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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Wow - Views - ambiance - fine dinner

We were visiting Hilton Head and were told about this restaurant. Made reservations for a Friday night and could get in only at 5. We thought they have to be kidding. Got there at 4:45 - toured the old fort paths next door then went into the Restaurant. We were the first - said they would be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pete R
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Penhook, Virginia
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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127 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to go here for some time and with their 3 for $33 special on after Restaurant Week I decided it was time. People go to this place for special occasions; anniversaries, birthday's etc. I had high expectations. One of our party is handicapped and the first issue was the front steps. It was not at all... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to relay your experiences at the Old Fort Pub. We strive for excellence on many levels but none is as important as our guest's satisfaction. Though this building was built in 1973, the materials used were sourced from old barns and churches from the surrounding area. Hence the name "Old Fort Pub", not to... More 

Penhook, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Hilton Head and were told about this restaurant. Made reservations for a Friday night and could get in only at 5. We thought they have to be kidding. Got there at 4:45 - toured the old fort paths next door then went into the Restaurant. We were the first - said they would be with us in... More 

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Thank Pete R
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Fort Pub is a lovely best kept secret on Hilton Head Island. It is located on a picturesque water view property with lots of glass. The waiters are upscale and particularly Jim who was our server. Rarely do you find a server whose attention to non interruptive conversations of guests was noted and service was timely and we... More 

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Harvard, Illinois
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon a review of this place and did not regret going. The outdoor seating is a must. It was early November and we were the only people who chose to sit outside and it was amazing having it all to ourselves. Perfect setting for one of our honeymoon dinners! It was beautifully lit and just perfect. The food... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant that runs the gamut of fine dining in the main room to a more casual experience in the bar or on the patio. The service here is impeccable - truly notable. The food is fantastic. Unless it's a special occasion, we usually eat on the patio and the view is fantastic. The restaurant is just... More 

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Thank Richard L
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an amazing experience! An amazing birthday experience of sunset over the water, with a live oak draped in Spanish moss, as part of the scene and a wonderful romantic dinner. Mesmerizing view, excellent wine selection, great service, incredible food, incredible presentation of food. The best meal we had in years. What a wonderful birthday!

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Fort Pub combines the best sunset views with the most wonderful cuisine. We have had some of the most excellent service of anyplace we've eaten from staff at the Old Fort. They are knowledgeable and highly professional. We have always had excellent meals there. The wine cellar is extensive.

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Mary L, Public Relations Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Our staff works very hard to please our guests and it makes every one feel great knowing that people think they are doing it right! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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356 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on my birthday. Sunset was stunning with a beautiful view of Skull Creek. Food was exceptional and our server (Debbie) was perfect. The chef runs a special in January and February. $33 gets you an entree and two other courses (choose from sides. appetizers, or desserts. A really good deal. Overall, this was a birthday to... More 

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Thank Ray Z
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with another couple to celebrate an 80th birthday. They had a $125 gift certificate that they wanted to use. My wife and I had she crab soup (cup $8.95), beet salad (small $9) and shrimp and grits (good $29.95). Total for the two of us with three glasses of wine was $78.14. The advertised a three for $33.... More 

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Thank Bonjsc
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I booked into this time-honored, classy restaurant on New Year's Eve, 2015, and we weren't disappointed. This is fine dining at its best: all the dishes were prepared carefully, perfectly, and served with aplomb. The service was excellent, the decor traditional, and the wine list is great. Best place to eat on Hilton Head Island

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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: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?