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Steamers, Kitty Hawk, NC

Steamers

4.7
4.7
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We always accept walk-ins and do not require reservations. Stop by to be put on our wait list!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 261-0224

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Braswell

  • Catering

    We have an array of catering options! Learn more at CateringOBX.com

  • Neighborhood

    Kitty Hawk

  • Cross street

    Located right near the intersection where Hwy 12 meets the main road.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

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  1. LL

    LaurieL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal.
  2. ES

    EndlessSummerOBX

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I ordered entrees from the winter menu. Both were excellently prepared and tasted wonderful. Service was great. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The only shortcoming was a mixed drink that I ordered from the evening drink specials. I was told it was spicey but took the chance anyway. I could only manage a few sips. The atmosphere was an appealing contemporary coastal and the noise level allowed for easy conversation. Overall it was an excellent dining experience.
  3. MD

    MistyD

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great mixologist!!! Best clam chowder on the beach
  4. J

    Judy

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Steamers. Always good on all levels. One of our favotites
  5. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steamers food is consistently good. The staff and service is always welcoming.
  6. SW

    StaceyW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Steamers. Our server, Holly, was very nice, helpful, and informed. Everyone from the hostess station to the bar tender to the manager were delightful. On the food front, the steamer platters were spot on to what we were craving. We enjoyed the Grecian salad as welk, all fresh vegetables. The tuxedo cake with coffee was a great finish. We will be back the next time we're in town.
  7. CR

    CharleneR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  8. MD

    MistyD

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding!!!! Best bartender on the beach!
  9. BH

    BarbaraH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food!
  10. P

    Phil

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the simplicity of the restaurant. Loved the meals we had. The food was well prepared with good presentation. We will definitely be back in the future.
  11. MY

    MicheleY

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steamers has the best food and ambiance on the Outer Banks. The name Steamers suggests that all they serve is "steamed" food (that's what I used to think, but that's only how they started 20+ years ago). My favorite foods are their grilled shrimp, the crab cake over Mac and cheese, the black beans and rice, and fish du jour. And the seafood bisque. Oh, and the best French fries and hushpuppies. And Linda's mom's cheesecake recipe. And the best drink, in my opinion, is the vanilla sky martini. It's divine. But EVERYTHING is amazing. The servers and waitstaff and bartenders really care about your dining experience, and the owner, Linda, is always circulating and deeply concerned about how everyone is doing--if they're having a good experience. Steamers is the best place to eat without a doubt.
  12. CA

    CAROLT

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good although noise from lower floor was extremely loud. Food was good but expensive. Will only visit infrequently.
  13. m

    mchummels

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dee at the bar was a delight! Had the fish and chips with the trigger fish and it was delicious.
  14. J

    Jill

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Black Bean Soup - Awesome!! Dinners were delicious. “Special” cocktail was good but very pricey
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lisa celebrated her 70th Birthday at a wonderful dinner at Steamer’s.
  16. MD

    MistyD

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Best on the beach!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with our 3 year old granddaughter. They were very accommodating. We had a great list-Thanksgiving family dinner.
  18. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, particularly the clam chowder and steamer platter. Server was attentive and food was well paced, with ample time to enjoy appetizers before our dinners were brought out. We have visited Steamers several times and will continue to come back as the ambience and food is always very good and the atmosphere is excellent.
  19. RM

    RobertM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Winter menu not as broad as summer menu. Very clean and our group enjoyed our dining experience.
  20. MY

    MicheleY

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! The service is wonderful. We had a lovely meal in the bar area. It was a lively place to have a wonderfully delicious meal. There were a lot of locals there which pretty much says it all. Because I host there, I know that everything is made from scratch, and I went in specifically for the vanilla lavender martini and the crab cake over sharp cheddar Mac and cheese with asparagus. Wow, but it was better than anticipated. I'd heard it was amazing, but it was seriously incredible. My husband had the fried shrimp, and he said, "the best I've ever had." They were lightly breaded and golden, not overly fried. It was a wonderful meal. I really wanted to have the new dessert (I had a taste), but the kitchen had run out. I highly recommend the new apple shortbread. It's so yummy.
  21. LO

    LoveOBX

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! We have been going here since they were initially in Corolla. Food is always good! Thankful that they take reservations in the off season!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flounder special was out if this world!
  23. s

    salsalisa

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had a fantastic dinner at Steamers. The location was convenient. The ambiance and decor were very nice. The service was terrific. They sat our party of eight with no problem. We easily made a reservation on Open Table. We tried a lot of different menu items and everything was delicious. The seafood bisque was delicious. The steamed shellfish were excellent. My husband had the crab cake Mac and cheese and I had the special, a rockfish entree. Both were very delicious. I like that they had a kids menu so our daughter could get grilled chicken and vegetables in a smaller portion. We were very happy with our meal and would recommend Steamers.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious fish special of the day- swordfish with green beans and Zuni slaw. Took a pint of the seafood bisque home for lunch today! Wonderful experience. I was a little uncomfortable with dining by myself and seated in the middle of many empty tables. I ate more quickly. I should hav asked for a more secluded seat so I think it was more my issue. However, they could have been more aware. That being said, this place a a definite stop when visiting the OBX!
  25. GL

