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6 Tastiest Seafood Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Picture this, you’re cruising down Ocean Boulevard, soaking up the warm Southern Carolina sunshine, and the scent of the salty air lingers on your skin as you drive with the windows down. You’ve reached Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

This vibrant coastal city is famous for its large, sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and charming southern hospitality. Plus, your oceanside accommodations at Captain’s Quarters deliver you right into the heart of the action.

Myrtle Beach has so much to see and do, and amidst all the activities, you’re bound to get hungry, and Myrtle Beach really delivers when it comes to restaurants, especially when it comes to seafood buffets.

This guide covers the six tastiest seafood buffet restaurants in Myrtle Beach, perfect for when you’re craving unlimited crab legs, steaks, southern country buffet comfort foods, and more!


1. The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

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  • Address: 9593 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Items: Coconut Shrimp and Alaskan Crab Legs

  • Price Point: $$$

  • Distance from Captain’s Quarters Resort: 16 minutes

If you’re hunting for the best seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach, you must visit the award-winning Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood restaurant. They've been repeatedly voted “best on the beach” for seafood buffets, a lofty title in this area.

Craving crab? You’ve hit the jackpot. Benjamin’s seafood buffet features an abundant lineup of crab dishes, including unlimited Alaskan Crab Legs, fried Blue Crabs, creamy Crab chowder, savory Crab rangoon, and signature crab cakes.

Benjamin’s has more to offer than just crab, too, their seafood buffet includes over 170 items, with a fantastic mix of seafood, southern food, salads, fresh fruits, rich desserts, and more. Plus, they’re family-friendly, including foods like chicken tenders in their buffet interactive exhibits for the kids to play in.

However, it’s not just the food that makes Benjamin’s such a fantastic seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach. The restaurant itself is somewhat of a living museum!

With 11 different dining rooms, you can explore aquariums, beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway, and incredible ship models hand restored by renowned shipwright Jimmy Frost.


2. Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

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  • Address: 1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Alaskan snow crab legs

  • Price Point: $$

  • Distance from Captain’s Quarters Resort: 10 minutes

Offering an extensive all you can eat seafood buffet, Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant is one of the perfect dining experiences for seafood lovers seeking the best seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach.

The seafood buffet at Captain George’s includes everything from juicy shrimp to delicious scallops, oysters, and buttery sweet crab legs. They also offer a broiled fish of the day to keep the menu fresh and unique each day.

Their buffet offerings aren’t limited to just seafood either- those who prefer turf to the surf can enjoy sirloin steak, pork bbq ribs, smoked beef brisket, chicken, and more.

The atmosphere at Captain George’s is much more festive than some of the other restaurants. The lighting, decor, and ship-shaped buffet tables make it a great spot for special occasions or simply savoring your time in Myrtle Beach. On non-holidays, they even offer a Captain Geoge’s first-catch special discounted buffet price on Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm.


3. Seafood World

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  • Address: 411 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Crab Legs

  • Price Point: $$

  • Distance from Captain’s Quarters Resort: 5 minutes

In the mood for an incredible seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach? You’ll want to pay a visit to the Seafood World Calabash Seafood and Steak Buffet. Seafood World Calabash is best known for their fresh Seafood, crab legs, and prime steaks, although they’re also praised for their friendly waitstaff that always keeps tables cleared and your drinks full!

Seafood World has three different islands of buffet foods for you to choose from, including a calabash-style fried seafood bar, a broiled and baked bar, and a salad and dessert bar.

While enjoying your seafood meal, you can enjoy the eclectic dining room designed based on a classic cruise ship, complete with hanging sharks and fish.


4. Bennett’s Calabash Seafood

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  • Address: 9701 N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Fried shrimp with hush puppies

  • Price Point: $$

  • Distance from Captain’s Quarters Resort: 6 minutes

A seasoned seafood serving veteran on the Grand Strand, Bennett’s Calabash Seafood has been serving incredible seafood for over 40 years. In fact, they were the very first all-you-can-eat seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach!

Captain Bennett’s expansive seafood buffet includes a mix of Calabash-style seafood and a few steak and chicken options for non-seafood eaters. Some of their most beloved items in the seafood buffet are their Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp scampi, stuffed crabs, flounder, and their famous homemade crab cakes.

In addition to being the oldest Myrtle Beach seafood buffet, Captain Bennet’s is the only seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach with roots from Calabash, North Carolina, making it the perfect choice if you want to indulge in authentic, Calabash-style seafood.

Captain Bennett’s features a lively nautical theme, and the restaurant also prides itself on keeping the buffets fully stocked at all times. They’re also known to be very accommodating to their patrons with food allergies and sensitivities, making them a great option for the whole group or family.


5. Crabby George's Calabash Seafood Buffet

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  • Address: 7904 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Lobster Claws

  • Price Point: $$$

  • Distance from Captain’s Quarters Resort: 12 minutes

Are you looking for a themed Calabash-style seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach? Look no further than Crabby George’s. This popular Myrtle Beach seafood buffet features over 120 dishes, including mouth-watering Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Broiled Cheesy Tilapia, and Lobster Claws all in a fun pirate-inspired atmosphere.

We love how diverse the seafood buffet is at Crabby George’s. In addition to their crab bar, they also have a high-quality salad bar, soups, desserts, a country bar, a fried bar, and a cold bar with fresh oysters, cocktail shrimp, and more.

They also have a fully stocked bar with a fun cocktail menu, bottled wines, bottled beers, and a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks. With great food, great service, and a massive buffet selection, all bottled up inside a fun pirate-themed restaurant, it’s hard to beat Crabby George’s Seafood buffet.


6. Hooks Calabash Seafood Buffet

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  • Address: 1902 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Prime rib

  • Price Point: $$

  • Distance from Captain’s Quarters Resort: 5 minutes

Last but not least on our list of the best seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach is the incredible Hooks Calabash Style Seafood Buffet, a family-owned gem that boasts a feast of over 120 items.

When you arrive at Hooks, you’ll be met with an overwhelming assortment of options. Hooks is known for their crab legs, prime rib, salmon, oysters on the half shell, crawfish, bbq ribs, fried chicken, and more. In addition, locals will also tell you that Hooks has the best prime rib in town!

You’ll also have the perfect setting to enjoy your seafood feast- walking into Hooks is reminiscent of setting sail on a pirate ship. Ahoy!


Eat and Stay in Myrtle Beach

Are you hungry yet? Myrtle Beach has some truly fantastic seafood buffets that will satisfy seafood and land lovers alike!

And what could be better than retiring to the comfort of our comfortable rooms and suites at Captain’s Quarters after a fun day of beach time, exploring the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and indulging in an unlimited seafood feast?

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