Low Country Kitchen
Low Country Kitchen

Low Country Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lowrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (970) 761-2693
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:30pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Hoths
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Public Transit: There is a city bus stop in front of the restaurant entrance. During summer months the bus runs every 30 minutes and every 20 minutes in the winter.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Low Country Kitchen
From Southern hospitality to Southern comfort, Low evokes memories of a front porch swing and a squeaky screened door, from a warm gulf breeze to clean country air. Fine Southern cookin' created with the freshest of organic meats and produce, and the finest of seafood from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Prepare yourself for classic Southern dishes, thirst quenchin' beverages, and the most delicious desserts this side of the Mississippi River.
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Low Country Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (26)hot spot (11)special occasion (9)kid-friendly (6)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Fried Chicken!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The fried chicken was the best I have ever had. Wonderful. And, Andrea was a great server.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid find
    Foodie3
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    While visiting Steamboat we made reservations for dinner after reading some excellent reviews. Being from the South the menu looked apealing and my mouth was watering before we even arrived. The decor was both homey and elegant. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. She mentioned everything was made to order and would take a little longer but this was not an issue and I enjoyed watching the chefs prepare our meal from where we were seated. The shrimp and grits were spot on. Large shrimp with a savory bacon sauce accompied by creamy cheese grits. My husbands ribs were tender and his mashed potatoes were silky and rich. To finish our meal we had a homemade apple crisp with vanilla icecream, comfort food indeed! Don't miss this gem in SB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    While the mussel appetizer was to die for, the ribs were overcooked and mushy. The collard greens were yummy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our reservation was not received by the restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First fried chicken in YEARS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Intended to get the catfish my companion ordered (and loved), but once I saw the fried chicken go by had to try it. Was worth it! Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside with terrific flavor. Buttermilk biscuits we ordered as appetizer were okay; desserts were better. Tried the peach cobbler and banana pudding, both of which were excellent.
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  • Blanchette
    Blanchette
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fabulous food! This is hardly Heath food, but it is delicious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiny Place with Good FoodT
    Cheri
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The fried chicken was great. Fried green tomatoes good, but small portion. Gumbo was terrific. Have a bar that looked good with a happy hour with some of the appetizers at a low price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The real deal and a refreshing contrast to the over-abundance of mountain chic in the area!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    DebB
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's nice to have another reasonably priced restaurant in town with a menu different from everyone else's. This is a small restaurant so when it is full, it is quite noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Comfort Food
    TeamSteam
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I loved their fried chicken! It was also nice to have some delicious grits that didn't seem like they came out of a box (which was my expectation for a real southern restaurant!). The ambiance was nice and the service was attentive and fast. If I had one knock on it I would say the mixed drinks are a tad expensive especially when compared to very fairly priced food. I'll definitely go back!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Martini shocker
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service was great, food was good, entree portions really small, $14 martini was a shocker. It is a quaint small restaurant but everything is a la carte right down to having to pay for the gravy on your mashed potatoes. It's a novelty restaurant in Steamboat, would go back if a guest requested that kind of food. I think it really emulates low country cooking very well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The concept is great, the menu is promising, but the food still needs some work. Grouper and chicken were good, ribs and fried oysters not so much. Hopefully in a few months the place comes together nicely.
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  • Always delicious!
    Dublin
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant very much. Wait staff is very attentive and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOW is high on our list
    ThreeLittlePigs
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    What a gem. Don't let the down-home menu throw you, these are chef-inspired bites that will satisfy your southern food cravings. LOW is instantly high on our list of favorite spots in Steamboat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Low Country meets High Country!
    SandSailor
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were thrilled with Low Country Kitchen on our first visit. Having lived in and traveled the south extensively, I'm a tad picky about such staples as chicken, collards and the like, and these folks, sitting waaaaaay up in the mountains of Colorado, absolutely nailed it. The chicken biscuits were sublime - the pepper jelly perfect, the biscuits just crumbly enough - no small feat at altitude. The buttermilk fried chicken was just right - a hint of tang and pepper. Collards - nailed them - well cooked without turning to mush. Fried green tomatoes? Check. Last but not least - dessert. Well, the chicken biscuits were so perfect we had another round of those. Go. You'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and friendly staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Orderd the fried chicken and it was great! (You can get all dark or ligght meat on your order)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Revelation
    Sagegrouse
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Low Country Kitchen is a welcome addition to Steamboat Springs. A number of the dishes are revelations, including the pink shrimp appetizer, the seared fish, and the jambalaya. I look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food-small tables
    Marcyank
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Low Country Kitchen is a victim of its own success. The food is not just good-it's outstanding! Drinks are inventive as well-the Dark 'N Stormy I had was better than I found in Bermuda. Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes are better than Mama's (although I wish they'd return to offering all white or dark meat as they used too up until a few weeks ago)! However, the seating area is too small, the tables are too tiny for the food, and the noise is deafening!!!! Despite it all, I'll be back for more Fried Chicken....and hope they can find a bit bigger location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SLOW Country Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Not a particularly good experience. Showed up perfectly on time for reservation. Table wasn't ready so hostess (co-owner) said it would be only a few minutes, so we waited at the bar. 25 minutes later I caught her eye and miraculously there were 3 open tables. (Yes, she obviously forgot we were waiting, without an apology.) The wait-staff was nice but clearly frazzled and understaffed. Despite the restaurant slowly emptying out, our appy's and entrees took a insanely long time to come out. Our waitress apologized several times for the kitchen and she voiced her frustration that she didn't know what was going on back there. My entree portion of grouper was 1/2 the size of half deck of cards...& dry. Waitress did give us free desert.
