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Original Benjamin's Calabash

Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare
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9593 North Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843 449 0821
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Featured in "Southern Living" and "Gourmet" magazines nationally. A true...
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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  • 162
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  • 75
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Crowd Pleaser!

On our trip to Myrtle Beach, we ALWAYS visit Benjamin's (this year there were 37 of us). The food is great, the service wonderful, and the overall experience is worth coming back time after time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

On our trip to Myrtle Beach, we ALWAYS visit Benjamin's (this year there were 37 of us). The food is great, the service wonderful, and the overall experience is worth coming back time after time!

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Young Harris, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We waited forever to think this would be good. I am disappointed if people think this food is great. It has zero flavor or taste. I had to wait forever to get my check just to leave. Thete were no bright spots. Go somwhere else if you want real seafood and atmosphere. I could care less they have been in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Atmosphere was good and our waitress was good but the food was just so so! We almost left before we were seated but finding a parking spot was hard and with all the people waiting it just had to be good, right? Nope! We will try another seafood place next time!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

With over 170 items to eat buffet style, there is plenty to eat. The quality was exceptional and service was excellent. My wife is a seafood lover and enjoy the crab legs. I do not eat fish or much meat, however there was plenty of salad and a pasta bar to eat. Also, plenty of dessert choices as well.

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Gainesville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was my first visit to Benjamin's but will not be my last. There was easily to many selections which were all excellent.. A little bit noisy due to the amount of guest they accommodate but still well worth the trip.

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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Took the family and couple of friends while on vacation. Loved the model boats and sea museum type of atmosphere. Tons of food to choose from. Found it surprising fresh and good tasting. Wasn't expecting much from a large buffet like this but was pleasantly surprised

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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to Benjamin's for dinner with my family. The buffet is huge and the food is great. It is amazing that they can keep so many items on the buffet warm and tasty. Don't leave without going through the restaurant as there are many displays and a children's area that are really interesting. They have many models on display... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is where we go every time. Its great they have so much food! They will even make you something extra if they don't have it! Load up on those bread balls they give you oh man are they good!! This place is right on the water way take a drink out to the back porch while you wait for... More 

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Virginia
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236 reviews 236 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Went to Benjamin's super-great seafood buffet and when I tried to review it TA search came up with nothing; finally figured out that the search does not recognize Benjamin's unless you put original in front of it. That's a shame because I am betting it has caused many to miss this calabash choice to review among the many offerings on... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

During a recent visit to Myrtle Beach I had the occasion to eat at 3 different seafood buffets. Unfortunately (or fortunately) my review is identical for all of them. Fantastic fresh seafood at a decent price ($28-$32). I love crab legs when I go to this type of eatery and I wasn't disappointed at any of the 3 I visited.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9593 North Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: 843 449 0821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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