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Old Fort Pub
Old Fort Pub

Old Fort Pub Details

  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: David Nadeau (843) 681-2386

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Best Sunday brunch in the Low Country, hands down, no argument!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Old Fort Pub has always delivered on food quality and the scenic views are absolutely outstanding. Great place and unique."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "OFP never disappoints! Our table was ready, just where we wished t dine, and the atmosphere was delightful--exceeded only by the food. Portions were ample, fresh, and tasty. Hooray!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Old Fort Pub not only was some of the best food I have ever tasted but the service was second to NONE! The view of Skull Creek at sunset was breathtaking with the moss covered trees and pinkish skies in the background, you have to see it to believe. From drinks to soup to appetizer to entree to dessert, every meal was impressive... A must on your list for Hilton Head!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We has a party of six (including 2 kids ages 2 & 4) for Sunday brunch. Drinks were brought quickly then service fell off the cliff. Other all adult parties were seated after us and they received drinks, bread and had their orders taken before I asked for the manager. The manager took our orders and things got back on track. She told us that there was a kids version of the order but we never received kids menus."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We returned to Old Fort Pub after not having visited Hilton Head for several years.....Old Fort Pub remains one of our favorite spots. Great food...great service...great ambiance....we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I spent an enjoyable evening at the Old Fort Pub. There were a number of families dining, we could hear ourselves speak. Service was great as was the food. I would recommend the Old Fort Pub to anyone."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were vacationing on HHI and booked reservations through OpenTable. While we read the positive reviews, we made the mistake of not reading the menu. Well, our mistake as this is not an English style Pub. Yes, we were expecting a little different menu fare, but this placed was the best restaurant we ate at during our four nights on HHI. The wait staff was impeccable, the SHE Crap Soup was the best my wife had ever eaten, everything from the appetizers to dessert was excellent! And the view, is absolutely beautiful with the evening, setting sun."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The Pub was great. Atentative service, delicious meal, great wine, and super view. We'll go back soon. We highly recommend this restaurant in Hilton Head."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Requested a table with a view for our wedding anniversary. We arrived a little early but we were seated promptly. Just enough time to have a pleasant chat with the knowledgeable bartender and get a cocktail. We had a lovely view of the intracoastal and watched the sunset as we dined.The bouillabaisse was the best I have ever tasted. My husband had a flat iron steak special which he thoroughly enjoyed. The pecan pie was excellent and the portion was huge. We did not leave a bite behind. We will be back and highly recommend Old Fort Pub. A close friend had told me it was her favorite restaurant on the island. I can see why."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was the second visit but several years had passed between them. I was even better than I remembered and was truly a memorable occasion"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was good, service great, restaurant clean, but overpriced when compared to other Hilton Head similar restaurants."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "What a wonderful spot to have an evening out. The Skull Creek location is incredible with sunsets an extra bonus. Open Table reservation honored and we were seated immediately. A small thing...the maître de changed the color of our napkins as a function of our skirt/pants color. A great attention to detail. Drink and food, from pasta to salmon to pork tenderloin...all very good. The anise accompaniment to the salmon is especially interesting. The pecan pie is superb !!! Just one thing...use of the word PUB in the name is misleading...this is not a pub."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A busy restaurant with a lot of help. The location on the creek is the best view on the island. The soup was a special and my wife was also, fried squash blossoms. The lamb chop and salmon both excellent presentations, and complete to perfection."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and are are hard core foodies. We loved the Old Fort Pub. Excellent meal, and above-and-beyond service, with gorgeous water views."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We visit Hilton Head annually for a convention and Old Fort Pub is becoming a regular visit for us. Beautiful view, especially if you time it so that you can experience the sunset. They always have interesting specials and I usually choose the seafood choice for that evening and I have never been disappointed. The wait staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and professional. One of the great restaurants on HHI."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our family tradition continues with our last night's dinner spent at this restaurant. I would have given a 5 star rating but my husband was slightly disappointed in his selection of the thai chocken. The chicken was very good but he did mot prefer the accompaniment. Excellent young adult menu for kids ESp when most adult meals are $30 and up. The crab encrusted shrimp were excellent. She crab soup is superior. Nice portions and top quality food and service. We never felt hurried and enjoyed a nice relaxing family meal. We will return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My fiancé and I visited this restaurant during our recent engagement vacation in Hilton Head. We went to a nice restaurant every night at week, and this was one of our 2 favorites. The server was professional and nice, and the food was absolutely amazing! My fiancé had the pork tenderloin and I had the fresh catch of the day (grouper). The sauces and preparation were spot on! We both had a glass of the nicer variety of sparkling wine and it was great. And we shared the shrimp, crab and some other seafood appetizer, also delicious. Note: This is an upscale restaurant, despite it having "Pub" in the name."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We've made the Old Fort Pub an annual stop on our Hilton Head vacation for several years, and have always found the food, service, and ambience to be top-notch. This year was no exception, the food was outstanding. The wait staff were exceptionally attentive, but this year's waitress was exceptionally friendly and cheerful as well. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and had a memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Don't know where to start. From the minute we arrived and took in the breathtaking water view till the minute we took that last bite of the amazing pecan pie ala mode, everything was just wonderful. The servers were very attentive and the food was excellent. Definitely would recommend this as a restaurant not to miss when you are in this area."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed a great brunch with friendly service a super window view."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Got seated one hour beyond our reservation next to groups of 10 and 8. Waiter advised 3 different times that "he would be right with us". Was not given wine list until I asked. They were out of the wine I ordered. Busboy delivered our salads, just plopping them unceremoniously on the table. No salad forks were on the table. Bread was brought by the busboy- after we finished our salad. Food quality was good. Manager came by, smiling, and asked how our dinner was, so I recapped this to her. She apologized and gave us a free desert. Very disappointing evening for a $170 dinner"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Old fort Pub last Saturday night. This was our second time there and it was as good as the first. First and foremost was the ambiance. A truly special, romantic setting on Skull Creek. Our service was excellent and our food very good. Food almost excellent. I think maybe a little better last year. However, still a very nice evening to celebrate. Especially like having a glass of wine out on the deck before dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Every year we come to HHI we dine here. It is always wonderful! This year we discover the roof top view. The sunset was as amazing as the food. Shrimp and grits special was so tasty, beet and goat cheese salad and asparagus soup all specials of the night did not disappoint. Off the regular menu we enjoyed duck and trout. Everyone loved their selection!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Old Fort Pub is one of our must-eat-at restaurants whenever we come to Hilton Head Island, we have been going there for years. Food presentation and service are excellent and the sunset view is not to be missed. Agree with previous reviewer about the shellfish cakes, one in our party had them and they were more filler than actual fish but all of the other food choices were excellent. Definitely worth a visit, outdoor dining is an option on a nice evening."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed with ouyr meal. 3 of us ordered the shellfish cakes and they were more filler than meat. We had in the past ordered the crawfish cakes and they were outstanding. Very disappointed in this. On in our party had the Boulbaise and it was very good. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, gracious service and terrific food...we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoy this restaurant every time we visit Hilton Head. The views and food are excellent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We always dine here when we're in Hilton Head. The food, service & sunset views are wonderful."
    Dined on 5/21/2014