We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse

168 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29907-1503
+1 843-522-0210
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp burger” (19 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
168 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29907-1503
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (253)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A group off us ate there Thursday. I had absolutely the best shrimp and grits that I have ever eaten. Some others had the fried shrimp and scallops. Fabulous. Cooked perfectly. The servers were so nice. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank dmgrits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined at the Steamer's since it first opened. Initially, it was a great place to eat, but after it was sold the quality of service and food declined. Many of my friends who have lived in Beaufort for over 50 years (like myself)...More

Thank John_Beaufort_SC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celebrate my dads 73 rd birthday. They had an advertised popcorn shrimp special. We were seated at a table that wobbled so badly drinks got spilled. No shrimp for their special. Steamer was broken so half the menu items were NOT available....More

1  Thank William L
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We called ahead to reserve tables for birthday celebrations twice this month. One was at lunch time the other was evening dining. They were very accommodating for both times. The fried seafood, especially the oysters are delicious. Excellent local restaurant for dining. They even allowed...More

Thank jorinem742
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

No one answers the phone I love seafood and wanted a new place just moved to Beaufort they just lost me as a customer I am never going to try them out it makes no sense that you called 3 different times at three different...More

Thank Jabe L
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner with friends. I had the seafood bisque was the best I’ve had. The seafood lasagne was amazing.

Thank psy1013
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Really didn’t know what to expect but it was great! Best shrimp and grits I have had anywhere.The service was fast and very good. Would highly recommend.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We did take out and we had a wonderful picnic with fried oysters, shrimp and some crab baked in the shell, sorry can't remember the name of it. Love their hush puppies. Creamy coleslaw - I added a little lemon to that that they included...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 11 January 2018

In fact, anywhere else is better! Take it from a local! Most locals will not eat here! Rude management, slow & indifferent staff probably comes from the top down. The place is unsanitary at least, food is the worst!

2  Thank cartho2017
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Hunting Island, just for the Frogmore Stew. I had never tasted it before and the chef at the Steamer prepared it perfectly. Waitress was very friendly and since it was a late lunch, it was not...More

Thank stars4me
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Beaufort
City Loft Hotel
1,022 reviews
2.90 km away
The Beaufort Inn
1,383 reviews
3.00 km away
Best Western Sea Island Inn
853 reviews
3.21 km away
The Rhett House Inn
1,052 reviews
3.24 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Momma Lou's Gullah Cuisine
26 reviews
.77 km away
Brody's Bar and Grill
59 reviews
.36 km away
486 reviews
1.13 km away
Beaufort Bread Company
129 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
933 reviews
2.85 km away
Bay Street
411 reviews
2.98 km away
John Mark Verdier House
73 reviews
2.92 km away
Rhett Gallery
36 reviews
2.97 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Samsmom T | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely good for conversations. The tables are nicely spaced and while there is music, and maybe even some television playing in one area, my friend and I had no issues with noise levels or being able to hear one another.
Kay S
12 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Lorna P | Reviewed this property |
yes it is an appetizer but I had them as my dinner because I too love my crab steamed!
29 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
In season, yes. We have had them steamed and on the half shell.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29907-1503
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-522-0210
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing