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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Fort Pub Ratings and Reviews
Nice views. Good service. Food a bit sal ...
Nice views. Good service. Food a bit salty. Building needs TLC
Old Fort Pub is always good, but this vi ...
Old Fort Pub is always good, but this visit was outstanding. Great service, wonderful view, excellent food. Definitely one of the top 5 restaurants to visit on Hilton Head Island.
Great restaurant! Wonderful fine dining ...
Great restaurant! Wonderful fine dining for the Hilton Head area. Families with kids are welcome too. Treated very well by the staff and a great view. Pricey but worth it.
Favorite place, beautiful setting, food ...
Favorite place, beautiful setting, food was good, but not memorable
Such a great place to dine! The food and ...
Such a great place to dine! The food and presentation are fabulous. The setting is just so beautiful! If you want to feel like royalty, dine here!
We retuned again and not disappointed! P ...
We retuned again and not disappointed! Pasta primavera was exceptional as was the flank steak special. Salmon was wonderful. Nice touch with complementary app and truffle for dessert. Love this place.
The best food we have had on the island. ...
The best food we have had on the island. Beautiful sunset and water views. Can't wait to return!
This was our 2nd visit, just as good as ...
This was our 2nd visit, just as good as the 1st, maybe even better considering it was Fathers Day and very full, food was great and service exceptional.
We took my Dad here for Father's day Bru ...
We took my Dad here for Father's day Bruch. An outstanding meal and the view was fabulous. First time here for brunch, been here for dinner &lunch previously. Will definitely be back great time had by all!
The food was good but did not justify t ...
The food was good but did not justify the price of the meal - was not overly impressed
Great service and food. The menu was a f ...
Great service and food. The menu was a fabulous blend of different tastes and the Joyce Farms chicken was fantastic. Not to mention the scenery and view are terrific. Definitely worth the visit, best restaurant on the island!!!
This is an awesome restaurant, great foo ...
This is an awesome restaurant, great food,service and view. Local fresh fish well prepared would highly recommend.
Beautiful view! Fantastic food! Great se ...
Beautiful view! Fantastic food! Great service! Will return!
Food, service, and ambience all outstand ...
Food, service, and ambience all outstanding. Our favorite restaurant on HHI...dine here on every trip. Great views of water and sunset.
Excellent food and excellent service. ...
Excellent food and excellent service. Will definitely go back again.
This used to be an excellent restaurant, ...
This used to be an excellent restaurant, unfortunately, things seem to have changed. Service was extremely slow and they were out of all of the entrées we were interested in including scallops, swordfish and the seafood special. One of my friends had the calamari which tasted off. The trout was crispy and well prepared, however it was nearly an hour from the time we arrive to when we were served .
I have eaten at TOFP several times with varying results though generally good. We had a 7:15 reservation and had a pleasant start to the meal. The basil martini was outstanding and the wine list was good, not great. I was looking forward to fresh fish for the evening and had the swordfish selected in advance if the catch of the day didn't appeal to me. The waiter promptly notified us that they had only four servings of the catch (cobia which is my favorite fish) and they were gone and they were also out of the swordfish...at 7:15. I ended up with a grossly oversalted pork dish and left quite disappointed.
We have loved this restaurant for more than 15 years, so we hope we just hit an off night. Food was mediocre. Service was spotty. We had a new waitress (first night) who was charming and competent. But after appetizers we had to request some missing silverware from the busboy when the mains were delivered. Our wine glasses were cleared before the wine was emptied and we had to request more.
Great place to celebrate something speci ...
Great place to celebrate something special! The view is really nice and you can walk around the fort by the restaurant if you are into history.
Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. ...
Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We had a great view over the water. The service and food were very good. My wife had the Scottish salmon and I had the grilled Mahi.
Great food and atmosphere
All four of us were quite pleased with our meals. Nice atmosphere with a great view of the water.
