Charleston's Best Waterfront Restaurant has a view that is a distinctive destination unto itself. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula, Fleet Landing Restaurant features Chef Drew Hedlund’s classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a setting that celebrates the area’s waterfront heritage. The restaurant’s “maritime chic interior” caught the eye of Food & Wine Magazine which featured Fleet Landing in their trend spotting “Where to Go Next” column.

Encased in a hurricane proof, 6,000 square foot concrete maritime structure, Fleet Landing juts out over the marsh on a reinforced pier and boasts oversized windows that offer an unobstructed view of the Charleston harbor. Built in 1942 by the US Navy as a debarkation point for sailors, the building lay vacant after World War II until it was acquired by the South Carolina Port Authority in the 1960s and used for storage. In 1988, when the structure  was in disrepair, a 21-year-old Tradd Newton pointed out the unique building to his mother and made the prediction: “One day, I’m going to put something in that building”. Fast forward 16 years and Newton, with the guiding vision of Charleston architect Reggie Gibson and Newton's wife/business partner Weesie, is seeing his dream realized.


When is the restaurant open?


Fleet Landing serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.


What sort of food does Fleet Landing serve?

Fleet Landing’s menu is an integration of fresh, locally sourced classic and contemporary Southern fare using sustainable seafood and seasonal produce indigenous to the Lowcountry.


Menu highlights include:


Pan fried South Carolina lump crab cakes

Charleston Shrimp & Grits

Fried green tomato stack with blue crab salad

Pimento cheese encrusted ribeye

Fried oysters with Southern Comfort BBQ sauce


How many seats does the restaurant have?

180 inside / 100 outside


What about large parties?

Flexible and accommodating, Fleet Landing has a number of large group tables that seat up to 12 people. Reservations are highly recommended, especially when the sun is out!


Does Fleet Landing have wheelchair access and a bathroom equipped for the disabled?

Yes. The entrance and dining room are on one level, and we have a wheelchair accessible bathroom.


Where can customers park?

Unlike most of the restaurants in downtown Charleston, Fleet Landing has an on-site, free parking lot with about 30 spaces. There is also a parking garage just across the street, and we are located between two stops for the CARTA Trolley (at Waterfront Park and at Cumberland Street).






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