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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 #161 of 742 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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Medford, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

For your money they are likely few other places where you can eat yourself into a coma. Many selections however were either cold (and we were there when they opened) or just not that tasty. Not wanting to waste food I suggest that you take a sampling of what you want to try and if good load up. Of course... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A great family experience. It is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it for a family vacation experience.

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Olympia,Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Benjamin's is essentially a Buffet with hundreds of high quality foods to experience. Price is reasonable, abundant variety, excellent quality, wonderful dining environment, and plenty of free parking. One could eat a month here and still have a different meal each day. We commended the cooks as they are first class. The decor is mariner. You won't be disappointed even... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

it was way too packed I must admit the food is to die for. The seafood always fresh. If your lucky I cant recall the African American Male Waiter but he gives the best I mean best service!!! We try to come here each year but make sure your very hungry when you come.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Like so many patrons, Original Captain Benjamin's has become tradition for our family. More than 30 years of tradition and the quality and service have never changed ... you'd be hard-pressed to find a better assortment of seafood on the strip. If you've never been don't let the filled parking lot sway you, they are always busy but plenty of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved the crab legs and felt it was a good deal if you were going to eat plenty of crab legs(which we did!!). I don't really know if it would be worth the price if you did not. The hushpuppies they give you are absolutely amazing also!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The food was great. There are also people out front offering great deals on future travel. They offer to give you gift card to cover your meal and offer you to come to a presentation with no obligation.

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Port Chester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Hey, we never go to the same place 2 years in a row, but this place is great. Over 170 items on the menu, deserts, and its all fresh. Never have to stand in long lines, moves quickly, the place is huge, and never feels crowded. Our server was attentive, kept the table clean and drinks full. Don't plan to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Crab and Seafood was good. Typical Buffet food. The tongs are extremely hot cause of the lamps so be careful.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you are going to eat as many crab legs (keep in mind not fresh!) as you can then this place is great. They were well prepared, big, and easily accessible (no having to wait in line for small portions, etc). If you aren't there for crab legs then you aren't going to feel like it was worth $32. The... More

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Additional Information about Original Benjamin's Calabash

Address: 9593 North Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone Number: 843 449 0821
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare

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