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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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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Excellent food, view, and atmostphere to enjoy dinner

Quaint restaurant with beautiful views of the waterway. It sits next to an old fort that is now a park. While waiting for a table it is a nice place to explore. We enjoyed to veiw, food, and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
688DavidR688
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quaint restaurant with beautiful views of the waterway. It sits next to an old fort that is now a park. While waiting for a table it is a nice place to explore. We enjoyed to veiw, food, and service.

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

David, Thank you for your great review. We are so lucky to be in a location that is surrounded by nature in all its' majesty, and inundated with history. Fort Mitchel affords an interesting and enjoyable walking tour which shouldn't be missed. We can't wait for you to stop by and say hi again Joanne More 

Charlotte
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Hilton head for an adults only dinner! We go every year for our anniversary and Old Fort never disappoints. And the view at sunset is just beautiful!

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

Thank you for choosing us to share in your special occasion. We can't think of a higher honor. We hope to see you again next year and many times in between. Joanne More 

Vienna, Virginia
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101 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We had the worst service I have ever had. Waiter forgot our drinks. When he did bring them, he did not even check if we needed refills We were the only table who did not get the chefs appetizer crostini. We also were the only table without our candle lit. By the end of the time, we were so frustrated,... 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We had Atef H as our waiter and he was absolutely amazing! The food was absolutely delicious I don't think I've ever had a meal as good as it was there. The view was absolutely amazing and you got to learn a little about fort Michigan I would highly recommend this restaurant and that waiter to anyone!

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

A little history with our knowledgeable staff and a memorable dinner, what more can you ask for. We look forward to your return visit, Atef will be waiting. More 

Indiana
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The views are incredible, the service impeccable and food amazing. Our server was professional and polite and helpful when ordering. We were lucky enough to be able to watch a rainstorm and then sunset, all with dolphins playing in the background. The walk through the gardens after was nice and historical. Just a perfect night.

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

We are delighted that you shared your special occasion with us. We hope to create more fond memories on your next visit. More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a great meal out on the back deck. The staff was attentive, the food was great, and best off all, they take reservations and we got seated right away. I say this because, not just the night before at a competing restaurant a mere 100 feet down the road, we waited over 2 hours to eat. Here, just... More 

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

Thank you for venturing out and finding us. We may be a little off the beaten path but are blessed with such a beautiful location. The area is steeped in history with Fort Mitchel right next door. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner. More 

Hilton Head Island, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Everyone says: "You have to go to Old Fort Pub", so we went for my Birthday. It is old but not a pub. Nice view over the back bay. Service was fine. The menu was limited. They apparently are known for their "old standards". However the food was delicious. Bouillabaisse was outstanding. "Shell fish" cakes were average. Not crab cakes.... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed the Bouillabaisse, it's my favorite as well. We do have to keep our service and menu standards high to be held accountable to the AAA Four diamond standards. The classics do stand the test of time. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Burgess, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of two restaurants we make it a point to visit whenever we are on the Island. It's usually the highlight of our week there. The views at sunset are special, as is the food and service. Never disappointed.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are ecstatic anytime we can be the highlight of anyone's week. Our mission is "Everyday we will go out of our way to make someone's day." More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have been to the Old Ford pub many times over the years. It is my husband's favorite, because of its beautiful location. With moss covered live oaks and overlooking the waterway it epitomizes "gracious southern living". The sunsets are breathtaking here. (Look for days with some clouds. Stunning!). The food is nice, but to my mind not really special.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Located in exclusive, affluent looking, area of Hilton Head this place excudes "old charm", it's very intimate and yet the restaurant is large enough one feels very comfortable, overlooking fabulous looking lagun. We were there around 8:30 pm and experienced beautiful sunset. The menue is mostly southern foods, delicately spiced, and carefuly prepared. Out of six main courses we ordered,... More 

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

Bob, How nice of you to notice our old Southern charm. Surrounded by water, live oaks and wildlife, there is a lot to look at. We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner and the entire evening. Thank you! 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: Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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