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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 cocktails and dinner with unrivaled water views or a sophisticated brunch surrounded by 300 years of Beaufort history.
Saltus River Grill is a unique, and exciting restaurant in historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. With a grand view of the Intracoastal Waterway from its Sonoma-style patio or from the expansive full-service bar and dining room, this sizzling contemporary seafood grill combines the atmosphere of a chic Manhattan eatery with the historic charm found only in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Chef Lang and Chef Shaw's version of 'New Southern Cuisine' contains the past, present, and future all at once. Younger, lighter, and fresher than traditional Southern 'Old School' deep-fried fare while acknowledging culinary influences from the world beyond. Exceptional tapas menu, outstanding fresh local seafood and produce.
The bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with locals and travelers alike. Exceptional wine list with 75 wines by the glass.
- RRRickRAcapulco / Ixtapa •3 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoLovely dinner with great service. I had the fried chicken and my husband had the fresh catch of the night which was grouper on risotto. Both were excellent. We also had their butter bean hummus which is always great. The finish to the evening was cream brûlée and it was perfect. All this on first Friday evening which meant they were packed and they still delivered. Thanks so much.More infoBreakwater Restaurant & Bar - BeaufortPrice: Expensive• Contemporary American• Beaufort•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerSouth Carolina •1 review5.0Dined 2 days agoGreat downtown restaurant. Sams pasta was fabulous. Reasonable prices for a very nice restaurant. Hubby and I took 2 guests. All thoroughly enjoyed!More infoWren Bistro & BarPrice: Moderate• American• Beaufort•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinervipMemphis / West Tennessee •2 reviews5.0Dined 4 days agoRibaut Social is our favorite restaurant in Beaufort. We dine there several times a year. The food has been delicious every time. The visit on Nov 30th was for my birthday. The scallops were the best we have ever had! We had brunch there for the first time over Thanksgiving weekend and it was just as wonderful as dinner! I highly recommend Ribaut Social to others. You will not be disappointed. I wish that they allowed walk-ins to have a glass of wine or cocktail in their cozy den during the winter or on their porch during the warmer months. Even if they limited the hours from 5 to 7 or only on week nights. It would be a great option for locals to gather.More infoThe Ribaut Social Club - Anchorage 1770Price: Moderate• Contemporary American• Beaufort•4.9
- CchermNew York / Tri-State Area •7 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 18, 2023Love Yummy!! Sushi is in incredible. Passion & Paradise Rolls my favorite. Try the Kani salad. Filet hibachi is so good. Everyone is so nice and very welcoming!!More infoYummyPrice: Moderate• Japanese• Port Royal•4.3
- SKSharonKSouth Carolina •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023We dined at Saltus 2 out of 3 nights while in Beaufort! The sashimi, sushi rolls, Tuna Poke Bowl, oysters and Gray Goose martinis we're excellent 😋. The staff is fabulous 🎉. Thank you for such wonderful dinners!More infoSaltus River GrillPrice: Expensive• Contemporary American• Beaufort•4.7
11 stellar special-occasion restaurants in Charleston
Charleston’s got a celebratory soul, and food is practically a religion here. Which explains why its special-occasion restaurants are forces to be reckoned with. While many of its most festive restaurants are in its historic downtown, surrounded by views of horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets, others are on some of the smaller islands, complete with stunning coastal views. Whether you’re ringing in a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or simply just because, the city’s thriving restaurant scene has the ideal spot. Read on for a guide to 11 special-occasion worthy restaurants in Charleston to book now.
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Romance fills Charleston’s cobblestone streets, candlelit verandas, and fiery sunsets. That signature Lowcountry charm also distinguishes the city’s best date-night restaurants. At an oyster bar on King Street, window seats and fried fish baskets take the edge off first-date jitters. For a transportive evening complete with lamb kebabs and anise cocktails, couples hit one of the area’s only Lebanese restaurants. A classic steakhouse in a restored bank makes an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable proposal. There’s a table for every kind of date night in one of the South’s most scenic cities. Read on for a guide to 8 Charleston restaurants ready to host your next romantic occasion.
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What defines Southern hospitality more than a steaming communal table of Lowcountry boil or shrimp and grits? While those standbys, fueled by the bounty of the surrounding creeks and rivers, still form the soul of Charleston dining, the Holy City is expanding its culinary universe. These new restaurants, ranging from the city’s only food hall to an Indian fusion restaurant, pay tribute to Charleston’s history while increasing its global appeal.
Discover Beaufort, SC
Live oaks draped in Spanish moss and antebellum homes evoke a sense of nostalgia in this charming town. A gateway to the fabulous resorts in nearby Hilton Head, Beaufort's dining experiences range from quick bites to classy. Waterfront dining with views of the May River promise the freshest of seafood dishes with catches straight from nearby docks. Huge sample platters are popular and feature blue crabs, shrimp, scallops, mussels and local fish fillets. Mix in a little Southern charm with shrimp and grits or low country boil prepared with shrimp, sausages, locally grown corn on the cob and potatoes. In Old Town and Greater Bluffton, you can find elegant dining from steak and lobster to Italian ristorantes and feel at ease dining in your cutoffs and flipflops.
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