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“Food is just okay. ”

Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Preston's grand buffet offers succulent meats and seafood, along with deliciously seasoned vegetables, fresh baked breads and pastries, and oh so much more!Seafood lovers will delight in the variety they find here. The selection is awesome! Besides wonderful shrimp, fish and oysters, Preston's offers scallops, deviled crab, steamed mussels, craw fish and shrimp, salmon, seafood casserole, a seafood medley and more! You can choose to have all you can eat crab legs, which are cooked to order and brought to the table hot with warm butter. If meat is what you crave, Preston's offers prime rib, BBQ ribs, several chicken dishes as well as pork. Pasta lovers aren't left out either!The folks in the kitchen at Preston's do a great job with the buffet's homemade recipes of vegetables and side dishes. Tasty as they are, you'll think Grandma spent all day simmering them on the stove.The salad bar alone is worth the trip! There's 15 feet of colorful, crisp fruit and vegetables with a variety of creamy dressings as well as shrimp and seafood salad, cold boiled shrimp, pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and others.The ideal accompaniment to any meal is the melt-in-your-mouth yeast rolls from the in-house bakery. And save room for dessert! Preston's bakers whip up a delightful assortment of fruit cobblers, cookies, cakes and even yummy toppings with ice cream!Preston's a great place to take kids. The kid's bar includes cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken tenders, corn dogs, pizza and nachos with cheese. Not only will they find plenty of things they like, children under 3 eat free!Guests who opt to pass up the buffet will find plenty to like on Preston's full menu including chicken, seafood and steaks.A full bar featuring cocktails and a variety of beers is available. While outstanding food is enough to set Preston's apart from most restaurants, you'll also love the attentive service. Jane McMichael and her friendly staff have a loyal following of guests who come back each year. It's no wonder Preston's has been one of Myrtle Beach's most popular restaurants for 25 years.
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Just ate here, the food is average to maybe good. The staff are wonderful, 5+ stars. The food selection is very good but the taste is only average.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit, we came in June of 2016, was referred by a local here in myrtle beach , we love crablegs, so this local told us that for the price you can’t beat it , and that they have a runner that brings you the crablegs right from the pot to your table and not off the bar!!!! Boy to say they were good is and understatement!!! The staff and the restaurant itself was was/were delightful and friendly we had a young man named Ken who helped us in June of 2016 , he was so so Awesome, also this time in December of 2017 ,(29) to be exact we had a young lady by the name of Sherri(y) , and she was Awesome as well !!! We so look forward to coming and eating at this restaurant, in our experience you would not be disappointed in this choice for great food!!!! Thanks to the staff / servers/ cooks / and the Entire staff for such a Wonderful Time/ Experience, looking forward to the next visit in 2018!!!

Thank William H
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My husband and I decided to come here for the Christmas Day buffet, and were pleasantly surprised that we only had a 10-minute wait to get a table even though we didn't have a reservation. The hostess asked if we would mind sharing a large table with two other couples, and we agreed to do so. We all loaded our plates with a wonderful selection of food...turkey, prime rib, ham, seafood, sweet potatoes, etc.....and proceeded to get to know each other. While we ate our delicious dinner (everything was seriously fabulous!)...we chatted with each other, and ended up making a table full of new friends. We all shared Facebook info and agreed to meet up here again next year....so save us a table!! One funny thing we chatted about is the fact that a couple of us had looked at online reviews before we chose this restaurant, and we had read the feisty responses posted by Jane (when we inquired, our server explained that Jane is the owner of this fine establishment). We agreed that Jane is our hero, and we are sorry we missed getting to meet her! It is worth the trip back here just to meet this woman with the silver tongue! LOL We loved our food, our service was impeccable, and the company could not have been better! Thanks so very much for making our Christmas Dinner extra special! We will remember it for years to come....and hope to make it a new tradition! Merry Christmas!

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you Michele! Your experience of Christmas at Preston's was very special for us to hear about. It really is what the holidays should be about, sharing with family and friends. Although it was a very long, busy day for our employees, time away from their own families, just hearing stories like yours made it all worth it. And we most certainly appreciate all of your compliments regarding our food, service, and the "feisty" Miss Jane! She has been the owner for over 27 years, and truly makes Preston's a Family restaurant, and deeply loves her guests and employees. We're so happy to hear that you and your new friends have made plans to come back again next year. Please introduce yourselves to Management when you return, as we would love to meet you in person. Thank you for sharing your experience on facebook and tripadvisor. We need more "feel good" stories in the world today, and the entire staff of Preston's greatly appreciated your comments. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This was my 2nd visit to Preston's during this trip to Myrtle Beach. I ate there a few days ago and made a reservation for Christmas Day. In addition to their regular buffet items, they had a carving station with a baked ham, roasted turkey breast and prime rib. I have come to Myrtle Beach for 7 out of the last 10 years for Christmas and this is the best Christmas buffet I've ever had. There was everything you could possible want for a holiday dinner. My only issue was, even though I had a reservation for 1, I was asked to eat at the bar. There were a few empty booths the entire time I was there. I understand not wanting to use up a booth for 1 person but I was not happy. I could understand if I didn't have a reservation but I did.

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Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you, jeetn, for taking the time to let us know about your recent visits to Preston's. Although we most certainly appreciate your wonderful comments regarding the food and "best Christmas buffet I ever had", we want to offer our sincere apology regarding your reservation and where you were sat. This particular incident has been addressed with the employee, and feel confident it will not happen again. We hope you will forgive the mistake, join us in the future, and please introduce yourself to Management. Regardless if you have a reservation or not, we want you to be a happy guest from beginning to end. Please just let us know if you have a specific need or preference, and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. And thank you again for the great review regarding our Christmas Day Feast. Your compliments have been passed along to the staff. Happy New Year!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My mother, daughter and I initially drove 4-hours to eat at another seafood buffet that is very popular. With a VERY long wait and an impatient 1-year old, we decided to try Preston's Seafood Buffet and there couldn't have been a better choice! We will no longer go back to the other location as Preston's Seafood Buffet REALLY excelled in their crab legs (cooked and seasoned PERFECTLY and kept them coming fresh before we ever finished what was on our plates) and their buffet overall was FANTASTIC -- from taste, temperature and options! There's something for everyone!!

I'd specifically like to mention our waitress, Zain. She was the best waitress my mother or I have EVER had in all of our lives AND made our experience most pleasurable. She's a fantastic asset to Preston's and we will most definitely request her on our next visit. (Request her!!!! She is fantastic at her job!)

We definitely have our new favorite seafood buffet location and our all-time favorite waitress! Enjoy folks!

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