noun | an·chor·age | \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\
: something that provides a strong hold or connection
Located in the heart of the Village of West Greenville, The Anchorage is a casual neighborhood restaurant focused on serving our local community thoughtfully prepared small plates, craft cocktails & beer, and sustainable wine.
Our goal is to provide a meeting place perfect for anything from a special occasion to a quick dinner before heading home. Our menu is eclectic but with a clear focus on showcasing simple ingredients sourced both locally and from around the region.
Our hope is that by working hand in hand with our producers, artisans, and local craftsmen we can offer a unique dining experience with a few surprises and a genuine sense of hospitality. We hope to see you for dinner soon at The Anchorage!
The Village of West Greenville
586 Perry Avenue
Greenville, SC 29611
How to Get a Seat:
The Anchorage is a first come - first serve restaurant but we also offer our wait list option every night. If the dining room fills up we will activate our wait list below. You can add your party online or by calling the restaurant. You will receive a text message with your estimated wait, a link to show parties waiting in front of you, and we'll text or call when your table is ready. If you are not present at the restaurant when your table is ready you may be bumped down the list or removed if there is no response after several attempts.
The Waitlist and standard service is reserved for parties fewer than 6. For Parties of 6-8 reservations must be made in advance using our booking system. These reservations include a tasting menu that is reflective of the a la carte experience. Please see our FAQ section for more information regarding large parties or feel free to Book Here!
Join the Waitlist below. Please include whether you would prefer to sit at a table, at the bar or first available.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a reservation?
We will not be taking reservations to allow for our local clientele to ensure they can frequent the restaurant on a whim. We also encourage you to support our surrounding businesses and artists while you wait for your table.
If the wait list above is inactive come on down and grab a seat. If the waitlist is active you can add yourself through the box above. Click the tab above for access to the list and to see how many parties are waiting. After you request to add your name you will receive a quoted time for your table, a link where you can check your place in line, and will receive a text message when your table is ready.
Large Parties (6-8):
We're excited to announce that we will be taking two reservations per evening for parties sized 6-8. These reservations will be released as a week block four weeks in advance (i.e. The week of February 27th 2017 will be released January 30th). These reservations will be taken online through our reservation system. Click Here to Book!
Where do I park?
The Village of West Greenville has plenty of free parking to choose from. If no spaces are available on Pendleton Street there are two parking lots available that are free. Both are located on Branwood Street behind the restaurant. On the corner of Branwood and Perry we have our own lot that is available after 5pm and is marked. Right next door is a first come first serve city of Greenville lot.
What’s the Corkage fee?
We encourage our guests to choose from our curated wine list but understand if one finds the need to bring something special from home. Our corkage fee is $20 per bottle with a maximum of (2) bottles per table.
I have dietary issues, can you accommodate?
We are always happy to accommodate to the best of our ability if guests have dietary restrictions. If you have extreme allergies or restrictions we encourage you to email us before you dine to ensure we can put the necessary care into preparing your food. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For groups over 8 people please email email@example.com with inquiries.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, we can sell gift cards in any amount. To order either come by the restaurant between the hours of 1 and 4pm or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 2018 Talk Magazine Droppin' Anchor
June 2018 TOWN Magazine The Hands That Feed Us
May 30th, 2018 People Magazine Best Foodie Cities in America
May 9th, 2018 GVL TODAY The Ultimate Guide to Downtown Greenville
May 2018 Garden & Gun Magazine Southern Soul, Local Flavors
February 15th, 2018 The 2018 James Beard Award SemiFinalists
February 9th, 2018 Zagat Why Greenville, South Carolina Is the South’s Newest Culinary Darling
December 7th, 2017 Food Network Southern and Savory: The Best Things To Eat in Greenville, SC
November 15th, 2017 Edible Upcountry Studio - to - Table
November 3rd, 2017 VOGUE Where to Find the Best Food & Drink in Greenville, SC
October 20th, 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Where to Eat & Drink in Greenville, SC
October 2017, TOWN Magazine Little Italy
September 27th, 2017 Bon Appetit 5 Great Restaurants, Coffee Shops & Breweries in Greenville, SC
September 27th, 2017 Eater The 11 Hottest NEw Restaurants in Greenville, SC
September 18th, 2017 USA TODAY Five Underrated Food Cities in the South
September 18th, 2017 Garden & Gun Five Surprising Southern Food Cities
August 26th, 2017 The Travel Bite 7 Reasons Foodies Need to Visit Greenville Now
August 25th, 2017 The Local Palate Snapshot: Greenville, SC
July 27th, 2017 Paste Magazine Best Bites
April 5th, 2017 Off The Grid Greenville The Anchorage Bar
April, 2017 SouthPark Magazine Going Green
April, 2017 Travel & Leisure The Heart and Soul of Greenville
March 14th, 2017 Tasting Table Greenville, SC Best Restaurants
March 13th, 2017 USA Today 10 Best Restaurants in Greenville
March 13th, 2017 Tasting Table 15 Chefs To Watch in 2017
March 6th, 2017 The Huffington Post 9 Reasons to Visit Greenville, SC in 2017
March, 2017 The Local Palate Openings Around The South
February 10th, 2017 Rooftop Tales A Sampling At The Anchorage
January 31st, 2017 The Upstate Foodie The Anchorage
January 23rd, 2017 Plate Greg McPhee Goes Big With Small Plates
January 20th, 2017 Greenville Journal From Empty Storefront to Stunning Restaurant
January 19th, 2017 Independent Mail The Anchorage Opens in Greenville
January 18th, 2017 Scene on 7 The Anchorage Brings Fresh, Vibrant Flavor to Village of West Greenville
January 17th, 2017 WYFF4 New restaurant adds to the West End of Greenville’s growth
January 17th, 2017 Greenville News The Anchorage is changing Greenville's food culture.
