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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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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had tried another seafood buffet last year and it was just ok. We wanted to try a different place and we are soooo glad that we did!! We got there about 345 on March 28th and was met outside by the pirate who talked with our children and gave us all necklaces. Walking in, we were greeted by several... More 

Thank grayfamilyof4
Maumee, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a buffet only bill of $113 for 2 adults and 2 kids, food was unimpressive and kids were hungry 1 hour after leaving. Crab legs were cold and quality of food was well below average. Disappointed and will never return, as food was way over priced.

Thank sl197575
Warner Robins, Georgia
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We waited for over an hour for what seemed to be just average food. The service was good and the prices are about what you would expect for a seafood buffet in Myrtle beach.

Thank Mr G
Ontario, Canada
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband was looking for a good feed of seafood and I am deathly allergic to it so we went here for dinner. His meal was worth the price and mine was definitely not. I could get what passed for steak and lots of chicken choices but the food, to me, tasted synthetic. He enjoyed the crab and crab cakes... More 

Thank PatsyCanuck
Cheraw, South Carolina
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually choose Original Benjamins when we need our crableg fix. Tonight did not disappoint. It was all fabulous!

Thank Becky D
Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The buffet is pricey, but, when you factor in all you can eat seafood, it was worth it. We went on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't to crowded. We will visit again.

Thank PJSBill
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A busy buffet during peak meal times. A variety of seafood as well as other southern favorites and American classics abound which are all very delicious. Use a coupon found on the website or in touristy coupon books because some may be surprised at the $30+ per person (not kids) price. Bon Appetit.

Thank 1fuzzy
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was very accommodating! Food was a little pricey. You must ask for a Seafood Platter if you do not want to pay the buffet price.

Thank spiwakj
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a good seafood buffet and ended up here after reading reviews. It was 34.99 per person and kids 5-12 were 14.99. Drinks are 2.99 each. We did enjoy the food and the atmosphere was nice. The restaurant and decor were beautiful and there's a small area downstairs where kids can play a few arcade games. Overall,... More 

Thank steph2003x
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was extremely crowded with nowhere to put waiting customers. Once we were seated it was so noisy you couldn't really enjoy ourselves. Our waiter Josh was really nice though.

Thank jailnurse1975

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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
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, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?