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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Old Fort Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (121)special occasion (101)romantic (98)fit for foodies (72)notable wine list (42)great for outdoor dining (41)neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (12)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Best meal of the vacation.
    Phoenix
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience
    chesterfldVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent good meal
    FoodE
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful View of Skull Creek
    Diesel1981
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skibum2beachbum
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some enchanted evening
    diningdiva13
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful meal
    Tenjoys
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed a great brunch with friendly service a super window view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy Night at Old Fort Pub
    Dave
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oleballfan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always perfect
    pamkVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Very Special Anniversary
    Brandon
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Beautiful setting, gracious service and terrific food...we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Enjoy this restaurant every time we visit Hilton Head. The views and food are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite restaurants.
    Ditty
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We always dine here when we're in Hilton Head. The food, service & sunset views are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining experience
    Rewired2
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry golfer
    Hungry
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but lossing some luster
    BandBVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful view and great patio
    amyt95VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were the only ones eating outside. It was heavenly!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A classic endures
    HH4evr
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    Newmarketer
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food with view
    John
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NathanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Always a delicious meal! The service and scenic view never fails to disappoint
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    HHImark
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Always offers great food and service! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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.
  • Amazing!!
    DinersDelight
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at OFP
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent experience. Great food and excellent service coupled with great views. Doesn't get any better than this.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruined wedding anniversary
    BostonMAVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    HHIfoodie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We went to the Old Fort Pub last thursday for dinner. The service was excellent and the view was fantastic, right on the water. The she crab soup was the perfect beginning and all four of the entrees that we ordered were delicious! We also had dessert that night, all of them were so good we ended up passing them around the table for each to enjoy a little bit and they were all made in house! I would definitely recommend the Old Fort Pub.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2014 Old Fort
    Bobbbn
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We've been coming to HHH for years and the ONE place we always revisit is The Old Fort. This visit was excellent as all the others have been. If you're coming to HHH and don't visit The Old Fort you are missing the BEST eatery around.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Ambience
    Geno
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The Old Fort Pub is becoming one of our favorites when visiting Hilton Head from Beaufort. Went with Friends who were staying on the island and enjoyed a great dinner overlooking the water and a beautiful sunset. Service was Excellent and the food which was ample in portion was outstanding. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.