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“Not worth the money”

The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood
Ranked #64 of 905 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
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
Reviewed June 18, 2013

First, I should say that I am not a fan of buffets. If you are like me and eat two plates max, this IS NOT a good deal. The cost is $30 per adult, $13 per child and drinks are additional, plus tip. For two adults and one child, and one alcoholic drink, two soft drinks + tip it was $108. My husband liked the crab legs, which I think is the draw, but honestly, my food was awful. I would have eaten more than two plates if it was good. The desserts were cheap and definitely a store bought variety that were cut and placed on the buffet. The place is huge, but the food...yuck. I have never been more angry at paying so much money for food. I tried the blackened chicken pasta and it had a very weird off-taste, I didn't even finish. The mac and cheese was bland with major pepper to add some taste. If you want a seafood buffet that is all you can eat and you don't mind the cost, go for it. However, if you have people in your party that aren't big eaters, this will be a definite waste of money for them. I recommend, splitting your party up between those that want to gorge on seafood to the point of being sick and those that would like a nicer cuisine for less cost.

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1  Thank Christina M
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wonderful variety and delicious crab legs. Worth the price! Atmosphere is phenomenal with variety of nautical replicas and antiques. Great place to take kids. Take time to walk around to the various dining rooms to look at all of the ship models.

1  Thank JennyH53719
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I was here earlier in the year while on a golf trip. I was a little disappointed then with the scallops being little shreds. This time I visited with my family. I was happier with the scallops.. they were still pieces but the pieces were a little larger. (I still don't understand why they don't put whole scallops out.) They had everything stocked and ready to go even though they were extremely busy. Even though they are not as good as they use to be, I have not found a better seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach.

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1  Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is a good value for the money. We eat there every time we are in Myrtle Beach. If service had been better, I would have given it an excellent.

1  Thank Connie D
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

was the highlight of our vacation. Food buffet was off the chain something for everyone. Fun with the pirates and captains.

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