Steamers Seafood Café, a South Sound institution, is offering up its last summer season of seafood delights and amazing waterfront views as its one and only remaining location on Titlow Beach will close at the end of the year.
There are many reasons why Steamers has been a treasured destination by customers for all these years. Not only because of the delicious creamy clam chowder, the popular fish and chips, and the undeniably reasonable prices, but the memories that have been created by every single person who has walked through its doors. It’s truly been the go-to local seafood place.
Steamers got its start over 45 years ago in the Pacific Northwest region in Seattle, then opened up the iconic Titlow Beach site in 1991, and followed with the Kirkland location in 2010. The announcement, made in June, revealed that the current lease will not be renewed. This will be its summer curtain-call as the local favorite closes its doors for good in January of 2021, bringing the Steamers legacy to an end.
This comes as especially sad news for Tacoma as other local favorites, like CI Shenanigans on Ruston Way, recently closed its doors after 37 years. Though it’s no secret that many area businesses have suffered greatly because of the COVID-19 impacts, some continue to feel the strain.
“For more than four decades, we’ve had the privilege of serving up Pacific Northwest seafood to guests spanning many generations,” Jim Rowe, CEO and owner of E3 Restaurant Co., proprietors of the Titlow Beach Steamers Seafood Café venue, said. “We look forward to welcoming the community through our doors this summer before we must bid them farewell.”
Stop by Steamers to sample some of your favorites while you still can.