Prepare to be astounded…and…hungry…and amazed. This restaurant on the Grand Strand in Surfside Beach has something no other restaurant in the entire state offers. In fact, we’ve never heard of another restaurant in the world like this one in South Carolina.
Can you spot what's so amazingly different about this place in this photo?
How about this one? Hint: big red letters, bottom line of the sign.
Bingo! The Seafood House Calabash Buffet has LIVE MERMAIDS!
And an all-you-can-eat buffet including as many crab legs as you can manage to scarf down.
As if the mermaids weren't enough, the Seafood House even managed to get an entire ship inside their restaurant. That's where you'll find the main part of the buffet. Although other items like desserts and salad can be found in smaller ships from the fleet.
Did we mention LIVE MERMAIDS?
And is there any other kind, really?
Heck, at Seafood House you can even order alcohol, like this specialty cocktail called
Mermaid Water. Who wouldn't want to drink mermaid water, am I right?
Although it's a very popular restaurant (to those who know about it) Seafood House has plenty of room to move around and stretch your legs. Check out this virtual tour taken before the restaurant opened one afternoon. To turn around just drag your cursor (or finger, on a touch screen) across the screen. Select the white arrows at floor level to walk around the restaurant.
Need some more bounty? No problem. Let the pirates and wenches go fetch whatever you need.
They'll begrudgingly bring it right to your table. Arrgh!
With plenty to eat and even more to see...
The Seafood House Calabash Buffet on the Grand Strand is a great place to take the whole family.
The pirates and henchmen are nice enough. What child would be scared of a smiling henchman carrying a huge plate of fresh seafood?
Did we mention LIVE MERMAIDS? Where else are you going to find live mermaids in South Carolina?
Especially when they're paired with all-you-can-eat crab legs and prime rib and all the other seafood on the buffet?
With so much to see and do The Seafood House is a Destination Restaurant for the whole family.
Be sure to find the new "Selfie Station" for a great selfie to upload to your social media accounts. There's also a nice gift shop.
Speaking of selfies, we know you can't climb down into the mermaid pool, but don't forget your mermaid selfie while you're here.
The Seafood House Calabash Buffet opened in 2011 just before the summer season. Have you found this great new spot yet? Tip: most of the tourist coupon books will have a nice discount for this buffet. It's worth checking it out before you go. However, the pricing at Seafood House is totally fair given all that is offered on this giant seafood buffet. Everything else you get here...well, it's just a great big BONUS.
How to get there: 700 Water Ave, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Been to the Seafood House already? We’d love to know and see your photos! Let’s see how many mermaid photos we can get stacked into the comments today.