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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DavidT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our guests had some food allergies and every question they asked the server had to keep going back to get the answer. I have been many to the restaurant many times and this time it did not meet expectations.

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BillR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to visit the Old Fort Pub. It was a great experience! Our server was outstanding. He gave us all the time we wanted to order, eat and enjoy ourselves. We had a great view of Skull Creek as did everyone seated in the restaurant. The food was very good. It is a quiet atmosphere and a place you need to try!

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Robert
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love a great cocktail in a beautiful atmosphere before dinner. This is the spot. Food is always great, service outstanding and a place to enjoy with someone special.

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vipHWT3
Charleston
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not gone out to eat since mid-March and we wanted to celebrate our 46th anniversary dining out. What better place than a AAA 4 Diamond restaurant. We requested a window to look over the inter coastal waterway at sunset. What a wonderful view. All precautions were taken for the customers. Social distancing, single use menus, and no single utensils, only wrapped complete sets of silverware when needed.

Dinner was spectacular, the best filet I have tasted on Hilton Head Island where we live. My wife had a wonderful gnocchi vegetarian dinner and we topped it off with their famous Pecan Pie Ala mode.

A must try if you are looking for an elegant dinner and wonderful views.

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vipRVAWm
Charleston
232 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

OK, it's dining during Covid. Outside seating was distanced properly, but seemed actually more crowded than previous occassions on deck. Seated promptly, but given notice as special birthday occassion reservation,, a more intimate table should have been offered. Next to in/out steps didn't make it. 2nd night server had minimal knowledge of offerings from menu that was obviously limited from once again, previous occassions. Pre entree pastries and ending chocolate commentaries are nice touch, but again, given reservation notice of birthday celebration would have thought a small acknowledgement was expected. OLD FORT is still favorite on island, but this experience was far below typical previous occassions. Of 1 - 10 rating would be less than 5.

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jillh
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view across the water at sunset was incredible. Dinner was fantastic - chipotle shrimp and pork chop were delicious. The service was wonderful - Shane was attentive, informative and friendly. We'll definitely return for another round of drinks and dining.

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pinkylorr
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Setting, ambiance, service and scallops appetizer were excellent. The salmon was ordered medium-rare and came well done, The size was miniscule and was supposed to be in a citrus glaze but instead was served in a bowl of citrus soup. It was served with a mountain of lukewarm orzo and plain vegetables. Very disappointing. The manager did apologize, indicated that it is hard to cook salmon (?) and did take half the cost of the salmon off the bill. The stuffed flounder was also miniscule with unidentifiable stuffing and served with a mountain of couscous with the same plain vegetables. Again, very disappointing. This restaurant came with a 5 star recommendation. Perhaps they have changed chefs? or maybe they need to. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing or came on the wrong night, but for the expense it was not worth it.

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Theo
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not feel welcome, NONE of the staff was friendly, limited menu and way overpriced. There are so many friendlier places on HHI who deserve our business. We will never return here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have been before and never disappointed. This time food and service sub par.

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StacyS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the sunset over the water. Wonderful food. Highly recommend.

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vipIslandgirl
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the Porch for bruch. Lovely view, servers wore masks and food was delicious. We and our guests throughly enjoyed our meal and felt very safe. So grateful to have this wonderful restaurant so close to home!

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Ambience was awesome and food Excellent.

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RM78
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're ever in Hilton Head, this is a place you must visit at least once!

AWESOME views before the sun is gone and very scenic outdoors and indoors too anytime! AMAZING courteous personable and respectable staff! Delicious food! 3 of us had the Prime Filet Mignon and I had the Stuffed Flounder. All perfectly cooked and delicious! Crab soup is PERFECT! The Harvest salad as well! And the Pecan Pie and Cheesecake were so delicious. My husband is a cheesecake lover and he actually said that he thinks that's THE best cheesecake he's ever had. Pecan Pie is up there too! Only regret is that I wish it wouldn't have been a cloudy day (it was actually storming) and that we could've made a reservation for sunset. I swear that it has to be a magical spot for it!

