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“Seafood Buffet” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Original Benjamin's Calabash

Original Benjamin's Calabash
9593 North Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843 449 0821
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Ranked #142 of 736 restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Ohio
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Seafood Buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Another all you can eat Seafood Buffet, but a cut above the rest in the area. Good selection of seafood and typical buffet items.

Visited May 2013
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Lyman, South Carolina
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43 restaurant reviews
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“Very Good - Everytime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is our favorite seafood restaurant in MB!! We visit a few times each year. We have tried many others but when you compare the price to other non-buffet restaurants, you just can't beat it. The food is delicious and fresh. The coconut shrimp is great!! If you are not a seafood lover there is plenty other choices. The mussels are the best. Our children love the excitement of the place too. If you have to wait for your table there is a great place to sit outside along the waterway. You can swing and play cornhole as well as enjoy a yummy drink from the bar. The crab legs are great and always cooked perfect. Come hungry & skip lunch! Be sure to try the key lime shots on the desert bar!! Delicious and tart! Our waitress / waiter has always worked hard to keep your table clean and your cups full.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania
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“Great food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great Food but expensive. You will pay $100 + for a meal with tip but you are on vacation - splurge!!!! It is worth it. Place is organized and fills up quick. Opens at 2:30 in the summer and if you are there by 4:30 you are getting there just in time to beat the rush for your first plate but not your others. Great place to eat!! A must stop when you are down there.

Visited June 2013
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Springfield, Ohio
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“So Many Choices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

If you're in Myrtle Beach, you have to try this place. Even though I have a shellfish allergy, there were plenty of other options for me. The service was great and the food was wonderful. The first time in my life I had ever seen deviled eggs on a buffet!

Visited June 2013
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Kentucky
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“Seafood Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

So many buffet bars, where do we begin? Original Benjamins has several food bars with any kind of seafood you can think of & alot of non seafood items as well. A little expensive but it is seafood so the cost is comparable to any other seafood restaurant in the area. The food is hot, fresh & plentiful, if you leave there hungry it's your own fault!!

Visited June 2013
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