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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
Private Party Contact:
General Manager: (843) 681-2386
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 went to Old Fort Pub with a group of eight friends and found it to be delightful. The food was excellent and the service for our group was outstanding. Our every need was anticipated and our entire group commented on the attention we received not only from our server but a number of others assisting the server. Everyone in our group felt that this was a great dining experience. Thank you for a lovely evening.
We had a nice evening and really enjoyed ourselves. It was our out of towns guest 40th anniversary which I put in the notes when I made the reservation and my husband and aI both mentioned to hostess when we got there. This couple honeymooned in Hilton Head 40 years ago to the day and ate at Old a Fort then. I was terribly disappointed that the waitress nor anyone on the staff said happy anniversary or congratulations.
Beautiful view, yes. Bad service and worse food...yes. So many bugs on the patio that servers actually passed out bug spray...also yes. Unless you are going with about 2 hours of time on your hands and plans to only have a cocktail or two and wearing pants with socks and long sleeves and quite possibly mosquito netting around your face... don't go. The service and food are unfortunately not enough to make the view and ambiance worth it. And that says a lot considering the sunset was beautiful. As another reviewer said....was expecting an iconic experience, didn't get it. Not just underwhelmed but also annoyed at the amount spent on dinner for some of the worst food over our vacation weekend. Never again and would not recommend.
A Real Winner - as good as advertised. Great wine selection and great food in an absolutely great low country setting. My wife's Boulibasse was loaded with sumptuous seafood and my shellfish cakes were not only delicious but really filling for a big eater! Our waiter "Shane" was perfectly attentive and offered good advice on the selections. A little pricey but overall a good value for the food, drink and ambiance.
This restaurant was great in all ways! The attmosphere was lovely, definitely more like fine dining then a pub. The food was amazing, especially the She Crab soup and beet salad! The main course was delicious as well! And lastly, the service was flawless! Great dining experience!
We headed out to the Old Fort Pub for dinner based on a recommendation from a good friend here in the Seattle area. Contrary to it's name, the place is not really a pub but a very traditional dinner house with an amazing view. We were in our "resort wear" which for me was shorts and an izod shirt. Most of the folks eating there were in jackets for the men and dresses for the women but that was OK. I handled it. Once I was sitting down, no one knew I was in shorts. And later when a young gentlemen walked in wearing a jacket and tie but with a HUGE rainbow mohawk. From that point on, I was just fine.
Had a nice squid appetizer, some decent bread but my entrée was totally disappointing. I had ordered the pork tenderloin which came wrapped in prosciutto, a very salty prosciutto. This would have been OK except for some reason it came with a soy-based Asian sauce that was also very salty. This made it pretty much inedible. Like licking a salt block. A very poor choice by the chef. I know that I should have sent it back after a bite or two but kept hoping that it would get better. On the other hand, Kathleen loved everything she had and the service was good, but all in all, it was the most disappointing meal we had on the trip. Not the worst by a long shot, but the most disappointing. We did have an excellent dessert but I am darned if I can remember what it was.
Great evening. Sat outside on a perfect evening (until the wind died down and some bugs came). Nevertheless, the shrimp was very good and the seafood cakes were excellent. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Plan to go back again.
On a side note, the restaurant is in Hilton Head Plantation, so you get a pass at the gate.
The shecrab soup is amazing. The flat iron steak special was awful. First attempt was way over cooked; sent it back. Second was closer to medium rare but no flavor other tan a grilled burnt taste. Not high quality beef. Stick with the seafood. They initially charged me for both orders. Had to notify the waitress to remove one order. I couldn't eat either one. My first bad experience.
We visit Old Fort Pub on ever visit (one to two times a year) to the island. Last night's visit will be our last. The serve was rushed and snooty (we had the same experience last year but thought it to just be an off night.) If you are not a local you are non-existence. We were in and out of a fine dining restaurant in 45 min.
Our first time dining here. One of the reasons we chose this restaurant was the outstanding reviews that they received when so many of the upscale restaurants over the past month had subpar reviews. The reviews did not disappoint. The food was stellar the service was outstanding and when you consider their prices against the other high-end restaurants on the island you will find no difference but their service should bring you to them. They take their jobs and their restaurant seriously and do not take their patrons for granted.
I have no idea why all other reviews are so glowing. We were there with company, and none of the dishes we ordered were anywhere close to a 3 or 4 star meal. With exception of the wait staff (which was pleasant, informative, and personable), and the view (which is excellent), I would give the food 0 stars if I could. We were served raw lamb, some under-cooked grits (if that is what it was - very hard to determine), a pasta sauce that Chef Boyardee does better out of a can, and very sour cilantro sauce and avocado goop. If you are going to serve a $27 vegetarian pasta dish - you should do it amazingly well. Clearly, it is overpriced and so far under par - we won't be back.
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