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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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Virginia, USA
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good selection of seafood and non-seafood items. Go early to avoid the wait. The food is pretty standard for buffets around the area. Adults are 31.95 and does include crab legs. I have always found the staff very friendly. Just a bonus note about the staff. On a recent visit I left my credit card there and didn't discover... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alot to choose from... it's as good as it gets for a ^buffet^ in seafood. I'm easy,, but she is a little harder to please. She was still at the table when I tapped out

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The wife and I are there tonight . Every time we come to the beach , we sit aside a night to dine there. This place is pricey , however , the quality is great . TIP: eat very lightly all day before you go there for dinner. Don't complain about the price , after you go, then be negative... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seems to be always packed and busy so we didn't mind waiting upon arrival. I love their theme for announcing each party as tables become available( I'm really attention to detail). Customer service/ wait staff were all sweet as pie, and not a moment did our cups need a refill. Plates were taken from our buffet table and we thoroughly... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is almost one of those staples of Myrtle Beach that you have to go to at least once. Probably one of the better buffets, they have a great selection of surf and turf food. So if you're someone that's not a fan of seafood traveling with those that are, you'll be just fine here. You can still get chicken,... More 

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Laurinburg
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a buffet, it's pretty decent. It's only worth the price if you like crab legs, though. The rest of the food is ok, but it's the typical deep-fried seafood (which to me, is an abomination), some "crab" dishes with artificial crabmeat, and overcooked vegetables. I just get endless steamed crab legs and steamed or cold shrimp, so I get... More 

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Shelby, NC
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another tradition while in Myrtle Beach, we always stick with this restaurant for the seafood buffet. It's never let us down, and even our picky eater can find something there. Our server this time went above and beyond after my youngest had a bit of a panic attack while there. We always go early, around 3, but in the fall,... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant. All I had read and heard were very good reviews of the food, staff and etc. Greatly disappointed when I walked in as to how dark, dingy and dirty the restaurant appeared. The servers had no smiles, offered no comments on the buffet or menu and seemed to care less that... More 

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Central PA
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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have steered my husband away from visiting here for several years now. I finally gave me in and agreed to go this year. We visited early to avoid the crowds which made for a much easier time getting around. I am handicapped and they gave me a very nice table where I didn't have to negotiate steps. My husband... More 

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Markham, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is huge but well laid out and the staff is very friendly and helpful. While it is not the cheapest calabash restaurant in the area, it certainly was the best we visited on our trip to Myrtle Beach. The buffet items were plentiful and the place was busy so items were replaced frequently keeping them fresh. The best... 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, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, 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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