The Ribaut Social Club - Anchorage 1770

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Ribaut Social Club is a restaurant and social space for Beaufort locals and visitors to mingle over cocktails and impeccable regional cuisine.
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.
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vipkyleh
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a little expensive but worth it

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Frank
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Nice, historic B&B. We ate outside on the porch that was very nice. This was a very expensive dinner for a special celebration but the food was outstanding. However, for that price I would have expected a small plate of bread or crackers while having a cocktail. I can't imagine the cost for some minor munchies would cause the owners to take a loss. Also, maybe it's just our older age group, and maybe it is the style in the younger crowds, but the hostess and waitresses were not dressed very nicely-in fact one was wearing her half slip on the outside. Not a very elegant atmosphere to a seemingly elegant facility and planned celebration, which was not acknowledged even though the question was asked when making a reservation. For $40 entry a little attention to minor details would go a long way.

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Charles
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 44th anniversary and one by one all staff canes to table with congratulations and stayed for conversation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Beaufort

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SheaR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Despite the accolades on their website, this was our most disappointing dining experience in the Beaufort area during our vacation. We received terrible service that was extremely subpar for what this restaurant touts itself to be. The waiter didn't introduce himself, we had to ask about the special, and he forgot various items multiple times throughout our meal. He never refilled our waters (despite sitting outside in July), and another table of guests had to go inside to request coffee refills. Additionally the menu was incredibly misleading, and we got charged for sides of fruit that appeared to be included with our brunch selections. The food was quite good, but the overall experience was very uncomfortable and poor. We found out through another guest that the restaurant had an employee fail to show up to work, prompting the poor service. We won't be back and I can't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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PamRich
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, drinks and views, from the cocktails up on the high porch, to all of our meals served out in the front porch. It’s quickly become our favorite restaurant here in Beaufort and we plan on returning on a regular basis. 😊
Dr. and Mrs. Rich Serianni

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for having dinner on the porch of a gorgeous home with an incredible view! The food was just as special as the view. We each tried a different appetizer and entree, and all were delicious. We felt very safe, as tables were spaced nicely and all staff were careful with contact and wore proper masks.

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vipPattersongirlnyc
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Good service with COVID procedures respected. Harper was a great server and the porch was divine. Food excellent!

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Brij
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice place but we were disappointed with the food. Would not mind the price if the food is good

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MarlaG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday brunch with beautiful views! Will definitely return!

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SylviaN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful! The food was very flavorful and beautifully presented. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was perfect choice for a special evening revisiting Beaufort area after 15 years. Gives a feel for Beaufort history. Great unique menu, Bison was delicious. We definitely hit the mark in reconnecting w/Beaufort.

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vipJGKM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided this ranks as one of our top 5 meals ever! Our compliments to the Chef! The view was spectacular and we loved eating in the porch soaking up the history of the home. We cannot wait to return the next time we are in the area! This is a true gem.

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Rmooremarine
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic flavors, attention to detail. Duck was perfect. Bison filet amazing. Sauce for bison a little too sweet and thick but close to perfection. We will be back.

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Graziebella
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My daughters 21st birthday dinner with her and her friend. We waited 2 hours for our food. The sirloin was excellent, but a little heavy with mayonnaise for the grab on top. Couscous sauce was a bit salty, and my daughter shared the bacon wrapped tenderloin with her friend. Tenderloin was excellent. I had the carrot salad and it was very good, and we were so hungry. The staff was kind and kept apologizing. I had to pay metered parking - they should have free parking. The view on the porch was beautiful of low country, but military base nearby had planes flying over quite often.

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vipHHIFoodie
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day brunch out on the porch. The menu while short had something for everyone. We all order something different and each of us had an outstanding meal. All of the servers were very attentive and we will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The scallop dinner was phenomenal. It was a beautiful evening to sit on the front porch at such a lovely inn.
Everything was great except the rudeness of another customer. It was a party of 4. Their excessive complaining on top of their baby crying was unpleasant for sure. The staff tried their best to work with them, however, they were nothing but Rude!!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most amazing chocolate hazelnut cake EVER! Actually beat dessert EVER! Did NOT like the Black Chicken at all. Even it’s presentation was disgusting. Black chicken skin is....simply gross.

