Old Fort Pub

4.6
2124 reviews
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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 “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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SM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th Anniversary

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JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan was an excellent server and attended to our requests for a slight substitution.

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S
Greensboro
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Beautiful sunset restaurant but you need to make certain you ask about specials prices. Lamb dish sounded better than the price presented..did not fall off the bone as described. With wine, plan on 100 per person.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special evening for us.
My husband and I Have been coming every year for 22 years. The last 7 years have been with special friends who live in the area.
I love the view and the ambiance of a grand old home.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit in 3 years, always great. Location and view at sunset cannot be beat. Drinks and wine list, every course, and service are excellent. She crab soup, and chilled soup of the night were great. Muscles, shellfish dinner and sea bass, all excellent. Pecan pie, and 20 yr old port too good. Laura was our server, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Will be back in 2020.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and although the meal was good, service was abysmal and put a damper on the evening. It took us 25 minutes to have our drink order taken and over 40 minutes to receive our check after eating. Our waiter only came back to check on us one time, towards the very end of the meal.

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R
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our favorite place on the island.

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HS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view from our table was absolutely beautiful. The food was delicious and the server was attentive and very knowledgeable of the items on the menu. We would highly recommend this restaurant. We have been coming to Hilton Head for over forty years and regret never trying this restaurant until this year

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JM
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting looking out over the expansive Broad Creek on Hilton Head Island. Food and drinks were fabulous. A wedding proposal went down at the next table. Restaurant is located inside Hilton Head Plantation, but no problem, they give you a pass at the gate.

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B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've eaten at the Old Fort Pub many times over the years. We visit HH often and also stop there on our way to/from Florida in the Winter. This place never fails to please. On this stay, my Wife and I both had a glass of wine, the wonderful she-crab soup and the special entree of shellfish cakes. They were excellent. We'll be back!

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant when we visit Hilton Head. Service and the food are outstanding.

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M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal !! Great server ! Can’t wait to go back !

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RL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waterfront view, especially at sunset. Most dinners in the $30s, but justified by view, food quality, and serivmce. A go-to choice for special occasions.

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p
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food superb! Always a special especially for my birthday!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but very good

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WP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday Brunch Food, Service, & Ambiance still great. Disappointed they changed their granola, which used to be the best I have ever had and we have traveled the world.

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KL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with family members who had never been to Hilton Head Island. We picked Old Fort Pub because of the great dinners we have had there in the past. It didn’t disappoint. Wonderful, wonderful experience with great food and service.

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LA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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RD
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Exceptionally well prepared.

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JE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go for date night. The food is excellent and the sunset views wonderful.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service just right - prompt and attentive but not obtrusive. The view the sunset and the dolphins swimming in the sound made for a perfect experience.

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FH
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and so was the service. Claudia was very gracious and engagine as our server.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was a great meal. The sunsets over skull creek are beautiful. Our server,Jennifer was great!

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, elegant service. A nice special occasion place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service. The view at sunset is breathtaking.

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NA
Nashville
90 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants on Hilton Head for several years. We dined there this time on their 3 for $36 offer that ended on February 28 and our disappointment started with the need to find an ad in a book and bring it to the restaurant in order to get the special price, something that has been unnecessary in previous years. We also noticed the prices had increased to a point where, without the special deal, the meal would have been quite expensive and would put Old Fort Pub in another price category for dining on the island, competing with restaurants like Michael Anthony's where the food and service are both better. We had a lovely window table but the service was not as good as usual due to the number of tables each server had to serve and the noise level was quite high. In summary, we still like Old Fort Pub but were not as pleased as we have been in the past.

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LK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great meal at Old Fort Pub, starting with the exquisite sunset, as well as service, delicious food and beautiful setting. One of our favorite restaurants on Hilton Head!

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Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to the Old Fort Pub for our anniversary. And other special occasions never disappoints always good food and good service

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c
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

For the price point our expectations are high for both service and food quality. Neither was up to par on the evening we visited.

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Savannah
43 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love almost everything about Old Fort Pub. Food and service are excellent, and the view, if you get there before or for sunset, is one of the best around. It can get quite noisy, so we ask for a corner table.

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MO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there regularly when we are in the area. It’s always excellent.

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r
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very calm, relaxing, enjoying good friends!

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EO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best food we enjoyed on Hilton Head Island. (...and we enjoyed a LOT of great food!)

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant-never disappoints!

Highly recommend!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Shane! He is the best server ever and such a genuine soul! He is 98% the reason why we love Old Fort Pub!!!!

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RV
Richmond
215 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Same place, same location, same ambiance, same view, still among best in area.

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DA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere & location on the water is very nice. Food just ok & not a good variety on the menu. The prices are over the top especially concerning the food. Nice waitress & pretty view is all the positive that I can say.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience and service. Food was excellent. On the rich side so be aware when ordering.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At Sunday Brunch: The four of us were seated immediately. The service was prompt and efficient and the specials were accurately described. We requested a table with a view and received one. Thumbs up!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ok. Food was average.

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