Ocean Garden Buffet - North Myrtle Beach Restaurants & Chinese Restaurant Reviews

Ocean Garden Buffet

Chinese Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach

Ocean Garden Buffet
Ocean Garden in North Myrtle Beach WAS an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant featuring a Mongolian Grill with a variety of chinese dishes and seafood.

Also visit the Surfside Beach location.
Ocean Garden Buffet
1400 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach
843-361-8788
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 54 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Ocean Garden Buffet

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-10-2013
Old Fields, West Virginia

We have been eating at Ocean Gardens every year since 2001 and we love it. Great place. The servers have always been great with my children and the food is excellent.
ref: 26422

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-24-2013
Aynor, South Carolina

We wandered into the ocean garden last night. We were seated immediately, The waitstaff was fast courteous. Almost all of the food was great. I would recommend trying a little bit of every thing. Will be eating here again.
ref: 26382

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-01-2012
Little River, South Carolina

I should have know just walking in from the parking lot that the place was a dump. I had heard that it was a most wonderful place to eat, but no more. So many things are no longer on the menu that I had heard had once been, and most of the food was uneatable that I had taken off the buffet. Walking up to the Mongolian Grill with my two first plates of food from the buffet,the customer that was there said,"Just go throw that stuff out and eat from here, It is the best choice in the house.I should have listened. This place is a drive by. Eat At Home
ref: 25885

Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-27-2012
Somewhere, West Virginia

Wow....years ago this place was our favorite...not anymore....don't know what happened. Servers were nice but hard to understand. They wanted to remove plates too quickly and they couldn't get a drink order right. The guy serving prime rib was not happy when we wanted it med. rare, he wanted to cook it well...no more sushi either. Will not be returning.
ref: 25407

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-13-2012
Clintwood, Virginia

Great place to eat.We eat here every year that we come down. Getting ready to come down in a few weeks and will definately be there at least once on our vacation
ref: 25308

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-04-2012
Boston, Massacheusetts

Don't bother. Worse food I've had in a long time.
ref: 24471

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-25-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Our first visit to this restaurant was today, Christmas Day. While we were warned by departing customers, we waited for a table with the attitude that we would form our own opinion. Needless to say, we wish we had paid heed to the warning and left with our wallets in tact. The food was grossly overcooked and mostly bland. We did not participate in the hibachi as the line was extremely long with one employee working the hibachi grill along with the prime rib carving. While the few waitresses were overly stressed, the restaurant was no more than 50% full. Being a full time resident of Myrtle Beach, I sincerely hope visitors to the Grand Strand do not judge the quality of our Chinese restaurants on the offerings of Ocean Garden Buffet.
ref: 24418

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-26-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

After reading the other reviews for this restaurant, we decided to try it over the other chinese seafood buffet we usually go to. BAD IDEA! There are very little seafood selections, and its by far the smallest chinese buffet I have ever been too. It was not worth the money to eat here. I will go back to New China from now on. There was absolutely nothing to brag about. Very disappointing!
ref: 24327

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-27-2011
Washington, Georgia

I like to come here every year while on vacation. It is very good for the price you pay and all the crab legs you can eat. They also have a marvelous mongolian bbq. The rest of the buffet is good and worth the visit.
ref: 23459

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-13-2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

This restaurant is a disapointment to all chinese food lovers. Today my boyfriend and I was craving for some chinese food so we stopped by here.....The length of time to be seated and noise level of the restaurant is excellent because the place is DEAD. The food is horrible and cold...looks like it had been sitting out for a couple of hours. Not to mention the service was terrible. I've never eaten just one plate at a buffet before in my life but dam it was that disgusting. I didnt even finish my plate and the server picked it up and said "fork". The total was about $13 and i gave him 15 and that's just being nice. So i just left the money in the book and left. As we were walking to the car, the man came out yelling did you pay! My boyfriend said "yeah check your tip" and then we walked away. I highly do not recommend this place. save your money for a better place!
ref: 23276

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-17-2011
Bolivia, North Carolina

We go there every year and the food is so good and service is excellent and the prices.
ref: 22383

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-11-2011
Mocksville, North Carolina

