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Original Benjamin's Calabash

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9593 N Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
+1 843-449-0821
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3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: A landmark of the Grand Strand, The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood...
A landmark of the Grand Strand, The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood serves fresh local seafood daily. Our award-winning buffet is world-famous for introducing the Myrtle Beach area to cooking seafood Calabash style, which is lightly battered and deep-fried. If great food and a good time are what you're craving, then you've found the place. So sail on in for the adventures of a true nautical dining experience, and save room for an abundance of sensational food and memories
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fresh seafood

We have tried other seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach but keep coming back to this one. The food has always been fresh and tasty. The service has always been fast and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Johnnyrocksvegas
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Charlotte,NC
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have wanted to try this place for some time and finally did so on Super Bowl Sunday. First the good. Staff was very friendly and pleasant. We arrived at 5:00 PM and were promptly seated. Shortly after the waitress arrived took our drink order and advised the cost was $32.00 per person. Fortunately we had a BOGO coupon. Th... More 

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Thank macman66
Sanford, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here today...since Crabby Mikes was closed! Crab legs were good! But waited in a line for 12 minutes to get oysters..got up there and they were all gone.it was 20 minutes before they put more up! Didn't like the scollips.. Very tough! Will not be back! Waiter was great!!

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Thank CarolinaGirl939
Ontario
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have tried other seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach but keep coming back to this one. The food has always been fresh and tasty. The service has always been fast and friendly.

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1 Thank Johnnyrocksvegas
Kingsport, Tennessee
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296 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very well stocked and plentiful choices on this buffet. It's a little pricey works out to about $45/person with tip and that's if you just have soft drinks or tea. The food is excellent and the buffet has plenty of crab legs on it. The Cajun ones are amazing and full of flavor, no butter needed on these beauties.... More 

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1 Thank dwightd1
Ohio
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have now tried 3 different buffets over the years. Our opinion is they are just okay. I have no desire to go back in the near future nor would we recommend one over the other. This was rated top one of the top buffets..... our opinion is it was just not memorable. The staff was all... More 

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Thank Susan M
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best seafood buffet I've been to. I go once a year to the beach and have to eat here every time. The food is amazing. The service is good. All you can eat crablegs is just the beginning. The other seafood, vegetables and salads are great too. They even have made to order pasta station and a... More 

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1 Thank peacefulstill
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to eat crab legs and this is one of the best places in Myrtle Beach. It is a little pricey so make sure that you come hungry. There are special discounts available if you come before certain times of the day.

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1 Thank Shannon S
Huntington, West Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember when 20 years ago this resturant was so small. Now its huge.... the food is all good very good selection. I wish they had moore smoothies. The prices are a little high

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1 Thank Wes H
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really nice place to eat. The buffet is so huge, has so many choices almost more than you could imagine. It is a bit pricy but well worth it, even for those of us who are vegan. Good service, nice place to go with a group of friends.

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1 Thank TeriF212
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great. The atmosphere and food was enjoyable. Had one problem with cold food but the waitress addressed it immediately. The variety of food was immense. I will eat here again and recommend to my friends.

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1 Thank Jessica B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9593 N Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-449-0821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

A landmark of the Grand Strand, The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood serves fresh local seafood daily. Our award-winning buffet is world-famous for introducing the Myrtle Beach area to cooking seafood Calabash style, which is lightly battered and deep-fried. If great food and a good time are what you're craving, then you've found the place. So sail on in for the adventures of a true nautical dining experience, and save room for an abundance of sensational food and memories
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

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