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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 good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab legs” (894 reviews)
“seafood” (567 reviews)
“hush puppies” (147 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You should not leave here hungry > Best crab legs in town Look for a coupon in coupon books in the area/hotels and dont eat the day before so you can try and get your moneys worth Its good but a bit more than I...More

Thank steelers_jody
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Julia was our server and provided the BEST service we have ever had at a restaurant! The food was amazing, but the service set the bar sky high!!! Amazing! Thanks Julia!

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ORIGINAL Benjamin's Calabash has the biggest seafood buffet I have ever seen all in a nautical theme setting that is sure to bring out the pirate in you! For $33 per person it is well worth the money. With over 170 items including all...More

Thank trissywatkins
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food just was not good. From the over cooked fried shrimp to the under cooked crab cake. My kids who pretty much like chicken fingers no matter where they go hated the chicken fingers here. The only saving grace for the kids was the...More

Thank Patkennedyjr
Reviewed 5 days ago

While I am not a fan of buffet style the other members of our group are. The selection is very large with both sea food and other types. The food bins were kept full. If you wanted crab legs you had to get them quick...More

Thank sunloverbud
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Living in the area for years love the original!! Must go there and experience yourself. You will go back again. Food is wonderful and enjoy the atmosphere. Please go eat the original we always do!!

Thank 63sparks
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was disgusting. It made my brother sick. It wasn't worth $30.00. I have eaten here before and the food was great. This time around was totally different.

Thank ldrogers788
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to make sure we ate here and not the other Benjamin's on restaurant row. it appears that many get them confused. This place was great. We arrived before the dinner rush, about 3:30. This was our first time and we wanted to...More

Thank MrsEwok5
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a nice waiting area on the back deck, if you can get through the crowd waiting to get there. I know if the fire marshall had come through they were in violation. When we got seated it was down a long flight of...More

1  Thank sjhall2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at this restaurant and it was easy to locate. Outside the restaurant looked like a place that old boats go to die but at the same time all that junk gave the place a feel of an old ship yard....More

Thank Joseph U
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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.*
Teresa R
2 July 2017|
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Response from Marquis W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not for sure, so I don't want to say yes or no. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.
30 June 2017|
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Response from Amy F | Reviewed this property |
$30.00 for adult...high but the selection is amazing and there is no pressure to turn table over. place is huge and people make it an event..couple hours easy.
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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