Award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn Welcomes New Executive Chef

WaterScapes Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant in Myrtle Beach that is located inside the luxurious, four diamond resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this fine dining restaurant is a favorite among guests and locals alike. The menu is full of fresh seafood, top quality steaks and more. The restaurant itself offers a unique dining experience, a blend of both elegant and casual atmosphere. There are options to dine both indoors or outdoors on the beautiful terrace. Perfect for both families and couples, there is even a private dining room available that holds up to 30 guests. 

WaterScapes Restaurant

WaterScapes is excited to welcome our brand new executive chef, Executive Chef Byron J Bondoc, to our team. Executive Chef Byron brings to the restaurant over 12+ years in the culinary industry.  His passion for cooking began at a young age, inspired by his grandmother who brought secret recipes from her homeland of the Philippines. He served our country as a 3rd Class Petty Officer Culinary Specialist in the United States Navy on the USS Nimitz in San Diego, California. During that time he served as Watch Captain and his excellent culinary skills got him selected as an Assist to the Personal Chef of Admiral Malone, Commander of the Naval Air Forces. He was also awarded the Culinary Specialist of the Month in September 2003 at the USS Nimitz.

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

After his service in the Navy, Executive Chef Byron received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he honed his culinary skills at the renowned French restaurant – Le Cirque. He trained under Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Pierre Schaedelin, who was also Personal Chef for Martha Stewart. Executive Chef Byron represented Le Cirque at the Taste of New York three consecutive years in a row. Upon graduation, he landed a position as the Executive Chef for Hilton Worldwide – Embassy Suites in Secaucus, New Jersey where he oversaw operations for the restaurant, bar, room service and banquets. When he came to Myrtle Beach, he found a job at the prestigious Members Club at Grande Dunes and Ocean Club at Grande Dunes. He assisted the Executive Chef with training staff and menu planning/execution for the club and major banquet events. 

Short Rib with Bone Marrow

When it comes to the evolution of Executive Chef Byron’s cooking style, he has adopted and acquired many different international techniques. His time spent in the melting pot of New York allowed him to hone the flavors of Italian, French, Kiorean, Japanese, and more. He describes his cooking style as Classic French with an Asian and Hawaiian Fusion. Executive Chef Byron’s experience with all types of cooking techniques and exposure to flavors from around the world have led him to create unique specialty dishes featured nightly at WaterScapes Restaurant.

Seafood Cioppino

We invite you to come experience the delicious creations of our new Executive Chef Byron for yourself at the award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach!  

Your Myrtle Beach Summer Bucket List!

As summer is fading to fall, don’t wait to book that final summer vacation to Marina Inn. Located right on the waterfront, Marina Inn is centrally located to all the exciting adventures, outdoor shopping, and award-winning dining Myrtle Beach has to offer. Wanting to make the most of your summer getaway? You’ll need a guide to have the best vacation ever. Make sure to check off these items before the cool weather comes and the kids head back to school!

Beach

It may be a bit obvious, but hitting the beach is a must while on the Grand Strand! When you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you have access to our secluded, private beach! You won’t have to worry about chairs, umbrellas, towels, or snacks because they are all complimentary. All you have to do is hop on our shuttle to the beach and soak up the sunshine!

Insta-worthy food/view

The only way to truly give everyone back home vacation envy is by posting a picture of a yummy meal. Visit Ruth’s Chris on site at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to snap a photo of a juicy steak dinner with elegant wine paired along with it! Or order a ‘fresh catch of the day’ from our onsite restaurant, WaterScapes, to showcase a meal full of fresh seafood.

Sunrise on the beach

Here on the East Coast, the sun rises right over the ocean. During your stay, be sure to set the alarm clock a little early because the view of the sun rising from the beach is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Baseball game

If your idea of a perfect summer night is spent at the field with a jumbo hot dog and singing along to “Take me out to the ball game”, Myrtle Beach has exactly what you need! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans play throughout the summer and the activities and competitions during the game will keep the whole family entertained and cheering through the last inning!

Experience dinner with a show

Choose from a variety of entertainment during your stay in Myrtle Beach and even enjoy a show while eating dinner! Watch pirates battle and perform acrobatics aboard a ship at Pirate’s Voyage or watch as knights battle on horseback at Medieval Times. Either show is great for the whole family and will have you cheering from your seats!

Sparklers on the beach

There’s just something magical about a sparkling summer night near the ocean! Take advantage of those low prices on sparklers after 4th of July and bring a pack with you to the beach at sunset.

Arcade games on the boulevard

There’s plenty of options for a fun night on the boulevard, but what is a beach vacation without some classic arcade games? Head down to the boulevard for some fun and then take a ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to see the beach during golden hour as the sun sets.

Ride a Jet Ski

Be bold and try something new during your visit to Myrtle Beach! Myrtle Beach Watersports is located on site at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and gives you access to boats, jet skis, and more! Take a spin on a jet ski and take in the incredible view of the waterway for a summer memory full of adventure!

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Jetski Rentals

When you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes during your stay in Myrtle Beach, you’re just minutes away from all the top attractions along the Grand Strand. And it’s not too late to take advantage of the Ultimate Summer Experience Sale happening now through August 31st. You can save up to 35% off your final summer getaway. Summer is far from over in Myrtle Beach!

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.

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