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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (57)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Special Occasion (38)
Romantic (38)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
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Disabled Access (4)
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Great Beer (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was excellent, but the service was really inattentive for the caliber of restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We often visit the Old Fort Pub, it is one of our favorites. It was a busy night and we had a couple of little errors in our food order. They were quickly taken care of and all was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great view out onto the water. Best Shrimp and Grits on Hilton Head Island.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great patio dining to celebrate my daughter's bday!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants year after year on Hilton Head Island

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Have been coming here for years and got engaged here several years back- the perfect fine dining experience in HHI! Love the lobster stuffed squash blossoms!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Rude waiter ruined the experience! We have been many times over the years and the waiter has made us think about ever going again. Spoke to manager at Old Fort Pub a week after our visit. Said he would talk to supervisor and call back and never did. Disgusted by service during meal and after.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We went for a birthday celebration. We were late for our reservation due to the extreme traffic on HWY 278. Saturday is the turn over day for the condo vacationers on Hilton Head and the traffic can be horrific.
Wait staff was wonderful, food excellent, view gorgeous. We will be back for other special occasions as well as every day dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very nice and classy without being stuffy or pretentious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Awesome awesome place. We come here every year. Great views. Always go up to the roof for sunset pictures.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Service was wonderful. Food was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Service and the view were excellent. Food was inconsistently seasoned. The she crab soup was incredibly average, very little discernable crab and just ok flavor. The Caesar salad was good. The shellfish cake was the best item of the night, however, the creamy stone ground grits fell flat and were more of a lumpy gelatinous bland heap. The beef tenderloin was cooked properly and had a very good onion jam, the accompanying potatoes needed salt and some butter and or cream badly. They key lime tart was very good. Overall an ok meal in a nice setting with great service.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The best part of the restaurant was probably the view. This place is great if you're looking for the old time supper club. We were probably some of the only people there that were under the age of 60. There is definitely an old school vibe and menu to this place. As a young couple this wasn't really for us. The food was ok, the serivice was fine. Definitely overcharged for what we got and the quality of food. If you're retired and are wanting a nice quiet evening this is a fine place for you.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was very good. The wine I chose was not available but a good alternative was suggested.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Never fails to please. Our favorite special occasion place. Great bargain for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Such an outstanding meal in a beautiful location! We ate here years ago, but had forgotten about what a gem this place it. We had a lovely Father's Day groundhog that went beyond your typical "fancy eggs and pancakes" meal. I look forward to eating here when we return to Hilton Head next year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We've only been for brunch twice, once meeting another couple & once just us two for Father's Day. Both times the service was superb, food and drink delish and atmosphere/view quite nice. Beside the restaurant is a historic fort area you can walk to surrender a few of the extra scrumptious calories just consumed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great ambiance, but slow service delivering main courses, and both of our entrees were overcooked and lacked flavor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This is my husband's favorite meal! Every year he has to have the seafood bouillabaisse.. we celebrated his birthday and fathers day meal here. The staff are very friendly and accommodating to my daughter with nut allergies. They made sure both my children were taken care of...that is important.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We have dined here before and enjoyed our dinner. I was a bit surprised by some negative reviews, but found them totally baseless. Our meals (we both had the Cobia special) were outstanding. The service was friendly and timely, attentive without being overbearing. In my opinion, Old Fort Pub remains one of the finest dining venues on Hilton Head

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent dinner! My wife chose a fish dish while I had the beef tenderloin. Both were delicious. A little pricey but very very good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Wonderful food with the best water view! Could have done without the crying baby. don't bring small children here. It's a romantic adult place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Beautiful historical location. Go for the breathtaking sunset. Food was delicious.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was fabulous. Appetizer soups were delicious. The fish entrees (grouper special and swordfish) were perfectly cooked and full of flavor.. The desserts were not quite as good as the rest of the meal, but the rest set a high bar! It was so good, we considered going back again the next night.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Lovely atmosphere & view was spectacular. Food was great along with beautiful presentation. Was a wonderful night with visiting friends

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Beautiful setting over the water and one of my very favorites when I'm in Hilton Head. The sea bass was amazing! The waiter was excellent and gave great service. We enjoyed the outdoor guitar player and singer. A perfect meal in a beautiful place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Small but beautiful patio. Wonderful sunset. Great ambiance. Food was excellent, especially she crab soup. All in all a great place. Will definitely go back. Note: A tad expensive even considering the normal mark-up on Hilton Head. Note 2: wine list is quite good

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wonderful view of the intercostal. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Enjoyed the Shrimp bisque and my grouper special. My husband's dinner was also very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Beautiful views, decent food and slow service.

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Had a wonderful meal at The Old Fort Pub. Sunday Brunch. They have a special where you can have a starter, an entree and a glass of wine or a mimosa or juice for $29. I have a great chilled cucumber dill soup, eggs Benedict and a lovely Chardonnay. But there was plenty of other options. My husband has some great pate and some mussels. The view is spectacular. This is one of my favorite restaurants on the island and I live here. I have NEVER been disappointed with this superb restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Outstanding, super swish place- what a view!!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The Old Fort Pub has exceptional food -- well-conceived dishes, great presentation and wonderful taste. The food quality is as fine as anything in the Low Country and on a par with many big city restaurants. The only gripe is that sometimes, when they get busy, the service can lack some attentiveness. But that's minor. The food is outstanding. The view of the water is great. It's very high on our list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Tired venue, musty upon entry. Food quality (brunch) not commensurate with the price; surviving on past history. Have been here often over the yrs, each time successively less pleased with the visit. Brunch quiche was dry and if I knew it was an individual quiche I would have never ordered it as it is too much crust too little quiche; deviled ham starter was salt-laden. None of the 4 in the party felt it was a "return-to" place. $90 for brunch for two with coffee and tip borders on the outrageous. Service was excellent but servers are victims of the management and the kitchen.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amazing views from a great spot on the water. Perfect to sit and see the sunset. They have a lookout up top too - which is great.

I'd say the food was just average for the price, but still enjoyed it overall.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Top notch dinning experience! Service is superb! Attentive to details. View at sunset is out of this world. We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary and the entire staff was attentive to the event, and even added a surprise on the dessert! The food is excellent and each course was excellent! Our favorite place in HHI for all our special events!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Atmosphere and food was outstanding. Great location overlooking the sun setting. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our last visit was very unpleasant due to the service and the rude waiter. Thought we'd give you a second chance since we always loved this place. Back to normal indeed. Great new waitress, usual great food. The rude waiter appears to be gone.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was our first time to this restaurant and we loved it. Everything was very good, including the service and the view. We will be returning frequently.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 26, 2017

As always the view around sunset is phenomenal. Service is very good.
The food is great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Another fabulous meal at the Old Fort Pub. We took friends and I had the wild shrimp dinner, my husband & friend had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat special and the other friend had the trout. Everything was exceptional and our waitress was very attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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