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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fleetlanding.net
  • Phone: (843) 722-8100
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Drew Hedlund
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The largest party we can accommodate is 12 people. The restaurant does not have any private space for a party.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Lewis (843) 722-8100
  • Special Events & Promotions: The largest party that Fleet Landing is able to accommodate is 12 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cumberland
  • Public Transit: The Downtown Area Shuttle Waterfront loop runs from Waterfront Park (half a block away from the restaurant) to the Aquarium and the visitor's center every 40 minutes from 9:20-6:00.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Options include the parking lot in front of the restaurant (a rarity in historic downtown Charleston), metered spaces on Concord Street, and the parking garage across the street.
A word from Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar is Charleston's Best Waterfront Dining with a focus on local and sustainable produce and seafood. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula, Fleet Landing features Chef Drew Hedlund's fusion of classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a setting that celebrates the area's waterfront heritage. Fleet Landing is a Platinum Partner with the South Carolina Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "For years Fleet Landing's been one of our favorites in a city of very good restaurants. This past Friday made reservations and were seated right away even with the wait being an hour and a half! Service was attentive and friendly as usual. But this was the first time in 10 years the flounder plate was not cooked as we had come to expect. Usually very light breading with perfect taste. Better than other places costing more. This time very thin and dry. Hope next time is the Fleet we have relied on. Probably caught them at a BUSY time. There WAS an hour AND 1/2 wait."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place is clearly in the middle of tourist area, but the food is absolutely worth it! I love seafood and I just could not get enough here! All the food was wonderful, but the shrimp and grits were out of this world! Whoever is the chef here knows what he is doing. I enjoyed the ambiance and view as well. If you want to get seated make sure you have a reservation because this place is a hot spot!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation, SEVERAL others walked in and got better seating (view of the water)."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Overall it was an great experience and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very friendly wait staff and casual atmosphere with a great location and view of the Charleston waterfront."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Because of some not so hot reviews, we almost skipped this spot. SOOOOOO glad we didn't. The food was great and the service was great as well, the pouring rain afterwards meant CAB RIDE!!! The only negative was the air conditioning wasn't working, if there even was air conditioning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The fish selection at the Fleet was great. I had the special blackened grouper, which was incredibly fresh, served with collard greens and rice. The greens were wonderful...the rice was so-so. My husband loved his fried flounder sandwich and the crab cake we shared was absolutely wonderful and filled with crab! We will definitely return when we want good seafood at a reasonable price (we went at lunch) with a great view of the water."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When in charleston, there are so many amazing reaturants to choose from, choose a different one. Food is mediocre, but not over priced. Service was great, hostess seemed a little annoyed. Nothing special here folks. The tartar sauce was interesting, very good, but I thought it was more of a remoulade sauce."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very glad we made reservations because this restaurant was at full capacity and with a long wait line out the door. We were seated promptly and with views of the harbor. Our server was attentive. Drinks were great. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "On my most recent trip to Charleston four of us ate at Fleet Landing and we will certainly visit again!!! You should definitely make reservations, a must!! The whole scored flounder was terrific...a little more apricot sauce needed, and the other dishes, scallops and trigger fish were clean plates!!! Biscuits that were brought to the table with honey butter were perfect as we awaited our entrees. Awesome venue on the water! A sure gem in Charleston. The ONLY negative...the parking!!! But that's okay!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A great find on our first trip to Charleston. The best seafood pasta I ever ate."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was our second time at Fleet Landing and we were not disapointed! Great food, great view, great service, and very attentive staff makes for a very pleasurable time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I took a customer to dinner there and we both ordered the special "grouper". The waiter came back after awhile and told us they only had 1 left so I ordered the swordfish instead. The swordfish was OK, a bit dry. We both also ordered side salads (were told these were not a part of one of 2 sides) and the salads came late, after our main course arrived. This was my first time going there is some time, was not impressed with the food or service."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It was a great pick for our 45th wedding anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " It was OK, nothing over the top. the waitress took her time to recommend the catch of the day she came back to tell us they ran out. OK, so now what."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were seated on the outdoor patio which, at first, was a problem since the sun was in our eyes. But, we enjoyed watching all of the boats in the harbor. I had the fried flounder and shrimp which was delicious. Our friend had the whole flounder and he found it to be overcooked. The manager came over and apologized and only charged him half of the price. Service was great!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We keep coming back to Fleet Landing for the great food and service but our last two visits we had errors in our order with side items missing, a minor annoyance. My only real complaint is the AC is either still broken or they choose to not use it and leave the doors wide open on a humid, 85 degree day. Not a comfortable way to dine inside! Hopefully they'll get the air fixed soon!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and it was wonderful. Great view of the river and harbor and the staff was phenomenal. True Southern Hospitality. A reservation is definitely a must and Open Table made it very simple! I highly recommend Fleet!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fine mid level seafood restaurant. Perfectly OK, food good, nothing exceptional."