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Original Benjamin's Calabash

9593 North Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843 449 0821
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Ranked #172 of 746 restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Featured in "Southern Living" and "Gourmet" magazines nationally. A true landmark of the Grand Strand. The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood is the largest Calabash seafood in the world! The restaurant spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet features over 170 items created from the freshest ingredients. Operating our own private shrimp boats allows us to serve you the highest quality seafood available. Some favorites from the sea include fried, broiled and steamed selections of shrimp, oysters, scallops, clams and fish including flounder, mahi-mahi, salomon and tuna, just to name a few. You will also find deviled crab, crab cakes and of course all-you-can eat crab legs. The buffet offers a scrumptious selection of steaks, chicken, barbecue, made-to-order pastas, fresh vegetables and many more culinary creations! The abundant salad bar and homemade soups are sure to please everyone, and prize-winning hush puppies, freshly-baked breads, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and delectable desserts are prepared daily in the restaurant's in-house bakery.
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SPRINGFIELD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Beyond the unlimited crab legs, prime rib, fried seafood and other coveted seafood items is a great many other side dishes that taste very good. Our server was excellent. We all had timely refills in our group of six. If you are looking for a seafood buffet, this is the place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My family visits Myrtle Beach each summer, and we always eat here. It is delicious, and the staff is super friendly and attentive. The hot and fresh hushpuppies they pick up on the way to your table are the best I have ever had. Crab legs are my absolute favorite, and they are always hot and delicious. Can't wait to... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff, great service, good price and even better food (Crab Legs are huge and tasty). I have been several times with little wait, but the food was well worth it.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My family and I had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The restaurant had quite a large selection of food and everything was quality well made food. Definitely a repeat customer. Worth the price.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My family and i visit benjamins every time we are in town. we have been doing so for the past 8 years. You can not beat the variety of food. The wait staff are always friendly and cater to us to the best of their ability. i would highly recommend this place to any one who wants a casual dining... More

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Clarksburg, wv
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have had a ton of seafood buffets, this is the best one. I have had others in Myrtle and others around the country, if a better one is out there I have not found it. Everything I ate was hot and fresh. The bar includes many unusual recipes, which is very nice to sample. I do warn to show... More

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Stow, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We looked forward to this Buffett after many people suggested we go. We went at 3:30 to avoid crowds, yet by 4 the crab leg line was 50 people long. The food was average. Fighting the masses of people made this only an average dining experience. We loved the hush puppies. And certainly there is a lot of seafood. However... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I previously enjoyed Captain George's. This year, my friend took us to Benjamin's and what fun! There were model ships and fish everywhere, a nice deck with beanbag toss and other games, and even a little waiting room for the youngest set. Go downstairs, and you can see the workroom where they make all the model ships. The staff was... More

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The wait was not long at all. The atmosphere was cool. The food was GREAT, but prices were HIGH! :/ $33 for the buffet! The crab legs were the best I ever had!!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great staff great food large variety family friendly. Awesome view of the waterway. A wonderful experience. Everyone will enjoy.

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