Old Fort Pub
Old Fort Pub

Old Fort Pub

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldfortpub.com/
  • Phone: (843) 681-2386
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner
    March - November:
    Seven Days, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    December - February:
    Seven Days, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Josefiak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager 8436812386x

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Old Fort Pub
Old Fort Pub is a charming restaurant with one of the best views on Hilton Head Island. Perched on the banks of the Intra-coastal Waterway, it showcases unrivaled nightly sunsets and a rich history. So named for the adjacent Civil War shore battery, Fort Mitchel, the restaurant’s foyer is decorated with historic photos depicting the “War of Northern Aggression".

Previously featured on The Food Network and in other notable publications, the Old Fort Pub has become a tradition for over 35 years. Guests enjoy Chef Keith Josefiak’s “New Southern” favorites inspired with influences from around the globe. An excellent choice for a celebrating a birthday, holiday or a romantic evening.
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Old Fort Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (100)romantic (85)special occasion (84)fit for foodies (60)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (31)good for groups (13)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Old Fort Pub never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2009
    Old Fort Pub never disappoints! The chef always offers innovative thoughtful approrpiately priced specials. The standard menu offers something for everyone. The amazing views of Skull Creek are phenomenal. The wait staff is attentive, never missing a beat but unobtrusive. Service is impeccable. There is nothing that is overlooked. Fine table linens, candles, flowers, beautiful china, changes of silver it's all as you would expect. Special requests are de rigeur and are cheerfully accepted. The wine list rocks. OFP is like returning to a gracious home where you are warmly welcomed and attentively cared for throughout your dinnner. Appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts are sublime. Homemade ice creams are an unbelievable treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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  • She Crab soup was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2009
    She Crab soup was outstanding as were the wonderful meals. Tasting menu for some of our group proved to be a tremendous value for the excellent food and offerings. Service was particularly excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lot of the restaurants at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2009
    A lot of the restaurants at this vaction spot have great food but are very casual. Old Fort Pub is a wonderful spot for a fine dining experience. All the extra touches makes for a memorable experience that we return to each year.
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  • OLd Fort is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    OLd Fort is one of our favorite places to dine in Hilton Head. We stop here every year on our way back north, Open Table got us in.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    Very disappointed with the Crab cakes,which were 80% filler and 20% Crab.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good menu of sea food selections,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2009
    good menu of sea food selections, this is the place for good food,service, and scenic view while dinning
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a superb meal with
    Anneo
    Dined on 5/5/2009
    We had a superb meal with attentive service. The view was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best food in town. A little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2009
    best food in town. A little price but good for special occasions. Maybe two or three times a year. The sunset is perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We have been dining here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    We have been dining here for about 30 years and it just gets better and better. Nothing beats the sunset out on the patio! The food and service is just wonderful! One of our fave places on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • While many residents on Hilton
    ShoeVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    While many residents on Hilton Head Island know all about this place, visitors typically have to hear about it from other satisfied customers. In our sixth year of Spring golf on the island, our party of six came to dinner at Old Fort Pub for the first time last week, recommended by another group of golfers who consider it one of the best restaurants on HHI... It was a great dining experiece all around - excellent menu and food preparation, attentive and knowledgable service from our waiter, all in a beautiful older building set up for fine dining with a spectacular view of the water and sunset. Many of the nicer wines were overpriced by 20% or more of what I'd expect to pay at other high end restauarnts. No matter, we'll return. next year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, view and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2009
    Great location, view and service. Highly recommend the "She-Crab Soup". The presentation and quality of the food was excellent. Highly recommend! Please dress nicely for this place. Recommend dresses for women and jackets for men. Let's keep some restaurants a nice places to dine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a beautiful Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2009
    We had a beautiful Sunday brunch. The location is beautiful. The food was wonderful and the service excellent. Was a perfect way to start our vacation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and service were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2009
    food and service were excellent. this is the second time we have dinned here. both times were great. Fresh catches and vegetables. great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites in Hilton
    Diner2goVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2009
    One of our favorites in Hilton Head. We always dine there--great food and a view "to die for".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • My wife and I had a very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/14/2009
    My wife and I had a very nice dinner without the kids! From soups to the iceberg wedge to our two dinners (flounder & crab and flank steak specials) everything was really good. Would highly recommend for a special night out sans kids!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent food, view of sunset,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2009
    Excellent food, view of sunset, service. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a hard (and big) group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2009
    We were a hard (and big) group to please - vegans, vegetarians, and gluten free and regular meat and potatoes diets. ALL of us loved our dinners. The service was wonderful. It was a birthday party and will be a memorable one for all of us. They arranged for a beautiful sunset over the water that changed moment to moment. Service was friendly, yet unintrusive. The food offered many Southern regional favorites but several surprises as well like the beet salad. The only negative? Don't wait until you really have to go to find the ladies' room!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding gourmet food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 3/22/2009
    Outstanding gourmet food! A beautiful sunset! It was a little dressier that I expected!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a wonderful meal in such
    AnnSBVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2009
    What a wonderful meal in such a beautiful setting! Wish we were lived on HHI so that we could become regulars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahh, Yes! Once again, Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2009
    Ahh, Yes! Once again, Chef Keith and his magnificent staff have worked their magic to the complete contentment of all. Sitting across from my gorgeous date, looking out upon the splendor of God's setting sun over an elusive, shimmering waterway, well my friends, what could be better? Just an expertly prepared, inventive and delicious meal; attentive, skilled and friendly service via Brian, whom I heartily recommend; and romance enough for body and soul. The grilled Ahi tuna with Nicoise salad was to die for; rare, tender, succulent, ever so well seasoned, presented and served triumphantly, subsequent to a delightful roasted beet salad with baby mache, oh yes! Top off these delicacies with WhiteChocCheescake w/passion fruit - Hourra!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • We found this to be a great
    jlb1VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2009
    We found this to be a great dinner place for a vacation dinner. The view is lovely, the food superb, the staff friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dining experiece was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/17/2009
    Our dining experiece was excellent as usual. We have always found the service is attentive and timely and the menu selections are varied and wonderful. I have also found a very comfortable feeling surrounds me when I enter the restaurant. Just wish we could eat there more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • This restaurant is wonderful.Have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2009
    This restaurant is wonderful.Have been a # of times and each time has been lovely. The staff go out of their way to make you feel great-a truly wonderful experience. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamb shank and pumpkin risotto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/6/2009
    Lamb shank and pumpkin risotto were very good. Our friend wasn't thrilled with the duck. Friendly and efficient service. Beautiful setting and cozy bar. Fairly expensive.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • Chef Keith and his staff were
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2009
    Chef Keith and his staff were once again at the top of their game. With a spectacular view like theirs and for a momemt, ours, a staff who is always professional as well as gregarious and knowledgeable, and of course, food, gloriously well-prepared, generously proportioned and served with lowcountry panache, how could we not rave, rave, rave ! Thank you one and all for a very memorable evening. Your friends and loyal clique......... Dave and Kathy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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  • Enjoyed both brunch and dinner
    Janice
    Dined on 2/4/2009
    Enjoyed both brunch and dinner here; very friendly staff and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The Old Fort Pub is a very
    love2cook
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    The Old Fort Pub is a very special place for dinner. The staff, food, ambiance was excellent. It is a favorite place for us to go for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This a great restaurant -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/23/2009
    This a great restaurant - excellent food and nice atmosphere albeit a little noisy given the design. The wait service was very good. Nice cozy bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best of everything. The
    MyOpinionVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2009
    The best of everything. The sunsets are to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Old Fort Pub provides
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    The Old Fort Pub provides a fine dining experience in a secluded location with great sunset views across the waterway through the ancient live oaks. It is a great location for a couple or small group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's a great place for a special
    DinnerandaShow
    Dined on 12/22/2008
    It's a great place for a special occasion. We celebrated my wife's birthday and had and excellent dining experience. Service was great and the food was just what the doctor ordered.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waiter Dan-O was incredible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    Our waiter Dan-O was incredible! He made our experience amazing! The food was spectacular too! Such a wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The Old Fort Pub was an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2008
    The Old Fort Pub was an excellent choice for fine dining. The staff was very attentive, the food was THE BEST and the sunset view was a "SHOW" of its own. We enjoyed our experience at this wonderful restaurant!!! Well worth your time and money! Iveys and Agins
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Being recommended by my brother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2008
    Being recommended by my brother we (my wife and I) tried the resturant during our honeymoon. The sunset, service, atmoshpere, and most of all the food were wonderful. We visited for a second time with my in-laws, they went on and on about the service and food as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • Menu is well-balanced and
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2008
    Menu is well-balanced and classic in nature. Specials retained the intent. Fall menu includes fall vegetables and fruits. Crab soup is a highlight. Duck was nicely presented, crisp and flavorful. Special top sirloin served Oscar style was excellent - crab more plentiful than expected; beef had great flavor; maybe slightly over-sauced with bearnaise. Danno (sp?) provided excellent service after his previous table departed - he conversed with them at length prior to taking our order. This restaurant is dependably excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The best waterside dining
    Diner2goVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2008
    The best waterside dining in Hilton Head---great food always and the view--the view---ask for a window seat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • One of the best spots for
    MikeC
    Dined on 11/9/2008
    One of the best spots for Sunday Brunch on the island. This place continues to do it right each and every time we visit. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Had the she crab soup which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2008
    Had the she crab soup which was recommended by the waiter. I found it to be overpowering with Sherry with a bitter aftertaste. Certainly not the best I have tasted. I would not have it again. For the main course, I had the cajun seasoned trout which was unimpressive. My wife did enjoy her shrimp pasta..but again nothing in the wow category. I find the food overrated. The ambience is very nice as is the service.
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  • Lovely views. Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/6/2008
    Lovely views. Excellent food and service. I little hard to find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it....the view is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/5/2008
    We loved it....the view is great...the service is friendly and very prompt....the food was perfect. Would certainly go there again. We did not have brunch but understand that it is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet