Top seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

A trip to Myrtle Beach SC is not complete without a meal at one of the many seafood buffets along the Grand Strand.

From Calabash style seafood to raw bars, crab legs to grilled Mahi Mahi there is something for everyone.

If you are more of a meat eater, don’t worry, all of these buffets offer many options such as prime rib, steaks, chicken, pork and more.

These buffets are great for families. Many offer special kid’s bars and reduced prices for children.

After you build up your appetite on the beach or sight-seeing, head to one of these many buffets where you are sure to leave fully satisfied.

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant


This upscale buffet operates its own fleet of fishing boats, so you are guaranteed to have fresh seafood. Buffet highlights include crab legs, oysters on the half-shell, peel-and-eat shrimp, salmon and Mahi Mahi. There is even prime rib and grilled chicken for land lovers. Captain George’s is in a convenient location across from Broadway at the Beach.

1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach; (843) 916-2278;

The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood


This 170-item buffet features Calabash style seafood, which is lightly battered and deep-fried, along with crab legs, oysters, a pasta station and carving station. Benjamin’s has been featured in magazines such as Southern Living and USA Today.

9593 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; (843) 449-0821;

Crabby Mike’s


Crabby Mike’s was voted best seafood buffet in our Best of the Beach awards. Their buffet offers Calabash style seafood as well as crab legs, blackened Mahi Mahi, steamed clams and much more. Land lovers can enjoy southern fried chicken and baked honey hams. There are even some items for the kids such as corn dogs, chicken tenders and pizza.

290 Highway 17 N, Surfside Beach; (843) 444-2722;

Admiral’s Flagship

This buffet opened in 1979 and was the first all-you-can-eat buffet in South Carolina. Admiral’s is in Murrells Inlet, known as the “seafood capital of South Carolina.” Admiral’s features broiled, baked, sauteed and fried seafood as well as a raw bar. Other buffet options include prime rib, pork tenderloin and Italian sausage.

4664 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet; (843) 446-9471

Seafood House Calabash Buffet


The Seafood House is a great place for families. Not only will you enjoy fresh seafood at this buffet, but get entertained as well. During your meal, pirates will shout and cannons will fire creating a light show on the walls. You will also see mermaids swimming in a 10,000-gallon pool. They offer a kid’s bar for those little ones that don’t enjoy seafood as much as their parents.

700 Water Ave, Surfside Beach; (843) 712-2939;

Captain Jack’s Seafood Buffet

Captain Jack’s buffet in North Myrtle Beach features more than 100 homemade dishes. Start off with a bowl of She Crab soup or New England Clam Chowder then move on to seafood favorites such as raw or steamed oysters and clams, fried shrimp, oysters Rockefeller and scallop scampi. More of a meat eater? Try their char-grilled ribeyes, baked chicken and prime rib carving station. Make sure to leave room for dessert.

1400 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; (843) 427-4972;

Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant


This buffet in Restaurant Row is easy to spot, a giant crab welcomes you into the restaurant! The Giant Crab offers 170 items, including crab legs, Oysters Rockefeller, peel-and-eat shrimp, steamed oysters, prime rib, barbecued beef ribs and much more. Kids will love the hamburgers, pizza and hot dogs.

9597 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach; (843) 449-1097;

Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood


Captain Benjamin’s, not to be confused with The Original Captain’s Benjamin’s, is in the heart of Myrtle Beach on Kings Highway. This buffet opened in 1988 and features crab legs, stuffed crabs, shrimp scampi, scallops, fried chicken, steaks and much more.

401 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach; (843) 626-9354

Bennett’s Calabash Seafood


This buffet has three locations, two in Myrtle Beach and one in North Myrtle Beach. Bennett’s specializes in Calabash style seafood. In addition to your favorite fried dishes, enjoy crab legs, raw oysters, crawfish, sea scallops calamari and much more. Land lovers will find great options too, such as prime rib, T-bone steaks, pork ribs and more.

1010 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach; (843) 361-9743

2900 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; (843) 448-2977

9701 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach; (843) 449-7865

There are a wealth of places to enjoy delicious seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand, all so good they’re sure to satisfy. Even with all the great seafood options in Myrtle Beach, you can’t eat fish every night. Expand your horizons and check out our lists of best burgers or best BBQ in Myrtle Beach.

We also encourage you to leave your comments to let us, as well as other readers, know which buffet is your favorite.