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The Old Bull Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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205 West St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5558
+1 843-379-2855
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Beaufort, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

always a great atmosphere, food is always excellent and staff is very professional. It's soft shell crab season and OBT's chef nailed it on this dish!! Matt and Omar in the pizza kitchen were model employees and very accommodating in evry manner. OBT is one of our top two restaurants in Beaufort.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop in the Bull at least once a month. Luckily tonight soft shell crabs are in season. Prepared just right. Lightly sautéed and served over arugula with an aoli sauce on the side. Entree was for two crabs and I was able to bring one home because I had the wonderful liver pate appetizer also. The place is always good.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in Beaufort for the day and we're looking for a place to dine. We thought about waterfront dining but it was too cold to eat outside so the view was not important. TA reviews led us inland ( a block) to The Old Bull Tavern. The restaurant is in the center of town just off... More 

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Bayside, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and wanted to try the Old Bull Tavern for dinner. We didn't have a reservation (highly recommended) but due to a last minute cancellation we were seated. We enjoyed everything about the tavern from the ambience (little tea lights lit all over) to the Bulls head above the bar. The staff is excellent... More 

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Thank Cindy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Super nice and attentive staff, great food and drink. Everything that makes a pub superb! We have been eating our way through the seafood of the Carolinas and just wanted a place to kick back and relax for a smaller bite so we stopped here for pizza and beer. The pizzas are wood fired and have a variety of tempting... More 

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Thank Marcia W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While house hunt with my wife and another couple, we stopped in to have a few drinks and pizza. The pizza was great. we were sitting out in the bar area and had little contact with wait staff other than the bartender. After purchasing a home in the Beaufort area, one of our first restaurant stops was to be the... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for some appetizers and a few beverages after a historic horse drawn carriage tour of Downtown Beaufort, and we were not disappointed. The Staff were friendly and attentive and both the food and drinks were amazing.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old Bull Tavern is one of our FAVORITE spots. We get there right at 5pm when they open and sit at the bar. My fiancee LOVES their whiskey sours, and their drink specials are unique, different and yummy. Their Green Eggs & Ham app is wonderful and their homemade pate is delicious!! The small plates and dinners are excellent, and... More 

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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this review

Jennifer C Thanks for posting your thoughts about your experience at Old Bull Tavern. Your positive post brings a smile to our faces and furthers our resolve to bring you our best. Cheers ! The OBT Team More 

Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early evening meal at the Old Bull Tavern which was delicious. The food, drinks and service were very good. It is easy to see why it is one of Beaufort's top restaurants.

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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your thoughts about your dining experience at Old Bull Tavern. Your positive post brings a smile to our faces and furthers our resolve to bring you our best. Cheers, The OBT Crew More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we want to stay in Beaufort for the evening, we head to the Old Bull Tavern. If we are lucky we can get in and have a table in a half hour or so. The servers are exceptional! Food is GREAT although the type you really only want on occasion. Great for dinner-out but not every day, if you... More 

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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your thoughts about your dining experience at Old Bull Tavern. Your positive post brings a smile to our faces and furthers our resolve to bring you our best. Cheers - The OBT Crew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $18
Cuisine
Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 West St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5558
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-379-2855
Description
The Old Bull Tavern is a modern day Gastropub serving old world recipes prepared with care and where possible with locally sourced ingredients. The beverages offering includes craft cocktails, regional beers, and a comprehensive wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?