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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
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One of the best water views on the Island. Consistently excellent service and food from this Hilton Head favorite. Fine dining at its best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Grindman
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SC
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had good meal at OFP but nothing memorable and certainly not worth the price. Further, although the setting is beautiful the restaurant's decoration is stuck in the 80's and needs to be renovated as does the stuffy atmosphere. In short, there are better choices on the island, skip this one.

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SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best water views on the Island. Consistently excellent service and food from this Hilton Head favorite. Fine dining at its best!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The bouillabaisse I had for diner was outstanding! The view was terrific and the service provided by Jim was also top notch. I will definitely return. The tough part will be deciding whether or not to redo the bouillabaisse or try some of the other dishes.

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Chicago
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We recently had dinner for the first time at The Old Fort Pub on our first visit to Hilton Head. The restaurant is in a beautiful area of Hilton head right on the water. We had a great dinner here and sampled many items on the menu including the shellfish cakes and the she crab soup both which were wonderful.... More 

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

Thank you for spending the evening with us on your first trip here. Hope to see you on your next visit to Hilton Head so that we can duplicate your experience. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic! We have been coming here for 40 years- this is the best on Hilton Head! Atmosphere, drinks, food -all! My children were raised going to the "club". They still love it!

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

Dr. Jim, Thanks for being a valued member. We hope you and your children continue the tradition. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I can only describe my experience at this restaurant as a bit odd! The setting is nice and the food was just ok (my she crab soup tasted like Campbell's condensed and my shrimp was somewhat underwhelming, hubbies sword fish seemed better). The odd bit was the service. It was perfectly pleasant but a little "Fawlty Towers". Being from London... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

At the advice of our hotel concierge, we visited Old Fort on our first night ever on Hilton Head. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service. We were met with a delectable hors d'oeuvre sample, we ordered the tempura squash appetizer (filled with lobster Mousse), the snapper and trout were a wonderful treat for us chicagoans and the after dinner chocoalte truffle... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us on your first trip to Hilton Head. I hope we helped make your visit memorable. Don't worry about your attire, we pride ourselves on fine dining service and food in a casual atmosphere. You can dress up or down depending on your mood. We hope to see you on your next trip to Hilton Head. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best high-end meal of our week. Friendly bar staff and delicious food. The views over the water are wonderful, especially at sunset. Request a table with a view since they don't all face a window.

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

Thanks for the great review. Our management team and staff appreciate your comments. We pride ourselves on great customer experiences. More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyed a special dinner here on Saturday for our 46th wedding anniversary. We arrived early so we could sit at bar for a drink and to watch the sunset. Amazing views on the water to see the sunset! We were seated by window for dinner , our server Jessica was very sweet explained any questions we had and never rushed... More 

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

we were delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. Sounds like you had a memorable experience. We look forward to many more years to come. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a special place to watch the sunset and enjoy fine dining. We have been going there for years, every time we visit hiltonhead

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

We are delighted that you continue to enjoy your dining experiences here. Thank you for your support and thoughtful words. 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view

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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