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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
Closed now
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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
Wonderful food, service, and ambience

Old Fort Pub is one of the finest restaurants that we’ve experienced. Although it was a little tricky to find, it was well worth the effort. The staff, the food, the wine, and the ambience were wonderful. The understated elegance of the restaurant was beautiful but not stuffy or snobby. Although we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
rockys_friend
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antioch, ca
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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antioch, ca
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Old Fort Pub is one of the finest restaurants that we’ve experienced. Although it was a little tricky to find, it was well worth the effort. The staff, the food, the wine, and the ambience were wonderful. The understated elegance of the restaurant was beautiful but not stuffy or snobby. Although we didn’t have reservations and the restaurant was busy,... More 

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Washington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Old Fort Pub each time we have travelled to Hilton Head (probably 10 times beginning in 1998). Most of the time, we have someone else with us on the vacation and none of us has ever been disappointed. From the amuse-bouche to the sweet cherry crème brulee, it has always been a special place to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have hosted a rehearsal dinner here as well as dining as a couple. They have done quite nicely in each instance. The food is quite good, the wine choices are very broad for the restaurant not to be in a city, the ambience is relaxing, and the service is attentive. Good choice in Hilton Head.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here on our last night in Hilton Head, and it made for a memorable last evening. We were lucky enough to be seated at a window table. The view was lovely as was the decor of the room. We had "perfect margaritas" with a warm loaf of bread to start: the drinks were aptly named.... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting on the river. Not warm enough to sit outside but we had a window side table looking out over the marsh to the river. The service was 5 star, very professional. The food was also amazing-fantastic salmon. Good cocktails from the bar and a nice wine list. Special occasion kind of place and pricing but worth it for... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had a great meal. They have a wonderful water view. We loved it. We have been here over the years and it is consistently good and service is excellent.

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Denville, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Old Fort Pub is a lovely looking restaurant whether you dine inside or out. The views of Skull Creek, especially at sunset, are spectacular. The service is friendly, attentive, and professional. The chef makes use of fresh local ingredients, and the manu changes accordingly. The food is deliciously prepared, and the choices include something for everyone. If you are... More 

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

We are flattered by your high praise. And you are so right about the Pecan Pie, I never ate it until I tasted Chef Keith's. Thank you. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went here for dinner on Mother's Day and couldn't have been happier with the evening. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the wine, to the salads, to the she-crab soup, to the shrimp and grits, to the giant piece of homemade cheesecake for dessert. The view of the sunset was gorgeous, and provided the perfect backdrop to our meal. Our... More 

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

Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special celebration. The sunset on Mother's Day was spectacular and we're delighted you were able to experience it. All of the desserts are "homemade", even our ice creams and sorbets. They are hard to resist. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. More 

Brentwood
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is truly special. The views cannot be beat. The food is exceptional. The service is outstanding. If you have one place to try on your visit, you must try Old Fort Pub. This visit I had the asparagus soup and stuffed quail with gumbo served over polenta. The quail was seasoned perfectly and the stuffing was devine. The... More 

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

Jenny, Thank you for such glowing praise. The quail and gumbo combination is a must and we are lucky to have Chef Keith here cooking for us. He has such talent. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

By far one of the best restaurants on Hilton Head. Outstanding cuisine and fantastic views. Best to go before sunset as the view adds so much to the experience. Pricey, but the combo of the food and the view makes it worth it.

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

Great service, Great food, Great view. That's what we call the Pub Experience. Hope to see you soon Ron. 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Scenic view, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?