About Us

Steamers celebrates 24 years as an Outer Banks favorite.

We offer dining on two levels as well as an outside deck with views of the ocean.
We offer dining on two levels as well as an outside deck with views of the ocean.

Steamers, a beach casual dine-in & take-out restaurant in Southern Shores, North Carolina, has been dishing up the highest quality of steamed, grilled, and fresh fried seafood on the Outer Banks since 1994.

That’s countless numbers of soft shell crabs supplied by a local family of crabbers. That’s untold mornings of chef Chris Braswell on the line with the Wanchese, North Carolina fishing fleet as they bring in the catch of the day. That’s, well, no telling how many Steamer Pots To Go© — the original Outer Banks New England-style clambake, and the easy and delicious answer to a beachgoer’s dinner prayers.

In 1994, Steamers co-founder Linda Coats not only came up with the original Outer Banks New England-style clambake, but also the restaurant recipe for success: combine the high quality food of a big city restaurant with the casual atmosphere and fresh seafood of the beach, and vacation-going families and their friends will keep coming back. First located in Corolla, NC, Steamers has stood as a beacon for fresh & gourmet seafood on the Outer Banks since the beginning.

In 2006, Steamers introduced Steamers Personal Chef services, bringing Steamers to you and your family so you never even have to leave the beach. Let your spicy shrimp come to you! Drink your own beer and wine while your Steamers Personal Chef prepares anything you want from the Steamers a la carte and Steamer Pots To Go© menu in the comfort of your beach house. Have meat lovers or vegetarians in your group? No problem. Add baby back ribs and vegetarian spicy black bean soup to a custom menu that your Steamers Personal Chef will create to suit the dietary needs and varied tastes of everyone. Then, eat our classic key lime pie while your chef cleans up.

With the launch of Steamers Catering also in 2006, Steamers now provides upscale and delicious catering to the Outer Banks with our fresh and gourmet approach to cooking. Steamers catering is perfect for gathering parties, family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, and corporate events.

Steamers has continued to evolve over time in order to meet the varied needs and tastes of the Outer Banks. In 2016 we were excited to return to our original roots with the opening of our full-service restaurant in Southern Shores!