Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood

 5.0 Avg. rating based on 5 reviews

401 S Kinds Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   
(843) 626-9354

About The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood

Longtime patrons know to look for the lighthouse on Restaurant Row for the best local seafood buffet. Featuring Calabash-style cooking, which involves lightly battered and fried fresh seafood, the Original Benjamin’s brought the unique cuisine to Myrtle Beach and introduced it to the masses. Many seafood buffets have sprung up since Benjamin’s arrival, but it’s still the original.

Original Benjamin’s Food

Good food and lots of it; that’s what keeps them coming back for more at the Original Benjamin’s. Featuring more than 170 items, the restaurant features a raw bar filled with shrimp, crab legs, and other bounties from the sea, a carving station with roast beef and prime rib, a pasta station, and other bounties from the sea in-house bakery, and a dessert bar. Most popular of all is the crab bar, an entire station covered in Alaskan snow crab claws that have been steamed to perfection. Guests can pay an extra charge for all-you-can-eat crab legs, and you are sure to run out of room before the Original Benjamin’s runs out of seafood. A special section of the buffet is set aside for the kids, with pizza, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese.

Original Benjamin’s Atmosphere

The Original Benjamin’s goes the extra mile in creating a fun and interesting environment in which to dine. The dining rooms are decorated in a nautical theme that fits the food, especially since guests can watch fishing boats float up and down the Intracoastal Waterway through the back windows. In addition, the kids are sure to get a kick out of model ships and dry sea aquarium displays.

User Reviews
The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Reviews

See what 5 users said about The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood:


Avg. rating based on 5 reviews


    Did CARRY-OUT from the Original Calabash and it was a GREAT experience. I checked the other Calabash restaurants for carry out. They all gave you one large box to fill and a smaller one for "dessert" for the SAME price as if you went in and had ALL you can eat.. WELL, The Original Benjamins gives you THREE Large Boxes - one at a time - to fill AND a small one for "Dessert" or whatever. They also give you a small container of Hushpoopies that are to die for as well as coctail sauce, honey butter, terter sauce, etc. Their Price is the same as if you did the buffet. Great deal. SO for CARRY-OUR do the Original Benjamin's - you get your money's worth. AND on top of that the ladies are FANTASTIC at the register. Couldn't ask for a friendlier reception. Oh yes, very conscious of Social DIstancing and cleanliness and COVID.


  • great restaurant

    The Original Benjamin's is amazing. They have the best crab legs. It's pretty much all that I eat. I come here twice a yr and have never had a bad experience.

    Kelly user

  • The best crab legs

    We've been going to Benjamin's for over 27 yrs. Never, ever had a bad meal. Wide variety of food. Crab legs are perfectly cooked. The desserts are delicious. User
    Cindy H user

  • excellent variety seafood

    My sister takes me to Original Captain Benjamins for my birthday in August. They have great Crab Legs and other variety of seafood. Different types of desserts to choose from. The staff has been great every time we have been. Getting coupons helps with the prices. Good location at Myrtle Beach

    Mary Gilbert Cameron user

  • Wonderful!

    We are in Myrtle Beach celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Came to Benjamin's for our Anniversary dinner and we are so glad we did! My husband is a picky eater, and here he was able to eat his steak to his fullest, while I enjoyed your wonderful seafood. Two thumbs up!!! Thank you for helping to make our 25th Anniversary a special one to remember.

    Susan user

What to Know

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  • Sunday-Thursday: 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

*All hours are subject to seasonality and changes. Please click here to visit this business' website for complete details on hours of operation.


(843) 626-9354

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