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember our server's name. We sat outside and he was phenomenal! Wonderful visit by the Chef and his "on the house" dessert to celebrate a birthday. The food was superb, ambiance spectacular, and would go back again and again when visiting HHI.

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vipYvonneG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and delicious food.

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BarbaraH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 50th anniversary and we decided to have Sunday brunch at Old Fort Pub. So glad we chose this restaurant for it was elegant, classy, and had a romantic view. The food was delicious and our service was great. Impressive and attention to detail!

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vipmmvl
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. This time we took advantage of the delightful outdoor patio with a lovely view on a wonderful summer night. We love this backyard gem!

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Sunbeam
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner....probably our 25th. visit. Always wonderful!

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DavidM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve vacationed as a family in Hilton Head for the past 32 years. We typically have our last dinner at Old Fort Pub and it caps a beautiful trip. Food, ambience and setting are the best on the Island. Thanks to the wonderful staff that marked our dinner there so special.

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vipCameron
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for sunset it was beautiful lighting! Our waitress was great! Perfect timing on drink and dinner orders. The swordfish was perfectly done, moist and delicious. The Grouper was delicious as well and super fresh! The key lime pie with raspberry sorbet was so refreshing and even with appetizers it was all well portioned so you weren’t so stuffed afterward. Loved the ambiance and history of the place, but the staff including the chef made it that much more special.

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vipOldteacher
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us dined on the patio. Cocktails were delicious although the red wine drinkers in the group were not pleased with their wines - felt the bottles had been open too long. All entrees were well executed and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Ambiance the best

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vipGregW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tonight we were looking for a new place to dine in Hilton Head. A quick text to a few friends who visit the island often both, quickly suggested Old Fort Pub. We then quickly scanned the online reviews which were balanced and yet favorable.
So it wasn’t a big decision to try the Pub. My wife had a salad and the special Sea Bass and I enjoyed the Caesar and then the Shrimp with grits. Simply awesome.
A great view, prompt service and a wonderful meal. A perfect night and we will be back.
Thanks Chef Michael for swinging by to check in on us.

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vipRsaward1986
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What a great time and beautiful spot to see the sunset. The food was exactly what we remembered. Outstanding crab appetizer, and excellent lobster pasta. The food will not disappoint.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was overpriced. The service was excellent but my Paella tasted like it was sitting in chicken broth. No saffron flavor and small portion.

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vipLovedit
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was simply great. Halibut was pretty good and the view is amazing.

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vipFoodtvjunkie
Charlotte
76 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very great view of the harbor and go for the sunsets. Food was ok ..they have a new executive chef who came to our table at least twice - he’s going to be changing up the menu so will go back next time in HHI

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vipPeterT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we go to HH, we make a reservation at the Old Fort Pub. We have never been disappointed, in fact, always delighted.

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LindaD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Always a delightful dining experience.

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JayneG
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and so was the food. Great ambiance and it's an excellent place to watch the sunset on the water! If there are no window table tables available ask if there are any upstairs. We ended up sitting upstairs next to tge window with more of a birds eye view. We had the place to ourselves too!

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JeanetteS
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 49th Anniversary and the perfect place for a really delicious and romantic dinner. We saw the sun set and it was so special!

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JoseV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience all around
Great views

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vipMarnieR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Love it! ........................

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience from sitting down till the bill. The staff was so good along with the food. Great first night to a long weekend!

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a2thdoc
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the meal excellent - as always.

Looking forward to our next opportunity to dine at Old Fort Pub.

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enightingale
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed OFP since 1983, still the best fine dining on HHI. The view is breathtaking and the quality of food and service outstanding. Unique setting, quaint facility and romantic views. The only other restaurant on HHI of comparable quality and atmosphere is ELA'S...on the Water.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCarolyn
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went on a weeknight with friends.....everything was outstanding except that the restaurant was too warm for our comfort! But the food was the best I’ve ever had on Hilton Head! We all ordered something different and everyone cleaned their plates! Dessert was also excellent!

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vipMiBr
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and exceptional service

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Old Fort Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 681-2386.

Old Fort Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 2682 OpenTable diners.

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