We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Original Benjamin's Calabash

9593 North Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843 449 0821
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #172 of 748 restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

858 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
    350
    215
    141
    71
    81
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The whole experience was great. This is a first class operation. The food was great, and so was the service. The building is huge and the food selection is almost overwhelming. We had to wait about 45 mins,to get a table but it was well worth it. And you can tell because the parking lot stays packed. This is the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richboro
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There was SO much food- something for everyone. The best "All you can eat" restaurant I've been to. My favorite were the crab legs & fried oysters. There was also a wonderful salad bar & amazing dessert bar that you need to save a little room for. It was clean with a festive, fun atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The food is consistently good here despite the mass quantities. They get me with the hush puppies and honey butter. Fried oysters are my favorite. I guess I enjoy 32.00 dollars worth! I wish they had baked potatoes on the buffet. Can't go wrong. Watch out near the crab legs! You might get knocked down!! I avoid that area but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Family of four enjoyed a dinner while at Myrtle Beach and loved the crab. Good desserts, too. Pricey, a total tab of $160, but a great experience while on vacation. Sunday night at 6 PM, a pleasant 15-minute wait for dinner, and then fun and attentive service from Paige, our waitress. Oh, don't try to draw the hot butter with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food and choices are good not fantastic. Floor plan not the best. Long lines hard to move around food sections. Server was OK, but slow in removing dishes. Thought it was a little much to charge a 14 month old when we were paying over $32.00 a piece. Sometimes selections were almost empty. Slow in refilling drinks. Liked captain... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairview, Oklahoma
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went about 6 p.m. on a Wednesday, place was crowded but we did not have to wait. Service was on the spot, crab legs were delicious! Rest of the food was so-so but you don't go to this place for the other food. This was my husband's first trip to a calabash buffet at Myrtle Beach and he said... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Calabash is a South Carolina word that elsewhere would be translated "fried seafood gut-pack". There's a huge assortment of seafood, most of it fried. I had fried shrimp, shrimp creole, boiled shrimp - all good. I saw folks scampering to and fro with huge plates of crab legs (not my personal favorite). Staff was very friendly and courteous. Did I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Beaufort, South Carolina
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

If you're a fan of crab legs, you can easily eat enough to make this buffet worth the cost. While they weren't perfectly cooked, the crab legs were very good and plentiful. The rest of the buffet is what keeps me from giving an excellent rating though. There are items that were very good and there were items that were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I have never been to a place where everything is sooooo good! You would have to sit here for hours to eat everything! The crab legs are the main attraction but please don't stop there. I had a tear in my eye from the prime rib! Worth every penny spent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Knoxville, Tennessee
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great experience! From the service to the perfectly fresh crab legs this is worth the money!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Original Benjamin's Calabash also viewed

Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 
Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Original Benjamin's Calabash? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Original Benjamin's Calabash, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing