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4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
+1 843-272-3338
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Preston's grand buffet offers succulent meats and seafood, along with...
Preston's grand buffet offers succulent meats and seafood, along with deliciously seasoned vegetables, fresh baked breads and pastries, and oh so much more!Seafood lovers will delight in the variety they find here. The selection is awesome! Besides wonderful shrimp, fish and oysters, Preston's offers scallops, deviled crab, steamed mussels, craw fish and shrimp, salmon, seafood casserole, a seafood medley and more! You can choose to have all you can eat crab legs, which are cooked to order and brought to the table hot with warm butter. If meat is what you crave, Preston's offers prime rib, BBQ ribs, several chicken dishes as well as pork. Pasta lovers aren't left out either!The folks in the kitchen at Preston's do a great job with the buffet's homemade recipes of vegetables and side dishes. Tasty as they are, you'll think Grandma spent all day simmering them on the stove.The salad bar alone is worth the trip! There's 15 feet of colorful, crisp fruit and vegetables with a variety of creamy dressings as well as shrimp and seafood salad, cold boiled shrimp, pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and others.The ideal accompaniment to any meal is the melt-in-your-mouth yeast rolls from the in-house bakery. And save room for dessert! Preston's bakers whip up a delightful assortment of fruit cobblers, cookies, cakes and even yummy toppings with ice cream!Preston's a great place to take kids. The kid's bar includes cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken tenders, corn dogs, pizza and nachos with cheese. Not only will they find plenty of things they like, children under 3 eat free!Guests who opt to pass up the buffet will find plenty to like on Preston's full menu including chicken, seafood and steaks.A full bar featuring cocktails and a variety of beers is available. While outstanding food is enough to set Preston's apart fro most restaurants, you'll also love the attentive service. Jane McMichael and her friendly staff have a loyal following of guests who come back each year. It's no wonder Preston's has been one of Myrtle Beach's most popular restaurants for 22 years.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing service

Buffet was well stocked. I always have to remember I am paying for variety not quantity, so as not to overeat. Food was good, and the staff was amazing. Rhett was our waiter and he came by saw my husband with oysters on his plate, realized that he had failed to get an oyster knife so Rhett... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Doris S
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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English first
Darlington, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was terrible and priced high for the quality of food. Said on sign over 120 items, ha ha food was cold and dried out. Save your money and go to Captain Georges,

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Prestons is a seafood and Country buffet, and although I dont eat seafood (but looking at the buffet I wish I did!), i must say the other choices were fabulous. I loved the Mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, ham, yummy rolls, etc. So many choices of meats, veggies, salads...all were great. And the desserts were awesome! Even though I'm... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Buffet was well stocked. I always have to remember I am paying for variety not quantity, so as not to overeat. Food was good, and the staff was amazing. Rhett was our waiter and he came by saw my husband with oysters on his plate, realized that he had failed to get an oyster knife so Rhett brought him one.... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Doris, Thank you for the kind words about your experience here at Preston's and your server, Rhett. We hope you will make us a definite stop on any future trips to the beach, and look forward to having you back again! More 

Elko, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Do yourself a favor and avoid this restaurant! While the buffet offered many options most were inedible and had clearly been sitting out way too long. The crab legs were very good but not worth the $29.95 per person.

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We apologize you were not satisfied with our buffet during your visit. Although there are many items to choose from on the buffet, we also offer a ala carte menu. We hope you will return and give Prestons another chance, and on your future visit, please notify your server and/or manager to assist with any issuesyou may have. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

First of all I love going to buffets with my wife and four kids because the food is ready immediately. The food here at was awesome and there was even others dishes besides seafood. It was the service though that blew us away! We had Alicia and her trainee, Paige, taking care of us and they were attentive without being... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tyson Family! Thank you for your great review of our restaurant, and hope you will continue to stop in on your next trip. Alicia was most appreciative of your kind words, and looks forward to serving you again! More 

