Some of the featured menus items include Chicken and Waffles, Ooey Gooey Butter Pancakes, Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken, Pepper Steak, Beef Pot Roast, Chicken Pot Pie, and Ol’Fashioned Southern Meatloaf. And of course you get a basket of warm biscuits to share! After you dine make sure to check out their retail store where you can pick up everything from t-shirts and trinkets with funny southern phrases written on them to cookware, sauces, and Paula Deen Cookbooks.

Spring Into Fun This Spring Break in Myrtle Beach!

It’s time to break out the sunscreen and bathing suits here in Myrtle Beach! With winter being nothing more than a distant memory, we are embracing the sunshine and warmth here in the south. While you count down the days until spring break, finish up some last minute planning and add these attractions to your list of must-sees while you’re here.

Spring won’t be the only thing in full bloom this year. Brookgreen Gardens is the cultural hotspot of South Carolina’s coastal community and is blooming with beautiful flowers year-round. Enjoy the southern sunshine as you explore the breathtaking gardens and admire the stunning sculptures or take in the sights of the lowcountry zoo. Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may purchase tickets upon arrival; seniors (aged 65 and up) can purchase tickets for $14, adults (aged 13-64) can get in for $16, children (aged 4-12) can get in for $8, and all children under 4 get in for free.

On top of beautiful horticulture, Brookgreen Gardens boasts a collection of 2,000 works of art ranging from sculptures, paintings, etchings, and more from internationally renowned artists. Artwork is incorporated into the gardens as well as displayed indoors in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.

After you’ve had the chance to immerse yourself in the art and you’re finally able to tear yourself away from the gardens, head on over to the lowcountry zoo. In the lowcountry zoo, you have the chance to see animals native to the area that are kept in areas maintained as close as possible to their natural habitats. Animal lovers of all ages will love getting to see wild animals such as alligators, bald eagles, grey and red foxes, white-tailed deer, river otters, and more! For those of you are animal lovers, you can get up close and personal every day at 2:30 p.m. with an interactive session hosted by an interpreter. This experience is included in your garden admission and takes place in the Campbell Center Program Shed.

Nothing beats driving with the top down in the spring. For those of you without a convertible, satisfy your need for speed and sunshine at The Track! Whether you’ve got a family of youngsters, a couple teenagers, or mixture of the two, your entire family will find hours of entertainment here. Kids will love the Carousel and Baja Buggies rides on top of the unlimited fun the arcade and race track offers. The gamer in the family will feel right at home in The Track’s arcade, which features over 50 games. While you’re racking up points, pick out what prize you’ll be bringing back home with you, options vary from candy, toys, games, to gadgets. Satisfy your feelings of nostalgia with classics like skee-ball, Down the Clock, and dueling basketball goals. The younger generation will love taking a crack at Fruit Ninja, Deep Sea Treasure, Fishbowl Frenzy and more!

When you’ve finally racked up enough tickets in the arcade, buckle up and head to the finish line! The Track offers two different race tracks, plus two kiddie tracks for the little ones! The Wild Woody is The Track’s signature elevated, multi-level track. You can race for first on your own or double up while you navigate through three levels for the win!

The Mighty Myrtle, named after the beautiful Myrtle Beach, is a curvy three-level track that also allows you to take it on solo or with a teammate. You can test out your driving skills in the electric carts while you loop around this fast-paced track. They might be too young for their driver’s licenses, but let the kids get behind the wheel and show us what they’ve got on the Rookie and Kiddie Tracks. The Rookie Track is ideal for kids between 4’0 and 4’8’’ tall. Let your little one burn rubber while they zoom around the track and leave their competition in the dust. Let your little speed demon test out their lead foot on the Kiddie Trail, which is perfect for kids between 3’6’’ and 4’0 tall.

Take a walk on the wild side at Go Ape! While you’re vacationing here in Myrtle Beach, you have to experience an outdoor experience unlike any other. Live your life to the fullest while you take a guided 2-3 hour adventure through the forest canopy while you navigating dangling obstacles and cruise along the ziplines. You can test your skills on either the Treetop Adventure course or the Treetop Junior course.

For those ages 10 and above, take on the high-rope courses of the Treetop Adventure course while you navigate obstacles all while taking in the stunning view. Those of you who are ages 10-15 can hit the ropes for $35 while those 16 and above can join you on the course for $58. All ages can enjoy the Treetop Junior course, which is an action-packed 1 hour introduction to high-rope activities meant to encourage problem-solving and build confidence! No matter your age, you can take part in this fun-filled course for $28!

