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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (902 reviews)
“seafood” (688 reviews)
“crablegs” (87 reviews)
Open Now
14:30 - 21:30 Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9593 N Kings Hwy, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4005
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of options here. Huge seafood bar, prime rib, pasta, southern eats, salad bar. No burgers or hot dogs for the kids, but Mac and cheese was good. Fried chicken and hush puppies were amazing! Cakes and ice cream for dessert. All drinks were extra...More

Thank Laura_G555
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was just okay, we won't go back. One experience was enough. Mediocre at best. If your eating only crab legs and prime rib, it's probably worth the price. We're full, but not impressed by any means. I didn't care for any of the fried...More

Thank chazntush
Reviewed 2 days ago

This used to be my absolute favorite restaurant to go to in Myrtle Beach. After this last visit I was very disappointed. Our host was friendly and knowledgeable and our server was very nice and attentive. The food was lacking in both quality and quantity,...More

Thank Anghep
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is the best! The crab salad is so good, crab legs are delicious, and everything fried is worth a taste. Don’t waste time on salads, bread, or desserts (their desserts are cheap and gross). Go straight to the crab legs!

1  Thank Eleana P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for great snow crab legs, this is the place. They were steamed perfectly and very sweet. The rest of the 169 items were not that good and the heftey price was also disappointing. Service was great and our server was a sweetheart.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were greeted at the door by (Captain Benjamin?), which was a very nice touch. Arriving around 5:45 on a Wednesday, no wait for a table at this giant place! (There was what appeared to be a short wait when we left around 6:45), and...More

1  Thank kkhov22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, this place is not cheap. My husband and I got out of there with a $100 bill before the tip. But - it's all you can eat and they have crab legs. Lori G. was our waitress & she didn't let our basket (for...More

1  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

they have a wonderful large selection of items on their buffet. I actually like that food better than the crab legs (too salty). dinner time is crazy and way too confusing and busy during season. we will only go during early bird times to avoid...More

1  Thank jverde55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All you can eat crab legs and more! For the price, you really can't beat it if you love crab legs as much as our family does! Don't forget to grab a coupon from the hotel coupon books for a little discount!

2  Thank Tabbi W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been the deciding factor a couple of times when deciding whether to drive to the Gulf for a week or Myrtle Beach. The crab legs are fresh and delicious, plate after plate! Lots and lots of other good food ( 120 items!...More

1  Thank KY2916
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11 July 2018|
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Response from KY2916 | Reviewed this property |
$37.50. Not sure about kids...
Anita G
21 June 2018|
Response from bneesmith | Reviewed this property |
We went around 6p on a Monday. It was not crowded, but I have read there can be a wait. Buffet was $38 each. They do have an early bird special not sure on the time, but they don't open until 2:30p.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $35 per adult but you can get a $3 - $4 off coupon in one of those small tourist books. Not sure about children. I believe one coupon covers the $$ off for each person including children.
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:30 - 21:30
14:30 - 21:30
14:30 - 21:30
14:30 - 21:30
14:30 - 21:30
14:30 - 21:30
14:30 - 21:30
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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