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  • Ziggy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent....definitely will go back many times. Service was great and the fried chicken and fried green tomatoes were supreme
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Work in Progress
    LeftyMHVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Low Country Restaurant doesn't capture the full essence of the food from the Carolinas yet. The fried chicken is truly outstanding but the cornbread recipe needs to be changed and the okra didn't taste good and was quite tough. The greens and sweet potatoes were okay. A cornbread that everyone seems to like is the skillet-fried recipe, so Low Country should perhaps offer it instead. I don't know if the problem with the okra was in the preparation or quality of the fresh produce. This restaurant is operated by the owners of Bistro CV, which is arguably either the first or second best restaurant in Steamboat, so I think they will quickly improve on their deficiencies to make Low Country reach the level of its namesake.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low Country Kitchen
    Bobbie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is a nice, clean dining establishment enjoyed by people of all ages. The Fried Chicken is quite good and well worth a try. Low Country fills up fast, but reservations are welcome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely terrific!
    kal0452
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I wanted to try everything on the menu, great cocktails, great apps & delicious entrees!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place - bright future - kinks
    DenverDiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a 5:15 reservation. The hostess was unimpressed that we had two children with. She sat us in front of the door or offered us a high top when there were other tables available as it was early and half full. This was fine as our kids eat out a lot and in our own restaurants but was poor service. The server was fantastic. Great smile, good timing, one of the better servers I've had. The food was fantastic and is what will carry them. The ambiance we pretty good but you gotta lose at least one of the big TVs and some of the too cheap happy hour specials. Your food will make a bar crowd. The cocktail was not great and took about 8 minutes. Way to long even for a classic from the Roosevelt. Will go back.With an identity they'll be great
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent new find
    South
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent southern recipes. If there was a way to get south eastern hush puppies on the menu, it would also be good, but the corn bread was excellent again. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baby sitter please.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great menu with classic meals. Enjoyed BBQ ribs and green fried tomatoes. What should have been a wonderful experience was tempered by an 18 month old child at tables on either side of us. They were not happy to be there and vocally made it clear the entire meal. Either get a baby sitter or go to McDonalds. We will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gumbo and Cornbread
    DebB
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We've been into Low Country Kitchen 3 times since it opened recently and have enjoyed the food and service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go if your in Steamboat
    rollusoutdiners
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great place to eat, make sure to make reservations because it is small. We had family style fried chicken and ribs with sides of fried green tomatoes and collard greens with bacon. All were fabulous along with the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great visit
    BoatsailVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a another lovely visit to Low Country - Food and drinks were fantastic. My husband loved that they have local beers on tap. prices were great. Only complaint was the biscuits were not quite as fabulously fluffy this time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Southern food
    Happydiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Low Country. The veggies & grits were amazing & the staff was so helpful. I would recommend to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Friendly Service
    PickyEater
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I took a friend from the south here for her birthday dinner. I'm not a fan of southern food but this is where the friend wanted to go. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed everything we ordered and my friend loved the food. The chicken biscuits were melt-in-your-mouth great, the fried green tomatoes crispy on the outside and yummy on the inside. The cheddar grits were "to die for". The portions are small but reasonably priced especially at happy hour. We had plenty of food and the bill for the two of us, including two glasses of reasonable wine was $35 (happy hour prices). The wait staff was wonderful. The ambiance is upscale homey but noisier than I would have liked. A great addition to our local fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Low Country Kitchen reviews archive.
  • LOVED!
    katsmom98VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our family of 4 had a wonderful time at LOW!! We enjoyed everything that we tried, from the Fried Oysters and Fried Green Tomatoes to the Pecan Pie and Apple Crumble! The Fried Chicken, Ribs, Grits, and Steak were all delicious! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We enjoyed the southern cooking very much. the country fried chicken, the roasted chicken, the grits, the cornbread were all excellent and reasonable priced. The restaurant is small and cozy and reservations are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marbud
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food great, all our group loved everything they ordered . Fried chicken wonderful, we will come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How can you sum of wonderfulness?
    Mommayatz
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    From the time we sat to the time, we left, the staff was very attentive. There is not many words that can describe the tasty food explosion in your mouth with every bite. It is simply amazing! From the mint julep to the appetizer of chicken biscuits (can you say tender and spicy?) to the cheesy grits and shrimp or the tender, delightful 5 chicken bowl, the sides of sausage like dirty rice and delicate sweet mashers and ending with the ultimate pecan pie (and it's topping) or the banana pudding. Every bite was sinfully great. I recommend that it move to where I live immediately! Or that you try it out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunobabe
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I enjoyed having dinner there...My recommendation is you might want tell your customers that entrees can feed 2 people and this way I think you might sell more side dishes. I ordered the ribs and thought they were a bit too spicy so I did not eat but one, but very tender. My husband ordered the fried chicken which was excellent. I found the collard greens too sweet, but maybe that is the way they are served in the south! We for sure will be back and I will recommend your restaurant to friends and customers who come into my store asking for a good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    ASK2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fried chicken dinner was outstanding with buttermilk biscuits! Topped off with my husband's favorite banana pudding. Restaurant was crowded without an open seat, but wine, food and service were all excellent
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Diana
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We love going to LOW Restaurant and plan to attend on a regular basis.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfort Food
    EricC
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Being from the South, the food on the menu goes right to my heart. They killed it with all the executions - Fried Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried, Okra, etc. Great new Steamboat spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fried chicken!
    DEBSDines
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This restaurant is small and bustling with business. Our table of six ordered two bowls of fried chicken. My only complaint is that there are only five pieces of chicken per bowl, and you aren't allowed to specify what pieces you want. At $14/bowl - for five pieces - I think one should be able to request a breast without being told, "We never know what pieces will go in." The sides come in small cast iron crocks, a bit awkward to pass around to share because they're HOT. The fried green tomatoes were good, but heavily-battered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic