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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.

65 Skull Creek Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 681-2386

Website:
http://www.oldfortpub.com/

Executive Chef:
Broderick Weaver

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (53)
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Romantic (39)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner. Brought a special dessert to celebrate. Very nice evening

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

One of our favorite eateries on the island. We enjoy coming back every year that we visit the Lowcountry. We greatly appreciated the superb service for our anniversary. We'll be back next year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Ate there this week. PERFECT place! Beautiful location for sunset. Food was delicious. Our waitress, Claudia was wonderful. Was a perfect night. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were there for Veterans Day with friends. Food was over the top, grouper, salmon and shrimp dishes were all fabulous! Jennifer was on top with service. We always dine here when we visit the Island. Best food ever. Beautiful sunsets top off the evenings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Friends visiting

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a five star experience, The Old Fort is on our short list of HHI favorites. Great food, water view and beautiful sunsets. Can't beat it.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Old Fort Pub is one of our favorite restaurants! The atmosphere with the incredible sunset views are truly the best!! Jennifer, who was our server, was awesome!! We highly recommend Jennifer and Old Fort Pub!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We visit Old Fort every time we vacation at Hilton Head. The view on the intercostal is beautiful especially at sunset! The best place to see the sunset! We were a little disappointed in the food this time....not up to par as our other visits!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Never disappoints. Food and service on a five star level. I can’t come to ahilton Head without visiting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delightful evening with friends. Perfect sunset. A little noisy for conversations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We always add a visit to The Old Fort Pub when we are on HHI. The views of the water are wonderful. The ambiance of the restaurant is great. The service is always spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

food and service were superb! Michelle our server was attentive and informative...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was slow and food mediocre.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We visit this restaurant every time we are in Hilton Head (& that’s about once a year). It’s our favorite place and the food has always been consistently delicious. Lovely at sunset.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Enjoyed our dining experience. Have eaten at this restaurant a number of times. Food excellent but noise level was quite high this particular evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Highly recommend! Ambiance and sunset was spectacular!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good food - a bit pricey but great for a nice dinner out. Great service and a beautiful view.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

First class food, wine, service, clientele and environment. Sunday brunch is our favorite.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely setting. Nice-sized portions. Nicely presented on the plates. Everything was delicious!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Never disappointed with the amazing experience. Worth every penny.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Organic, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Tapas, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Over the top wonderful!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great place to have dinner and watch the sunset. Trout special was cooked perfectly and the signature pecan pie was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We rate this the best dining experience on Hilton Head!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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 !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. Great food. Unbeatable view and ambience. Have been there multiple times and have never had a bad meal. Excellent special occasion venue.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Ordered grouper because duck eas not on the menu which is what I always order. Had to go with grouper which was over cooked. Tasted like dried swordfish. Maybe it was. Didn’t complain because we were with others.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was very good. Food good. Ok value for the money. Great views of the waterfront.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Have eaten here in the past and it was excellen. Stake was sent back to be reheated to medium and it was still med rare. Food was flavorful but over priced.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always a great choice when visiting Hilton Head.

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