The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood - Seafood Type Restaurant in Restaurant Row with 105 reviews

The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood

Seafood Restaurant in Restaurant Row

 
The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Rated: 3.8 out of 5 with 105 Reviews

An all-you-can-eat buffet featuring over 170 items including crab legs, steaks, pasta station, carving station, grilled, steamed, broiled and fried seafood, salad bar and homemade soups, in-house bakery and desserts. Located on the water the Original Benjamins is the largest calabash seafood restaurant on the strand.


The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
9593 North Kings Highway
Restaurant Row
843-449-0821
Hours: N/A
There are currently 105 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Jun 20th, 2014 at 5:51 pm
From: Daleville, VA
By: ctr


Avg. Rating:4.2
Food is fantastic! We come down yearly, and we always eat here once or twice each visit.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Mar 14th, 2013 at 12:16 pm
From: Pleasant Hill, OH
By: bg


Avg. Rating:3
Went to the giant crab the other day and it was 5.00 per person cheaper and the service was more attentive. I would not rec here. The food was just ok. The fish was overcooked. My crab legs were cold. We arrived at 7:50p.m. Thought things would still be fresh. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and go to the giant crab instead!.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Feb 03rd, 2012 at 2:37 pm
From: Bennettsville, SC
By: h. d. b


Avg. Rating:4.5
My family holds it's family reunion in Myrtle Beach every two years, whoever host it that year makes sure that one of the restaurants is The Original Captain Benjamin. Our family comes in from north, south, east and west, and we really enjoy eating there. I am planning an overnight trip for our students and Captain Benjamin is the place we plan to eat.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Sep 02nd, 2011 at 8:58 pm
From: Alloy, WV
By: kf


Avg. Rating:3.8
This is one of our absolute all time favorite Seafood Buffets. The food is Fresh large selection of things to choose from it's bit on the pricy side, but for what you get it's well worth it. I do think that 3 and under should be free especially considering they raised the adult prices.You need to try to arrive early, because it does get quite crowded from about 5 on. We can't wait to return next year.....
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Aug 20th, 2011 at 3:58 pm
From: Canonsburg, PA
By: sdk


Avg. Rating:5
8/19/11........Unbelieveable selection and freshness with exceptionally good service (thanks Julie the school teacher). I paid more and got ALOT less at other buffets. Will be back to finish tasteing what we didnt have room for the first time!!
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Aug 06th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
From: Chesterfield, VA
By: blo


Avg. Rating:4.8
Benjamins is a great restaurant. My family and I eat here multiple times every year during our vacation. Don't miss it!
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Aug 04th, 2011 at 1:47 pm
From: Dubois, PA
By: j.i


Avg. Rating:5
Great food and excellent price. BEST SEAFOOD AROUND.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Jul 28th, 2011 at 9:04 am
From: Middleburg Hts., OH
By: clc


Avg. Rating:2.3
We ate here while on vacation and later found i was charged twice on my credit card.The server had too many tables to give good service.Was disappointed.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Jul 11th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
From: Miramar, FL
By: lr


Avg. Rating:2.3
Very poor food quality. Expensive buffet and the food is worse than a Chinese Buffet.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Mar 14th, 2011 at 11:47 pm
From: Bryson City, NC
By: jd


Avg. Rating:5
My family and I ate here while in Myrtle Beach.  The hotel's local staff recommended this restaurant as 'the best.'  After trying it, we agree and will return on our next visit to MB. The food was excellent and the service was equally as great!  We went during the $4 off time, so that was a plus.  Our children really enjoyed the 'cooked-to-order' pasta bar and the adults enjoyed the entire buffet but especially the prime rib/and ribeye, crab legs, and fried seafood.  Also, for the lady of our group who didn't eat seafood, she was thrilled with the selection of both salad bars and variety of non-seafood items (FYI the oysters rockafellar, mac n cheese, stuffed mushrooms, and huge desset bar were delicious).  Aside from the food, the best part of the restaurant was the downstairs area! The nautical museum, maritime play center, arcade, and ship builder's wood-shop offered an area for the kids (ages 4-13) to enjoy themselves so the adults could enjoy the 170 item buffet.  There are several restaurants mimicking this one, but it is truly the Original and offers the best compared to the "competition."  It's obvious that the others aren't much competition though.  We will be back for sure.  Bring a coupon from the local magazines (the hotel helped us with ours and told us about daily specials)  Always trust the locals when on vacations! Be sure to enjoy the rocking chair tables on the deck after dinner, it's the perfect way to relax after the meal while the kids play. See ya next year! -The Davissonn's, Bryson City, NC
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Nov 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm
From: Raleigh, NC
By: lk


Avg. Rating:2.7
First off let me say that we did an hour of research for "Calabash style restaurants before we decided on this one. We also used a coupon from the monster coupon book. We arrived at 5p on a Sunday night and when we got there the food looked ok, but at second glance you could tell that the food had been sitting on the bar for a while. All of the fish dishes were hard and dried out. The fried items were soggy, and the veggies were mushy. When we sat down to eat our food it was cold and tough. The only items that were good were coconut shrimp and the shrimp salad, and I do not think that those two items were worth 27.50 per person. The prime rib was gray from being over cooked, and when I did get a pink piece it was tough as well. The crab legs looked like they were the rejects from the frozen ones. They had black spots all over them. This place focuses too much on scenery and and not on quality control. Very disappointed and will not return,
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Aug 25th, 2010 at 9:41 pm
From: Alloy, WV
By: kf


Avg. Rating:3.7
We eat here once a year while on vacation Everything was fresh and tasted great. The one complaint was that the crablegs were soggy and hard to crack which was a big disappointment, because that's why I like to eat here they need to step it up, as I have seen many other complaints of this. The deviled crab was really good, and the salad/dessert bar was well stocked. we will return next year it's one of our favorite restaurants.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Aug 08th, 2010 at 6:39 pm
From: Orlando, FL
By: bb


Avg. Rating:3
EWWWWWW, the food is absoutely horrible and won't be eating there ever again
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Jul 24th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
From: Fort Mill, SC
By: amn


Avg. Rating:4.7
I see some bad reviews but we enjoyed it very much. Everything was great when we went, cooked perfectly, most of the crab legs were cooked just right but I did get a few that were soggy, everything else was great though. Have been to many all you can eat restaurants over the last 15 years in Myrtle Beach, this was among the top for us anyway.
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The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood
Posted: Jul 12th, 2010 at 11:10 am
From: rochester , NY
By: rjd


Avg. Rating:1.7
the crab kegs where awful. the shell on the crab legs where soft snd unable to crack them open no raw bar and no devil crabs will never go back again. we always went there for our dinner. they have changed there menu
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