HAMPSTEAD, NC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was there 4/1 with my husband and son. The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Our waitress was Courtney and she waited on us like we were the only people there. The ribs, T-bone, stuffed crab, baked potato, shrimp pasta, corn on the cob, greens and all that I ate was perfect. The price was better... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for comments regarding your meal here on April 1st. We are glad you enjoyed the wide variety of items on our buffet, as well as the price difference for one that doesn't eat crab legs. You stated you are not a big seafood lover, so we are happy you found the Country buffet to your liking. Please do... More 

Salem, Alabama
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband & I went there tonight. Decent price I guess for a seafood buffet but when everything on the buffet has absolutely no taste it's not worth any price. It was clean and the service was very good but we will not be going back there again. We did not have the crab legs. Everything tasted like it came... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize you were unhappy with our buffet. Our chef and cooks spend many hours preparing fresh food for our guests, and all food is seasoned accordingly. We hope you will reconsider, and return to Prestons on your next trip. Please let server or manager know while you are here if there is an... More 

Peckville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've been going to Myrtle Beach for over 40 years and haven't found crab legs prepared anywhere better than Preston's. Either they are over cooked, or on a buffet sitting in water and hard to remove the meat from the shell or they are cold etc... At Preston's they come to you from your server hot and ready to enjoy.... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks Rick M for the great compliment regarding our crab legs. Many of our guests have told us the same thing, so we give a special "Thank You" to our cooks for making the crab leg experience here at Preston's such a success. Hope to see you back again soon, your server will have them hot, fresh, ready for... More 

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were on a family vacation from Canada when the mood struck us for a seafood buffet. We drove by many to get to Preston's and I am glad we did. From the time our family entered the restaurant our host Rhett greeted us with a smile and was friendly and as it turned out was our waiter for our... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, DeanNewell, for your fantastic review of Preston's. We are certainly glad you did pass by those other restaurants and decided to stop here. Rhett and other staff members here want to make each visit a great experience, and hope you and family will return for many years to come. Your "family run business" comment was right on target.... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Preston's and was just as delicious as the first visit. On our 1st visit, we had the pleasure of having Amelia take care of us. On our 2nd visit, we were taken care of by Fox. Both had wonderful personalities, were attentive to our every need and a pleasure to meet. Crab legs are... More 

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Teresa P, for your "Excellent" review, and want to say "Welcome to the Neighborhood"! We are glad you have relocated to our area, and look forward to you becoming a regular here at Preston's. Amelia and Fox appreciate your kind words, and along with the rest of our staff, strive to make your dinner a great experience each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-272-3338

Description

Preston's grand buffet offers succulent meats and seafood, along with deliciously seasoned vegetables, fresh baked breads and pastries, and oh so much more!Seafood lovers will delight in the variety they find here. The selection is awesome! Besides wonderful shrimp, fish and oysters, Preston's offers scallops, deviled crab, steamed mussels, craw fish and shrimp, salmon, seafood casserole, a seafood medley and more! You can choose to have all you can eat crab legs, which are cooked to order and brought to the table hot with warm butter. If meat is what you crave, Preston's offers prime rib, BBQ ribs, several chicken dishes as well as pork. Pasta lovers aren't left out either!The folks in the kitchen at Preston's do a great job with the buffet's homemade recipes of vegetables and side dishes. Tasty as they are, you'll think Grandma spent all day simmering them on the stove.The salad bar alone is worth the trip! There's 15 feet of colorful, crisp fruit and vegetables with a variety of creamy dressings as well as shrimp and seafood salad, cold boiled shrimp, pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and others.The ideal accompaniment to any meal is the melt-in-your-mouth yeast rolls from the in-house bakery. And save room for dessert! Preston's bakers whip up a delightful assortment of fruit cobblers, cookies, cakes and even yummy toppings with ice cream!Preston's a great place to take kids. The kid's bar includes cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken tenders, corn dogs, pizza and nachos with cheese. Not only will they find plenty of things they like, children under 3 eat free!Guests who opt to pass up the buffet will find plenty to like on Preston's full menu including chicken, seafood and steaks.A full bar featuring cocktails and a variety of beers is available. While outstanding food is enough to set Preston's apart fro most restaurants, you'll also love the attentive service. Jane McMichael and her friendly staff have a loyal following of guests who come back each year. It's no wonder Preston's has been one of Myrtle Beach's most popular restaurants for 22 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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