Resting on their laurels
Although I read positive reviews about Old Fort Pub our visit was not so satisfying. We arrived early and had a lovely wait in the bar, enjoying the view and each other's company. We were seated early (7:45 for an 8 p.m. reservation) and the trouble began. The first 2 bottles of wine my husband requested were not available. He started with a California red and then switched to an Italian red hoping for better results. A substitute Italian wine was offered, but it wasn't the same varietal or vintage or in the same price range. No fresh caught fish was available (to be out of the Chef's Signature Additions that early in the night seemed a big odd, to be on the water but have no wild caught fish on the menu seems odd). So we gave up. My husband drank water and ordered a salad. I was hungry so I ordered the shellfish cakes. They were good, but the night had gone sour after the series of "not availables", plus we had long waits in between each attempt at service. If what the customer wanted was not available, you'd think you'd put forth an effort to find something they wanted. Finally after our salads, the manager came over and said she was sorry but there was never a guarantee the particular vintage you wanted would be available. What?? We weren't even offered the same winery or varietal or price range, we weren't quibbling about vintages... perhaps the wine list needs to be updated more often if so much is unavailable. It was obvious that a sincere effort was not being made to make us satisfied customers. To spend a couple of hours enjoying a bottle of wine and 3 course meal would not be surprising, we were there for 90+ minutes for 2 salads and shellfish cakes. There are much better meals available at other restaurants on HHI more interested in pleasing their customers.
Ever thing that the people in our party ...
Ever thing that the people in our party ordered was outstanding. The pecan pie is incredibly delicious!!
The location is very nice and the food i ...
The location is very nice and the food is good. Our waiter was really obnoxious. Not sure why. Would not go back. There are better places on the island. Try the lucky rooster for better food and definitely better service.
OFP is one of the best restaurants in H ...
OFP is one of the best restaurants in HH. The food , staff, ambience is wonderful.
Watching the sunset with a lovely glass ...
Watching the sunset with a lovely glass of wine and wonderful food. Life doesn't get much better than that!
We attended Saturday brunch and to be fa ...
We attended Saturday brunch and to be fair it was towards the end of service but they were out of the Kale salad and only had 1 hamburger remaining but our waiter was able to procure a second burger for us, he was very helpful and attentive. The she crab soup is delicious and I highly recommend it.
The setting was so special. We had a del ...
The setting was so special. We had a delightful new server. The shrimp was delicious if a little too garlicky the salads were split so we had room for pecan pie to share. So delicious a must visit.
We done here at least once as a family during our annual vacation to Hilton Head. The views are beautiful. The service is excellent. The food is always amazing. It's my favorite meal I look forward to having all year.
My Husband and I had a lovely dinner here. Food was great, service also. Look forward to returning.
The Service was outstanding. The She-Cra ...
The Service was outstanding. The She-Crab soup was unbelievable. I ordered the Salmon and my wife ordered the pork tenderloin. Both were to die for. The view was gorgeous. Interesting little fort tour. So much history. Would recommend to everyone.
We had a very nice time with a good meal ...
We had a very nice time with a good meal and good service.
Beautiful location, great food. Terrifi ...
Beautiful location, great food. Terrific martinis. The service was a little stiff and unfriendly. I'd go again if I'm visiting for a drink and to watch the sunset.
Our absolute favorite place on the islan ...
Our absolute favorite place on the island. No other restaurant comes close. The food, service and view never ever disappoint.
We took visiting friends . The sunset v ...
We took visiting friends . The sunset view was really nice and the food outstanding. They want to go back the next time they visit Hilton Head.
excellent view and good food
All four of us enjoyed our dinners and will come back soon. Service and staff very friendly and were not rushed excellent choice of a restaurant
We were very satisfied with food, servic ...
We were very satisfied with food, service and ambiance. In fact, it was the most satisfying meal and experience we had dining out in Hulton Head. We made a last minute reservation on open table and were seated in a window table with a view. Waiter was great and was not overbearing. I will be back during my next visit to Hilton Head.
Great Restaurant, Great Ambiance and View
All in all it was a great evening. I would advise going at least an hour before Sunset. The best tables are gone by sunset. Our Server was hard to understand and not very attentive, which took away from the evening some. He seemed to give more attention to tables of 4 or more. I would definitely go back for the She Crab soup if nothing else.
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