The Outer Banks is so diverse, offering many dining options, but you have to choose correctly.
For those that love the freshest in Tide To Table, I have a restaurant you don’t want to miss. You will be heading to Duck, North Carolina and spending a fantastic evening.
Chef Chris Braswell is at the helm of the kitchen and his seafood menu, alcoholic beverages and starters are sure to top off a fantastic Outer Banks day.
When you play out in the sun and have tons of fun, cooking is not a top priority.
As an Outer Banks vacation family, we know that options for meals are a must.
For the freshest in seafood dinner in the Outer Banks this restaurant offers Dine-In, Catering or Gourmet Pick-Up.
You are covered no matter what you feel like doing, staying in or going out.
Whether you are vegetarian, pescatarian, or just a meat person, this restaurant will cover you on every foodie aspect.
Let’s go eat and enjoy the freshest seafood dinner in the Outer Banks.
Freshest Seafood Dinner in the Outer Banks
My meal was hosted, but my story & photography are my own, based on food that WOWWED me all night long.
Steamer’s Seafood is located at Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center, 1 Ocean Blvd Unit 115, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Make sure to bookmark this page so you know where to go!
Steamers Seafood offers an upstairs, outdoor deck, and indoors is very bright and beautiful. Definitely a ‘beachy’ vibe.
I would suggest a casual dress for ladies, one of those outfits you bought just for vacation. Guys, khaki’s and golf shirts are perfect.
Know Before You Go – Freshest Seafood Dinner
Why Steamers Seafood? I don’t eat meat, but I will eat seafood.
As aforementioned, the menu will cover every eater in your party! In fact, Steamers Seafood has the highest quality of steamed, grilled and fresh fried seafood.
You will understand this once you taste the food ( Been there, done it, LOVE it!).
Also, as a huge foodie point, I would be remiss if I did not point out that they use local families for their soft shell crab offerings and their daily catch is right off the boats!
Locally, sourced makes them outstanding.
Since Chef is superior in his skills, he also rounds out his other seafood like shellfish from the best shellfish purveyors.
It’s top-notch all the way and the taste will just send your taste buds into overdrive.
Choose from the highest quality of steamed, grilled, and fresh fried seafood on the Outer Banks and signature items like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes & Vegetarian Black Bean Soup.
Now that the basics are out of the way, let’s visit and get tasting, shall we?
Who wants a cocktail?
I’m in that’s for sure and Martini Mike, your bar mixologist will definitely take your drink to new levels.
Meet Chef Braswell
Meeting the Chef is always a privilege and even though it was very busy, he still stole a moment to meet me.
He is a superstar in culinary and honestly, every time I head to OBX, I will be visiting Steamers to try something new!
I was at the Outer Banks with my girlfriend for a weekend Girlfriend Getaway.
So we chose places that we identified as both beachy and upscale.
However, we also wanted the latest tastes in food and beverages.
Wow, did we find a great restaurant in Steamers Seafood! Just what we were seeking.
It’s really hard to choose just one, so we did not. My girlfriend and I went all-in and taste-tested a few.
Now, I gotta tell you, we each had our favorites, but they all were extraordinary, and what I will refer to as ‘repeaters’.
A drink that I call a ‘repeater’ is one that I would order over and over again!
Vacation is all about enjoying time off.
In addition, it’s about indulging a bit.
I mean, your cheat day gets to be every day of vacation, then back to the old grind of not misstepping your food intake right?
Well, what I am about to show you for Starters, drinks and foods will surely please your food fancy!
There’s something for everyone and it’s all so delicious!
Fresh Fried Clam Strips
Fresh Cut Cold Water Clams with a Zesty Remoulade.
I have no idea what Chef Braswell does to these, or how they come out so crisp, and not bogged down with oil, but, these were one of my favorites.
Well, everything I ate was my favorite but as far as clam strips go, you will NEVER taste a better one and I’ve eaten my fair share around the world.
Delicious. Light. Airy. Crunchy.
Dip into the remoulade and light it up even more!
Lobster and Shrimp Toast Points
If the first look does not WOW you, the first taste will.
It’s light and tasty and a really great way to experience 2 of my favorite seafood on one plate.
Crunchy celery yielding to soft seafood textures, in an unknown dressing. It’s fantastic!
Mouthful by mouthful, I would not share, nor put my fork down.
The fresh shrimp and lobster served with Chimmi Bread is a winner from start to finish.
I might even go as far as to say it is addictive and could be a meal on its own.
I felt bad for my girlfriend because I did not want to share this treat on a plate.
Order it, you will be happy!
Honey Bourbon Grilled Salmon – Freshest Seafood Dinner In The Outer Banks
For those in search of a ‘Holy Foodgasm’ moment order and eat this!
I despise Salmon, but I never pass up the chance to taste it in new ways.
Oh My Gosh- Chef Braswell nails this dish and I wish he were in Pittsburgh.
Using and Oak Barrel Bourbon & Honey Glaze he someone prepares this dish to make Salmon (even to a salmon hater) delish!
It’s crazy good, and you can taste the glaze. I licked the fork, and maybe the plate (you won’t know because you were not there, lol!).
Flaky. Tender. Moist. Better yet a heart-healthy choice! This salmon dish rocks and should take priority placement on the menu.
Yummiclicious is all I can say and that is not even a good enough foodie term.
I said you would get the Freshest Seafood Dinner In The Outer Banks and this plate is that! Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Making another appearance on our table was this Jumbo Lump Crab Cake.
Now I am a total sucker for a crab cake and I order one everywhere.
Hello sinfully tasty.
I have no idea what is in it, nor do I care, all I can say is, ‘More please!’ In other words, you just can’t go wrong with this dish!
A lovely, 4oz Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, atop Calabash Asparagus upon a bed of Mac and Cheese.
You gotta know that a few food rules have been broken to in my book because I ate what I should not have and wayyyyy too much!
Calabash Shrimp Jambalaya <<< Freshest Seafood Dinner In The Outer Banks
Open up your mouth, pick up your fork, and try out the Lightly Fried Jumbo Shrimp bedded on a Carolina Sausage Jambalaya striped with a Cajun Creme Fraiche.
Now to be honest and fair, I did not eat the sausage jambalaya ( I don’t eat meat) but my friend did and she scooped it up forkful by the forkful. #TestimonyToDelish
Keep Room For Dessert
What can I say, it’s about the food when I travel and the adventure.
Trust me, we had an adventure today, so we treated ourselves to a top-notch dinner in a really beautiful atmosphere.
Rounding out our night, was dessert.
Now my girlfriend loves dessert, far more than I, but I did dabble a fork into each!
Head to the Southern Shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Go for lunch or dinner.
Just sit back and relax, because your food experience will be exceptional.
I’d love to thank Chef Braswell and Ms. Coates for the lovely evening they provided. ~ DANA XO