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
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.
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.
Old Fort Pub Service
Everything about the quality of the food and the quality of the service (very professional) was outstanding. Recommend that you don't sit by a window on a sunny day as it gets very hot there. A good place for a special occasion dinner.
Lovely waterfront setting (the sun was a ...
Lovely waterfront setting (the sun was a bit intense by the windows) with elegant food that was carefully prepared. It is certainly not a PUB, but rather fine dining.
Excellent food, great location.
Excellent food, great location.
Great Hilton Head Find
We dined with friends at their suggestion. It is an elegant dining room with a beautiful bay front setting. The food is special and the attentive service is elegantly just right. It was the most expensive food I had on my 4 day Hilton Head get-away, but for an occasional dinner it can fit the budget. Try the She Crab soup!
This the best on the island!
This the best on the island!
Thoroughly enjoyable, great food, attent ...
Thoroughly enjoyable, great food, attentive service. We will return
A Hilton Head classic.
A Hilton Head classic.
This place is in a such a great spot. Right on the water for a perfect sunset view. Food was terrific as was the service. Looking forward to returning on our next trip to hilton head.
We had a wonderful meal and the atmosphe ...
We had a wonderful meal and the atmosphere was fabulous!
Wonerful restaurant experience
We love Old Fort Pub. It is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions or just a nice evening dining experience. We have dined here since 1976 and have never been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance is wonderful. The view is awesome. Our visit this time was no different and we look forward to our next visit as always.
We return here every Spring for over 20 years. This year was special. Nancy was our perfect waitress and we were there for the brief availability of soft shell crabs; so good. Another perfect evening.
The dinner next to the water was excelle ...
The dinner next to the water was excellent. The food was very delicious.
Excellent spot to eat dinner and view the sunset. The food was competent but not inspired. Excellent service. Nice neighborhood restaurant if you live in Hilton Head Plantation.
Great Views and Dining
Beautiful sunsets from a restaurant where every table has a great view. Service was friendly and we were never rushed with our meal, even with a 6:30 reservation. Great food.
So romantic! We went to Old Fort Pub on ...
So romantic! We went to Old Fort Pub on our wedding night, and it was one our best decisions.
Elegant dining with sunset views
The Old Fort Pub is a solid choice for a "nice" dinner in a charming setting with amazing views of the water and sunsets through huge picture windows. Our salads, short ribs and duck breast were well-prepared, and service was friendly but polished.
Wonderful service in a lovely setting! ...
Wonderful service in a lovely setting! Everyone enjoyed their meals in our party of 6. Service was top-notch! Portions were ample. We all left very satisfied, and made a work out date for the following day!
We love Old Fort Pub and visit ever time we're in Hilton Head. The views of the sunset over the marsh are so pretty. The food is exceptional and the service is outstanding. We always enjoy are dining outings here.
Amazing view of sunset
We were told about this place probably 10 years ago and finally went and wished we would have done it sooner. Absolutely amazing! Delicious food even the early bird menu is awesome! We will most definitely be back. Can't wait for next time!!!
We love OFP not only for the excellent food and service but also for the beautiful view and the atmosphere. This time we were sat upstairs on an inside wall. I wonder if the management seats Open Table reservations in the less desirable locations of the restaurant?
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