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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (878 reviews)
“seafood” (554 reviews)
“hush puppies” (144 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 yesterday

This is my favorite restaurant in all of Myrtle Beach. All the crab legs you could possibly eat, and they are delicious! I make this a must stop every time I am in the area.

Thank HarryHawaii
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend highly suggested this place to me and I was super excited to go. The place is very well decorated and it is a great place for family fun. On the other hand, it is very expensive for what they offer. They have a...More

2  Thank jessicato29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great, delicious, crowded, worth the wait, a little pricey....worth the wait. Oh did I say delicious!!!??? Lol.

Thank noiee41
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My mom and middle daughter are not seafood lovers and they were happy with the selection. My youngest daughter and I enjoyed the seafood selection. That being said, it's pricey. We expected it to be with seafood but when two adult prices didn't eat $34ish...More

Thank DFWarren0724
Reviewed 6 days ago

I normally don't eat at buffets as its too pricey for what little I normally eat. King crab was in season so crab legs galore !! They served a "kick in'" crab chowder that was awesome. The peel and eat shrimp were mealy as though...More

Thank CathyDH
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While there is all types of food.. I only ate the seafood ... nice hot crab legs with a minimal wait... everything was yummy... It was a bit on the expensive side but worth it .

Thank Brittany S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sorry folks. Not a home run here. More like a single. Over priced and quality of food was ok. Dessert bar was something from a Chinese restaurant offering a number of pre boxed type desserts. Selection is good , service was excellent. Overall, paying $180...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've come to this spot every time I'm in Myrtle Beach. The food quality and taste is whats makes me come back. There is a great assortment of dishes and something for everyone however the use of tiny oval plates makes it a pain to...More

Thank Jodie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food crablegs flounder shrimp steak ribs pizza all you can eat little pricey if you dont eat crablegs overall not bad

Thank clyderea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time coming here. Has over 100 + items to eat buffet. Had a plate full of crab clusters , clams, mussels, coconut shrimp ... dessert to finish. We were seated very quickly ... given hush puppies! I will come back!!!

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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|
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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