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“Good for celebrating a birthday”
Review of Old Fort Pub

Old Fort Pub
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Ranked #61 of 376 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 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.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We dined with a large group celebrating a friend's birthday. The service was very attentive and the food good. Beautiful view of the
Calibogue Sound especially at sunset.

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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special celebration and for your kind words. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Expensive, Noisy, annoying service. Food fair.
As a couple on a special date we were unable to converse because of the loud background noise.
We were constantly being rushed to finish and get on with the next course.
Every time we put our forks down to try to talk a waiter would try to remove our plate even though clearly we were not finished.
After the 4th attempt we managed to stop it.
I am not sure if our waiter was arrogant, hauty, or just rudely impatient to get rid of us and get more customers.
She Crab soup was excellent.
My salmon was good but not special.
The other main a beef dish was just ordinary.
The view from the windows very attractive.
Overpriced, poor service, ordinary cuisine in a non intimate atmosphere.
Highly over rated!
Do not choose this restaurant as a couple for a romantic evening.

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3  Thank abbie32
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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

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. It is evident that we failed to hit the mark on several levels. Your comments are well recieved, thank you again for taking the time to help us understand our shortcomings. If at any time you are not happy in our restaurant, please immediately ask for a manager. We are here to help and will always do our best to make sure your experience is enjoyable.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food and service is hit or miss. Inconsistency is the bane of this potentially terrific restaurant.

Thank Jenspa
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Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

This special dinner dates back to 2007. I am planning a return next month and was so embarrassed I neglected to write a review back then.

It is me, my mom and my downs syndrome brother looking for a great place to dine. I called in advance to find out if they had a hamburger on the menu. The lovely lady who answered immediately said yes.

When we arrived, we were seated outside just before the miracle of a sunset began. I looked at the menu. No burger.

When I asked our server, she hinted it was no problem. Apparently, when I had called earlier in the day, the owner asked the chef to grind a steak to make the burger and never told us what they were doing. We were blown away.

They didn't say "well, we can make one". They didn't say "no". They never told us what they were doing. They just daid "yes".

Not just the sunset we are going back for and I live in Virginia.

Hats off to the world class proprietress at the Old Fort Pub.

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3  Thank ChalkTalk
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Dined there 2011, and 2012, and food consistently good, but very, very pricey. Service excellent. Atmosphere superb. Will recommend, provided they accept the high price charged.

2  Thank GEORGE Y
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