Signature seafood items make for scrumptious breakfast and brunch at The Original Steamer


By Pamela Brownstein

Although The Original Steamer restaurant is already well known for its oysters and burgers, the new breakfast

Shrimp hash
Shrimp hash

menu deserves just as much recognition because it is top notch.

The Lunch Bunch was delighted when the servers brought out enough dishes to fill our big wooden table.

French toast
French toast

Irene tried the Crab Cake Daufuskie — crab cake on a grit cake topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. The manager, Lisa, said that was her favorite, and also one of their most popular items.

April enjoyed her breakfast burrito, which is scrambled eggs, sausage, peppers, onions and pepper jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Elizabeth loved Steamer’s version of the classic Lowcountry favorite Shrimp and Grits. The two grit cakes are topped with homemade shrimp gravy made with sausage and bacon, which gives the hearty dish a slightly smoky flavor. She finished the whole bowl faster than you could say, “Whoa, how did you just eat all that and stay so thin?”

We also all shared the fabulous French Toast and the not-very-healthy but oh-so-indulgent Biscuits and Gravy — a generous portion of Lisa’s homemade gravy served over buttermilk biscuits.

I decided to create my own three egg omelette and chose spinach, peppers and American cheese as my three

Shrimp and grits
Shrimp and grits

ingredients. The giant omelette was cooked just right — filled with veggies and oozing cheese. I also liked the big side helping of roasted potatoes.

Lisa made us try the Shrimp Hash, and I’m glad she did because it was excellent. The sauteed shrimp, peppers, onion and tomato with roasted potatoes are topped with two eggs any style and Hollandaise sauce — just describing the dish makes me hungry.

For a more relaxing way to start the day, add a mimosa or Bloody Mary.

The Original Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse is located at 168 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island. Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; then lunch and dinner are served until 9 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 843-522-0210.

Three egg omelette with wheat toast and roasted potatoes.
Three egg omelette with wheat toast and roasted potatoes.
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