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“Fine dining, not pub grub”
Review of Old Fort Pub

Old Fort Pub
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Ranked #62 of 380 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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 The Old Fort Pub’s “New Southern” favorites inspired with influences from around the globe. An excellent choice for celebrating a birthday, holiday or a romantic evening.
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is a delightful dining venue. Nestled in a civil war embattlement, this delightful place offers a magnificent waterfront view. The dining room is very attractive, providing a perfect setting for excellent food and service. The only thing that resembles a pub is the delightful bar, where a friendly bar tender serves great drinks. The view can also be enjoyed from here.

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Thank sfinestone
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and I had a sunset dinner at the Old Fort Pub the week after Labor Day 2012. We had a wonderful dinner there. The setting is like going back in time down into the deep South with the willow trees with hanging moss and old fort iron cannons on the grounds.
Our waiter/Angelo was an excellent server /gentleman and he directed us to excellent choices for our meals. The "Iron steak" and "Beet salad" were delicious! Our waiter /Angelo also gave us an informative /historical overview of the Old Fort Pub ( a former civil war - confederate naval fort) while we waited for our entrees . It was a real treat to sip a glass of wine at a candle lit table while viewing the glistening canal waters while the sun was setting that night. A romantic setting for couples!
This restaurant is within a gated community.......A must visit restaurtant for all those wanting a taste of the "old South"! Located just down the street from "Skull Creek Boat House"

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Thank Bill M
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

If great service, excellent food, and a breathtaking sunset view is appealing, then The Old Fort Pub fits the criteria. From the time we checked in with the Maitre'd, we were treated like old friends and frequent visitors. The service was first rate with prompt attention and met our every need. Even the three year old with us was well cared for and had his own kids' meal.

The food was outstanding with a good selection of seafood and steak with mouth-watering side dishes. Portions were generous. An extensive wine list and cocktail list added to our enjoyment of the evening. Any requests we had were granted right away. Each person in our party had a different entree, and everyone of them was delicious.

The waterfront view of the Intra-coastal Waterway was gorgeous, complete with the occasional dolphin making an appearance. Sunset was absolutely spectacular! For a better view, there is an observation area on the roof which enhances one's viewing pleasure.

No doubt, The Old Fort Pub is a dining experience not to be missed.

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Thank John D
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a delightful place to dine outside and toast the sunset although you may dine indoors. If you are lucky as I was you may see dolphins. The setting is wonderful amid those lovely moss draped trees and the menu and service were superb. I opted for the Chef's special which was short ribs which were devine. I try new restaurants each time I revisit Hilton Head and Old Fort Pub is one that tops my list.

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Thank Jo A
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We are frequent visitors to Old Fort Pub, because we love the ambience. The location is great, the view is amazing. The cocktails are excellent - try the basil infused vodka martini! The service is attentive and excellent. Our appetizers were well prepared and the presentation was beautiful. But two of the four entrees were extremely disappointing. The halibut was unrecognizable as halibut. There was such a hardness on the top and bottom of the thin fish. Our friend ordered the fish special - a flounder filled with crab - and it was also very disappointing. For the price, both couples have higher expectations of the food quality. We generally go here for Christmas Eve and on our anniversary, but will probably choose another location this year - such as Vine or Trattoria Divina. I would suggest going to the bar and sitting outside to enjoy the view.

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Thank NewBlueEyes
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