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.
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
Private Party Contact:
General Manager: 8436812386x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Fort Pub Ratings and Reviews
We had a pretty good experience except f ...
We had a pretty good experience except for the temperature of a couple of the meals. This was corrected immediately with new meals and with a gift certificate towards a future visit. The food itself was excellent, unusual tasty garnishes, and very nicely presented. A lovely evening. We will return again as we have many times over the years.
First time visit. Really fun place to go ...
First time visit. Really fun place to go. Lots of energy and live music. Sat at the bar and had some great drinks. We had a few small plates and their seafood chowder. All were excellent. I was disappointed in my meal which took too long and came out warm. If not for that, I would rate the food 4stars. Would recommend and would return.
What's a girl going to chose when only a ...
What's a girl going to chose when only a few days in a city.. Did a google search for best of Hilton Head and Old Fort Pub came up. It was worth the drive ... and worth getting lost .... and worth the time trying to find the location. It was simply worth everything. Dinner for two was more than ample. The onion soup was really, really good. The filet mignon and side of asparagus was good - actaully fantastic - but over the top was the swordfish over steel tip grits ? and vegetables. I am not a big fish eater - but that meal was a winner. You could tell from the staff and the menu why this is worth a visit when in Hilton Head. Dinner for two was $135 + tip. No dessert. Included drinks. For us - $150 is about average for a meal in a great restaurant, so for us this dinner was an average price. I would return to HH just to go to Old Forte Pub again. My guest thought the decor was old and out dated but for me, I thought it was appropriate and what it should be for this long established restaurant. I was extremely comfortable and would dine there with guests or alone - and feel extremely comfortable and welcomed.
We picked the Old Fort Pub for a special ...
We picked the Old Fort Pub for a special occasion, o:ur 33rd Anniversary. We made reservations for 7:15, and had reserved a table by the window for the view.
We were not seated until 8:00 pm, a 45 minute delay despite a reservation, (largely because earlier walk-ins were seated), and by the time we got to our window view it was dark, no view.
Food and waitress were good.
Overall experience was VERY disappointing...and completely avoidable.
We won't be back.
The name is a bit misleading: this is a ...
The name is a bit misleading: this is a very nice place- hardly a 'pub'- glad I had dressed correctly after reading Open Table about 'casual dressy'. We did start out on the patio but it was too buggy. We were given a table upstairs which was quite nice. The service and food was so great. The menu offers many choices and probably won't go wrong with any of them. This is not really a dining place for children in the evenings- more for adults who enjoy good food, a great scenic view, and lovely food and service.
This restaurant was recommended by a loc ...
This restaurant was recommended by a local and we were anxious to try it. It not only met, it exceeded our expectations. Friendly , efficient staff and management, outstanding atmosphere, fantastic service and wonderful food!! Looking forward to a return visit.
Enjoy the sunset and views - historic site
A recent visit to the Old Fort Pub certa ...
A recent visit to the Old Fort Pub certainly surpassed all our expectations. We enjoyed a beautiful evening on the deck and we were pleasantly surprised by a guitar player playing on the deck. The ambiance of the evening wasn't finished with a waterfront sunset with beautiful music in the background...but rather enhanced by outstanding service and delicious food. A few of us ordered the baked stuffed flounder and it was prepared to perfection. We can't wait to return to order it again. Our server, Atef, never let a glass run dry! Kudos to the Old Fort Pub for giving us a truly memorable dining experience.
My husband and I love going to this rest ...
My husband and I love going to this restaurant every time we are in Hilton Head. The view is outstanding, especially at sunset, and the service is impeccable. Food is good too. We would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
I felt that our choice for our 60th anni ...
I felt that our choice for our 60th anniversary was "on the mark". However, I was disappointed because the arrangements for flowers for my table did not materialize. Further, the young woman server was not as attentive as I would have expected.
This was one of my favorite places to go ...
This was one of my favorite places to go while in Hilton Head. There were four us and only one enjoyed their meal. The rest of us had overcooked and food to dry to eat without water.
It was very disappointing. I hope they make improvements.
We had an outstanding dinner with frien ...
We had an outstanding dinner with friends. Dominiqu was our server, and was just exceptional and really ensured that we understood the specials and local favorites. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
This is a great place for a special occa ...
