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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” (344 reviews)
“seafood” (156 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 2 weeks ago 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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday not knowing a reservation was recommended for bigger parties . And to our surprise we’re not only seated right away with a family of 6 , but had excellent service and food . Next year we will be sure to have our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 7 of us who joined up for a 'couples' + 1 single night out since no one wanted to cook. While the turkey was fabulous and moist, there was also a ham and roast beef if that was your desire plus a multitude...More

Thank ticiap2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 2 year old son, and myself visited Preston's for the Thanksgiving buffet. Right off the bat I was annoyed, as we were snottily asked if we had reservations, when half the tables were empty. We were then asked if we wanted a high...More

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

Thank you, Holly D, for telling your version of the experience at Preston's, while acknowledging "Right off the bat I was annoyed". I do apologize if you were offended by our question about being on the reservation list, but we had over 400 reservations for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped because it was convenient after sitting at softball tournament and before going to Christmas play at Alabama Theater. Food looked and even worse, tasted like it had been there since noon. Plenty of variety but nothing worth eating. Won't go back for sure. They...More

Thank LadyL813
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Has a wonderful visit to Preston’s last week. Such great quality and variety of food - and not expensive! Our waitress, Shari, made sure we had everything we needed and made the experience so enjoyable. Thanks!

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our family had a wonderful time. Crab Legs were great. They kept them coming. All the staff were super friendly. Fellow at host stand was so helpful and nice. Waitress Donna was very pleasant. Wonderful service and really good food.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Preston's was the first place we saw after we unpacked in our condo at Barefoot Resort. It wasn't crowded and we were seated immediately. We walked past the buffet table and it was big. Our table was like fly paper, cutlery was dirty and we...More

Thank Rob_K_Canada
Jane M, Manager at Preston's Family Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

We are happy to accept constructive criticism if you have a TRUTHFUL, legitimate complaints, but your personal attack was way out of line, or to be perfectly blunt, your review was an outright lie. If you had any issues whatsoever, you did not say anything...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after playing golf with friends. Sherri was our server and was awesome. Loved the fried oysters and clams. The crab legs were the best and biggest I've had in a while. The restaurant was spotless and everyone was friendly. We will definitely be...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Best crab legs, fresh and hot. They bring them to your table until you say you've had enough. One price with crab legs and one price without crab legs which is good since I do not eat them but my husband a two children love...More

Thank diannet484
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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

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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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Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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