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The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
+1 843-449-0821
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab legs” (894 reviews)
“seafood” (606 reviews)
“hush puppies” (133 reviews)
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9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was recommended by our Wyndam resort. The King Crab legs were good. However... The place was too crowded! There was less than 3 feet between rows of table. So 2 of us were packed in between 2 large groups, one with a crying child...More

Thank Agnes C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a huge restaurant with food to satisfy seafood lovers as well as landlubbers. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The wait-staff was elusive and suffered selective hearing when asked for napkins, more beverages, etc. Our waitress was pretty good at...More

Thank Furbunny
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the restaurant with a large group of fellow Navy veterans and our families.The establishment advertises "all you can eat buffet" and it means it! The selection of freshly cooked food on multiple buffet lines was amazing. Concentrated on the Snow Crab legs. They were...More

Thank RMG4369
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth $34pp + tax. The salad bar is average. The crab legs are good, it is rationed out as a small maybe half pound or less section per person and it's cold, but you can still get more each time you go up for...More

Thank NikaNumber1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good selection of seafood and other for the non-seafood lovers. LOTS of desserts! 😊 Atmosphere was very welcoming, from the Captain greeting at the door, to the hostess pointing out the location of all the food items as we were shown to the table....More

Thank NasaPrLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because my husband wanted to try the crab. He enjoyed that, but if you don't want crab don't waste your money. Really expensive to have food that is just warmed up in the kitchen. Yes there are 170 items of packaged fried foods....More

Thank zbear01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Lots of it. Great atmosphere. But the only person who seemed to like her job was our waitress June. Otherwise everyone else walked around grumpy or frowning.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was awesome. Loved the gigantic models of ships. A lil something for everyone even if you aren't a seafood lover.

Thank Garmon12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress was more than wonderful, paying attention to every detail. The food was wonderful and with so many choices everyone was happy. The lower lever with the games etc for the kids was the absolute best with even the older kids, parents, grandparents participating....More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I typically don't go to buffets but had to try something new and wanted seafood. Buffet had several selections, HUGE selection. Our waitress Marie was great, told us about the attractions at the restaurant. They have the BEST southern sweet tea. Defiantly will recommend!!!

Thank Susan S
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Alexis F
12 October 2017|
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Response from Tabetha G | Reviewed this property |
everything is endless
Jennifer S
26 August 2017|
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Response from asmac116 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a buffet and you can keep going up and get more of anything at the buffet stations. I saw plenty of people going back and getting more of the same items -- shrimp and crab legs were very popular!!
22 July 2017|
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Response from Katia T | Reviewed this property |
*No, but you can get a coupon book from your hotel.*
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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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