This is a great place for a special occasion. Beautiful windows overlook the water and sunset. Service is first-class. SheCrab soup is top-notch, fresh made bread is warm and delicious and desserts (pecan pie and blueberry crisp) are large enough to share with 4 people. Two of the 4 main meals (pork loin and swordfish) were both overcooked to well-done although medium was requested. Presentation and vegetables all great. An old-time favorite from years ago, we gave this place a try again but the food quality did not match the high prices.
Our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. ...
Our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. Have been going here for special occasions and 'just because' dinners for decades. They have a good happy hour (drinks and apps at reduced prices... Call to be sure). On the water, sunset views and frequent dolphin sightings. Excellent food, great service, set in old south charm. Need reservations especially in season and to get a waterfront table. Enjoy!
Everything we had was great and you cann ...
Everything we had was great and you cannot beat the location and view from this restaurant. My only criticism is the portion size of our entree. My husband and I both got the filet dinner, which is the most expensive option on the menu, and the size of the filet's did not at all match the amount that we paid for them. It seems like they should have been thicker. They were delicious just wish I had felt like we got more for our money.
Such a disappointment! This was probabl ...
Such a disappointment! This was probably our 10th visit. We almost always bring out-of-town guests, because we've previously considered this to be one of the more special restaurants on the island. First of all, it was stifling hot. We had to ask for the thermostat to be adjusted, which they did. But the service was AWFUL!! Two hours for two courses is ridiculous!! Our waiter paid virtually no attention to us. We sat, and sat and sat - first for the salads, then for the entrees - with no explanation whatsoever. We had to REQUEST a second bottle of wine - no one bothered to ask if we wanted another although our glasses were clearly empty. Our reservation was for 8 PM on a Saturday, which I know is a busy time. But, by 9 PM, the place was clearing out - so what was the problem?! We'll think twice about returning.
Famous for their she-crab soup, and righ ...
Famous for their she-crab soup, and rightly so. I'd skip the Caesar salad, which was bland. The entrees were delicious. The flatiron steak special was as tender as most filet mignonette, and came with very flavorful collard greens. Also recommend the bouillabaisse. Can't comment on desserts, since we were too full, but we managed to fit in the complimentary chocolate truffle that came with our coffee. A smart move by the management - the "Fort Pub" coupons they gave us to encourage a return visit!
We've dined here numerous times over man ...
We've dined here numerous times over many years. The view is one of the highlights, but everything about this restaurant is top notch. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, but professional. The wine list has good variety, and offerings are reasonably priced, although it is possible to go for broke, too. The menu is skewed to the low-country offerings typical of the region with a nice blend of seafood and meats. Food was expertly prepared with somewhat novel treatments of old favorites like shrimp & grits. This place has managed to maintain its high standards for many years, which is likely a testament to good management.
My wife and I enjoyed an extraordinarily ...
My wife and I enjoyed an extraordinarily nice dinner at the OFP, beginning with a wonderful sunset through the perfect cups of coffee--all we had room for at desert time! We shared the Maine Mussels in a sumptuously seasoned tomato-based broth. Excellent. Both my wife's deliciously-prepared swordfish over risotto and my perfectly flame-broiled veal chop were artfully presented and nicely proportioned. Her Riesling and my Pinot Noir were excellent accompaniments. Service was meticulous and attentive. We had not been to the restaurant in awhile, and we were very pleased--a well executed and presented dinner, like prior visits.
The island's best kept secret. Intoxica ...
The island's best kept secret. Intoxicating sunsets in this serene, waterfront setting. Fine dining with a superb wine list. Impeccably preferred seafood. So many outstanding entrees. The swordfish was prepared with cilantro, guacamole, on a bed of fluffy rice. My family ordered the trout with artichokes, mashed potatoes. Best pecan pie ever. Don't forget to order the mussels to start. Billy, our waiter, was remarkably gracious, welcoming and so informative about how each entree was prepared. He truly enhanced this exceptional dining experience.
The Old Fort Pub is a 4 Diamond/4 Star R ...
The Old Fort Pub is a 4 Diamond/4 Star Restaurant located inside Hilton Head Plantation. The dining area overlooks Skull Creek also know as the Intercoastal Waterway. It has spectacular sunsets in the summer, early fall and late spring. As you would expect in a 4 Star restaurant, the food is perfect and the service is beyond reproach. Portions are generous but not overwhelming, except for the deserts which all require sharing.
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