One of two large family dinners we had while on vacation in Hilton Head was at Steamer Seafood. They gladly made a reservation for our group of sixteen, and when we arrived at the designated time our table was ready and waiting.
There are two very large dining rooms with a combined total of 160 seats. There are also 175 seats outside on two decks and a 70-seat raw bar. This place is large! In addition live music is featured every night on the outdoor deck and they have over 250 different beers from around the world.
We were seated in the second dining room, which doesn’t have as much of character as the first room we passed through.
I started my meal with a house salad topped with a house made balsamic vinaigrette ($6). While the salad itself was fairly standard, the dressing was excellent. However the price felt a little high.
As I am not a big fan of seafood, I tried their grilled chicken sandwich that comes topped with ham, BBQ sauce, and Swiss cheese ($12). This was served with a mound of crinkle cut fries and a cup of coleslaw. The sandwich was actually better than I was expecting it to be. As one of only two chicken items on the menu I did not have high expectations, but it was cooked well and the toppings were a great combination of flavors.
Our son wanted to try the popcorn shrimp. As this was his first time trying any seafood, we asked if we could have a kids basket with half shrimp and half chicken fingers. Our server said that it would not be a problem, and it was served to him just as we had asked. He loved the shrimp and ate more of those than anything else on his frisbee. That’s right, kid’s meals are served on a frisbee that you can take home ($5.99 for this selection).
My wife had a blackened fish of some kind. The menu doesn’t list many standard entrée selections, instead they feature quite a list of fresh catch each night that can be served blackened or grilled. If I recall she was very happy with her selection. It was served with red roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Following the lead of the other menu items, the fresh catch plate was a dollar or two overpriced, but that is to expected from a restaurant just a block from the beach. The fact that they took a reservation for our large party and delivered a pretty tasty meal is reason enough for me to return again in the future.