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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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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is HUGE, yet set up in such a way that meandering between table, rooms, and food sections makes you think you are on a ship. It is loud but not overwhelming. There are TONS of people and everyone is going someplace or crunching something, or munching, or laughing. Somehow, tables are served, serviced and cleaned with superb efficiency.... More 

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South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying I don't eat any type of seafood. I went with colleagues expecting to be disappointed. I was proved wrong. The various types of food available was astounding. There were several buffet tables for seafood, but also for vegetables, soups & salads, other meats, and the desserts!!! There are also menu items if you don't want... More 

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Thank Reba29810
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a severe seafood allergy but this is the only seafood spot that I can even step foot in. Although I never eat $31 worth of food, my family enjoys it so I have no complaints. I had enough of a selection that I left full. Clean restaurant and we'll ventilated.

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Thank DARYL L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit Every time we visit the beach and this time was no exception. We left full and happy! Server messed up the bill a little but we worked it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I give this seafood buffet 5 stars even though if you have a large party you may have to wait a few minutes but trust me it's worth it.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we just returned from eating here tonight and let me tell you, it was crab leg-seafood heaven! If you go, get there early, before 4:30 and take your Monster Coupon book with you for 4 dollars off. Another thing I didn't find in the reviews.. The also offer all-you-can-eat can steamed oysters. I seen in the reviews that you could... More 

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Thank MarciaRose
Vinton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago we were advised to eat at Capt. Benjamins if we loved crab legs. Every beach trip to Myrtle Beach is not complete without this dinner. Excellent!! Donna Hard Vintin, VA

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Thank Donna H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times through the years. It is usually very good. Though I admit I have been here when it was a little off. The reason I say that is for the money I would think it should be fantastic every time. It is best to go when they first open so the food is fresh and... More 

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Thank Kenneth J
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a little expensive, but you definitely get your moneys worth. Amazing crab legs, good steaks, good selection of other seafood. Staff has always been good each time we have been there. Not good if you are on a diet buth otherwise recommend highly.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we had arrived early for dinner. All indications the parking lot wasn't full, however, the buses must have been hiding. All I can say is middle afternoon will be a better bet if you don't want to wait depending on the season. We were here this November. Many places offer discount coupons but they are for certain times... More 

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?