We stay in the Pismo Beach area at least once a year and always have a dinner at Steamers, where we feast on fresh seafood. Last night, I enjoyed a pound of succulent steamed clams. My husband ordered grilled salmon and was amazed at the huge piece of fish, perfectly prepared, that was placed before him. A friend was quite happy with her seafood pasta, which had lots of fish and shrimp.
Desserts are equal to the main courses and we chose Key lime pie and bread pudding. The pie looked more like a pudding, because it came in a small bowl with the crust on the bottom. But it tasted sublime (rich and creamy) and we rated it as one of the best Key lime concoctions that we've had. Vanilla ice cream (costs extra) topped the warm bread pudding and blended well with the perfect ending to a fine meal.
Throughout the years, we have found the food portions here to be generous and the menu varied. Though it is heavy on seafood, there is something for everyone, such as salads, meat, soups, etc. Prices are a bit high, however, but a good-value early-bird special is offered. Service is attentive and the server will bring a gift (a can of Steamers clam chowder) for a diner who is celebrating a birthday.
Steamers overlooks Pismo Beach and the Pacific's crashing surf. It is easy to be mesmerized by the view while waiting for a meal. If you time your visit with sunset, be prepared for an amazing show of color in the sky. We always reserve one of the many window tables -- regardless of the time of day we go -- to fully enjoy the stunning panorama.
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