North Myrtle Beach is a haven for seafood lovers, offering a plethora of dining options that cater to every palate and budget. One of the best ways to indulge in the abundant seafood offerings is by visiting a buffet.
So in this post, we’ll look at the best seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach, diving in (no pun intended) to what seafood they offer, unique features (including for the kids!), and items for vegetarians and non-seafood lovers so you can bring your whole family.
- Seafood World Seafood and Steak Buffet
- Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant
- Pirate's Table Calabash Seafood Buffet
- Captain Jack's Seafood Buffet
- Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet
- Crabby Mike’s Every Night
- Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
- Preston’s Seafood
- Bennett's Calabash Seafood
Menu Highlights: All You Can Eat Crab Legs, Grilled Salmon, Butterfly Shrimp
Seafood World Seafood and Steak Buffet is one of the best seafood buffets in North Myrtle Beach. With over 100 different items, including tons of fresh seafood, steaks, vegetables, and more, this buffet is one of the best in the area.
Buffet seafood items include snow crab legs, blue crab, fried flounder, grilled salmon, and butterfly shrimp. They also have Prime Rib and Ribeye Steak, along with lots of sides like Mac and Cheese, corn on the cob, and fresh vegetables.
Menu Highlights: Mahi Mahi, Deviled Crab, Crab Legs, Crawfish
The Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant has an enormous 170-item buffet, with not only seafood but plenty of other menu items as well, like soups, breads, a carving and pasta station, and even a Hibachi Grill. So even if not everyone is a seafood lover, there’s something here for the whole family.
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Their steam bar features an array of steamed and cooked shellfish, like crawfish, mussels, steamed shrimp, and a low country boil. They have some of the freshest seafood around, with Mahi Mahi, fried flounder, blackened fish, clam strips, and deviled crab.
Don’t forget to finish it off at their dessert bar with some delicious desserts, like pies, cakes, fruit, jello, pudding, or cookies.
Menu Highlights: Mahi Mahi, baked salmon, oysters on the half shell, crawfish
Pirate’s Table seafood buffet is one of the biggest in the area, with a great seafood selection as well as meat, vegetables, a cold bar, soups, and salads. People come here for their succulent crab legs, mahi mahi, baked salmon, crawfish, and even oysters on the half shell!
There are plenty of options for vegetarians here too, like baked potatoes, corn, steamed and fried rice, and a full salad bar.
Your kids will love their chicken nuggets and french fries, made just for them! They also have Mac and Cheese and mozzarella sticks.
The dessert menu is nearly as large as Giant Crab, but they still have cakes, pies, and brownies. One great thing, though, is that they have a gluten free dessert, which many other places don’t have.
One of the best parts about Pirate’s Table? The mermaids! Watch as the dive in the 10,000 gallon indoor pool, doing flips and entertaining the kids. Don’t forget to take a picture with the mermaids while you’re there.
Menu Highlights: Crab legs, raw oysters, crawfish, good selection of meat
Captain Jack’s buffet prides itself on serving fresh delicious seafood, sourced daily from local fishermen. From crab legs to shrimp, oysters to clams, and a variety of fish dishes, the focus at Captain Jack’s is on quality – not quantity.
As they say on their website, the are not the biggest buffet in Myrtle Beach, won’t claim to be, and I think they like it that way. With a smaller selection, they can focus on serving you fresh local seafood that they say you would never expect at a seafood buffet.
Still, don’t think you won’t find what you’re looking for here. They boast a 140+ item buffet. And while seafood is the star of the show at Captain Jack’s, the buffet also offers a good selection of non-seafood dishes. Choose from a variety of meats, salads, soups, and desserts, ensuring everyone leaves with a satisfied appetite.
Menu Highlights: Crab Legs, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Seafood Specialties
Captain Benjamin’s is known in Myrtle Beach for its Calabash-style seafood. The buffet at Captain Benjamin’s offers an extensive selection of dishes, including fried shrimp, oysters, fish, and scallops, as well as other seafood favorites like crab legs, clams, and mussels.
Like the other places on this list, Cap’t Benjamin has tons of non-seafood options, like grilled chicken, barbecue ribs, and slow-roasted beef. A big salad bar, soup station, and dessert selections round out the buffet.
With warm lighting and comfortable seating and enjoy your meal. As one person wrote about them – they are pricey, but great, so come hungry!
Menu Highlights: The crab legs of course
For over 30 years, Crabby Mike’s has bringing you the best crab legs in Myrtle Beach. This buffet offers a myriad of crab dishes, including snow crab legs, king crab legs, crab cakes, and crab-stuffed mushrooms. The crab selections are accompanied by a wide array of other seafood options, such as shrimp, oysters, clams, and various fish dishes.
Crabby Mike has a great atmosphere, with colorful pictures of marine life all over the wall that your kids will love. The lighthouse tavern looks like an old-timey ship, and they also colorful fish decorations hanging from the ceiling.
Non-seafood options include prime rib, steaks, chicken, soup and salad, and a full dessert bar.
Menu Highlights: Snow Crab Legs, Fried Oysters, Fried Pollock, Oysters Rockefeller
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant offers a lavish buffet that makes it a favorite among both locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach. Indulge in their wide variety of seafood, like snow crab legs, pollock, blackened mahi, and their fish of the day.
Their kids menu is one of the best of all the restaurants on this list. It has Mac N Cheese, Grilled Cheese, chicken tenders, and fried baby shrimp.
They’ve also got soups and salads, sides, and more, but the best part here are the desserts. All are fresh and homemade. This is the best place to go if you want a seafood buffet that also satisfies your sweet tooth. Enjoy classics like pudding, cobbler, cake and cookies, or indulge in a more exotic option like baklava or flan.
Capt. George has an elegant, beautiful setting that makes a great date night or celebration meal. But don’t misunderstand us – the kids will love eating here too. The buffet is shaped like a ship and there is a really cool blue lit ceiling that is reminiscent of the ocean.
Menu Highlights: Crab Legs and Steam Pots, cooked to order
Preston’s Seafood owner Jane McMichael prides herself on bringing you the best food in the Myrtle Beach area. Preston’s buffet has delicious seafood on the menu, like shrimp, fish, oysters, salmon, and scallops.
What sets this restaurant apart, though, is their boils – they’ll bring you a huge steam pot or crab legs, cooked to order, and delivered right to your table!
There are of course plenty of other options here too, like meats, pastas, vegetables, and side dishes.
While they may not have as large of a selection of desserts as other places, they make it count – their New York Cheesecake is great, but they’ve also got Key Lime pie, a Sea Turtle Sundae, and vanilla ice cream.
Unfortunately, there was a fire at Preston’s in April and they are closed for repairs. They will be reopening, though, so keep an eye out on their website and show them some love when they’re back up and running again.
Last but certainly not least, Bennett’s has been serving up one of the most amazing Calabash-style seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach since 1978. They now have three locations: one at the Grand Strand, one at Restaurant Row, and one at Broadway at the Beach.
Bennet’s brings you seafood cooked in a way made famous by Calabash, NC, where it is lightly battered and fried to scrumptious perfection. They’re known for an extensive buffet of seafood dishes, including crab legs, shrimp, and oysters.
Lots of people love their Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, but they also have steak and other items for the non-seafood lover in your family
North Myrtle Beach is a seafood lover’s paradise, with an abundance of seafood buffets that also offer plenty for vegetarians, kids, and everyone in your family. Homemade desserts can top the meals off, and some even offer a raw bar, carving station, and cocktails for the ultimate night out on your vacation.
Each one features unique dishes and puts their own twist on the classic seafood buffet, so be sure to try more than one while you’re in town so you can find your favorite!