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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Offersnow!
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.
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
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.
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
Myrtle Beach is well known for an abundance of activities but it also has a soft romantic side for your honeymoon in Myrtle Beach! Between the amazing attractions, assortment of restaurants and yes, the beach – it’s the perfect spot to escape to after saying “I do”! Myrtle Beach is centrally located and easy to get to if your are flying into Myrtle Beach International Airport or driving.
Where to Stay?
After your big day, we have you covered! Treat yourself to a honeymoon of luxury and reserve a suite at one of the top 5 star resorts in Myrtle Beach – Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.Our resort is highly coveted as the best romantic experience in Myrtle Beach. We are a resort that spares no expense when it comes to making sure you have a first-class stay. Our guest rooms and suites are large and luxurious with private balcony with views from every room. You will not want to leave your room! But if you do, we are located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and feature amazing amenities including: a private beach, our location beside Myrtle Beach Water Sports for easy access to rent jet skis or a pontoon boat (March – October), outdoor pool with infinity edge entry, indoor pool and fitness center, tennis, spa the Grande Dunes Resort Golf Course is located onsite.
You can reserve only a room or suite but if you are interested in going all out and making your honeymoon special, we offer two romantic honeymoon packages available to choose from:
This is the more extravagant of the two packages and includes everything you need to start your next chapter as a couple in Myrtle Beach.
Accommodation of choice of the most luxurious room – these include suites that have private balconies with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll feel pampered as you relax in our complimentary soft cotton bathrobes and sleep like royalty on our Egyptian cotton bed linens and down pillows. Ask for the “Studio Suite Deluxe” that feature Jacuzzi tubs. Book early because these suites go quickly!
On arrival night, enjoy a chilled bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine and an assortment of chocolates along with an exquisite Gilchrist & Soames Spa basket full of luxurious products to pamper yourselves throughout your stay.
On your second night, two decadent chocolate martinis will be delivered to your guest room
Choose which night to experience a romantic three-course dinner for two at our award winning restaurant WaterScapes.
Also choose which day or night to relax with a one-hour “Couples Hot Stone Massage” in the privacy of your guest room – so you can be pampered without having to even leave your suite.
Every morning, enjoy breakfast in bed delivered to your room
If you want to cover just the basics, try our no frills “classic”honeymoon package
Accommodation of choice of the most luxurious room – these include suites that have private balconies with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll feel pampered as you relax in our complimentary soft cotton bathrobes and sleep like royalty on our Egyptian cotton bed linens and down pillows. Our “Studio Suite Deluxe” feature Jacuzzi tubs – adding that extra romance to your experience.
On arrival night, enjoy a chilled bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine and an assortment of chocolates
Choose which night to experience a three-course dinner for two at our award winning restaurant WaterScapes Restaurant.
There’s Life Outside of the Resort!
Should you get antsy lounging by the pool or our private beach, there are plenty of activities to entertain yourselves along the Grand Strand while spending some quality time together.
Want to spend an afternoon sampling wine? Duplin Winery is located right up the road and features tastings Monday-Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. You’ll learn about the family history of the winery and see the bottling process in action. Once you find a Muscadine wine you enjoy – there is a beautiful outdoor patio to sip and relax with your sweetheart. Make sure to grab a bottle or two for a souvenir to enjoy when your honeymoon is over.
If you prefer beer rather than wine, you can check out Myrtle Beach’s only microbrewery – New South Brewing.
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this brewery is passionate about their craft beer and they offer tours so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process and sample up to 5 of their beers. It is such a small brewery that you’ll get the opportunity to see first-hand how they hand-package every six-pack. Once your tour is complete, stick around and enjoy some of their delicious craft beer on tap. And you can even fill up a growler of your favorite beer for a tasty souvenir.
Brookgreen Gardens is a romantic place to explore. You can wander and meander through the gardens full of blooming seasonal flowers and admire all the handcrafted sculptures.
Brookgreen Gardens is known for having one of the largest collections of American figurative sculptures in the country. There are over 1,400 pieces crafted by 350 different artists. You can also visit the onsite zoo and, if you’re honeymooning in the summer months, be sure to check out the Butterfly House – a magical exhibit where hundreds of butterflies flutter through the air.
Surfing, Paddleboarding, Kayaking….
If you’re newlyweds that are looking for activities with a little more excitement – you can try taking a surf or paddle boarding lesson. And if you want to get above the surf and soar above the waves, try out parasailing. Try Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals – located close by in Myrtle Beach they offer surfing lessons, board rentals, Stand Up Paddleboarding and kayaking. Or for a laid back afternoon in Murrells Inlet, you can rent kayaks or Stand Up Paddleboards and experience the beauty of the marsh up close and personal.
Seafood Dining in Myrtle Beach!
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best restaurants and amazing seafood. To experience an award-winning dining experience at one of the Top 5 Lowcountry Restaurants in the state, you won’t even have to leave the property. WaterScapes Restaurant is well known for its intimate dining atmosphere with cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Corbett Rourk. Specializing in seafood and steaks, try the latest seafood selection such as diver scallops or shrimp and grits or a grilled filet or char grilled ribeye.