Best price on crab legs in Myrtle Beach! We always stay at Holden Beach but drive to Myrtle Beach ( which is about 45 minutes away) just for the crab legs!!! Awesome! :)
ref: 22324

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:04-10-2011
Myrtle Beach, SO

It was the most horrible food I have ever eatin . The food tasted like day old left overs & nothing tasted right . The meat was dry , the desserts were not even sweet at all . I wasted 33 dollars and all I could find edible was the fried dough with sugar on it .if I was starving to death I would rather die than ever eat there again , maybe I jus had a bad experience..
ref: 22317

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-17-2011
Richmond, Virginia

If one is used to quality food this is not the place for you. The only positive thing about eating here (lunch) is that my husband and I were able to eat for under 15 bucks total (minus tip) I truly believe that I could have made better food at home. I will not be returning to this establishment.
ref: 22101

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-01-2011
Greece, EU

I enjoyed: the raw oysters on the buffet; the varied selection of items;the modestly priced menu was also enjoyed .
ref: 21740

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-07-2010
Weeksbury, Kentucky

Our entire family visits this restaurant every time we come to the beach. Have yet to be disappointed. The food is a good deal for the money and our kids always ask to go there at least once during our stay. The Mongolian grill is delicious! If you are looking for a good deal with american food, grill, chinese food, and lots of seafood variety at a decent price this place is for you!
ref: 20978

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-11-2010
Burlington, North Carolina

Restaurants food was great. Can't beat the price of crab legs on the buffet. A great variety of food and dessert. This is the perfect buffet. I recommend it to anyone on a vacation budget.
ref: 20698

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-14-2010
Lexington, North Carolina

This place is great! We go here at least two times before we leave. The food is great, especially the prime rib, crab legs, and I absolutley love the mongolian grill! The waitresses and chefs are very polite and friendly! They have food for everyone.... great variety! It is very clean and you are seated immediatley as you come in the door. And great price for a restaurant as good as this one!
ref: 20247

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-18-2010
Boston, Massacheusetts

My son and I visit MB just about every 6 months. Coming from Boston, where Chinese cuisine is plentiful, we LOVE this restaurant! There is nothing like it back home. It is nice and quiet, the food is delicious, and there is a wide variety. The value is great, too! We just ate there 2 days ago, and will go back again before we leave Tuesday night!
ref: 19809

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-19-2010
Baltimore, Maryland

First I would like to say I do not like buffets. We were invited to go with friends and I was hesitant from the beginning. The evening we were there it was not crowded maybe because it was off season or after one trip there that was enough for people. I was not at all impressed with the place nor the food. After tasting the greasy fried rice I decided I could not eat anything else. Our entire party felt the same way. There are to many nice restaurant in Myrtle Beach to eat at this one.
ref: 18272

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-29-2009
South Charleston, West Virginia

The food on the buffet is good. The food on the grill is very good. The prime rib and crab legs are very delicous. Service is above average and you are seated immeadiatly. One of the premier Chinease restruants in Myrtle Beach.
ref: 16397

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-21-2009
Greenville, Ohio

We went for crab and it was good but there was not a lot of Chinese on the buffet
ref: 14021

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-02-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This restaurant is a great Chinese buffet ..but it has something for the pickiest person ..lunch buffet is a great price at 5.99.... always fresh food on the buffet ...go try it yourself ...you will never want to eat at another chinese buffet here at the beach ...we go atleast one time a week... ty, kellie
ref: 13807

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-17-2009
Cairo, New York

We just returned from lunch. (N Myrtle Beach) The food was plentiful and tasted fine. We did not like the smell of the restaurant and probably will not return
ref: 13665

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-15-2009
Loris, S.

