Don't judge a book by its cover. The outside is a little sketchy, but the food was very good. The hushpuppies were delicious!
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Been coming to Fripp Island for years now and Steamers have always been a favorite. Quite a few restaurants to choose from in the Beaufort area and many are ranked higher, but always come here at least two times every vacation. Never had bad service, nice selection of seafood dishes and prices aren't outrageous. Portions are big and wait times are pretty quick.
It's okay, nothing fancy not what I thought it would be. Shrimp and Grits suppose to be fresh and best seller, ugh...Was luke warm at the most, grit cakes were almost like 'cornbread' chunks of onions in the sauce plus the sauce had too much of a 'flour' taste. The shrimp were good the garlic bread was "cold" & "limp". Salad, well it was warm, limp and had huge pieces of 'yellow hard lettuce'. The Shirmp and scallops (person ordered) was or looked like a Kids meal there were like 10 french fries on the plate, breading falling off the shrimp (looked very unappetizing). Oh and the plate it was served on happen to be the "same" size as the Kids plate. The Kids Shrimp and fries looked better then anything that was ordered. Tea was hot, melted ice and was'nt sweet at all. I know I will never got back. It was 75$ wasted, could get better food at Captain D's or even McDonalds!
For years, I have eaten at Steamer when in the Lady's Island area and enjoyed it in the past. However, the food quality has gone downhill recently. On my most recent visit, they didn't even have any fresh oysters even though they call themselves an Oyster Bar. Two days later, I called ahead to see if fresh oysters were available but they still had none.
The fried seafood is good, but only average compared to the many seafood choices on the South Carolina coast.
I like this place. Fried shrimp were huge and perfectly cooked. Fried oysters were good too. Collards were excellent. Prices are reasonable. My son who lives in Beaufort says it could be his new favorite.