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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Old Fort Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since July 30, 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
  • Consistently excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Dinner at Old Fort Pub is a MUST whenever we are on Hilton Head Island. The food is always excellent, well prepared and presented, and the location on Skull Creek cannot be beat - the sunsets are spectacular. We stuck with regular menu items this time, not the specials, and we were very pleased with our selections. The Sea Island Bouillabaisse was superb, a lot of fish with bits of ham and collards - wonderful flavors. The prime pork loin with boursin polenta was also superb, perfectly cooked as requested. A shared key lime tart ended a perfect meal. The wine list has many wonderful options at all price points. All in all, a great choice for a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special Sunday Brunch
    love2cook
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A great place for Sunday brunch with special friends. The weather was fantastic so we got to eat outside and enjoy the gorgeous view. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine
    Frank
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Chardonay was served unforgiveably warm. The food however was perfectly prepared and served. Our table was ready when we arrived and our dining experience was pleasant as it always is at OFP.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    KimberlyVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Lovely evening with friends. Dining at sunset at the Old Fort Pub is a true treat.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hilton Head's Finest
    IslandDuxVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This restaurant never fails to please. Even if you just go for the view at sunset while having a glass of wine, it's still the best restaurant on the island. The food is not memorable but adequate. The menu and wine list could do with a good overhaul. Perhaps that's just me? I like fresh vegetables and a bit of colour on my plate, which you won't see here. I suspect the mash is from a packet, but it's ok because it has such a nice atmosphere and is one of the very few fine dining restaurants we have on the island. If you can be a bit forgiving on the food it's a memorable restaurant by any standard.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DJfoodmissionVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The Old Fort Pub is a superb eating experience; a must when visiting Hilton Head Island. The food was spectacular and the sunset view was to die for. Our waiter was funny and charismatic, and definitely steered us for the best eating experience we were after. I enjoyed one of the fish specials for the evening, and my wife opted for a variation on crab cakes; shellfish cakes. both were done to perfection, and of course were delicious. For dessert the waiter recommended the pecan pie; this was the finest pie I have ever eaten, and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    JayandBarb
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We always make this stop for dinner while vacationing...very special place and the she crab soup is out of this world.... Excellant!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comments
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    WE have been enjoying dinners at the Old Fort Pub for 20+ years. The location & view are exceptional and the food is very good as well. WE do think it is time to freshen up the interior decor. Other than that we always have a good meal and experience at TOFP>
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was hurried.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Third time back. Once a year on our annual trek back to Hilton Head we typically go to the Old Fort Pub. This year the food as before has been consistently good. The ambiance is romantic and depending on the timing in the evening the view as the sunsets is phenomenal. Our seating was later this year. The waiter was hurried to have us finish and multiple times came back to see if were were ready to pay the bill. Ultimately we settled and paid the bill without having desert. - a bit unusual as an experience for us at this restaurant. This has no deterred me from returning next year - however I was caught off guard.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • spikme
    spikme
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The restaurant and setting is excellent. Food and wine were very good but the service could be better. It is a strange place to get to, you have to drive through a neighborhood development to get to it. It is worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Spot!
    patgVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I would highly recommend the Old Fort Pub. The food, service and setting were all impeccable. Sunset was a sight to behold. Greta place for a special occasion or just a treat!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot with good food
    FlorenceVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Old Fort Pub. It's a lovely restaurant with a gorgeous view and a varied menu. We were with two teenagers and we all found something we liked a lot on the menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    MaddsandVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We enjoyed everything, the she crab soup and grouper special of the evening!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    If you want to spend a romantic evening with a special someone and enjoy excellent food and service, this is the place to be, The view is outstanding. Once you experience a dinner at Old Fort Pub, you will return,
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience overall
    Sherri
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our experience was excellent, from the scenic overlook to the service, wine list, food- I will definitely visit again when in Hikton Head Island. Make a reservation for a bit before sunset and ask for a window table... And, try the pecan chocolate pie- if you need to, take it with you! It was scrumptious! -Sherri & Rick
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Milton
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We took 2 couples as a thank you. Everyone had different appetizers, entrees and deserts and only one complaint--that the cheese cake was bland. It is high priced so dont let the name or the "30.00 pp" fool you. With wine, tax and tip it came out to approximately $100.00 per person. It was a most enjoyable evening and a lovely thank you gift.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mixed review
    BEEGEE5VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    First, the good news: the food and the views remain excellent. The rest: looks like total management breakdown; despite advanced reservation, 40 minute extra wait for a table and repeated suggestions we eat outside, despite the cool weather and no one else eating outside. The hostess was just unprepared. Her fellow host had a scowl on his face and never acknowledged us until just before the check came. Typical of the wait staff were the questions they asked about our meal and immediately turn around and walk away before waiting for a response; all very mechanical, none professional. We will try once more, next Spring hoping for better attitudes and management professional skills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner in Hilton Head
    Foodluver
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The evening was great right from the time we were seated to the time we drove away. Great ambience, awesome service, and the food was to die for! We will definitely return on our next visit to Hilton Head.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Hilton Head
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Best find in a long time. Excellent food and wine selection but more importantly food was delicious. Best duck I have eaten anywhere including France and Switzerland. Service was very attentive and the Sunset was special. Was there with a party of 7 people and everyone felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hilton Head 1
    lpdining4VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    If spending time in Hilton Head, put OFP at the top of your list for restaurants to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed
    avideater
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We've eaten here every times we've visited Hilton Head, which is about once or twice a year, and have been doing this for about twenty years. Thank goodness, it never seems to change, because it would be too risky to attempt even minor improvements. While our request for a window table has rarely been honored, all tables have a great view of the waterway, the sea marsh, and the moss draped live oaks. It is particularly spectacular at sunset. In fact, the view is so good, I think we'd be tempted to eat here, even if the food was not outstanding. But in fact the food matches the view. It's on a level with the finest restaurants in New York City. In addition the wine list is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Engagement Dinner
    Stanberry
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Romantic weekend getaway to Hilton Head Island... We arrived a little before sunset and were immediately seated at a quiet table for two in the corner with a great window view of the water and sunset. We tried the She Crab Soup which I had seen a lot of positive reviews on. This was by far the best She Crab Soup I have ever had. We each got a salad which were both great as well. When it came to the main course, I had the Shellfish Cakes and she had the Shrimp and Campanelle Pasta. These were both delicious. For dessert we had their famous Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream, one of the best I have had. Our server was fantastic. After dinner, I asked my girlfriend to marry me in the parking lot. She said YES. Thanks for setting the mood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary
    Ronk
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Had the whole family there, food was great, excellent service and the views were spectacular, especially the sunset from the rooftop vantage point. Definately a must do if your in HH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Fort Pub
    Field
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Everything was top notch from the setting to the food and service. The view was spectacular and the sunset was wonderful. We were a group of 10 and there was no problems getting the food to us. The staff had no problem giving us separate bills nor did they charge us for a large group tipping rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the old switcheroo
    Dave
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    ordered the chicken breast with a stuffing that was to include figs. it came with apricots instead of figs. complained to the waiter and he said, "yes, they didn't have any figs so they used apricots". no apology after the fact and more importantly did not tell me that there was going to be a substitution when I placed my order.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I MISSED THE BOAT
    Bill
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This is a very good restaurant. The food has exceptional taste thanks to a great Chef, the service is super and the ambience outstanding. However, on this visit, I went against my better judgment and ordered a flat iron steak which was a special on the menu for the night. While the taste was excellent, the meat was very tough and difficult to cut and chew which was not enjoyable. I rejected this menu choice early on because I know it is usually very thin and tough but ordered it anyway when a guest at another table ordered the steak. Old Fort would be wise to eliminate entrees of this nature which more often than not, turnout less than expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great first visit
    DanH
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We're snowbirds who like to dine around, but this was our first visit to Old Fort Pub. The ambience was very comfortable, the food was excellent, and the service was impeccable. We finished dinner just as the sun set across Skull Creek, giving a beautiful end to a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    baba
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We had a 6:30 reservation and waited at least 20 minutes for a table. We were told they were serving a wine dinner and they were very busy and had a limited number of "open table" tables. I thought when you make a reservation thru "open table" you are given available times! If we had known they had a wine dinner we would have chosen a different time or even a different night. Once we were seated we had very good service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    LindaM
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    My husband and I recently had dinner at this restaurant and really enjoyed everything. We were visiting Hilton Head for our anniversary. The view from our table was very beautiful and we had a view of the sunset. Our meal was superb. I had the pork loin dinner and my husband had the grouper. Both dishes were cooked very well and even the vegetables done nicely with very tasty sauces. The wait staff were very attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long time patron
    Frank
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Our family has been enjoying OFP for many years. OFB, the staff, the atmosphere, the food and wine never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been here for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We have been here for dinner on a number of occasions and they never fail to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to go!
    PatD
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    What an outstanding meal! Everything from the chef s onion appetizer (gratis) to the truffles served at the end of the meal was great. Top picks for the meal: Seafood boulebaise. It was in a light pink sauce and was full of seafood. In addition, the pecan pie was terrific. I would recommend it highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    Granger
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A perfect romantic getaway. Fabulous view especially at sunset. nicely preparded food, great service, and beautiful spot. a bit formal but a fabulous time. Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a Special Evening
    LetsEat
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Old Fort Pub provided an awesome experience on our anniversary. Before you reach the front door you know you've chosen the right spot. Mature trees drape the lawn, moss dangling above, dimly lit property (we went at night) with the backdrop of water transforming the restaurant into a magical retreat. The staff was highly attentive, cordial and most importantly the food was awesome! Dress more on the formal side as if you are out to celebrate a special romantic evening and Old Fort Pub will handle the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FOOD IN A PLEASANT SETTING
    roofman19
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The Old Fort Pub provided us with a very enjoyable evening of dining. The Old Fort offers a somewhat quieter dining experience than many of Hilton Head's tourist oriented restaurants. The food was fresh, high quality, and well prepared. The Old Fort's dining room is nicely appointed and very attractive , yet does not feel "stuffy"; plus it offers a gorgeous view of Scull Creek and surrounding Low Country. Overall a very nice restaurant offering high quality food in a civilized setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    Madison
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    There were 8 of us in total and everyone loved every course. Our waiter was the best and we loved the way he poured the wine. Great view - just a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always....... a perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    As always....... a perfect dinner at The Old Fort Pub. I had the bouillabaisse, which NEVER disappoints and my sister had the skirt steak, which she still hasn't stopped talking about. Shrimp and Grits was the special, and we wished we had brought a third person with us so we could have tasted that too! Service is always 5 star, and last night was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    lulu
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I don't know which was better the food or the setting sunset view, I guess both! We plan to make this a weekly dinner spot when in town. It was just lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently top notch!
    travelking
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Fantastic restaurant...been there a few times now and we have always had great food and service. An extra bonus is the great View!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    marcVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Plan on taking your time and savoring the outstanding service and excellent cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.