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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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Myrtle Beach
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy this place so much. I love local and take my house guests any chance I get. Seafood is very fresh, all other food is tasty. Dessert ok..enjoy with family and friends all ages. Well worth $32.00.

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Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to say I was amazed that my group of four had a 45-minute wait to dine despite arriving before 4:30 p.m., but to find a tab topping $120 for two adults and children ages 10 and 12 was what spoiled my visit. The food selection in the 170-item buffet was vast, of course, but I didn't find a... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great crab legs. Good fried oysters and steamed shrimp. The rest is very average. The same as any other all you can eat place. Desserts were ok but nothing great. Service was good. $40 with tax. You can save a few $$ if you go early.

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1 Thank Tim01R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Be ready to wait up to an hour or more to be seated during busy times. Wonderful crab legs and great service. A little expensive for a family meal but we'll worth it.

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Thank Rudolph S
Southfield, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to come if you want all you can eat crab legs!! Plenty of other stuff too but my wife wanted the legs and they had them! Mmmmmmm!

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Thank retired057
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stopped at original Benjamins for seafood. We noticed how crowded it was which was a good indication it was popular. It didn't disappoint. The crab legs were amazing. We enjoyed the vast variety of food and desserts. Our waitress Marie S. was not only attentive and accommodating but had a great personality. It all added up... More 

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Thank Bobbi L
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with 7 grownups and 5 children from 3 to 12. It is some waiting when you come as we did during the holidays. But you can get drinks from the bar and relax on the porch. Very friendly personal and any kind of well prepared seafood you might think of. With kids I found it very relaxing, as... More 

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Thank corneliusbaum
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say, there was nothing bad about our visit. Overall the experience was a pleasant one. We were greated by a pirate at the door which was fun, and given tbe grand tour as we were being seated, pay attention and listen closely as they tell you everything you need to know. The Captains (wait staff) were great.... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab was superb. Most of the other seafood was average to good. The calabash shrimp and flounder were both very good. The non seafood items looked good but I wasn't going to fill up on non seafood. The service was very good too.

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Thank Brad P
Parkton, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a seafood buffet restaurant and there is a vast array of seafood items there. From all you can eat snow crab legs to probably 10 varieties of fish, both fried and baked, scallops, mussels, clams & oysters raw and fried, salad bar and desert bar and ice cream. The buffet was priced at $32 for adults and a... More 

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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
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?