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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
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the absolute best, a little pricy but worth it, lots of selections to choose from and food is tasty.

Thank Donna W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Come hungry. Crab legs are unending. The absolute best I've ever had. 170 item buffet. Leaving hungry is not an option.

Thank Sara P
Kennett, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to several Calabash places, but I think this one is the best. It is a little pricey but there is so much to choose from. The crab legs were the best I ate this trip. The hush puppies are different than the norm....you could almost eat them for dessert.

Thank Nanthegolfer
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I went last night after we got free dinner vouchers from attending a time share presentation. Not sure if we went on a bad night but the crab legs were rubbery and all the food tasted the same..bland. The parking lot was full and always seems to be so we don't understand why we had such a... More 

Thank Lori R
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a year round resident of Myrtle Beach for the past 26 yeats, I am confident that Original Benjamin's is the best of trough style "dining." Okay if you have competitive eater kids and no one can agree on cuisine. They have it all. Seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach are like beach stores. One on every corner with a take... More 

Thank erictK9227JB
Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great seafood buffet, the food even thought cooked in bulk, is tasty and good. If you decide to go, ask for Houston, the kid's customer service level is out of this world. Be warned that it's a bit on the pricey side, but if your stomach can handle , you can break even. It can get crowded

Thank JorgeTrak
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place has been there forever and its because ther food is excellent. The place is very clean and the staff is very friendly. The food selection is very wide ranged to suit everyone. The price is well worth the food. Best place in town.

1 Thank toolman2016
Spring Hope, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going to Myrtle Beach for 20+ years. We use to try all the different seafood buffets but have found that Benjamin's, for the price, is the best along the strand. If you love good crab legs and all you can eat, this is for you. From the chef's cooking you a custom order pasta dish seasoned to... More 

1 Thank Mike M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm usually turned off by buffets but it'd been so long since we are fried food we have it a shot. We usually eat very late at the beach...never before 930 so the lines we not long but the food was still good.

Thank Julie E
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The price must be over the top expensive for this buffet. Why won't they publish it? No where on their website. Even when you call their phone, their prerecorded message DOES NOT tell the price! I am not going into any buffet if I do not know how much it will cost. Period. Too bad for this company because I... More 

2 Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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?