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The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

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9593 N Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
+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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing...definitely worth the money...best crab legs ever...U will not leave hungry...everyone was nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have made going to the Original Benjamin's while in Myrtle Beach a family tradition since the year 2000. There was a very long wait and the coupons I had weren't valid. The food was alright, especially if you love seafood. We had to maneuver though the crowd to get our food from the buffet tables. Our bill for 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at several seafood places while we were in myrtle beach but this one was by far the best! The selection was incredible and the food phenomenal! It was a bit pricy but worth every penny and very comparable to other seafood places cost. We will be going back here if we ever find ourselves in myrtle beach again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was 7 and a 8 month old, two different checks. We went twice. Charged different amounts both times. Once charged for baby, once not charged. Tip added once, second time not added. Go service one time, poor service second time. Food was just okay. Crab legs great. That is what keeps us coming back.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually eat here when we visit Myrtle Beach. It used to be my favorite. This trip the hush puppies were delicious as always. The seafood was not so good. The salmon was very dry and the quality of the seafood was disappointing. The variety of food will accommodate everyone. I doubt we will go back.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have found The Original Benjamin's to be a great fit for everyone. It's a single price buffet but worth it! From Prime Rib, to anything you can think of seafood! A shrimp variety that would make Forest Gump happy! And endless crab legs! That alone is worth the trip! Tons of other dishes - chicken, beef, pork, pasta, vegies,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit. It was good there was a lot to chose from. The crab legs were delicious. Tips- get a coupon book (welcome center or hotels) you will save a few dollars, go before 4:45pm to beat the crowd.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to MB and first time eating here. The buffet was hit or miss...some stuff was really good and others were soggy or overcooked. We ate early (like 5pm) so the food shouldn't have been sitting out for too long. We ate a ton of crab legs. There is a coupon in the monster coupon book... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very nice buffet, with many food choices crab legs, chicken and steak. the dinning area is tight and the dishes are small.

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic, Fresh, All you Can Eat Buffet! Something for everyone and the best food I had in my 9 days at Myrtle Beach. My family (husband and 2 daughters (5&8) went there in the beginning of our trip, and decided on our last night we would go to our favorite restaurant again before we went home. Capitan Benjamin's Original Seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 Highway, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
  • 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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