The food you get here is great for the price you pay!! Shrimp, oysters, crawfish, fish, and then all the prime rib & steak you want and if you want crab legs they have that too! There was plenty of chinese dishes to pick from and all pots were kept full. We have traveled alot in USA and also Europe and Canada. A good place and good price!
ref: 13643

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-26-2008
Patrick, South Carolina

No wait to be seated, excellent food, great value for the money, excellent wait staff.
ref: 13352

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:10-17-2008
Canada, South Carolina

Good selection,, good taste,, great value.. Will return!.
ref: 13101

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-27-2008
York, South Carolina

Tried the dinner buffet w/o crab legs for 11.95, which was not bad, but not a wide selection at all. Me and my wife looked at each other after looking over the buffet after we were seated, and said where is the chinese food?! VERY FEW CHINESE SELECTIONS! Was very disappointed. Mostly American food and seafood. On a good note the Prime rib and t-bone steaks were good. But the few Chinese selections they had were not that good. If you're looking for Chinese for dinner, please go somewhere else.
ref: 12119

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-24-2008
Alexandria, Virginia

Typical all you can eat place. Won't recommend unless you are looking for a lot of average quality food cheap.
ref: 12097

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-03-2008
Lincolnton, North Carolina

With seeing some of the reviews, my wife and I were about to not go to this restaurant. My wife is Filipino so we have been to Chinese restaurants all over the US,when we arrived there we were seated as soon as we went in. We were surprised at the food at the bar. We were expecting to be disappointed but there was a great selection of fish,seafood, chinese food all prepared very nicely. The service was great and atmosphere was quite for us. All iin all ,it was a great place to eat and for us both it was $29.00 without crab legs minus the $2.00 dollars off coupon we found in a book here so we pain only $25.00 comparable to what we pay at Ryans or Golden Coral and a lot cheaper than the seafood buffets here. I Recommend eating here.
ref: 11725

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-28-2008
Jacksonville, North Carolina

We had enjoyed eating here at least once on each of our trips to Myrtle Beach. The Mongolian IS excellent. However, we will not be returning. Our last trip, at least 4 dishes were not replaced since it was within an hour of closing time. Since that is when we arrived, we had none of those dishes. Then, 15 minutes before closing, an older "lady" who I assume to be a manager asked us if we wanted anything else from the bar. My wife said she just wanted to get dessert. The woman said, no kidding, "You go get dessert, we trying to close now" while making a sweeping pointing motion toward the dessert bar. There's too many dining choices in Myrtle Beach that DON"T have rude staff for us to continue eating there.
ref: 11640

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-20-2008
Dandridge, Tennessee

3-17-08 ate here again still my favorite in myrtle beach.
ref: 10349

Food:Three Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-09-2008
Alexandria, Virginia

Very good mongolian bar. Delicious crab legs for only 7 bucks more! Tons of food, impossible to try it all! We will go back and tell others about it. Lots more seafood than Chinese food. Even had spiced shrimp and cold peel and eat shrimp on the buffet. Big dessert selection. We thought it was priced better than all the others and definately as good or better than all the others we had tried. Tip...go hungry!
ref: 9711

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-05-2008
Loris, South Carolina

It's was ok, but they have been better in the past.
ref: 9660

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-08-2007
Salisbury, North Carolina

This restaurant was pretty good. The chinese buffet wasn't anything special, it was like any other chinese buffet. They didn't have a lot of selection. If it wasn't for the mongolian grill I would not have rated it so high. The mongolian grill was excellent. My husband loves alot meat with his dinners, and with this you could get however much you wanted. The guy that ran the grill was very nice. I would recommend going there just for that.
ref: 8150

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-25-2007
Kent, Ohio

Very good ! Hard to beat the price, great selection and the Stir Fry Mongolian grill was top notch. We will return again. $10.99 and +$6 for all you can eat crablegs. Thanks for a great meal.
ref: 6538

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-17-2007
Iron Station, North Carolina

My family loves this restaurant. Especially the Mongolian Grill. We only get to Myrtle Beach once or twice a year, but the same guy was working the Mongolian Grill and remembered our 8 year old daughter. We will be going to this restaurant as long as it is open in Myrtle Beach. We love it!!!!
ref: 5907

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-31-2007
Villa Rica, Georgia

It is the BEST place to eat Chinese food in Myrtle Beach. We eat there everytime we are in SC & we will be eating there again in April on our vacation. There is so much to choose from especially when you have children that are very picky about what they will eat. There is something for everyone.
ref: 4774

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-08-2006
Kingsport, Tennessee

I was actually pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We arrived late in North Myrtle Beach and saw this restaurant when we were looking for something close. Didn't expect much, but was surprised that the food was really good. I'm not normally a buffet person but it was a good value with lots of Chinese specialties and very good seafood selections.

