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About 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.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
March - November:
Seven Days, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
December - February:
Seven Days, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Fort Pub Ratings and Reviews
Our family gathered at Hilton Head this year for Thanksgiving week, and we chose Old Fort Pub as our dine out special night. But for the splendid pecan pie desert, the meal was surprisingly disappointing to just about all of us. Being a duck
aficionado, I was most disappointed. It was cold and mediocre, the only saving grace being a nice strong and deep sauce. My sister's salmon was cold and dry. The consensus at the table was that the food was at best adequate. None of us recoil at high menu prices such as at Old Fort Pub, but at such prices one expects far better than adequate food. To be fair, the service was excellent and we rewarded that generously. Maybe it was just a bad night in the kitchen, but I can only judge by what we received, and based on this experience I cannot recommend this restaurant.
Small quiet traditional dining room. Great ambiance for intimate dining.
Cozy friendly bar; well made traditional cocktails.
Server timed the courses just right. Attentive but not intrusive.
Food was excellent. We had the smoked salmon appetizer, bouillabaisse, and pork loin, and a raspberry dessert. All great.
Can't recommend this place highly enough. A little expensive but worth it. If you visit Hilton Head, don't miss it.
Wow! Fantastic sunset view, great food and terrific service. Just as lovely inside as out. The she crab soup and scallop appetizer was amazing. The fish special was a cobia which was done to perfection and the pecan pie was heavenly! We will definitely return!
Great food, elegant presentation, secluded- a wonderful treat for brunch! The service was friendly and discreet. The view over the bay is stunning - when we were there the wind was aggressive and the temperature quite cool. We were happy to be inside; on a different day the outdoor dining area would be delightful. Our stop for brunch on Sunday afternoon was a high point on our Gulf/Atlantic Coast ramble - we’d surely return.
Old Fort Pub is such a wonderful place to have dinner or brunch. The views are spectacular and the ambiance is great. Service has always been exceptional and the waiters and waitresses are extremely knowledgeable in discussing the menu. The restaurant is not all that big, but that certainly added to the charm and made you feel at home. The history of the location also added an extra touch.
Not sure how our server is employed there. Appetizers were served prior to getting our drinks. Key lime Martini was served overflowing the glass, running down the stem with an extra napkin to wipe up the spillage. Coffee served slopping out of the cups, leaving a puddle in the saucer. Asked a question about one of the dishes and the response was "I don't know". Never sought out an answer for us. I don't need to continue, I am sure one would get the gist of our experience.
It is tough to beat the views of Old Fort Pub. The sunset is amazing! Everything was great until we started ordering the food. Delay, delay, delay. For the pricing of food. $3-$34 for entries you would think someone would come to our table and say they were sorry. We kept asking where our food was and never got an answer.
I also don't think it's right to charge premium prices in a nice restaurant and look over to see people sitting there in shorts. I know it's touristy but come on. Our bill for everything was $175. Just for two of us. We sat next to people with shorts on and docksider's with no socks. Really?
The Old Fort Pub started in 1973. Great spot. They should invest in upgrades to make it competitive with other top-level places. The chairs were very uncomfortable, and so on. Put money back in the business.
I will only go back and have a drink and enjoy the view. Not for dinner.
We had a wonderful experience as usual! The crab stuffed flounder was wonderful, the service and wine recommendations were spot on, but the scallop appetizer special was very salty even for my husband who loves salt. The balsamic reduction cut it enough to not send it back. All in all a wonderful birthday celebration with friends with a view of the low country that can't be beat!
Our problem was that we merely wanted to partake of the Happy Hour food menu.Once arrived at 5.45,we were informed a) there was no HH menu or b)serving had finished.So instead of an economical snack we had the rather expensive bar menu.Complaining about this the next day,it was quite clear that the Old Fort website was then disingenous/outdated to say the least.
But great location/great ambience/great service - spoiled only by misrepresentation. I notice today that the website menus have been corrected !
I've dined here several times and have not been disappointed. This time we had brunch. We chose the all inclusive brunch with appetizer, entree and drink. If you choose that option you should be very hungry, expect to take some home or not feel guilty if you can't finish everything!
Food and service was excellent as always!
Great place for sunset pictures!
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