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Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant

4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
+1 843-272-3338
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“crab legs” (317 reviews)
“seafood” (166 reviews)
“crablegs” (34 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thought this was going to be good:( Food was luke warm to cold on the hot tables. The sections were good but. The Prime Rib was tough and over cooked but they did give you a lot of it. You have to tell them you...More

Thank LuMar G
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, LuMar G, for letting us know about your experience at Preston's. We apologize you were disappointed with the food, especially the prime rib, and only wish we had the opportunity to make it right while you were here. We make every effort to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was better than expected! Awesome and friendly service. The staff welcomed you and made you feel right at home. Hot steamed crab legs, all you can eat, served right to your table. Good variety of seafood on the buffet. Hot and ready. Also,...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lexie was a fantastic server! We went out for a date night and we had a great meal and amazing service. The crab legs were served hot and our drinks were full all night. What a great first experience at Preston’s! There was plenty of...More

1  Thank Sistina921
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Sistina921, for your Excellent review of Preston's! Lexie appreciates your kind words, and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed the crab legs. And it's terrific to know you had "a great first experience at Preston's". Thank you recommending us, and we hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

(This post is lengthy, but answers a lot questions ahead of time) Once we discovered Prestons family seafood restaurant, we have made it a family tradition to eat there each time we visit Myrtle Beach. The buffet menu is exceptional and includes practically every Seafood...More

Thank Teresa J
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW!, Thank you Teresa J, for excellent review of Preston's! You really made our day with all of the wonderful comments, and we shared it with the entire staff. We strive for each guest to leave here happy and enjoy their meal just as your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to enjoy a nice, clean, buffet with food that is fresh and delicious, this is the place to go. I recommend eating light for breakfast and lunch; otherwise you'll miss out on the many wonderful options that are there. The crab legs...More

Thank Tifflovesvacations
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Tifflovesvacations, for telling everyone about the "Well-kept secret" of Preston's! We appreciate your ideas and detailed descriptions, and we're happy to hear you loved the fried chicken and crab legs. I have passed along your compliments to the staff, and we hope you will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly. Lots of food types on buffet but flavor is lacking. Definitely don’t order broiled platter.More

Thank Paula M
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Paula M, for your review of Preston's. We appreciate your compliments regarding our staff, and I apologize the food wasn't seasoned to your liking. We have to do a delicate balance, as some guests prefer little or no seasoning. And I must say...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not one to write reviews because everyone is entitled their opinion. However when it's deserving you almost feel compelled to do so. Prestons is by far THE place to eat during your visit to Myrtle Beach. You will ride by Bennetts Calabash, Benjamins Calabash,...More

Thank alewistrip
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, alewistrip, for sharing your experience about Preston's and our competitors. Even though we are not part of a "Chain Restaurant", or the biggest building, or the highest priced, that is because we choose to be different. Our legal name is PRESTON'S FAMILY RESTAURANT,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I come here every time we stay in Myrtle Beach. The people are really nice and the food is great. Because there are so many tourists that come to the beach, some businesses really don't care or appreciate your patronage. But not...More

Thank Daniel M
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Daniel M, for your kind words about the employees and food at Preston's. You definitely spoke the truth about tourists coming to the beach and they often feel underappreciated for their business. We pride ourselves on being a Family restaurant. And we certainly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a awesome waitress called Lexie. She was very attentive, friendly and took our used dishes immediately! We had all you can eat crab legs. I think she was surprised as to how much we ate. They have an outstanding salad bar and huge selection...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great! Our waiter was Rhett, and he was perfect! The restaurant and its staff is highly recommended by our family.

Thank Alyssa R
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Alyssa R, for your "Awesome" review of Preston's! Rhett certainly appreciated your kind words, and we are glad to hear your family highly recommend us. We hope you will make Preston's a tradition when visiting the beach. Thanks again and come back soon!

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Questions & Answers
14 September 2017|
Response from Jane M | Property representative |
For Adults, it is $27.95 WITHOUT Crab Legs, or $34.95 WITH all you can eat crab legs (they are not on the Buffet Line. They are brought to your table by your server hot and fresh from the kitchen). I hope you'll join us!
30 March 2017|
Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Our Senior menu is located on our website, and if you order from our Senior menu, you have the option of adding 1 trip to the soup and salad bar, as well as a choice of 1 dessert. As stated on the Senior menu, it is NOT... More
Suzette Bellamy G
29 October 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. We do have special hours those days, opening at 11:30am. We offer call-ahead seating, or walk-ins are welcome. In the coming days, there will be a special holiday menu... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
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Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4530 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5253
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-272-3338
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.
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