Old Fort Pub

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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4.2
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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience! Great food & great service!

D
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with our best friends at Old Fort Pub. The food, service and ambience were superb. With the incomparable low country sunset as our backdrop, we celebrated our friend's birthday as patrons joined us in singing the Birthday song.

RV
Charleston
231 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Monday night, almost empty. Out of town guests impressed with room & ambiance. Service was slow and lacking in attention. Food as always was good all around. Scottish salmon could have been a bit better presented. Gratis cheese toast were nice touch. Mixed drinks a bit skimpy.

M
Savannah
47 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet some friends from Chicago who had been looking for a condo on the island.
The Old Fort Pub must be an undiscovered place for Sunday Brunch, since few people where branching.
The selections are excellent and the $29 Bunch Special is quite a bargain - we’ll be back.

EF
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly the restaurant you want to go to on special occasions. It’s a bit pricey but in the end a memorable evening.

PS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not be better for a special night out! It is always our first choice.

D
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early for our reservation along with an extra person. We were seated immediately and the service couldn't have been better. The food was outstanding and if the weather could have cooperated the whole experience would have been supreme for the guest we brought. We are sure to return and she wants her husband to bring her here. We each had a different entree for brunch and I had the only appetizer. The meal finished with coffee and light conversation.
Looking forward to our next meal.....

I
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is awesome although the weather did not cooperate for the sunset. Our waiter was terrific. The food was superb. Will definitely be back

KT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Our waiter was excellent and so was the food.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food excessively salty, felt rushed by wait staff which had not been our previous experience.

f
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening all around!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The view from an inside table was perfect to watch the sunset over the water. Our service was prompt. Ambience is very nice for special occasion! However, I found my $41 Surf & Turf a bit pricey for the very tiny bit of filet steak that accompanied my 4 jumbo shrimp! I think a couple more ounces would’ve been nice! However, all food was delicious! Enjoyed the creme brûlée & daughter had a very good Nutty Irishman and ice cream. Overall, a very good experience for a special occasion!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from Shane.

s
Savannah
49 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider Old Fort Pub one of the best restaurants around, and especially nice to take out-of-towners visiting. We have been numerous times, and the food, service and, of course, the view, have never disappointed us. We would go even more often if it were less pricey, but, for special occasions, it is definitely our "go-to restaurant." Go now, when they have their special promo going. It's by far the best deal in town.

CH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very quaint restaurant with a lot of history. The food was amazing and the staff was great. The view on top of the restaurant was incredible at night. We didn’t get to enjoy the Old Fort since it got dark early but we will return on our next trip to the area.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was visiting and we took advantage of the 3 course special for $36. Everyone loved their selections. The Peartini was delicious! We were lucky and were able to view a beautiful sunset from the top porch! Overall, a really fun dining experience.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

DS
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful setting for a lovely restaurant. Food was wonderful, our server could not have been nicer or more attentive. Great for special occasion or romantic dinner. Fantastic views. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

RC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year eve dinner was terrific my entrée was definitely the best duck I have had In a long time. my wife had the short ribs and was also delighted. We will be back soon.

F
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Salad was gritty, shrimp had a fishy taste (not even local caught), potatoes were not cooked through, broccolini was mushy, dessert tasted like it came frozen in a box, and the champagne was terrible- tasted like syrup with bubbles. Extremely overpriced for what we got. If it were not for the view, this place would be out of business. Beyond disappointed based off the 4.6 star rating.

D
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Years Eve venue.

B
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers of The Old Fort Pub. We are regulars because they are just THAT good. We could eat anywhere, including 2 private clubs in the Bluffton area and 2 in Savannah, however, we keep coming back the The Old Fort Pub. We highly recommend them.

l
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were joined by two friends for brunch. Old Fort Pub was warm and welcoming and beautifully decorated for the holidays. We all ordered Eggs Benedict. The plate was beautifully presented and all the components of the dish delicious. The choice of china was interesting--a very large bowl--making it a little awkward. But that's a nit. We hadn't been in a while and were reminded of what a nice spot it is.

Q
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was lovely warm cozy restaurant. The food was good but not great for the high price which was significantly higher than what I saw on their website. The waiter was grouchy to the pint of rudeness . They have a cute bar in the back but I walked in after dinner and the bartender didn’t acknowledge me . Could have overlooked the high prices if the people were nice

OT
Mississippi
101 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant. Food was very good, service was okay, but it was a little noisy on this night. It's in a great location and a nice place for date night.

JG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary dinner

JG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed dinner on Christmas evening at Old Fort Pub. The restaurant was beautifully outfitted with holiday decorations and staff greeted us warmly on our arrival. The meal was delicious and served efficiently. A perfect evening!

WC
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner here on Christmas Day was the best part of Christmas. Perfect in every way and food was outstanding. We will definitely return next time we are in Hilton Head. The restaurant is very attractive and the service was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about the experience. Do try and go when you can see the sunset.

GM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Entrees were good. Soup was not hot. Salmon appetizer very small.Waitress rectified it

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet dinner on Xmas eve .. wonderful food and service ..not rushed but timely

SO
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Usually good but not Saturday night. Portions for steak may have been 2 oz. Very small. Grilled shrimp were boiled. Overpriced. Disappointing.

H
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Go to place for a special occasion. Would have rated 5 stars but my friends meal was not hot when served.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance for celebrating our 55th anniversary.

W
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants on HHI. Highly recommend,

JC
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. We both started with calamari appetizers which were perfectly portioned and lightly fried. The 2 main courses were sea bass and special of the day scallops. Again, perfectly prepared and presented. We split a piece of pecan pie which was superb. John was our waiter and was very attentive. We frequented Old Fort Pub in the past, but not recently because of some negative reviews. After eating there again, we will definitely be returning more frequently.

DL
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of lamb addition was delicious! Hoping to return again soon. The staff is very professional and attentive. Our server, Atef, helped make for a perfect evening. We enjoyed excellent food, a beautiful setting, definitely a must try restaurant on Hilton Head.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's 94th birthday celebration.

KT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food, service, location, and noise level all excellent

LK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second visit, and we did enjoy it. However, one of us was disappointed in the short ribs because they had an excess amount of fat. He ate only a small portion of it.
Other than that, it all was very good and that Tattinger champagne will smooth over the fat on the ribs.
The setting is always lovely, and the soft background music sets the right tone.

GE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We were taking advantage of a seasonal offer and we were so pleased with everything about the experience. It started by walking through the front door and seeing the spectacular view and it just kept pleasing throughout the whole evening, including the food and the service. Definitely pricey though.