Spend a day on the water while you give cable wakeboarding a try! At Shark Wake Park, take watersports to a whole new level with this variation of regular wakeboarding, without the boat. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, Shark Wake Park will give you a day on the water you’ll never forget. They have a 5-tower full size cable plus a 2-tower cable system that’ll help give you the ride of your life. No need to worry about gear, Shark Wake Park can provide you whatever you need. For $68, you can enjoy a full day of cable wakeboarding with gear included. For two hours, it would be $48 and for four hours it would be $58. If you’re wanting something a little tame than cable wakeboarding, head over to their Aqua Park. Shark Wake’s Aqua Park is an inflatable, floating aqua park that covers over an acre of water! On April 3rd, make sure to bring the kiddies over to Shark Wake Park for Kids Day! Kids aged 15 and under can ride all day with beginner gear for only $34.

Carry over the family fun into dinner time with all of the family and kid friendly dining options in Myrtle Beach. Head on over to Ultimate California Pizza GameZone for an evening filled with pizza, wings, and arcade games! While you wait for your pizza to come out, see how many points you can rack up playing skee-ball or bowling! Even though the pizza is the main attraction, don’t forget to load up on wings so you can finally settle the debate on which is betters: flats or drums.

Treat your family to dinner and a show at Medieval Times. Take a step back to the Middle Ages while you dine on a four course meal. Throughout the evening, you can enjoy valiant shows of falconry, horsemanship, and sword fighting! Cheer on your favorite knight to victory while you make memories with your family that’ll last a lifetime.

If knights aren’t your thing, shiver your timbers and head on over to Pirates Voyage. Dine on a tasty five-course meal while pirates set sea on authentic-looking pirate ships. Your kids will love when the pirates interact with the crowd as they swing through on ropes. If you’re looking for the hidden treasure of dinner shows, Pirates Voyage is it.

Make this spring break one you’ll never forget when you vacation in Myrtle Beach. And when you stay at Marina Inn, you’re only minutes away from non-stop fun.

Restaurant Week SC 2018 in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Restaurants featured during 2018 SC Restaurant Week!

The holidays are over but the fun never ends in Myrtle Beach!  Enjoy some local cuisine from some of the best local restaurants along the Grand Strand at an amazing value! South Carolina Restaurant Week, an eleven-day event that runs from January 11-21 that gives Myrtle Beach area restaurants a chance to showcase their specialty dishes at an amazing value.  Participating restaurants highlight certain popular menu items, giving guests that have never dined with them a taste of what they’re missing out on. It’s also a way for loyal customers to get a special deal at some of their favorite places to eat in Myrtle Beach.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located to several restaurants that are participating in this year’s event. In fact, you won’t even have to leave the property to enjoy a romantic meal on the water. WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn Grande Dunes is an award-winning restaurant that prides itself on making the best of seasonal fare. Offering a casually elegant dining atmosphere with spectacular views of the Grande Dunes marina, WaterScapes delivers delicious entrees using only the freshest ingredients. For Restaurant Week, Chef Corbett Rourk and the WaterScapes culinary team have created a three course prix fixe  menu with a choice of one item per course for just $35.00++ per person . Depending on what you’re in the mood for, it might be hard to decide between the spicy Jerk Chicken Breast with truffle potato puree and the Seared Salmon over kale with green lentil salsa. SEE FULL MENU!

Conveniently located just a short walk from the main entrance of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Ruth Chris serves top quality steak and seafood in a refined environment. This fine dining restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu, as well as special deals on some of their delectable side dishes. Now is the time to splurge for an appetizer.

Ducati’s Pizzeria & Trattoria, known for their Italian cuisine and mouth-watering pizza, is located right across the street from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. This little restaurant with a quaint Italian café atmosphere packs a lot of authentic flavor into their dishes. Ducati’s has designed a three-course prix fixe menu, giving you the option of choosing one item per course. It might be hard to pick just one – especially when one of the dessert options is homemade Limoncello Cake!

The newest restaurant in the group is Hook & Barrel. The award winning chef of Croissants Bistro and Bakery opened Hook & Barrell this summer with an eclectic menu. Hook & Barrell is within a five minute drive of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

There are other top-notch restaurants participating in this tasty event located all along the Grand Strand. These restaurants include the French inspired menu at Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River, The Parson’s Table – also in Little River, Aspen Grille, Angelo’s Steak and Pasta and much more!

Boasting some of the top restaurants in the Southeast, from upscale to casual dining, this is your opportunity to sample some of the best fare that Myrtle Beach has to offer. So whether you’re a seafood enthusiast, steak lover or crave Italian – there is something to satisfy everyone’s palate.

While dining at WaterScapes Restaurant; make it a staycation at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes so that you can try out all of the participating restaurants then enjoy a relaxing evening in one of our luxurious rooms or suites. Check out our Winter Special Offers now!

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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach

Click Here for a full list of participating restaurants as well as up-to-date promotions and menus and be sure to pack an appetite and  share your dining experiences during restaurant week with #rwsc.

