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Old Fort Pub

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65 Skull Creek Dr, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
+1 843-681-2386
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Old Fort Pub is a charming restaurant with one of the best views on Hilton...
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Family tradition continues

We learned about Old Fort Pub from our condo guest book more than 25 years ago. It's been an annual treat ever since. The setting is drop dead gorgeous and the sunset last week was a treat. We brought 18 family members and the upstairs room was perfect for us. The local shrimp dish with lobster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Char B
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Arlington, Virginia
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We learned about Old Fort Pub from our condo guest book more than 25 years ago. It's been an annual treat ever since. The setting is drop dead gorgeous and the sunset last week was a treat. We brought 18 family members and the upstairs room was perfect for us. The local shrimp dish with lobster cake was outstanding. The... More 

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akron, oh
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First, best wait staff among all HHI restaurants. It was a pleasure to be served by a wait staff that is professional. While I never felt hovered over, our drinks were constantly filled, dirty dishes removed promptly, and all were extraordinarily well mannered. This type of service makes a special night outstanding. Small crackers with a sundried tomatoe mousse topping... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had the real privilege of having dinner last night at this restaurant. First off, the view of the sun setting from their patio was marvelous. We then moved in to a table window side for a further view of the sunset. Our server, Jessica, was outstanding and very attentive to our needs. We all had the flounder special with... More 

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Louisville
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The Old Fort is a tradition for our annual family get together in Hilton Head. The food is always outstanding and you can't beat the atmosphere and views! The service is also great. Only complaint was on a special salad - I'd stick with the Ceasar which is always delicious. Can't wait until next year!!

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Knoxville
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Dined here recently with three generations at the same table. The service was impeccable. Always responsive and anticipatory. Food was superb. Local stuffed flounder and snapper, comprehensive wine list and a lovely ambience. Don't miss this one.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant was recommend by the staff at the Omni Resort as a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. We dined out on the patio and had a lovely evening. The food is gourmet style . . . . delicious! The service was excellent!

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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for such high praise, without guests like you, we wouldn't be here. We strive to make each guest's visit a complete dining experience, from the greeting to the fond farewell. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we are THE place to celebrate with. Again, thank you for your acknowledgement. More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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325 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited the restaurant to celebrate the wedding anniversary of some friends. We had an 8pm reservation and were seated on time. It is an old building that has been extensively expanded to allow for a number of tables to have an unobstructed view of Skull Creek. It is quaint and comfortable with a cosy bar area and an outside... More 

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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review

Your comments are well received and we thank you for them. We fully appreciate the value of our guests and honor that relationship with sincere dedication to service. We trust you will continue to find us meeting and exceeding your expectations on your return visits! More 

Vienna, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant reminded me of an old country club. Service was very good and the food was also very good. We enjoyed almost everything. The seafood cakes were the only disappointment - they were not fresh - seemed like they were made from leftover seafood and lots of breading. Steak was cooked to order, fish special was good, desserts were... More 

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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your most recent visit here. Chef Keith sources the freshest ingredients and tries to buy local as much as possible. Please let the manager or your server know if a dish is not to your liking. We would like to correct any issues right... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The view was fantastic. The appetizers were great. Three of us had the grouper special - tasteless, warm and little flavor. There are so many other choices around HH there is no reason to waste time going here.

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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review

We are saddened to find one of our guests did not enjoy their experience with us. We occasionally fall shy of expectation, and make every effort to correct any shortcomings. . I hope that you will give us another try so that we may exceed your expectations. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Old Fort Pub was a delight in every way. The historical setting is charming and romantic. If you can sit outside by all means do so. You might want a little bug spray, and they are prepared with that. The food was plated beautifully and full of flavor. Delicious! Make sure to take a short little stroll through the... More 

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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review

We are absolutely thrilled that you were able to enjoy the entire Old Fort Pub experience; the food, ambience, history, service and the beauty of nature surrounding us. We are blessed to be at this location. Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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Additional Information about Old Fort Pub

Address: 65 Skull Creek Dr, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
Phone Number: +1 843-681-2386
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Skull Creek Dr, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-681-2386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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