If you're looking for a nice value for your family and you like Chinese and seafood selections, I'd recommend it. Decor is just average, food above average for a buffet.
ref: 3779

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-15-2006
Clarksville, Tennessee

Pleasant experience; will visit again.
ref: 3554

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-16-2006
Brunswick, Ohio

We have been going here every year when visiting the beach. The lunch price is great so we stuff ourselves and go back to the beach while the crowds fight for dinner seating. Great food, great prices
ref: 3102

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-12-2006
Wilkesboro, North Carolina

We have previously eaten at Ocean Garden and decided to go again in June 06. We used the early bird coupon found in most books and had a party of 6 2 of which were children buffets and our bill was only 60$. Crab legs with the buffet was only 10.95. The food here is great and the mongolion grill is one of the best items I have had at a chinese restaurant. I would recomend this to anyone. Great food, low prices and the staff were always around to bring you anything you wanted.
ref: 2663

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-19-2006
Stanfield, North Carolina

Awsome place to eat. We ate here for the first time last year, and can't wait to come back in July to eat here again. We had some friends who came back in September and told them about this place and they loved it too. Great value.
ref: 2486

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-27-2006
Roanoke, Virginia

Everytime we go to Myrtle Beach... every year we always hit this place first! You get amazing food for a great cost! Everyone is very nice, and they have clean bathrooms! See you soon heading up this summer!
ref: 2318

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-31-2005
Hamilton, ON

A must visit every time in myrtle beach! Our entire family loves the crab, prime rib and stir fry!

Tony's the best at the grill! Just watch him slide your fresh snow peas, bean sprouts, zuchini, onions, mushrooms, chicken, shrimp, beef onto your plate hot off the grill! Price is unbeatable. Buffet items are fresh and tasty!
ref: 1567

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-21-2005
Dandridge, Tennessee

ate there in march loved the mongolian grill and they had a huge buffet, price is right too
ref: 1515

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-03-2005
Vienna, Virginia

This is not your typical Chinese Buffet! They have traditional Chinese fare - Beef and Chicken with broccoli, sweet and sour chicken, lo mein, etc. They also boost a mongolian grill where you choose what you want them to cook up for you. There is also the prime rib carving station, salad bar, seafood in a puff pastry (wonderful!), all you can eat crab legs,and a dessert bar that kids young and old will enjoy!
ref: 991

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-30-2005
Howell, New Jersy

Nice buffett, but don't order the speciality drinks! My wife ordered the Mia Tai, but it only tasted like rum instead of a hawaiian tropical drink.
ref: 957

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-11-2005
Woodstock, Ohio

The food is great. We ate their in March for the first time and now it is going to be a must every year. The prices are great.
ref: 571

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-01-2005
Martinsville, Virginia

I really enjoyed my first visit there. The food was great, service was great, and I could not believe the excellent price. Five of us ate for less than $50. When I come back to the beach, I will surely go to this place.
ref: 510

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-21-2005
Markham, Ontario In Canada, California

We love seafood and Ocean Garden provided the best crab legs and oyster in the entire Myrtle Beach area with an excellent price. If someone in your party does not like crab legs, there is $5 off. You are still able to taste the shrimp, oyster and other seafood. Ocean Garden Buffet also offers prime rib and stir fry in the one buffet price ($10.99 without the crab legs). I don't know where else you can find such bargain.
ref: 294

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-27-2005
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The best part of our meal was the freshly prepared items on the wok. The sushi was excellent. The buffet was par, but the prices were VERY reasonable.
ref: 235

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-10-2005
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

This is one of my favorite places. You can order the buffet or off the menu. There are always coupons to be found. The selection is awesome. You can also try the Mongolian Buffet where you make up your own meal and have the chef prepare it right in front of you. For an extra couple of dolalrs you can have Crab legs. Besides the usual oriental dishes, they have a cold salad bar (with shrimp cocktail) and a dessert bar. I've been going there for years and have never been disappointed.
ref: 132

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:12-19-2004
Little River, South Carolina

Very large all-you-can-eat buffet with lots of choices. Very good hot tea as well. Good value for the money.
ref: 97