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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (953 reviews)
“seafood” (618 reviews)
“hush puppies” (131 reviews)
Open Now
3:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
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Reviewed yesterday

A little pricey at 33.99 a person before drinks, tax and tip but still need to go here at least once a year. For those that like crab legs there are plenty and very good. There is a huge variety of food for everyone, Typical...More

Thank MEtoFL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

HUGE selection of seafood. Great service! Crab legs were excellent. Tons of desserts too. Scalloped potatoes were my favorite. Nice gift shop too.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been here often and Valentine's night was no exception. The crab legs were great as usual, the shrimp was outstanding, and the food was plentiful at all areas. Our server, Craig S, was very attentive to all needs, and we never felt pushed...More

Thank CrossvilleChuck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay a lttle more but you get what you pay for. Something like 170 items on the buffet. Crab legs , steak , pasta bar , lots of seafood.

1  Thank HayesR9740RC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ventured into the original Benjamin’s with the early bird coupon. We feasted on all you can eat crab legs and we also enjoyed some fresh fried seafood. (Oysters and shrimp) everything was great.

Thank joeybe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do a nice job here both in the seating and service. Very good variety and they keep it coming - all stations are full about all of the time. This time the crab legs were far too salty for us. All other seafood was...More

Thank Tootallal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very disappointed. I go here at least twice a year and have a fabulous meal. The food did not taste well. I am not sure if they have new cooks. They had lots of food to choose from but taste was off that...More

Thank lg2bizzy4u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel to Myrtle beach quite frequently during fall/winter months. We have tried most of the seafood buffets. Some seem to be going down hill of late so we have been trying different places. First time at Original Benjamin's and was pleased. They were very...More

Thank davesdorpers
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Our 4th time here. Service is really good and we love the food. Very good crab legs. I love the variety of food. We usually spend a couple hours here.

Thank JudyH2007
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We had been to The Original Benjamins buffet a few years back and it was good, not so much this time. The price is very high for the quality of food you get. Starting with the basket of hush puppies given when we were seated...More

1  Thank Roy M
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2018|
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Response from pinkybeach | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any buy one get one for this restaurant but there is usually discount coupons in the local coupon books that are at the hotels in the area.
Alexis F
13 October 2017|
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Response from Tabetha G | Reviewed this property |
everything is endless
Jennifer S
27 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!!
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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