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "From the moment we started our meal the waiter gave us his full attention even though he was very busy. The meal was tasty and hot, we had the Hush Puppies and Crab cakes, blooming delicious. The outlook from our table was definitely one of the best we have experienced. Nice breeze from the Cooper river."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Friends recommended Fleet Landing. On our visit the air conditioning had just been repaired so the restaurant was pretty warm making it a little uncomfortable. Would recommend it for families with small children. Food was okay but nothing special."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food is delicious. The waterfront view is beautiful, especially when the sun is setting. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Tucked in just beyond the end of the Battery and historic Charleston. This place always makes a great ending to a day in the city. Food is very good. Recommend reservations. We would go back, in fact we did."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I gambled on The Fleet Landing as a restaurant to which to take my mother for her 79th birthday, knowing that she loves great seafood (and resents eating where the food is poorly prepared and/or poorly served.) Kinda tough to satisfy her, to be honest. However, she was pleased with the menu and even the outdoor seats which provided a pleasant and relaxed view of the scenic Charleston Harbor (right next to Waterfront Park.) Our waitress (Miranda) was another pleasant surprise: Energetic, observant, friendly, courteous and genuine in her desire to provide good service without the pretentiousness one finds in wait-staff at other fine restaurants on the Peninsula. Delicious seafood (scallops, flounder, shrimp = excellent!) Even B-day cake!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We loved the food and the atmosphere. They were very busy which is always a great sign. So glad we received that recommendation. You should make reservations if possible!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was kind enough to call and confirm our reservation. They also informed us of their air conditioner not working and that it would be fixed by Monday. I asked for patio seating. We arrived at the restaurant and we were seated outside. The temp was comfortable. Our waiter was awesome... Very friendly and knowledgable. The food was amazing. My husband mentioned it was our anniversary and the waiter served us a complimentary pecan pie with ice cream which was thoughtful. We inhaled it! It was so good! It was a great experience overall."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A group of 5 went for a birthday lunch. We got there and found out the air conditioner was out. Really? It would have been great if they would have tried to make it up with slightly larger servings, but nothing."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Atmosphere was amazing and the food was very good. Server was knowledgeable and helpful.. Will definitely go back when I'm in town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "On the evening we dined at Fleet Landing (6/21) , the AC was not working. We appreciated the sign on the door notifying us before we entered. We sat outside where the temperature at 7:30 PM was very pleasant. Our server was efficient and courteous. My daughter ordered mahi and I had the flounder and shrimp. Both were delicious! The key lime pie was wonderful, also. We would definitely return. After dinner, we walked to the nearby Pineapple Fountain. Parking was a bit difficult- as it is in most of Charleston!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is not a restaurant that will knock your socks off with inventive new dishes. What it does though, is give you the basics done right. If you enjoy your seafood fried then you are in luck here! Admittedly, I am usually put off by fried seafood, but I found the fish and chips to be tasty and not too greasy. Same was said about the fried flounder by my dining companion. The atmosphere is crowded and not relaxing. Not the kind of place you linger at after your meal is finished. One plus was the misting fans outside that kept us comfortable on what was a very hot evening. I won't rush back to Fleet Landing next trip but I wouldn't say never again either."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is my second time at Fleet. We took out of town guests and all enjoyed the food & the view. We sampled oyster app, triggerfish entrée, seafood pasta, fish & chip, grilled shrimp. All were delish...the fish & chips were not the best ever. Great value for the money. Good for families...will not break the bank."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "another great meal at Fleet Landing with outstanding service. Sat outside on a warm night and enjoyed the view and food. We are locals and have a lot of restaurants to choose from but have never had a bad experience here. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a must place to eat. Gumbo and crab cakes are outstanding Make sure to make reservations"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was above average. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Great views."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I took my son there for his birthday. Always enjoy going to Fleet Landing. The food is always good and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went to Fleet Landing on the recommendation of a friend. The food was fantastic! Tuna and mahi mahi cooked to perfection, wonderful sauces on both. The grits were perhaps the best I've ever had; I'm sure they were terrible for me, but delicious! Try the fried green tomato with crab stack. Yum! Service was attentive but not obnoxious. Atmosphere was fun--great place for kids and/or casual family/friend dinners. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 6:30. Arrived a few minutes before. Was told they were clearing a table. Not a problem. 15 minutes go by and we've watched 3 tables without reservations be seated in front of us. Finally get a table and there were FIVE empty tables in our area. Not sure what the deal was but at least the food and food service was great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been to Fleet many times. Always enjoy the food, great price, friendly staff, and great service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed Fleet Landing, and I often choose it when I have out-of-town guests. Overall everything is fine, but some of the basics, like fries or a well-prepared "gourmet" burger, are a bit lacking in flavor and quality. The gnocchi, which sounded wonderful, was also just very plain. I try to choose different options when I go to Fleet Landing, as does my husband, but we won't recommend the burger or gnocchi to others. The shrimp & grits (for meat eaters, since it has a lot of sausage as well as shrimp) is still a hit, and I was pleased to see that grilled salmon could be substituted for the grilled chicken on the Charleston salad."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good choice for on the water and service. Cocktails were excellent. Great tables at water's edge. Service was very good. Food was good, but for same price you can get gormet meals at Poogan's Porch and similar. But that is OK, you have to pay for their extra costs of providing waterside dining"
    Dined on 6/13/2014