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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Old Fort Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (117)special occasion (96)romantic (94)fit for foodies (68)great for outdoor dining (40)notable wine list (39)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (12)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found this to be a great
    jlb1
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made reservation on-line and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Made reservation on-line and made special note about anniversary. We were seated at a table with a great view and the waiter greeted us by wishing us a happy anniversary. It was nice attention to detail. Food was very good as was the serice. As far as cost, you get what you pay for and we paid well for the great service and the view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Old Fort Pub was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    The Old Fort Pub was fantastic. The food was exceptional and the view was beautiful. As our third night out eating at Hilton Head, this was clearly the best restaurant and we will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always go to the Old Fort
    maryp
    Dined on 9/12/2008
    We always go to the Old Fort Pub when we are in Hilton Head. This was our last time. It was my birthday and we had requested a window table. On arrival the hostess seated us second tier. When my husband mentioned the request, she rudely said "Everyone asks for a window table". After being seated, we noticed 3 window tables became available within minutes. She could have told us that a window table would shortly be available if we wanted to wait. We were moved. The restaurant was very noisy as it was full. Two of the desserts were served on a creme anglaise which was spoilt. Though the waiter finally brought new ones there was no courtesy given to that either. We are really sorry this happen -we have always loved the restaurant but No More.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have enjoyed this restaurant
    Diner2goVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2008
    We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years and always return here because the food is very good and the view over the marsh and onto the water is without parallel especially at sunset. However this past visit our food was exceptional! Our kudos to the chef and the staff for making our first night in Hilton Head so memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall consistenly food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2008
    Overall consistenly food experience- One item, which was overseasoned, was satisfactorily addressed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The outstanding choice in
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2008
    The outstanding choice in the Hilton Head area--far above the competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not let the name fool you. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2008
    Do not let the name fool you. It was a great surprise and now is on my Hilton Head resturant list. Fresh Shrimp...they were swim out the window!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My wife and I come here every
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2008
    My wife and I come here every year and each year the menu is great, the views at sunset wonderful and just a great night out without the kids - it is a wonderful spot for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hilton Head Island's best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    Hilton Head Island's best dining experience -- period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed a lovely dinner
    Ollie
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner in celebration of our son's 11th birthday. It will certainly be a night for him to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A thoroughly enjoyable evening
    David
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    A thoroughly enjoyable evening for the two of us. A great window table with a view of the waterway. The food was outstanding and the service was first rate. We will return to Old Fort Pub whenever we are back at Hilton Head Island.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The most wonderful dining
    MyOpinionVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    The most wonderful dining experience we have had on Hilton Head Island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet