Old Fort Pub
Old Fort Pub

Old Fort Pub

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldfortpub.com/
  • Phone: 8436812386x
  • 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 Service
Old Fort Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (111)special occasion (95)romantic (88)fit for foodies (60)great for outdoor dining (46)notable wine list (43)neighborhood gem (30)great for brunch (12)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • What a spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Celebrated our 20th anniversary and it was the best choice on the island - excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement Dinner
    Engaged915
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you are looking for that special place, one that you will always remember, this is it! The ambiance, menu, service and the notion of glad you came to The Old Fort Pub makes this the place to enjoy with those who are special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lovey restaurant. We celebrated my birthday there. Staff was wonderful as well as the food. The waiter, Angelo, sang Happy birthday to me in Spanish. that was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Always a great place. Dishes not removed whole others are still eating. A first class experience. My steak arrived overcooked and was immediately replaced. Double checked for quality by maître de and done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of top 3 on Island
    HHIFrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great meal, excellent service, best view on island, hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant dinner at sunset
    sclucky
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had friends in town and met them at the Old Fort Pub for dinner. Three of the 4 of us dined on the evening specials and found the entrees to be very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good choice.
    Ditty
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners. The She- crab soup is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Can't miss a dinner @ Old Fort whenever we are on the island. Breathtaking sunset view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect experience!
    lchinvabch23451
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We chose to dine here on our last night of vacation and it did not disappoint us. Starting with a cold glass of wine in the bar and ending with a dessert of peach sorbet, everything was spot on. We could not have asked for more; the service, food, and breathtaking view of the sunset were just perfect. We look forward to coming back next year!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!!!
    Mictom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The view is probably the best on Hilton Head Island -- we watched the sun set over the water. Spectaular. The food was beyond delicious and the service was first rate. Old Fort Pub is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Fort Pub - it's not a pub!
    TonyB
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Old Fort Pub is one of the best restaurants on the island. It is situated in the "ankle" area, which affords it beautiful sunset views over the water. The food is great, and the service is great. Try to get a window table right before sunset. It's a white tablecloth place. Do not go here expecting to eat burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Steve
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My favorite romantic dining place on Hilton Head! Great food, service and ambiance! Great for date night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    fairVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had an amazing dinner at old fort pub. The she crab soup and the bread was to die for. Grouper was delicious. Our fantastic waiter moved us outside for coffee and dessert to watch the sun set. We loved the pecan pie. Yes expensive, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST!!
    sashapits
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We vacation in HHI twice yearly and always make a point to dine at Old Fort Pub each time. You are greeted warmly and professionally and this is just the beginning to a grand dining experience. Details are never overlooked and the cuisine is always savored and discussed long after we have returned home.Thank you for adding so much to an idyllic vacation destination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant, Scenic
    Middie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Scenic and elegant atmosphere. Food was very good. Had a few appetizers and main course the ladder being a bit too large. Only not was service just a bit rushed with check coming before we asked for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great !
    valentinesdayVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Beautiful space , wonderful food, always. Special place 4 a special evening! Also enjoyed drinks at the bar before dinner watching the sunset with your great bartender!! Thanks 4 another special night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old style charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    old style fine dining with excellent service, table linens, etc backing up an excellent kitchen; wonderful views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Jace
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great meal -- food was delicious and nice view at sunset. Even though we couldn't get an opentable reservervation at 7pm there were plenty of tables available. We had to go early at 6pm and there were more families with little kids there. Very nice place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Weeatoutalot
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant. I think the best in Hilton Head. Great food. Excellent selection. Great service. Strongly recommend. Don't let the name fool you; this is not a pub - it is fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • THE PLACE FOR FINE DINING
    AaronVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    If you are someone who enjoys fine dining and a beautiful setting this is THE PLACE on Hilton Head dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful place
    Chessman
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and has a great sunset view. The food is excellent and the service perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    LarchVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love the ambiance; the view was spectacular as always. We both loved the entrees. Pecan pie dessert, not so much.
