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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 318
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 19
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A perfect evening

Our group of six "long time friends" (vs. "old" friends!!) enjoyed our night out on our trip to HHI for the Heritage. We had reservations, were seated promptly and waiter Angel was appropriately attentive and infomative. Two of our group had special requests for fried shrimp, which was not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Janecarpenter
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Taylors, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Taylors, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our group of six "long time friends" (vs. "old" friends!!) enjoyed our night out on our trip to HHI for the Heritage. We had reservations, were seated promptly and waiter Angel was appropriately attentive and infomative. Two of our group had special requests for fried shrimp, which was not offered on the dinner menu. The waiter asked, the chef accommodated... More 

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Asheville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have been visiting Hilton Head every year or two for the last thirty years -- most ot the last two decades have included a dinner at Old Fort Pub, which is widely viewed as one of the best fine dining locations, and which we always enjoyed. There is certainly nothing to complain about with respect to the views and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to relay your dining experiences at the Old Fort Pub. I am dismayed and more than a bit embarrassed at the details of your visit. I have shared these details with our staff and our management team. They share my reaction and collectively with to send our sincere apologies. We strive for excellence on... More 

Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a wonderful evening at the Old Fort Pub highlighted by excellent service and wonderful food. We sat on the second floor and had a great view of Skull Creek while we ate. The She Crab soup was the best I have ever had and all of the entrees were excellent. They included the Trout, Shrimp and Filet. For... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Each time my wife and I visit HHI, dining at OFP is a lock. Food is wonderful, as is the service. Combining those attributes with the stunning views provides for an incredible experience. Be sure visit the crow's nest to take it all in before departing.

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

Thanks Josh, We hope you continue this family tradition for many years to come. Hope to see you soon. More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

This is not the place for a casual family outing. It is a nice, nice restaurant with linens and big wine list. The view is gorgeous over the water. Nice place to dine while the sun sets. If you are looking for a fine dining experience in a restaurant with character, this is the place. The food is expensive but... More 

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

Thank you Ted for the kind words. We don't take the title of Best Restaurant lightly. The management team and staff will always strive to maintain our high level of service standards and food quality to earn that title. More 

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was my first time here and loved it. My wife and I went for a date night while on our family vacation in HHI. The food, service and atmosphere were superb. The ocean view with sunset was amazing, the lamb so tender and delicious, filet just melted in your mouth. The only negatives we had was a confused hostess... More 

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

Thank you Mr. Thompson for taking the time to write your review. Its is always welcome to here about the great experiences our guests have with us. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went here for Easter brunch and expected to get the brunch menu but I didn't get it! I got the Spring Primavera which on the brunch menu is 13.95, but they charged me an extra $12 and I had to pay $26 for it! The Spring Primavera was so bitter (even with mascarpone) and was bordering on inedible, the... More 

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

Thank you for spending your Easter with us. On holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day we are open all day and offer an all day dinner menu with ample brunch additions from 11:00 until 3:00. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your selection. If at any time you are not happy in our restaurant, please immediately... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Best dining experience ever on HHI. Ambiance, food, and service top-notch! Very romantic with a beautiful sunset!

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

Diane, Thank you for being our valued guest and for your wonderful comments. We hope to see you again real soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A perfect place to watch the sunset while enjoying excellent food. The service and ambiance are top rate at this Hilton Head restaurant. We visited the island for two weeks and this was our favorite restaurant. We all loved our dinners, She Crab soup, salads, chicken, and bouillabaisse were all amazing. Lovely all around.

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

The sunsets can be quite spectacular, we are thrilled that you were able to experience one. We hope to see you soon. Joanne More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is fine dining at its best on Hilton Head. White tablecloths, professional wait staff, extensive wine list and great menu selections. The she crab soup was a fantastic start. Scottish salmon and seafood cakes were perfectly prepared. Add the view on the marsh at sunset and its a must while at HH

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

Jeannie, We are honored by your kind words, thank you. More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?