Anchorage 1770 Dining

Reintroducing The Ribaut Social Club

Pat Conroy once said “A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.” At the Anchorage, every dish of fresh, comforting, Lowcountry cooking tells a story—and our guests listen with rapt anticipation. January 2017 marked the return of the Ribaut Social Club, a fine dining and social space for Beaufort locals and visitors to mingle over cocktails and impeccable regional cuisine. The relaunch opens our culinary offerings to the public for the first time, and reservations are strongly recommended.

Capturing the Original Spirit

Our aim is to capture the incorrigible spirit and convivial atmosphere of the original Ribaut Club, established at the Anchorage in 1891. In its heyday, the Club hosted performances, grand parties, dances and even gambling—a raucous getaway from buttoned-up social strictures of the time. Today, guests can enjoy bites and appetizers with unrivaled water views or a sophisticated brunch surrounded by 300 years of Beaufort history. We’ve also hosted exclusive events like the Pat Conroy Literary Festival VIP Dinner and a scrumptious Lowcountry Thanksgiving feast. 

The relaunch coincides with the arrival of Byron Landis, our new executive chef who will elevate the cuisine at our award-winning boutique property. We are currently serving dinner in the dining room and 2nd floor front porch & small plates on the 3rd and 4th floor porches (weather permitting) from Wednesday to Saturday (5-8 p.m.) and a fresh, hearty Sunday brunch (10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.). 

Our June Menus:

Small Plates
3rd & 4th Floor Porches

Watermelon Mint Gazpacho $8

Mixed Greens, Blueberries, Strawberries,
Candied Walnuts, White Balsamic Vinaigrette $8

Black Grouper Tacos  $12
Corn Tortillas, Peach Salsa, Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw

Steak Fries $10
Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion, Peppers

NC Hand Picked Crab Salad $12
White Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeño, Lemon Oil, Saltine Crackers

Bigeye Tuna $8
Hoe Cake, Water Cress, Lemon Preserves, Creme Fraiche

Petite Crab Cake $18
Roasted Corn Puree, Mixed Greens, Compressed Watermelon

Dinner
Dining Room & 2nd Floor Porch

Starters

Black Grouper Tacos $12
Corn Tortillas, Peach Salsa, Cabbage and Cilantro slaw

Steak Fries $10
Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion, Peppers

Bigeye Tuna $8
Hoe Cake, Water Cress, Lemon Preserves, Creme Fraiche

Soup & Salad

Watermelon Mint Gazpacho $8

Mixed Greens $8
Blueberries, Strawberries, Candied Walnuts, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entrees

Cherry Wood Smoked Beef Short Ribs $32
Bourbon Glaze, Corn Cake, Creamed Kale

Black Grouper $28
Caroline Gold Rice, Crispy Asparagus Tips, Citrus Butter Sauce

Pork Chop $26
Potato Purée, Oyster Mushroom Cream Sauce, Patty Pan Squash

Petite Crab Cake $18
Roasted Corn Puree, Mixed Greens, Compressed Watermelon

Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake $8
Whipped Cream, Grand Marnier Macerated Strawberries 

Chocolate Creme Brûlée $8
Chocolate Sauce and Blueberries

 *Consuming raw or undercooked meat, eggs, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of foodborne illness

Restaurant hours are small plates & dinner Wednesday - Saturday 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Last call for drinks on the 3rd & 4th floor is 8:00 p.m.

Brunch is served Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.