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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, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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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  • 91
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    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 36
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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
Most recent review
Best Crab Legs in the Myrtle Beach area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Rick M
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Peckville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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Salem, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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

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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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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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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our family went out for Valentines Dinner with a party of 10. We had a minimal wait with no reservations. Food was excellent. All dishes were hot & fresh. Love their peach & apple .cobbler. We have many picky eaters, All enjoyed the meal. We will definitely be back soon. They serve Cheerwine which isn't easy to find.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we foolishly went to a restaurant without a reservation on Valentines Day. We thought that in the off season we would be okay if we got there early. Wrong!! Anyway this restaurant is large and it was full but we only had a short wait that was worth our while. We had the crab legs with the buffet and they... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When my family goes to the beach (which is very often) we always go to Preston's at least once. But this time, we should have went somewhere else. First of all, the waitstaff had the attitude that they didnt care if we ate there or not. Second, the food was salty. Everything we tried (fried chicken,fish,steak,shrimp) seemed to have alot... More 

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Jane M, Director of Sales at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, we apologize for your experience at the restaurant. We do not use a lot of salt in our seafood because of the seniors that we serve in the restaurant due to their diet restrictions. When did you visit the restaurant? We have been closed during the month of January. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were on vacation during Thanksgiving and choose Preston's for our meal. It was fabulous! The service was friendly and quick. They had a great variety of food choices from traditional thanksgiving food to seafood. The turkey was juicy, dressing was moist and flavorful, the sweet potato casserole was outstanding! I also had fried oysters which were awesome. Everything was... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Food choices were great, restaurant was clean, food & service was top notch. Would recommend it to friends & family.

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Jane M, Director of Sales at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Leona B! More 

Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We found Preston's by driving back to Oak Island, NC from Surfside Beach, SC. After checking mixed reviews online we decided to find out for ourselves. We made the hour drive from Oak Island, NC and I am sure glad we did. The crowd was just starting to thin out at 4:00 PM when we arrived for our reservation. The... More 

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Jane M, Director of Sales at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your patronage to Preston's Restaurant!! Glad to hear that you found our sweet potato casserole and cranberries as well as all of the great and tasty food that we have on the buffet lines. We hope to see you again soon!! 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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