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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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'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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Tucked away within a neighborhood, this is not a restaurant you would stumble a rooms without a search. On the water with a historic walking tour site nearby makes for a pleasAnt evening. A white table cloth experience with attentive friendly servers. Nice menu. The calimari appetizer is or fried and in a broth with bacon and is delicious. Great steaks and seafood and the pecan pie is not to miss."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Elegant spot with great sunset views. Food presentation was excellent, and everyone in our party of four loved their meal. Waiter (Philly) was excellent, as he knew the menu well and provided efficient and friendly service. Great location, great food, and great service!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We were the only ones eating outside. It was heavenly!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A good meal but it's not quite the elegant spot it used to be. Also I was insulted by the fact that the server added an 19% gratuity I suppose because we had a $25 gift card. We were a party of 2 so I will probably avoid going here in the future due to that. As for food the chef needs to get back to pairing with simple things rather than mashed rutabaga or turnip green! I went to CQ's the night before and had a $25 gift card and hope they did not pull the same thing with gratuities! And they GAVE me the gift cards for being a loyal customer!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We've been going to the Old Fort Pub each year when we visit Hilton Head for 30 years. Chefs have changed, the menu has changed, but it is still good. We went for Sunday brunch this time so we could enjoy the view and it did not disappoint. I still recommend it to my friends."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have been dining at this small but very comfortable restaurant for over 15 years and overall the food quality has been very consistent and very good. From time to time the portion sizes became pretty large for a three-course meal. The view, especially for sunset, can't be beat and is definitely the best in Hilton Head. However, during sunset time it can be hard to get reservations. The outdoor patio is fantastic for a pre-dinner drink."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We always dine at Old Fort Pub when visiting Hilton Head. Food, service, and wine are always outstanding and you cannot beat the sunset views."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Always a delicious meal! The service and scenic view never fails to disappoint "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always offers great food and service! We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our dining experience was superb.The food and service were outstanding.The early dining menu was excellent. Everyone had a different menu item, all were delicious. We have been here many times; this early menu and portions were the best we ever had."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I noted in my online reservation & called ahead of time to let restaurant know it was my husband and I’s wedding anniversary & to please help us celebrate. The restaurant did absolutely nothing, our waiter did not even acknowledge the occasion after I told him (for the 3rd time). Our table was not ready upon arrival so we had to sit next to a window where the garbage and lawn tools were placed. I called the restaurant to confirm the yogurt in the “Tree Hugger” entrée was fat-free but was informed after ordering that it was not fat-free and in fact the restaurant did not even carry that! Service was incredibly slow; my husband and I’s entrees came out 25 mins apart so that I had nearly finished eating before my husband’s entrée came out. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Excellent experience. Great food and excellent service coupled with great views. Doesn't get any better than this."
    Dined on 5/4/2014