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  • DISAPPOINTED
    ROBERTVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    HAVE BEEN TO THE OLD FORT PUB BEFORE, BUT FOR SOME REASON THIS TRIP WAS NOT GOOD.. LIGHTING WAS DIFFICULT TO READ THE FINE PRINT IN THE MENU.. THE RACK OF LAMB, I HAVE MUCH BETTER.. THE OUTER CHOPS WERE DONE TOO WELL, AND OTHER ITEMS DID NOT HELP THE MATTER.. SORRY, MAYBE WE HAD A BAD NIGHT, BUT DID NOT ENJOY OUR SPECIAL BIRTHDAY DINNER..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have a summer home in Hilton Head and we were looking for a new dining experience. I must say that online they look perfect. The service was wonderful the view was the best but the food was marginal. My filet was over cooked and cool to the touch which tells me it had been cooked ahead of time and warmed. I think that we will be looking for a different restaurant next time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    Rxendo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Meets expectations all around. No complaints of any type.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    DrKDPVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was a great night on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant was quiet and the view was spectacular. Our server Fili was excellent and provided both sound advice on the food and kept tabs on our needs perfectly. The roasted calamari was the best I have every had (be sure to ask for extra bread to soak up the sauce). I had the Shrimp and Grits and my wife had the bouillabaisse and both were out of this world. The poached pineapple dessert was a perfect end to the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hilton Head dining gem
    Heather
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Beautiful location, impeccable service, superb food. We enjoyed the tasting menu with a bottle of Californian red for a bargain price. It just doesn't come any better - chilled gazpacho soup, grilled salmon, key lime pie. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • End of July
    islamder
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is one of the best restaraunts on this island. It has been excellent over the years and still is one of the best Hilton Head has to offer. The view is over Skull Creek through a few tress that have moss draped from their branches. Service can't be beat. The prices are are on the high side, but at least you get a fair size meal, not like some restaraunts. Reservations can be made through Open Table APP.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Resturant for Fine dining
    lunchfor2
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My husband and I dined at the Old Fort Pub for our anniversary. Our server Debbie was fantastic. She was informative and and very attentive to our needs. The chef specials were cooked to perfection. I had the Veal and my husband the steak. Both our salads were light and plentliful. The dessert was Pecan pie, which was amazing. We will return to have dinner here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bill
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    New York Strip Special (@$28) asked for medium and came out well done and wasn't very hot. Wife had the filet mignon that was not "hot" (if wasn't cold but you would expect a steak would be more hot than warm). Too many accompanyments (mash potatoes, collard greens, squash, etc.). My granddaughter order the salmon which came smothered with greens. The total bill for 3 = $150 +.....Probably will not revisit although the view and the rquested window table was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect place for a special meal
    SueMcD
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It seems that my husband and I have been to nearly all of the resturants on Hilton Head over the many years we have vacationed there. Old Fort Pub is by far my favorite for a special dinner. The food , ambiece, and service have never disappointed and the prices are very resonable considering the quality of the meals. We try to get there on every visit. I learned how to make lemoncello while at the bar this visit....a bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More upscale than I expected
    GGD100VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I saw the word "pub" in the name and expected a pub. This is actually a very nice restaurant in a historic setting with really great food. A step up from the usual beach restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Pdxfoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We reserved for 8pm, showed up at 7:50 and did not get seated until 8:45. There was no one other than us waiting. They clearly do not honor their open table reservations. The hostesses were young teens with no one of maturity or authority on site to help. They did not try to accommodate us in any way or even apologize. This is an overpriced pretentious place -locals clearly had the run of it. It was the most expensive place we ate and the least best in taste and service. Don't bother with it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Celebrations
    OFPforme
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Birthday and wedding anniversary celebrations were delightful at our perfectly placed table settings on a pleasant outdoor table. We appreciated the kindness of warm greetings by all and attentive service by Sandy and the team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM!
    untamed58VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Best Sunday brunch in the Low Country, hands down, no argument!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The service was very attentive and the waitress brought everything promptly and as requested. The brunch is the best on Hilton Head Island. particularly the tree hugger granola, the omelette, and the Eggs Benedict.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    cheeseVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I were in HH for an anniversary trip - Old Fort Pub was recommended to us. The food and service was beyond compare fresh and rich food, our waiter made us laugh and gave us beyond amazing service - my mouth still craves the Pecan Pie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion Dinner Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Old Fort Pub has always delivered on food quality and the scenic views are absolutely outstanding. Great place and unique.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Inviting View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Old Fort Pub came highly recommended by a friend and I must say it was everything she described and more. The view was beautiful for sunset and exactly what we were hoping for. I made reservations and the chef prepared a few complimentary things for us which was a very welcome surprise plus we were vacationing with my four year old grandson and they were very accomodating of his needs. Thsi was also a winner with our nineteen year old daughter who is sometimes difficult to please when it comes to her picky menu. Overall an excellent experience for everyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    ChapelHillFoodie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend and co-worker on previous trips to Hilton Head. Since it was my birthday and we hadn't managed to get here in previous trips, we thought the time was right. We went to dinner with other family members who live on the island. Our meals were outstanding and the service was attentive and friendly. The chocolate "Happy Birthday" and candle on top of dessert was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.