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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
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15:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 22:30
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was very good. Sunday doors open up at 3:30. There was a line to get in. It was a complete rush but organized from the staff from beginning to seating. Nothing but positive about this place.

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Thank hcoffee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This food is INCREDIBLE!!!! On the pricier end but SOOO worth it! Be prepared for a wait because this place is so popular. Fun atmosphere but insanely incredible food! The crab legs are the best we have EVER had!! They melt in your mouth! We are tempted to go back to Myrtle Beach purely for this food, that's how good... More 

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bradford, ohio
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy going to the Original Benjamins - but always look for coupons to use. We decided to go for their Valentine Day special. It was great food, as always and great service.

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Longs, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to spend a decent amount of time here,,,, Unlimited Crab legs .....170 items and they will also cook for you...An attentive server is always on hand.......Food is very good......desserts are plentiful........The Decor and Atmosphere is award winning......This is my favorite sea food restaurant on the entire Grand Strand......Your cell phone will stay in your pocket....no time for that.Just keep... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

High priced seafood buffet. Lots of items to choose from but just ok flavor. I'd rather pay for one amazing plate of food then settle for more choices that are just average.

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Thank Chillicotheangel
Lagrange, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tremendous selection, the crab legs are incredible. The staff is very friendly I dying here twice a year.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for over 10 years. Best all you can eat crab leg buffet at the beach! I've tried others and it just doesn't compare.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Go have a decent meal where the food is prepared specifically for YOU not one of these overpriced wasteful buffets that are a testimony to American gluttony. Our attendant gave us the inside scoop: they throw out so much food that they could feed a homeless THREE TIMES in one DAY. The food was sitting out for god knows how... More 

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Thank Bob D
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Hands down BEST Buffet I have ever had. Wonderful atmosphere and great staff. The only down side is that it's super pricy.

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Thank Mindy H
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this buffet! A huge selection of all kinds of food and very well organized. All of the staff was friendly and attentive. We ate too much but loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 22:30
Monday
15:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
15:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
15:30 - 22:30
Thursday
15:30 - 22:30
Friday
15:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?