    GL17

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight to visit Steamers! Their chef insists on FRESH FOODS & never fails to provide superb dishes for our family of 'foodies'. Jacob is very attentive to our special MARTINI requests and gives STEAMERs a great bar to visit. Their servers are attentive and friendly. Linda, the owner, is a treat to visit with and provides STEAMERS with the warmth and hospitality of an excellent 'local' restaurant. You'll always feel welcomed with Linda and her staff. PS... the local fried shrimp, salmon and Linda's Mother's cheesecake shouldn't be missed.
  26. MM

    MaureenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice, casual comfortable restaurant. We were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner (we hate feeling rushed) and experience food we can't get at home. Great menu choices, delicious food, and excellent service. Emily, our server, is a wonderful ambassador for both Steamers and the Outer Banks. We even met the owner! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  27. LP

    LarryP

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steamed oysters were wonderful, and the steamed shrimp were nearly as good. Get the seafood bisque as a starter and the ale from 1718 Brewing - you’ll thank me! Service was great, and the food came in a timely manner.
  28. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pork chop was delicious, Limited seafood options, BBQ very dry, Fish/Chips mostly breading, tuna bites overcooked/dry. Waitress was perfect, knowledgeable. Over priced for quality of food but ambiance was good. Was told they plan to change their menu options soon.
  29. C

    Clyde

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best seafood and girls night out experience at Steamers! The staff was so kind to us. The food was amazing. The drinks were yummy. You will love it here!
  30. SG

    StephenG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside although it was a little chilly. Our waiter was fantastic, he was there to help but did not hang out. The food was marvelous, Tuna, breaded oysters, and beef and grits. The drinks also were verygood The owner came out to ensure everything was ok. Will definitely return
  31. p

    pigs

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    server got my order wrong and argued with me about it telling me he was right and I was mistaken. my soup was broken. food was fair but very expensive. my experience last year was much better.
  32. A

    Anonymous

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in the OBX. Best food, best staff, clean & upscale feel. We love the steamed seafood. Also best burger and steamed shrimp anywhere. There are hot towels and lemon to clean your hands after seafood- you’ll never want to go anywhere that does wet naps again. 10/10 every single time.
  33. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was outstanding. Great wine selection.
  34. PH

    PatH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to Steamers was excellent. Our waitress, Holly, was very good! The food had excellent eye appeal and was delicious. The guys said the best burgers were the best they have ever eaten! Looking forward to a return visit and would highly recommend!
  35. EB

    ElizaB

    Wilmington

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Courtney was friendly and professional. The seafood platter special was fresh, hot and delicious. Steamed shrimp and raw oysters were delicious. A great place for fresh seafood and a drink. Jacob at the bar makes a great drink.
  36. BT

    BrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are top shelf. You will not be disappointed.
  37. CL

    CarolynL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very good meal and an enjoyable evening.
  38. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would definitely recommend checking this place out. Very clean. Staff was very attentive. I had the Mahi with green beans, mashed potatoes and a coconut curry sauce. My husband had the swordfish tacos. Best food we had during our stay in OBX. The drinks were very good too!
  39. F

    Foodie

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great meal & service. Some interruptions could be better timed. The split cost for cocktails on the bill is an appreciated approach, but the booze is too pricey knowing what the real cost & availability of each liquor brand is myself (ABC affiliation). If it were a upperclass nightclub I could understand the cost, but not here. I would readjust that if you want the locals to keep drinking happily in the off season. Local from Chicahauk… Thanks
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drive 90 miles to visit Steamers for special occasions. We are never disappointed. On our recent visit, the blueberry mojito and star fruit martini specials were outstanding. The mahi mahi fisherman's special and the grilled salmon were both delicious. We finished the evening sharing the cheesecake and the tuxedo cake. All evening our waiter (Istvan) was very attentive without being intrusive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Steamers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 261-0224.

Steamers is rated 4.7 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Steamers

1 Ocean Blvd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-3616

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located right near the intersection where Hwy 12 meets the main road.

  • Neighborhood

    Kitty Hawk

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Braswell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (252) 261-0224

  • Catering

    We have an array of catering options! Learn more at CateringOBX.com

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