A Family Tradition


A Culinary delight

The Grand Strand area is a culinary Mecca. First of all, it has the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The Atlantic produces some of the freshest seafood in the world. Saltwater inlets between the Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway are home to the freshest oysters and crabs that can be found.

The area is also home to some of the tastiest fruits and vegetables grown on local farms right here in South Carolina. We pride ourselves in sourcing as much local seafood and produce as possible. Thus ensuring that our menu is a true reflection of the area.

Along with seafood we also feature a full spread of Southern favorites. From our fried chicken and mashed potatoes to our very own homemade Mac and cheese, you’re sure to find what you’re craving.

Join us and discover why our buffet is the best in Myrtle Beach. Featuring over 170 items our buffet is sure to have something for everyone. Along with all the buffet items, our buffet also includes a crab station, carving station, a pasta station and an in-house bakery. Our bakery creates fresh breads and desserts from scratch every day. 

All great reasons to come and discover a taste of the tidelands and the Lowcountry and our Calabash style seafood!

More than just a restaurant

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. Calabash cooking originated in Calabash, NC and is known as lightly battered and deep fried. 

From the moment you enter, you’ll realize it’s more than just a restaurant. The Original Benjamin’s is home to one of the largest model ship collections in the world. As you tour the restaurant you’ll encounter many displays full of the work of our master shipbuilder Jimmy Frost. From small displays to the 30 foot Queen Elizabeth Model you’ll notice when you enter, there’s so much to see and do.

We also feature a huge nautical museum throughout the restaurant. At every turn you’ll find historic collectibles and unique displays showcasing artifacts collected from all over the world. 

If great food and a good time are what you’re craving, you’ve definitely found the place! So sail in today for the adventures of a true nautical experience. Save room for an abundance of sensational food and memories.