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MeadowS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a dinner! We were a little nervous at first, as the restaurant did not have Open Table's confirmation for our reservation, and they were full that evening. They worked very hard to seat and serve us anyway - even though they did not expect us.
There was not room on the porch (which has a beautiful view) so they created a dining area for us just inside (which was our own private room). They invited us to visit the third floor to see the spectacular view and take photos before our meal. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu, the manager was helpful and also great help with our selections, and the meal was unbelievable! Our family enjoyed the steak tenderloin, the black bass, and the ostrich. They also were most accommodating to our daughters' allergies (two with pine nuts and one with shellfish). The chef came to visit with us after the meal and even shared other recommendations for good food in the area. We were thrilled with our experience - especially after driving 30 minutes from our beach vacation. This was, hands down, the best meal all week. Highly recommend, but book early!

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Darren
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intriguing choices, excellent combination of flavors, and an unbearable view of the bay off the deep front porch

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THawg
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. I currently live in downtown Beaufort and this has been my go-to when individuals come to visit. You can tell they truly care about the product they bring out to the table. The chef came out to everyone's tables individually and asked how our meals were.

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Miriamwp
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If the weather is agreeable, eat outside on the porch for a unique and pleasant dining experience. Great place for a special occasion.

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vipRandyH
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect especially the meal. Would highly recommend.

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jrw10
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This venue is a must on a visit to Beaufort. Before dinner the deck on the 4th floor offer some of the finest views of the Beaufort River. Food and service are the best in Beaufort.

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lovetoeat
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing evening on the porch. Perfect weather, perfectly prepared food, and great wines.

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vipDaveb
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on Sunday. Creative menu with reasonable price given quality of food. Servers were attentive and you can’t beat the view onto the marsh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town!!

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DeborahB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place to experience fine dining. The sunset was remarkable on my husbands 40th birthday. The food was exquisite and the rich history of the building just made it more special. The staff were friendly. Highly recommend

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DRMH3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful bison meal with special attention from all the staff. Our question were answered with great detail. When we asked for wine pairing with the bison we were given excellent advice. Great anniversary meal and desert, thanks to all the staff!

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vipDebbi
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but service very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We went for a special occasion coupled with Valentine's Day. Too many tables crammed in. We were in the foyer and froze every time the door opened. Too few staff for the crowd. Service poor and when the main course arrived, it was cold. Dessert came while dinner was still on the table. Staff was breaking down tables before we were finished. With wine, $120 per person. No prices on the menu! Expensive, horrible experience, especially for a special occasion.

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vipChrisS
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now been here twice. Love the new chief. They need to work on their cocktails and adding a beef dish to the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food people ambiance all outstanding

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Notimpressed
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining experience at The Ribaut Social Club and we were very impressed with the food and the excellent service. It was Beaufort Restaurant week so the menu was not their typical menu. However, it was so delicious in all our food choices. Our new favorite Beaufort restaurant. The only complaint was the noise level due to one large party.

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CarterH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food prepared by the guest chef who will be coming on board soon as permanent head chef was phenomenal, likewise the dessert prepared by his pastry chef wife. Only criticism I have is that our initial wait staff person was a bit curt. Other than that, the entire experience was top notch. We will definitely go back when the new chef gets settled in.

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OrSco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was
excellent. Apparently it's a new chef. Check him out.

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Janey
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious anniversary dinner. Started with drinks on the upper balcony and fabulous dinners for all 4 of us outside on the porch. The prime rib and rack of lamb entrees were fabulous!

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BETHH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for four.. couldn't have been nicer! Service was spot on. Our meals were all presented well with courses spaced just right. The chef did an excellent job on all dishes.. it was a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was suburb. Extremely polite and fun service.

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vipDSdiner
Las Vegas
105 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always an excellent meal!

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The Ribaut Social Club - Anchorage 1770 is rated 4.6 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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