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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
Old Fort Pub is just a "must go" restaurant on the island. Looking out through a beautiful sunset on Skull Creek is something that will bring vacation goers back year after year. Service is always attentive, top notch. Right now, try the soft shell crab dishes as soft shell crab has a very short season and will be gone in a few weeks.
This was our first visit after being highly recommended by friends. We sat at a waterfront viewing table that allowed us to watch the setting sun. Gorgeous. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The pork chop I order was thick, juicy and flavorable. My wife order the short ribs which were also thick and tender.
Do your self a favor and have a wonderful dining experience at Old Fort Pub. We look forward to our next visit.
Best restaurant in the area. From the breathtaking sunsets to the attentive service we had a perfect night. Priced fairly for what you get. Everything made in house. We vacation in Hilton Head every year and it's the only restaurant we can't miss while here. Thanks again for another memorable night
Party of eight with good friends for brunch. As usual all was done with great tastes and wonderful ambiance. Surprisingly our waiter was less than charming and, while all was handled well, his attitude was not the welcoming warm one we have experienced on past visits.
Non the less we will return and hope for a better service experience. Food and bloody Mary's were great.
This is one of the best restaurants on Hilton head Island. If you want a great meal for a special occasion, old Fort pub has it. The beet salad is to die for. The grouper is always outstanding. The chef does an excellent job. The service is great and the sunsets from the dining room are spectacular.
They over booked and we waited 1 hour beyond our reservation to be seated. While the 3 for $33 was a great deal, the automatic tip for 20 percent of the undiscounted dinner led to a waiter who wasn't as interested in our table for 2 . Didn't object to the larger tip, but not for service we got. Otherwise a great location and meal.
This was my 4th visit to the Old Fort Pub over several years, always for a special occasion. The decor is more formal than at many restaurants on Hilton Head Island and the history of the site as a Civil War fort is nicely captured. The food is almost always excellent, the service is impeccable, and the staff caters to special requests. Try the recommended wine pairings for each dinner entree!
Food and Service was great but billing practice was horrendous. They have a 3 course for $33 special during February. My wife and I went, had a great time, until we got the bill. They put a mandatory tip on our bill even though we only had 2 people. When I reviewed the bill I noticed that they itemized the $33 fee times two(wife and I) but also itemized our other 2 courses each (4 total) at $7 each totaling $28. So our $33 meal was billed at $33 + $14 = $47 each. They factored a 20% mandatory tip on that total. They then deducted the $28 courses to bring the bill back to a $33 fee per meal. Add tax etc.. the ultimate mandatory tip turned out to be 25%. So we paid taxes on $28 worth of food that was already included in the $33 fee and subsequently removed from the bill. hmmmm!
I brought it to the attention of our waiter who insisted it was a 20% tip until I fully explained what I uncovered, he then feigned ignorance. I paid my bill and left, wasn't going to ruin a great meal over an extra $5.00 however, I want all to know as this is a very shady practice and not expected at all from a restaurant who portrays an upscale restaurant with an enforced dress code.
BTW I am a homeowner on Hilton Head Island and have tried to give back since the hurricane by visiting as many local restaurants as possible. It's been both enjoyable and very filling!
Old Fort Pub has it all--beautiful setting, great food and service, and good value, especially if you take advantage of Early Dinig or the soon-to-be-history 3 for $33 Special that has been so popular this winter. We can always depend on this place to provide a great dining experience in a wonderful, quiet setting. It is always the top on our list of must-do places when we visit Hilton head twice each year.
Once we were able to find it we got to the restaurant right on time, which didn't matter because we had to wait 45 minutes in the bar. We checked our table status with the greeters three times and were given three different reasons why our table wasn't ready, but told it would be just a few more minutes. Had it not been a Saturday night and fact we had arrived by hired carrier we may have been inclined to leave. The food was excellent, the server was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening once seated. Obviously making a reservation has little weight on busy nights, so be prepared to wait or go early and hold your table as long as you want which appears what was happening. We were last to be seated and last to leave. Might be time for some of these popular restaurants to enact two hour time limits like in Europe or on cruise ships.
Although we had a reservation we had to wait almost 20 minutes for our table. The restaurant was very busy and there wasn't even room at the bar to wait. This was our 4th visit and this had never happened before. It was my birthday, so my husband wasn't pleased. He wasn't happy with the menu, because most entrees included something he didn't care for. Again, this was different from our past experience. We will try again, but I'm glad this wasn't our first time or we might not be interested in returning.
We have gone to Old Fort Pub many times and it was always very good. This time the food and scenic views were very good, unfortunately the service left a lot to be desired. The waiter acted like he was too busy to answer questions and take our order. I asked three times for more rolls before they finally arrived. My iced tea glass, sat there empty, through most of the meal. As I was finishing my entree someone finally asked if I wanted more tea. I expect much better service from a special occasion restaurant.
Order the she crab soup it was the best I ever had. We went on Feb 14th so the service was a little slow...waited for a drink very long,and for the food...beautiful atmosphere food was very fancy but not as delicious as it looked, a little cold too...sit at the bar and order soup.
Old Ft. Pub used to be great. It's a great location with beautiful sunsets. But the building has not been kept up, and the food is no longer good. I've heard the family wants to retire and sell, but this will be tough, as they've lost the most important factor: good food. Sad to see this Hilton Head institution lose it's way. The fix? Put money into the building and get a new chef.
This dine was for Valentine's Day, & we weren't disappointed. This white tablecloth restaurant overlooking Skull Creek offers excellent menu choice, food, service & view. This restaurant has been a Hilton Head Island staple since 1973 so the decor is somewhat dated. It probably wouldn't be a good choice for millennials unless they appreciate the above mentioned qualities over a chic decor.
Spectacular setting especially if your reservation time encompasses sunset. Don't be misled by the name. This is not a pub but a fine dining establishment. Casual attire is acceptable. You enter a gated community, Hilton Head Plantation, to reach the OFP. Nice menu and good value. Exceptional service starting with the greeting at arrival and a tour of the patio as we left. OFP's patio would be a fine location for cocktails at sunset. Our server was outstanding. She kept my Prosecco split chilled. I had the day's special - flat iron steak and my spouse had grouper. The steak was good but not outstanding and the grouper excellent. The salads and sides very good. We had wine by the glass and there were many good wines to consider. No issues with noise. Can easily converse.
We really enjoyed the views of the Old Fort Pub, which is why we chose to go. the hostess was great and suggested we go up to the third floor for best view. It was a beautiful evening and we really enjoyed that. We did not get to sit by the window and that is all that would have made the evening better. Food was delicious. Waiter was excellent. We were puzzled that it was a pub, but had no draft beer. Wine list is extensive though!
We've been to the Old Fort Pub numerous times in our annual trips to Hilton Head. We generally go for special occasions and when we want more elegant dining. We are never disappointed. Good variety in the menu, especially sea food. An excellent wine list - both by the glass and bottle. Our server this time was exceptionally nice and friendly and helped make our 48th wedding anniversary dinner even more special. Recommend highly.
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