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“Great selection” 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 #163 of 760 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, Reservations, 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.
2 reviews
“Great selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

arrived about 430 and seated right away. Great selection of food. great atmosphere and waiters were friendly and eager to help.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“More food than you can imagine!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food was delicious. The service was on spot. The atmosphere was great. There was a little wait, but, the time went by fast as we had a place to relax on the back porch, play games and or have a cocktail.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“the best calabash ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

the atmosphere was great... the food was absolutely great... even though the wait time was an hour, it honestly didn't feel that way.. they have a play area for kids.. a back porch for adults.. the pirate at the front door was awesome he stayed in character and adjusted his attitude from dealing with small kids to dealing with older adults... the drinks were phenomenal.. the crab legs were huge!!!.. it was worth every penny... the only complaint was the bbq. I'm from NC so I am very partial to bbq.. but otherwise it was Good!! definitely going back again!!! :-)

  • Visited September 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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Upstate NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Seafood galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Every kind of seafood you can imagine (as well as meat & poultry offerings too). I thought it was a little pricey, however, you when you consider you get your apps, entree & dessert for one price & you can eat as much of anything as you want, it's not too bad. The choices were amazing & very good. I only wish I was hungrier when I went. Enjoyed drinks on the back deck while we waited for a table, which didn't take too long considering the parking lot was full when we arrived. Would definitely go back here next visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Arrived Late But Still Enjoyed Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We arrived about 30 minutes before closing. I was so worried that they wouldn't seat us but they did and the staff showed us great treatment. Food was excellent. Plenty food for the money. Kids enjoyed the play area. We were stuffed when we left. You must eat here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 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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