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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 #162 of 753 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
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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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I lived in Myrtle Beach for 10 years and came back for a weekend and tried this place out and I can say hands down this is the best buffet I have been to in MB. The crablegs were great ! the host staff take you through to explain the locations of the items on the buffet and then seat... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Good place to eat, crab legs off the charts, service great also, nice family place, Buffett excellent , place everyone should go to

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Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We always make a point to eat here while on vacation. Love the endless choices, especially the crab legs and everything they offer is very good!!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Food is not terrible by any means, with the exception of just a couple of items that were WAY too salty and vastly overly seasoned or dried out. The selection and quantity is expansive and they can probably seat 500+ guests at a time. The crab legs are by far the most popular item and are freshly prepared and very... More

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very helpful and attentive staff. Great food, lots of choices. We'll stocked buffet. Wait was worth it.

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Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My family and I visited while on vacation and it was ok. Typical buffet, overpriced but expected. My husband enjoyed the crab legs and ribs and for me crab legs were good but it's hard to mess that up. We had a great server which is always appreciated!

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Greenville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Eating here made sense until I actually got in the place, Nobody needs 170 items on a buffet!!! We were so overwhelmed we didn't know where to start. We wondered around for a long time just taking it all in, it was more like a field trip. We picked the right place though. Our server Bryant was awesome and friendly.... More

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Rensselaer, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I thought the price for the buffet was a little much when I first heard about the price but its worth every penny!! sooo much great food

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Mooresburg, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to eat. I just hate how expensive it is for all you can eat seafood. It is better to try and go early in the afternoon when you can use a coupon and get up to $4.00 off per meal per person.

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Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just to let you know, with over 170 items on buffet bar with service that was Awesome!! I went twice in the same week. Out of all the places that we went over the 5 days in Myrtle Beach, this one was the Best ALL Around!! Thank You for leaving me with an experience to remember!!

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