Dining and drinks
Board & Barrel
While you're here, stop by the Hotel Ballast's new restaurant - Board & Barrel a Coastal Kitchen. Enjoy indoor/outdoor seating as well as pit seating by the fire pit. Dine in a modern atmosphere with an upscale flair. Serving upscale Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As a Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant, Board & Barrel is dedicated to sustainably serving you.
Without even leaving the hotel, enjoy local beverages and "Grab & Go" cuisine. This casual café offers counter service for your convenience, serving a medley of breakfast and lunch items. Open daily in the Upper Lobby from 6:00 am-8:00 pm.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Experience Ruth's Chris Steak House at the Hotel Ballast. When you visit Ruth's Chris, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the U.S. Prime steaks, broiled to perfection at 1500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire.