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The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

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9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
+1 843-449-0821
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3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for over 10 years. Best all you can eat crab leg buffet at the beach! I've tried others and it just doesn't compare.

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Thank Angel R
Alexandria, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go have a decent meal where the food is prepared specifically for YOU not one of these overpriced wasteful buffets that are a testimony to American gluttony. Our attendant gave us the inside scoop: they throw out so much food that they could feed a homeless THREE TIMES in one DAY. The food was sitting out for god knows how... More 

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Thank Bob D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down BEST Buffet I have ever had. Wonderful atmosphere and great staff. The only down side is that it's super pricy.

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Thank Mindy H
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved this buffet! A huge selection of all kinds of food and very well organized. All of the staff was friendly and attentive. We ate too much but loved it!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You definitely get quality food and service at this place! I would have kept eating the crab legs but my hands go tired. The waitress was very attentive even thought the place was packed as always.

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Thank Rick E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always my wife's and family's choice. Excellent seafood, also great variety of other cuisines. Can save a few dollars by going during early bird time and using the coupons found in almost any Myrtle Beach coupon books. Most importantly, the food is great!

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Thank clarencecer
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only found 1 food item that was hot. I tried a lot of different items. Peel and eat shrimp has no flavor, hard to peel. Steak was so tuff couldn't eat it. Not worth a $33.00 price tag. I will never go back.

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Thank Brads1949
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here while on our anniversary mini vacation to Myrtle Beach. The atmosphere and food were fantastic.

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Loris, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Myrtle Beach, most people will tell you to make sure you have some Calabash. But which one? There are hundreds of Calabash restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Captain Benjamin's is by far the best. We have tried many and none of the others compare. We always go back to Captain Benjamin's and that is where we bring our family... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for the King of all Buffets here in Myrtle Beach than go no further than The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood Buffet on Restaurant Row. You will be greeted by stations and stations of great broiled and fried items and a great dessert bar if you still have room!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-449-0821
Description
A landmark of the Grand Strand, The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood serves fresh local seafood daily. Our award-winning buffet is world-famous for introducing the Myrtle Beach area to cooking seafood Calabash style, which is lightly battered and deep-fried. If great food and a good time are what you're craving, then you've found the place. So sail on in for the adventures of a true nautical dining experience, and save room for an abundance of sensational food and memories

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?