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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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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visit MB at least twice a year and every fall with our family it is the consensus to eat here. The pros there are 170 items to choose from, something for everyone. Seafood served many ways, cooked, presented and prepared in every manner imangeible! The pasta bar, created for you, this was actually my favorite and the chef even... More 

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Thank WanderLust R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was very good, friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere and decoration. One of a kind restaurant, will be going back!

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Thank Rachael R
Millsboro, Delaware
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a whirlwind of hungry eaters, and the staff who tries to keep everything under control. The food is surprising, the fried fish is never soggy; the fresh fish, is downright fresh! The snowcrabs, do not have any watterlogging! The business affairs are taken care of in a flash. The only thing I can fault, is the levels... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We read some mixed reviews about this place when we were on vacation and decided to give it a try. Never in my life had I had hushpuppies with that much sugar. It was as if they were trying to make a dessert. One bit was all my wife could take. I hope the huge number of choices at the... More 

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Thank Kervin2you
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Odd request. Please add soft shell crab to your buffet. Excellent place to eat! The decor was really cool. We spent time walking around the restaurant just to look at all the cool boat and things.

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Thank Chelsey C
Galloway, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

luckily the season was over when we went on a Thursday night in late September. We only waited about 15 minutes, Our friends live in the area and this is their favorite seafood buffet. I was very good and very large. They said that sometimes in season people will wait well over an hour. I tried about 30 of the... More 

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Paxton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Standard items. However, the Crab Soup and the Crab Legs (get them when they come out "hot.") Staff was Excellent. Our server was very attentive and informative. Would go there again.

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great choice recommended by locals. If you're looking for a full seafood buffet with fresh choices, this one won't disappoint . $31.95/person and choices for everyone--even those who don't love seafood. But if you love crab legs, eat all your hearts desire!!!

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Thank Armuchee
Georgia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit Myrtle Beach, we always stop in at Benjamin's Calabash. Over the years, we have tried other calabash restaurants, and none compare to Benjamin's. At $30 a head, you really want to feel like you are getting what you paid for. Benjamin's does not disappoint. They have so many offerings, mostly seafood (baked, fried, broiled, steamed, ...). They... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: 1- They had everything you can imagine, just name it! 2- Crab legs were excellent, they had them hot and they had them in cold ice as well 3- Loved the Oysters Cons: 1- Manager wasn't too welcoming, perhaps just having a bad day 2- Pricey for sure, $30/person.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
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 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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