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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
15:30 - 22:30
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Sunset, South Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want any seafood from crawfish to oysters, visit this place. They advertise 170 items on the buffet but they probably don't include the deserts. Crab legs will have you drooling! Wait staff is top notch and the setting along the intercoastal waterway is awesome. North of Myrtle Beach but worth the drive if you are not staying on... More 

Thank Seeyoutigers
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All-you-can-eat buffets are always a great option when traveling with my family and The Original Benjamins did not disappoint!! Delicious crab legs, wide variety of seafood and sides! Loved the grits and sweet tea! If you can save room, they have delicious desserts as well! Definitely recommend if looking to feed a crowd!

Thank jkruscavage
Pickerington, Ohio
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I take a yearly trip to Myrtle Beach and one of the constants is to visit this restaurant. Years ago it was hands down the best buffet in Myrtle Beach. The last couple of years I have been a little disappointed. This year, it was better. I miss the sea scallops from the past but they had some of the... More 

Thank Timothy H
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW great food food food. Our family of 6 adults had a wonderful time and delicious food choices at the Original Benjamins calabash seafood. So many selections that we were unable to try everything but what we did try was excellent and we all agree that the crab legs were amazing. You can't go wrong with this buffet.

Thank wisegoy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time to a seafood buffet and we were not disappointed! We tried just about every kind of seafood that was offered and everything was delicious! The dessert bar is very good too!

Thank Rebecca C
Horseheads NY, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The crab legs are perfect!!!! The rest is ok :( The deserts reminded me of what you would get at a Chinese buffet. Bland with no taste .

Thank John H
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great meal for a decent price when it comes to eating Crab Legs and I mean a lot of crab legs. We spent about 2 1/2 hours. The Hush Puppies were very good. They have just about everything that you can think of on the buffet. We sat on the porch near the river which was very nice. Our... More 

Thank Redskin80
Williamsburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I noted that many people reviewing The Original Benjamin's commented on the price. While it is fairly expensive ( $33 for the buffet), that is to be expected since many of the guests eat only the crab legs. There is a great variety of foods if you are not a seafood lover. There is a pretty good dessert bar as... More 

Thank hartpndg
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood buffet using a $100 gift certificate and are still disappointed in the remaining cost. Yes, the buffet is extensive with many things, however everything was very average, the shrimp rather tasteless in all of its modes, and on and on and on. A fried flounder obtained when just being served was good... More 

Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of vehicles in the parking lot including some buses. Seemed to me it was a "must stop." The pirate handing out beaded necklaces was a nice touch, but I wasn't lifting my shirt for one (not that that was a requirement) and the decor was fun. The food, on the other hand, was very disappointing . . . not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?