Just a few steps from our door is the nationally knownRuth Chris Steakhouse. They feature aged beef and top-quality ingredients with their a-la-carte style menu.
For a unique, upscale local dining experience, check out Collector’s Café – an art gallery/restaurant. You’ll enjoy delicious cuisine among amazing pieces of art. Featuring beautiful paintings, stunning photography and amazing sculptures – all of which are for sale. The owners, Tom & Craig are among the artists. You will probably see one or both of them there!
Just around the corner in the same building as Collector’s Cafe is Fire & Smoke Gastropub. Local owner & Chef Tyler Rice has created an amazing, versatile menu that you won’t find anywhere else in Myrtle Beach using a wood-fired grill and hot an cold smoker for beef, lamb and pork. Try small or large plate servings.
Just across the street from these two restaurants, a fun place to grab an after dinner drink or some tapas is the intimate Boom Boom Wine Room. Try their “wall of wine” where you purchase a hotel-style keycard, that you load with money – your “key” to purchasing wine. There is a various assortment of wines to choose from – both red and white – and you can either select a sip, sample, or pour. There is usually live music and it is a great atmosphere to sample some new wine and enjoy each other’s company.
If you’re looking for a classic, local seafood restaurant, you’ll have to try the Sea Captain’s House. It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On Sundays they even feature an award-winning brunch. Not only is the food they serve outstanding – but they’re located right on the ocean in a historic house– so the views while you dine are amazing.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it reminds us how important it is to spend time with our loved one and is the perfect opportunity to consider a romantic getaway to one of the southeast’s top romantic locations – Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Marina Inn at Grande Duneslocated on the northeast coast of Myrtle Beach is a renowned location for couples seeking a romantic getaway Check availability of our Studio Deluxe Suite. This intimate, secluded suite features a king size bed facing cozy fireplace. This suite also features a luxurious marble Jacuzzi; perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the Myrtle Beach area. Then enjoy a glass of wine on the spacious, private balcony overlooking the serenity of the golf course and waterway. These suites are in high demand so early reservations are encouraged!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, take advantage of our relaxing Bed & Breakfast Package for your romantic weekend escape. You can begin each morning with breakfast in your cozy bed or enjoy your meal sitting on the balcony overlooking the stunning Intracoastal Waterway. Wherever you choose to dine in your suite, you can enjoy any item off the extensive breakfast menu from WaterScapes Restaurant.
After breakfast, you still won’t have to leave your room with our “In Room Massage”service. Your massage therapists will arrive directly to your suite for a calming side by side “Couples Massage” while you both share in the relaxation of a therapeutic massage.
Once you’ve spent the morning indulging in breakfast in bed and getting pampered, you can spend the rest of the day doing nothing but lounging around the suite in your cotton bath robes. If you decide to venture outside of the Grande Dunes Resort, there are plenty of romantic activities to entertain yourselves in the afternoon.
Traveling just 5 miles north or the Marina Inn, spend some time meandering through the boutique shops at Barefoot Landing. Make sure you stop in to Duplin Winery and sign up for a tasting that’s available from 11 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday. You will learn all about the Duplin family history as well as watch the bottling process as you and your sweetheart enjoy sipping on the delicious flavors of Muscadine wine. Muscadine grapes are native to the Carolinas and offer a unique flavor not found anywhere else. Browse the unique retail store and be sure to purchase a bottle or two to take home.
Right across the street from Barefoot Landing is a perfect spot to grab a quick bite to eat for lunch. One of the newest dining experiences is Nacho Hippo. Don’t expect to find the ordinary taco fare at this open air cantina! They are known for their funky “hip” taco selections such as the “Kamikaze” that includes seared tuna, lettuce, seaweed salad, wasabi jalapeno mayo and Japanese pepper blend. Or the “Thai One On” – spicy red curry chicken, spring roll slaw, toasted coconut and Thai peanut sauce – just to name a few. They also serve up a “hip” nacho selection piled high with toppings, definitely a large enough portion to split between the two of you. Don’t count out their beverage selections…be sure to try one of their spicy jalapeno margaritas!
For an afternoon adventure, travel south about 30 minutes to Murrells Inlet, SC. The weather is usually mild this time of year so you can enjoy some salty air breezes on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. This ½ mile wooden boardwalk meanders along a natural saltwater estuary. Watch the local fishing boats come in with their latest catch and stay camera ready for the chance to snap a glimpse of a blue heron catching his lunch, pelicans flying by or other unique sea life along the walk. Complete your visit with an afternoon cocktail or fresh seafood snack at one of the many quaint restaurants that line the boardwalk.
Once you’ve finished exploring for the day, you’ll want to wind down back to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes over a romantic dinner for two at WaterScapes Restaurant. If you are vacationing over Valentines Day, Chef Corbett Rourk has created a succulent five-course Valentine’s Day Menu available from 5:30-9:30pm. WaterScapes offers a secluded, romantic atmosphere in a relaxed setting. It’s the perfect way to end the day with your loved one – dining over a delicious meal and an amazing bottle of wine in a cozy atmosphere.
So if you’re ready to escape to Myrtle Beach and book your romantic Weekend Getaway with us at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, click here for more information on the Bed & Breakfast Package.