Seafood on a beach vacation is like peanut butter with jelly, two things that just go together well!
While you are vacationing in the Outer Banks, you gotta try the restaurant we have been going to for a while!
First, though, you gotta know which seafood restaurant actually uses fresh seafood and prepares it right!
I am super picky about my seafood, the taste, and how it is prepared.
Grilled, baked, steamed, fried how do you like your seafood?
Life’s a beach when you are away and if you are in a beach home, there are lots of mouths to feed!
A day in the fun and sun, possibly with a few drinks in hand, while toes in the sand, leads to, “I am not cooking tonight!”
My gauge for an outstanding seafood experience is ordering online, picking it up curbside, and the food tasting as GOOD as it does when I dine-in.
In short, the Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant you gotta try offering gourmet takeout will be your new go-to especially if you want your seafood prepared right!
Open for both curbside pickup and dine-in, pick up dinner or dine in!
Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
The restaurant I am about to share with you offers only high-quality offerings and fresh food, each of which makes a meal from here, perfection.
My food was provided. Opinions, images, and the story are my own, based on current and previous experience with Steamers Restaurant and Catering.
Don’t Pass By This Fabulous Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant located in an outdoor shopping strip.
Located at the corner of Highway 158 and Highway 12 in the Southern Shores Crossing shopping strip.
Dine inside, or outside or pick up your food with curbside pickup!
Curbside pickup offers true gourmet eats.
Truth In Fresh Seafood – Don’t Get Steamed, Try Steamers!
At its core, the food only is as good as its preparation process and freshness.
Fresh taste can’t happen without using fresh seafood.
Plus, when you take a gifted Chef and set fill the kitchen with locally sourced seafood, you’ll get a feast of fabulous no matter what you choose!
Chef Chris Brasswell is gifted and it’s not my first meal at Steamers and I’ll keep returning, even if just for a cup of his magical bisque.
Ordering and Steamers Restaurant and Catering At This Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
Go online, navigate to their takeout menu, and go crazy with ordering.
We ordered and drove up from Corolla to pick up our meal and I’d do it again and again.
Steamers Restaurant and Catering were hopping, as usual.
Newly opened outdoor seating (since COVID 19), and indoor eating are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Naturally, there were a lot of people, but service was as always above par.
Those who know this restaurant, go, making it a very popular spot, but always welcoming more new patrons!
Pull up, park, walk to the takeout counter, give your name, and get your food!
The biggest challenge you will have it not diving into the ocean of food in your car while you drive.
Honestly, the wafting smell of seafood was gnawing at my belly and my hands just wanted to open a bag and dig in, but I did not!
This Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant Has Bisque You NEED
For those that are bisque connoisseurs, your pallet will be delighted and satisfied with what it’s about to taste.
Slowing dip your spoon into the bisque.
It’s a signature bisque, with a lobster broth, and generous chunks (yet not overdone) of seafood.
Let me just call it a spoonful of seafood delight!
Alone, a cup of this could make a meal if you are eating lighter, or add one of the fresh house salads to it to round it out as a meal.
Fish Tacos – Unlike Any Fish Taco You’ve Had Before
When you really don’t know what you want (because it’s a nice-sized) menu, opt for the Fish Tacos.
These are so yummy and the seafood is what makes them the best I’ve had.
What really clued me in that these are fantastic is that one of my teens ate them and said he could eat about 10 more!
The portion was already huge, but the fact that he loved them that much, is a true testament to the flavor and taste!
Crunch. Bite. Crunch – Don’t Forget The Corn From This Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
We ordered corn, after all, it’s summer and Corn on the Cob rules supreme.
It’s steamed, local corn and it’s deep bites to an earned crunch.
Really, it’s a great snack too and it takes the work out of shopping, buying, shucking, and preparing it! Mmmmm.
Hushpuppies Aren’t Just a Side, They Are A Killer Appetizer
Cornmeal? Buttermilk? Sugar? Flour?
I don’t have a clue what Chef Braswell has in these bite-size gourmet bites of heaven, but these are not your everyday hushpuppies.
Get a double batch or a party of 5 and sip on your cocktail.
Also, if you ‘dampen’ a paper towel and place a few in it, and microwave to reheat these are still amazing the next day (just saying…)
These have some magical ingredient that actually set the bar for hushpuppies.
Organic Scottish Salmon
As your fork dips into the flaky salmon, and then tracks back to your mouth, your first taste of the oak barrel bourbon and honey glaze happen.
Savory and delicately balanced, with flavor that’s intensely spread throughout each bite thereafter.
Dipping deeper into the mix, charred broccolini and a scoop of Spanish Rice.
Fork tines meet salmon, and salmon meets an oak barrel bourbon and honey glaze that demands you repeat a fork tine visit, bite by bite!
Fish N’ Chips ~ It’s An Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant Gotta Try
You might see this on the menu and pass it by.
What a mistake.
Locally sourced, seasonal fish, is fried to golden perfection and add a side of skin-on fries and you’ve got Fish n’ Chips that you’ll order over and over.
Perfectly portioned and light, not greasy.
A Non-Seafood Lover in Your Party?
Someone in your group does not like seafood?
Don’t worry about that, as Chef Braswell has lots of other options from vegetarian to meat!
Try out the Double-Breasted Coleman’s Chicken.
Moist, tender, and really a great option for a non-seafood lover!
Shrimp That Burst With Juiciness
For me, nothing says fresh or delicious without popping with juice.
Lightly fried, not over-coated, and perfectly-sized Shrimp!
Vacation means, it’s time to splurge on a few calories, so my lightly fried shrimp were atop fries.
Indulgent, satisfying, and just plain good! ‘
It’s Nice To Get Out, But It’s Also Great To Stay In
For those on the fence about going out to dinner or staying in, you’ve got both options available from Steamers!
The right choice for the day is always up to you.
Too sunburned or tired to get ready?
Perhaps you just want to lounge around, sip on cocktails and stay home?
Order curbside, ride, and pick up your meal.
Feel like just eating bisque and salads?
Then order just that?
Consider ordering bisque to go (for your home), just pack it on ice while you travel then you can enjoy it long after you’ve returned home.
Do you want to go out and get out of that beach house for a while?
Make a reservation to dine-in.
You can read more about the dine-in experience (albeit a tad different with Covid-19 ordinances the overall restaurant is the same) here.
Catch of the day, coastal seafood, that’s wholesome and scrumptious is what you’ll find at Steamers in the Outer Banks.
Passing the restaurant by is a mistake.
Informal but stylish dining awaits, and you get to choose how: dine-in or curbside! ~ Enjoy. Dana XO