The Original Benjamin's Walking Tour

Benjamin's Tour

The Original Benjamin's Walking Tour

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572, United States

Created By: Original Benjamin's

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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.

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What You'll See on the Tour

See the workshop that our Master Shipbuilder, Jimmy Frost, uses to create the beautiful ships throughout the restaurant. Talk with Jimmy and learn even more about the ships here and their history.
America's Cup is considered by many the most prestigious regatta and match race in sailing, and the 1930's were considered to be the Golden Age of yacht racing. America's Cup actually predates the modern Olympics by about 45 years.
The first thing you’ll see when you enter, and unlike any ship model you’ve seen before. This 30’ scale model is the largest model in the collection and a great introduction to all there is to see during your visit to The Original Ben... Read more


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