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“Fantastic Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood
Ranked #60 of 867 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Had many friends tell us that we had to try Original Benjamin's because we are seafood lovers (with the exception of our 14yo son) even with the price of $30 per person we decided to take a chance that our son would find something he would like, after a number of tries including the waitress trying to find him something he would like with no luck he settled on some hush puppies and a piece of breaded fish. The waitress approached my wife and and said because he hardly ate anything she would only charge him for the kid price of $3. The wait staff there is incredible always on top of replenishing drinks and clearing empty plates and trying to encourage my son to try something different. the experience was fantastic and will definitely return next time we are in Myrtle Beach.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BEST RESTAURANT EVER!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is the best restaurant in Myrtle Beach, it was EVERYTHING you can imagine on the buffet!!! When you visit Myrtle Beach you MUST GO THERE TO EAT DINNER !!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Top seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We tried Crabby Mikes and Captain George's too, but the selection here wins. Shrimp creole, wontons, steak all great. And of course the crab legs - excellent. The campy decor and atmosphere make it a kitschy, fun, touristy thing to do.

Visited May 2014
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Newland, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always LOVE this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We eat here every time we come to Myrtle Beach. The food is always fresh and they have a great selection. They even have many things for people who do not like seafood. The buffet is around $30/person. Would highly recommend eating here.

Visited April 2014
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must for every Myrtle Beach vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I think my favorite part of a Myrtle Beach vacation is a trip to Original Benjamin's. Seafood is alway excellent and this trip we got a waterway view. There are so many choices that it is hard to decide what to eat. I try to stick with the seafood, but always seem to get a few traditional fares--roast beef, rice, etc. Everyone's favorite is the all-you-can-eat crablegs, but shrimp, oysters, scallops, fish, etc, etc, etc are hard to turn down. We live on the water in Virginia, so seafood is readily available, but this is still my favorite. We have a Captain George's here in Williamsburg, and there is no comparison-Benjamin's by far MUCH better. Looking forward to next year's visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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