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The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
+1 843-449-0821
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab legs” (943 reviews)
“seafood” (599 reviews)
“hush puppies” (131 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there cause another was thought to be open.....don't think we will go back...crab legs had black on them....😱, as crabby mikes were always clean and reddish...although thy had a great variety of other foods...can't say thy were all that good...service...?.. .eeh..not so good 😎......More

Thank eewathegreat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best of the buffets here no doubt, you may pay a little more but it's worth it if you can eat a lot ,been going to myrtle a long time now and went to a few seafood buffets this is by far the best for...More

Thank jeffreyk622
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best seafood buffet we have been to in sc. There is a large selection, and the food has always been hot and tasty.

Thank Janessaaa1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always enjoy eating at Original Benjamins every time I go to the beach. Check it out. You won't regret it.

Thank Brian28379
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not eat seafood but went as part of a large group with whom I was traveling. The variety of non seafood was very good. (Variety of seafood excellent). Some of the food was just lukewarm but other than that, worth going.

Thank Donna U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet is still HUGE with lots of options. Many of the items were very good, but I was disappointed with some of it. The crab legs were plentiful, but the shells bent instead of popping when being cracked making it harder to get the...More

Thank playcation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seafood buffet was really so unique because not only is the food really good but the environment is so special!!! The building is decorated with maritime treasures, history and memorabilia. There is a model ship workshop downstairs along with a play area for children....More

Thank CelesteA57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably our 4th visit. My husband and I had a weekend in Myrtle Beach sans the kids. We always try to hit up The Original Benjamin's when we do. (Not to be confused with Captain Benjamin's) The crab legs and melted butter are our favorite,...More

1  Thank Beth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by our Wyndam resort. The King Crab legs were good. However... The place was too crowded! There was less than 3 feet between rows of table. So 2 of us were packed in between 2 large groups, one with a crying child...More

Thank Agnes C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge restaurant with food to satisfy seafood lovers as well as landlubbers. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The wait-staff was elusive and suffered selective hearing when asked for napkins, more beverages, etc. Our waitress was pretty good at...More

Thank Furbunny
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Alexis F
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Tabetha G | Reviewed this property |
everything is endless
Jennifer S
August 26, 2017|
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Response from asmac116 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a buffet and you can keep going up and get more of anything at the buffet stations. I saw plenty of people going back and getting more of the same items -- shrimp and crab legs were very popular!!
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Katia T | Reviewed this property |
*No, but you can get a coupon book from your hotel.*
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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
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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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