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.

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

Looking for Valentine’s Day Romance in Myrtle Beach?

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Romance Package at Marina Inn

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 Dunes located 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.

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In Room Spa Services at Marina Inn

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.

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Valentines Day Menu

WaterScapes at Marina Inn!

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.