Locals head to Steamer Southern Seafood Kitchen when they want to feel like they’re on vacation.
Owner Dale Augenstein opened Steamer in 1991 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. In 2016, he built his new anchor location in downtown Bowling Green, preserving the historic Mariah Moore House as one of the featured dining areas within the restaurant.
From the menu to the ambiance to the wine list—everything about Steamer has been done with careful curation and a nod to the laid-back vibes of island life.
Some menu favorites are tuna bites to share, shrimp and grits, delicious grilled pork chops, steaks, chicken, bone-in ribeyes and the voodoo skillet. The best part about Steamer? The seafood is never more than two days out of the ocean, flown in fresh from the Gulf, Florida Keys and other great spots.
Steamer also has the largest beer and wine selection in the area, with all draft beer options being Kentucky products.
On a summer night, grab a table up on the patio overlooking State Street. When the wind blows, you’ll swear you can feel the salty ocean breeze all the way in Kentucky.