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Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant

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4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
+1 843-272-3338
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best crab legs on the beach! Our server Rhett was tremendous. Never waited a second for anything, he's on top of it. Very cordial as well.

Thank Nate R
Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, the price that states $26.95 is only for the buffet and does NOT include the crab legs. You have to pay $33.95 to have crab legs included in your buffet. The crab legs were perfect. Nice size, hot, and delicious. The rest of the food was underwhelming. I probably won't be returning because the rest of the food was... More 

Thank De'ja H
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, De 'ja H, for your review of Preston's. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Crab Legs and they were perfect, and I passed along your compliment to Christy. And yes, we are the only seafood buffet that offers 2 different prices. The others charge the same price even if you don't eat crab legs. We were... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Seafood buffets are often on the pricey side, but at least I can say everything I had was great! Would eat there again.

Thank krissypoo79
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, krissypoo79, for your great review of Preston's! We so glad to hear you'll be back to join us again in the future! More 

Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We were happy to find somewhere nice to eat Christmas Day. No crowds and the food and service was excellent. They have nice covered outside seating that we will try when we visit again during warmer weather. Loved it!

Thank Craig D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I recommend it for people who have a lot of family visiting. We made reservations for 4 pm and they sat us at that time. The food was plentiful and fresh. The prime fib was not as good as the rest of the fair. They keep everything hot or cold depending on your choices. The service was very good .... More 

Thank Barry M
Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Our visit was ok. Our server was Amelia and she was fantastic. Lots of fried choices on the buffet. Would've liked some varying cooked methods. However, for a buffet there was a wide variety of food and this was the best rated and best choice of a buffet. Priced cheaper than any other place we researched. Food was hot. Some... More 

Thank pugsjhpugs
Columbus, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This place was Not worth the money. Some of the food was not even warm. I would've asked for my money back. A lot of wasted food. Oh My!!!

Thank yscajtdknknmmz9
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

When not to go on TripAdvisor.... Using social media AFTER the fact isn't the best way to get your desired results... Management makes every effort to be sure all customers leave satisfied regarding service and the quality of food, but you must let us know while you are here so that we can address any issues. We served over 300... More 

New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for the first time on Christmas Day. The buffet was reasonably priced and delicious! Best lightly battered fried shrimp! Turkey was delicious and the sweet potato casserole had pecan bites in it (best dish on buffet). Polite and hard working attentive staff. You should eat here.

Thank Bridget B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I am so glad we decided to visit Preston's Buffet. I was craving crab legs, so our hotel recommended them. The buffet is huge, and they have something for everyone (my son loved the fried chicken)! The thing that sets them apart is how they serve the crab legs...hot and fresh to your table. But, I can't decide what was... More 

Thank Christy L
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks, Christy L, for your terrific review of Preston's! So glad ya'll enjoyed the crab legs and fried chicken. We hope you will join us again soon! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

It's been a few years since we had been to Prestons. In the past I had always enjoyed the Calabash style seafood. I realize this is the off season, but this visit was not a good one. Much of the items on the buffet was cold and inedible. The only thing we liked was the homemade desserts. We won't go... More 

Thank Mitch S
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Mark S, for letting us know about your experience at Preston's last week, although it obviously not what we like to hear from our customers. I certainly hope you will reconsider visiting us again, and this time, please be sure to let us know while you are still here if you have any problems. Even though this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-272-3338
Preston's grand buffet offers succulent meats and seafood, along with deliciously seasoned vegetables, fresh baked breads and pastries, and oh so much more!Seafood lovers will delight in the variety they find here. The selection is awesome! Besides wonderful shrimp, fish and oysters, Preston's offers scallops, deviled crab, steamed mussels, craw fish and shrimp, salmon, seafood casserole, a seafood medley and more! You can choose to have all you can eat crab legs, which are cooked to order and brought to the table hot with warm butter. If meat is what you crave, Preston's offers prime rib, BBQ ribs, several chicken dishes as well as pork. Pasta lovers aren't left out either!The folks in the kitchen at Preston's do a great job with the buffet's homemade recipes of vegetables and side dishes. Tasty as they are, you'll think Grandma spent all day simmering them on the stove.The salad bar alone is worth the trip! There's 15 feet of colorful, crisp fruit and vegetables with a variety of creamy dressings as well as shrimp and seafood salad, cold boiled shrimp, pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and others.The ideal accompaniment to any meal is the melt-in-your-mouth yeast rolls from the in-house bakery. And save room for dessert! Preston's bakers whip up a delightful assortment of fruit cobblers, cookies, cakes and even yummy toppings with ice cream!Preston's a great place to take kids. The kid's bar includes cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken tenders, corn dogs, pizza and nachos with cheese. Not only will they find plenty of things they like, children under 3 eat free!Guests who opt to pass up the buffet will find plenty to like on Preston's full menu including chicken, seafood and steaks.A full bar featuring cocktails and a variety of beers is available. While outstanding food is enough to set Preston's apart from most restaurants, you'll also love the attentive service. Jane McMichael and her friendly staff have a loyal following of guests who come back each year. It's no wonder Preston's has been one of Myrtle Beach's most popular restaurants for 25 years.

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