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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have lots food but there is no real flavor, the calabash style is oily and bland. I prefer to do business with places that would give me work. The staff should be a reflection of the customer base, lots blacks and hispanics eating here but none on the wait staff (totally anglo).

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Thank LOU D
Cazenovia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

ARGH!!!! We love the Pirate!! We have been coming to the "Original Benjamin's" for years!! (Make sure you know that there are similar named restaurants with the name Benjamin.) The server was wonderful and she was on top of all of our needs. The food was so fresh and everything was delicious! We had a wide variety of foods. My... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go here based on a recommendation of someone at our hotel. We weren't sure if they were suggesting this location or the one a few miles away. We had to wait almost an hour to get a table for 2. The food wasn't that great. A lot of dishes with imitation crab meat. Some of the fried... More 

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Thank Corrisse J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was very good. Sunday doors open up at 3:30. There was a line to get in. It was a complete rush but organized from the staff from beginning to seating. Nothing but positive about this place.

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Thank hcoffee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This food is INCREDIBLE!!!! On the pricier end but SOOO worth it! Be prepared for a wait because this place is so popular. Fun atmosphere but insanely incredible food! The crab legs are the best we have EVER had!! They melt in your mouth! We are tempted to go back to Myrtle Beach purely for this food, that's how good... More 

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Thank Kylie G
bradford, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy going to the Original Benjamins - but always look for coupons to use. We decided to go for their Valentine Day special. It was great food, as always and great service.

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Thank Vicki H
Longs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to spend a decent amount of time here,,,, Unlimited Crab legs .....170 items and they will also cook for you...An attentive server is always on hand.......Food is very good......desserts are plentiful........The Decor and Atmosphere is award winning......This is my favorite sea food restaurant on the entire Grand Strand......Your cell phone will stay in your pocket....no time for that.Just keep... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High priced seafood buffet. Lots of items to choose from but just ok flavor. I'd rather pay for one amazing plate of food then settle for more choices that are just average.

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Lagrange, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Tremendous selection, the crab legs are incredible. The staff is very friendly I dying here twice a year.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 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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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?