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“Delicious dinner!”
Review of Old Fort Pub

Old Fort Pub
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Ranked #52 of 369 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Portage, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

It was great to be back in Hilton Head and we had a delicious dinner tonight with a few specials such as asparagus soup, grilled grouper, and best salad. Our waiter, Danny, was so friendly and helpful. He made it a really enjoyable time for us. It was my daughter's 13th birthday and they brought a creme brûlée with a candle and I was really nice. What an enjoyable time!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank RNP1969
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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
We were glad you choose The Old Fort Pub as your place to celebrate your daughter's Birthday. It is good to know that Danny took great care of you, and your experience here was enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit.
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Warrenton, Virginia
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful, relaxing, great food and service”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We ate on the porch, met so many great people. The service was stupendous and the food was delicious. The view is of the intercoastal, but it is a very quiet portion of the intercoastal. Eating under trees with embedded lighting and Spanish Moss. Enjoy a grown-up evening, leave the kids at home and have one of the special martinis. This was a great part of our vacation. We had been once before, ate inside and ate at a table away from the windows and the experience wasn't near as pleasant. Get a table against the window or outside.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank VA_WOLF61
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oldfortpub, Manager at Old Fort Pub, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Glad to hear you had a great time. We will save you a sunset for your next visit.
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“"Not so fried green tomatoes.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Amazing service, beautiful view of low- country off back patio area, steak cooked exactly how I like it ( burnt) !! Little over priced and fried green tomatoes drastically undercooked AKA - raw!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Ponyboy2013
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Nashville
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“AAA 4-Star no worries...”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was our second time dining at the Old Fort Pub and we are already looking forward to going back on next visit to Hilton Head Island. We fine dine and this restaurant is in our all time all time top 5. The atmosphere is calming and serene. The waitstaff very attentive, but the food and chef has truly earned the rating of AAA 4 star. If we could give it more A's and more stars we would. Make your reservations early and ask for a table by the window. Go hungry. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank MissJuly
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Nashville, Tennessee
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Extraordinary In Every Way”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

This was our first dinner at Old Fort but will not be our last. I thought the experience was impeccable in every way. The 30 minutes or so while we waited in the bar for the specifically requested table we asked for to clear, we enjoyed conversation with the bartender whose wine suggestion was spot on. We also enjoyed a few martinis that were outstanding.

After moving to the dinner table, our meal was excellent in every way. Everything was well timed and very well prepared and the server's suggestions (and a couple of items he said to avoid) resulted in the three of us enjoying boulibaise, trout and lamp chop entrees. The pecan pie we ordered and shared was excellent as well.

The friend we brought along spends substantial time on the island, whereas we are only here 2-3 weeks per year. It was his first visit to the island and he stated it was one of the best meals and experiences he has had here, and I know that he frequents a lot of the most highly regarded restaurants in Hilton Head.

I think this is a great place for a couple, or couples to dine. I would not recommend it so much for children unless they are well versed in fine dining and patient to enjoy the overall experience. And, oh yeah, the view at sunset is to die for.

  • Visited June 2013
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