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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 “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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (48)
Scenic View (43)
Special Occasion (40)
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Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Worth the Drive (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a very good meal in a very nice environment. Service was excellent and reservation was on time. Nice place off the beaten path.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our third visit since the first of the year to Old Fort Pub. It has become our favorite restaurant in the area. The sunset views, service, and food has always been terrific. I have written about those in other reviews. All that makes this experience all the more disappointing. We returned this week as we had a coupon for a special, $33 for a starter, entree, and dessert. On the coupon it states it is not good on Valentine's Day. We were there on the 15th, but when we presented the coupon we were told it was not being accepted on the 15th, 16th, and 17th as well. We showed the actual ad to the server - she said she would get the manager. Someone returned - not the manager - and stated they were not honoring the ad, but did admit the coupon only stated the 14th being excluded. "It is somewhat misleading, I admit". Only after a long discussion were we given a small discount on the meal. The manager never appeared. As I stated above, the food and service otherwise was great, but the experience still left a bad taste.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and unbeatable sunset. Attentive service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening-everything was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice view and service was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant to spend a special occasion. My husband and I celebrated Valentines Day here. Be sure and ask for a window table. One of our favorites on Hilton Head.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had always heard good reviews of Old Fort Pub, and our visit was prompted by a coupon special. The ambiance is very cozy. Unfortunately, this time of year the sun sets too early to enjoy the view. The menu contains a nice variety of appetizers, salads and entrees -- something for everyone's taste. The entrees are pricey, however, and none of us felt they were exceptional. I don't believe we'll be going back unless we can take advantage of a special.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Noisy, late with drink order - curt waiter; food was rushed, but delicious.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love Old Fort Pub. This was the first time I was disappointed in anything I ordered. I tried the Southern Oyster Rockefeller. It was so saturated with pimento cheese and collards I could not taste oyster at all. The sauce on my Mahi Mahi was outstanding, but the Mahi had a fishy taste. Perhaps a bad night as it was restaurant week and very busy? Phenomenal service and my husband's food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This elegant restaurant with a beautiful sunset view over Skull Creek never disappoints. Excellent food choices, nice service and varied wine/cocktail menu. Our table all had the winter locals special- 3 courses for $33. Can't beat that excellent deal. Beet salad, Caesar, lamb chops, and squash soup for starters. Dinners- salmon, grouper, and steaks served with risotto, potatoes, mixed vegetables and delicious sauces beautifully presented. Dessert- their famous pecan pie, now a tart, but still very good. We will continue to support this local gem!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great as always and think Atef H is the best server ever!

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and drink. We enjoyed the attention and service of Shane as well as his conversation and hospitality. It was a great evening!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful overall. The "lollipop lamb chops" were outstanding, along with the
entire meal (grouper).

Tags: Great Beer, Disabled Access, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Old Fort Pub has everything going for it -- great views and great food. It's a bit pricey, but they offer coupons off-season that make it a good value.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Shane our waiter was excellent. Food was very good!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We dined here our first evening of our vacation at Hilton Head Island. The restaurant had gotten 4 diamonds in our AAA TourBook. We both enjoyed she crab soup with extra sherry, although there were no chunks of crab. Still, it was very tasty. My husband ordered another appetizer, the skillet "roasted" calamari, which he said was more like a stew than roasted and the calamari rings were small. I ordered the scottish salmon medium rare, and it came out medium and a little dry. Our wine selections were good. Service was slow for a Sunday night, and we were not sure if the kitchen was slow or our server had too many tables.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great ambiance and great service!
Wonderful food choices.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We visit the Old Fort Pub every visit to HH. We stay in Sea Pines so it is a drive for us, but well worth it. We had short ribs this last visit. They were awesome! Great wine selection too.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Restaurant features numerous tables with a great view of the sunset (although was cloudy on this visit). Taken right at our reservation time, Shane our server was very personable and knowledgeable. Timing was great, food was fantastic. Old Fort Pub has become our favorite in the Hilton head area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I went to Old Fort Pub for date night. Everything about this place was wonderful. We both had the New York strip with potatoes and grilled veggies and Perfect Margaritas. The food was great! And the Margaritas were the best I have had on the island! Our server Jennifer was absolutely wonderful! We live in Hilton Head Plantation and plan on making this our go to spot for date nights!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love the waterfront view. This is a romantic spot with superior service. The staff is very attentive without being intrusive. The choices on the menu were plentiful with many local specialties available. The pecan pie was the best we've ever had. We are never disappointed with the quality or the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We dine here often and it is always a good experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Beautiful view with great service. I had a lovely time and staff was very attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had such a lovely meal the night before that we came back again the following night, at an earlier time so that we could watch the sunset. It was really worth the drive there again. Good fresh seafood, although we were disappointed not to have the oysters and lobsters again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fine dining on Hilton Head Island. Definitely worth the drive to get there. The tables were along the large window so one had great views of the waterfront. Ambience was just right. Very friendly staff, who made us feel very welcome. The oysters were really fresh as was the lobster. The bouillabaisse was so well cooked it was to die for. Will definitely be back as it was the best dinner we have had on the island.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve prix fix menus. Great choices. Each prepared with excellence. Very good service. Table was ready immediately on our reservation time. Beautifully decorated dining room. Fine dining to be sure.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

If you visit the area, you must eat dine here!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a New Years Eve celebration so the menu was fixed price. The Sea Bass was nice but the combination lobster and steak was disappointing for most of our party. The deserts were good but we would have preferred more effort would have been allocated to the entries. Overall the restaurant seems to rely mostly on its history and ambiance to retain its customers, but that may become more difficult in the future if it’s food continues to be unremarkable.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hadn't been to this restaurant in 10 years. Now I remember why. Food was overpriced and marginal in quality. Sea bass was deep fried! Who does this? 12.50 for a Stoli martini? Calimari was like trying to eat sections of a hose. I will never go here again. $90.00 per person plus drinks and tax. $280.00 for dinner for two with tip. Outrageous!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We live close to 300 miles from Hilton Head Island, but we've been to the Old Fort Pub nearly 20 times in 20 years. We've had great dining experiences all over the world, but can't think of any that compared for an excellent balance of ambiance, view, cuisine and service. Go at sunset if you can, but its a nice experience any time of day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant has a gentile Southern quality with a beautiful view of a low country waterway. The she crab soup was excellent and the tasting menu for brunch was reasonably priced. Nice service and good food make it worth the effort to find this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is by far the best dining experience we've had since moving to Bluffton over a year ago. We go out to eat at least once a week in Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort and this is the first time we've been impressed. Truly the only place that we've experienced that lives up to the term, "fine dining." The service was friendly from start to finish, the cocktail and wine list had something for everyone, and the food was seasoned, cooked and plated beautifully.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was very good. Shawn was our waiter. Very attentive. Food presented,beautifully and in a timely manner. Lovely setting. A little to dark to read menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is the 4th time we have visited on our trips to HH. We are never disappointed with the menu, the food, or the service; however our server could have scaled back his dissertations on his hobby.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great place for a special occasion, the whole family enjoyed it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were on The Island for Christmas and very few restaurants are open on the holiday. The food was good. My husband did not receive the right order but he was given a free dessert for the error Overall good experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our server was Michele, she was highly informative and patient. Her service made our dining perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Expensive, a bit noisy when full, but worth every penny. One of the most wonderful restaurants ever. Super special for that wonderful occasion. Go early enough to catch the sunset and time enough to walk the old fort.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Splendid location with the charm you would expect from a refined historical southern establishment! Oh, and the food and service were excellent!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was very disappointed in the menu for Christmas Day. Was told one the phone after I reserved that they needed a credit card to secure the reservation. Was also told they would probably serve prime rib. Not. The food was okay, service was pretty good, but after living here for 40+ years, it would not be a place I would recommend. Meh

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