January 11th, 2017 Eater Charleston Husk Alum Opens The Anchorage in Greenville
January 11th, 2017 Country Living 26 Under-the-Radar Southern Cities for Girlfriend Getaways
January 6th, 2017 Greenville Jouranl The Anchorage Will Open To The Public January 17th
January 6th, 2017 Greenville News The Anchorage Will Open January 17th
December 26th, 2016 Greenville Journal 2017's Most Highly Anticipated Restaurants
December 2016, TOWN Magazine It Takes A Village
September 15th, 2016 Departures Magazine Destination on the Rise: Greenville, SC
August 24th, 2016 Greenville Journal Anchorage's Greg McPhee teases his menu
June 15th, 2016 Greenville News As downtown prices rise, independent restaurant owners look at options.
June 3rd, 2016: Greenville News Restaurant 17 Chef, Community Tap Owners Partner on new Village Restaurant
June 3rd, 2016: Upstate Business Journal The Anchorage Restaurant Coming to The Village of West Greenville
Below is a list of our upcoming events. Follow us on social media or sign up for our emails for more information and to be notified when tickets go on sale.
July 24th California Wine Dinner with McCarus Beverage Company (Tickets on sale now)
First Chilled Hamachi, Kaffir Lime, Coconut, Chili, Roasted Vegetable, Benne
Forlorn Hope The Faufreluches Gewurtztraminer 2014
Second Unripe Peach, Shaved Onion, Fish Sauce, Fried Oyster, Peanut, Thai Basil
Enfield Wine Co Citrine Chardonnay 2016
Third Smoked Lamb Ribs, Korean Chili Rub, Marinated Cucumber, Heirloom Tomato
Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016
Fourth Charred & Chilled Beef, Pickled Mushrooms, Preserved Egg Yolk, Fermented Vegetables, Charred Cabbage
Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery Unfamiliar Mourvèdre 2017
Fifth Grilled Melon, Fresh Goats Milk Cheese, Pepitas, Herb Broth, Melon Granita, Smoked Salt
Cruse Wine Co. Ricci Vineyard Sparkling St. Laurent 2017
September 21st Euphoria Greenville "Old Stories & A New Menu" (Tickets available here)
October 2nd Taco Tuesday with Automatic Taco (Tickets not required)
November 10th Highlands Food & Wine Festival: The Main Event (SOLD OUT)
November (tbd) 3rd Annual Oyster Roast with Upcountry Provisions
Parking is available on Pendleton Street, the City Parking Lot between Branwood and Perry Avenue and at our lot located right behind the plaza in front of the restaurant. We ask that our guests be respectful of private parking lots around our area as not to adversely effect our neighbors.
If coming from Downtown: When coming down Pendleton Street turn right on Irvine Street Before hitting the main strip. Take a quick left on Branwood or Perry (Once the Road Ends). Our parking lot is the gravel area around 575 Perry Avenue which is the home painted with Bicycle gears. The City Parking Lot next door is first come first serve (That lot is 2 Hour 8-5 M-Friday).
If coming from White Horse Road: When coming down Pendleton Street turn left on Irvine Street after Pace Jewelers but before the Greenville Plaza. Take a quick left on Branwood or Perry (Once the Road Ends). Our parking lot is the gravel area around 575 Perry Avenue which is the home painted with Bicycle gears. The City Parking Lot next door is first come first serve (That lot is 2 Hour 8-5 M-Friday).