One of the Best Restaurants in Myrtle Beach is at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Top Culinary Experience in Myrtle Beach-WaterScapes!

Next time your looking for the best resturant in Myrtle Beach – look no further than the award winning WaterScapes Restaurant. for a unique Myrtle Beach culinary experience. Conveniently located at the luxurious, four-diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, it has received several accolades such as  named one of theTop 5 Low Country Restaurants in Myrtle Beach, TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Open Table’s Diners Choice and more! WaterScapes’ dedication to both being at the forefront of sustainability and providing guests with meals made from fresh, local products has made them one of Myrtle Beach’s top restaurants. Combine your love of seafood and upscale dining for an unforgettable dining experience.

Unique Casually Elegant Atmosphere in Myrtle Beach

WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn

This elegantly casual restaurant in Myrtle Beach offers both indoor and outdoor seating options. You can enjoy the ambiance of the beautifully lit waterfront dining on the outdoor patio as you overlook the pool and watch boats glide by along the waterway. The indoor dining is in a beautiful, open room adorned with crisp white table cloths and elegant decor.

Private Dining Room for Intimate Celebrations!

If you have a big birthday coming up or want to celebrate your anniversary, our private dining room is an elegant option with inside seating of up to 30 guests an a patio for outdoor dining. Book the private room by contacting WaterScapes directly at 843-913-2845.

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

WaterScapes is known to the locals for a unique dinner experience but don’t forget we are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – so it’s available to fulfill your dining needs anytime of day.

  • Start your day off right with a mouth-watering omelette, fluffy pancakes, and a hot cup of coffee between 6:30 am and 11:30 am.
  • Spice up your lunch routine with a delicious reuben sandwich or grilled chicken ciabatta between 11 am and 2 pm.
  • End your day with a succulent grilled filet mignon or seared salmon for dinner. Dinner is served between 5:30 pm and 10 pm, and while reservations are not required, they are highly recommended – especially during the peak summer season.
  • Nightly seafood or steak specials may be available in addition to the regular menu.
  • WaterScapes offers an extensive Wine List so dont forget to ask for the perfect pairing for your meal!
  • We are kid friendly offering all of their favorites on our Kids Menu.
  • Top off your evening with our dessert special. Ask your server about the latest fresh dessert offering.

Reservations are available by calling Waterscapes directly at 843-913-2845 or at opentable.com.

Meet Executive Chef Corbett Rourk!

Chef Corbett Rourk is the executive chef at WaterScapes Restaurant and is a South Carolina native who’s Charleston, SC restaurant cooking style combines classic French training with a unique southern twist! With over 25 years of culinary experience working for a variety of restaurants, each dish he creates at WaterScapes is a treat for the taste buds. Chef Corbett Rourk has always felt his calling was to prepare the freshest meals with local products, making WaterScapes the perfect home for him.

Mouthwatering Dinner Selections at WaterScapes

When you look over the menu, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless choices of mouthwatering meals. Whether you’re vegetarian, gluten free, or just slightly selective when it comes to eating, at WaterScapes, your options are still endless.

White Clams and Pasta

Satisfy your seafood craving with the white clams and pasta dish which features a creamy white clam sauce, cherry stone clams, semolina pasta and crostini. As the weather cools down, the perfect way to warm up is with a hearty bowl of sweet corn and potato chowder. This dish features bacon and red pepper chantilly and can is served as either a cup or a bowl.

Vegatarian and Gluten Free Restaurant Options

If you’re searching for vegetarian-friendly options for dinner, the  Sweet Potato and Spinach Roulade or Brown Butter Gnocchi are definately worth a try. For lunch, the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich is option with a local flair! This healthy lunch item has crispy green tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, arugula, and shaved red onions – all served on delicious sourdough bread. WaterScapes also offers gluten friendly dinner selections such as Jamaican Airline Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Grilled Filet Mignon or Char Grilled Filet. For lunch there’s the Sweet Corn and Potato Chowder or WaterScapes Caesar Salad.

Supporting Local Farmers and Friends

WaterScapes utilizes a “Farm to Table” style cooking method and prides itself on sourcing locally. The local produce from Lee’s Market in Murrells Inlet, SC is used to prepare certain dishes, as well as pork products from Benton’s Country Hams from Madisonville, Tennessee. When you order grilled local shrimp & grits – you’re feasting on southern grits from Anson Mills, a Columbia based business. Other local dishes include the char grilled ribeye and pan seared diver scallops, to name a few.

When you’re deciding where to dine during your vacation in Myrtle Beach, be sure to add WaterScapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to your list. Whether you’re searching for a spot for a romantic dinner for two or a place to grab a delicious meal before a night on the town with friends, WaterScapes is the perfect spot. Give us a call today to make reservations at 843.913.2845 or opentable.com