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1.1 miles from Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
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Sponsored by: Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. All you can eat crab legs!
1. All you can eat crab legs!
"Unlimited crab legs and steak make my life complete!"
Olena P
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2. Authentic Calabash seafood!
2. Authentic Calabash seafood!
"It's our favorite calabash place in Myrtle"
LilianCap
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3. More than just seafood!
3. More than just seafood!
"Crab legs and all kinds is seafood, steak, veggies, pizza and desert"
Mike S
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About
Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Buffet, located next to Family Kingdom amusement park right in the heart of Myrtle Beach. You will find the best 170 items Seafood Buffet when you come to us while on vacation with your entire family. Come over and check our mouthwatering All-you-can-eat-crab leg, steaks, variety of seafood dishes and delicious desserts. Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood buffet is conveniently located on the intersection of South Kings Hwy and 5th ave South, minutes away from Myrtle Beach Downtown and Boardwalk. Have a healthy appetite?
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have frequented several buffets in Myrtle Beach, but was our first time at this one. We thought we would give it a try after reading the reviews. We were there around 5PM. The food was just average. Despite several posted notices and verbal reminders...from both our hostess and server that we were to wear masks and don gloves when at the buffet, we observed a man at the buffet without a mask. He was at the buffet several minutes. I informed the server what we had observed and identified the person at fault, who we had suspected was a staff member. Our server informed us the man was the owner. Really? I did ask her to please report it. We were highly disappointed with the disregard of the owner for the health and safety of his staff and patrons and will never return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

Food was OK. Crab legs were very good. BUT, when I go out to dinner and I pay a 100.00 bucks for two people I expect a better experience. The restaurant was loud and noisy with the adults talking at the top of their voice...and kids crying and yelling. Go to Captain Georges, a much better choice.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 21, 2020

The pictures on the website were nowhere to be found in the actual restaurant. This place was close to where we were staying so it got the nod over the many other possibilities. We should have researched a little more first. We weren't hungry enough...to make a $40 per person buffet even close to reasonable so we ordered a couple of two person boils and one buffet for the adults and mozzarella stick meals for the kids. We were glad we didn't waste money on the buffet. The mozzarella sticks were what you would expect. The kids only ate about half of their meals and tried some of our seafood. The fries were pretty good. The highlight of the boils was probably the sausage. It was a spicy and good. The clams were good but there weren't enough of them. The crab was average. The shrimp was about as bland as I've ever tasted and it was overcooked. There was plenty of food in the two person boil for a full meal of leftover shrimp and sausage. We had a hard time understanding our waitress because she had a pretty thick accent and we had to repeat and have her repeat things several times so we could understand each other. She provided good service though.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

saturday evening a few of us wanted seafood. I normally go to The Original Capitan Benjamins off of Kings hwy. Well when we walked in we were greeted by the hostess she asked about how many kids we had in the party. We are seated...and about to eat when we discover the price is $40 a person not including drinks and the menu is limited.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

To expensive for the quality received. I expected great for 39.99. A lot of the food was dry and/or unseasoned.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Fish-too dry to eat Crab legs-so small and not worth the effort Everything was bland and old and for the two of us to eat it was $95 I cannot believe we wasted so much money.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

Stayed in town for 2 weeks. I kept telling myself to go a Calabash Seafood buffet before I left. So I did my research. This place seemed to be the best closet to me. On my last night I went here for dinner. Man was...I disappointed. Room temp food including things that were supposed to be cold. Everything just tasted old. The best thing was probably the teriyaki salmon and that was ok at best. I cannot believe I spent that much money.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

When we pulled up to this place we initially thought that it would be a hole in the wall kind of place. When we went inside we were pleasantly surprised at how nice place actually was which is why we stayed. I ordered a flounder...dinner which consisted of 5 pieces of fish (wow) for $20 and my friend ordered shrimp dinner and we shared. It was crowded so we took it to go, with hot sauce, tartar sauce and all the trimmings. The food was delicious, we will be coming back on our next visitMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

Staff was amazing and friendly. Got a free souvenier pic from the staff for our place. my only con was some of the buffet items was a lot salty from setting int he hot pans and drying out some. and the Ribeye steak is cooked...and then floated in water instead of beef stock which changed the flavor profile. overall great place and will visit again in the future. Any place can have small "hiccups" but not bad enough to stop me from coming back again. The sea food was amazing and the fish was on point and fresh.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Not worth the effort to walk in the door ... all the fried food was cold and only fried chicken was legs ... over done paper thin ribeyes and sirloin ... desserts are frozen and brought to room temp ... salad bar looks attractive and...straight out of a can or bag! Overall atmosphere is worse than food ... only positive is that it’s clean!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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zuzu m
July 31, 2019|
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Response from SCBoy85 | Reviewed this property |
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Tammy b
November 8, 2018|
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Response from bgsoltis | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if they are open but if you want good seafood, go to Captain George's. In my opinion it is WAY better than Captain Benjamins in every respect. It's nicer, the ambiance is better, the service is better and the food... More
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keenkim
September 24, 2018|
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Response from kc4jox | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a menu. There is a very complete buffet.
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