For a truly unique Charleston dining destination with a panoramic view of the Cooper River, the USS Yorktown, and the entire eastern harbor, I recommend Fleet Landing Restaurant for dinner or drinks.
Prior to a 1940 hurricane, the Cooper River Ferry shuttled passengers across the river to Mt. Pleasant and Sullivans Island from the foot of the City Market in Historic Downtown Charleston. The U.S. Navy demolished the damaged ferry building in 1942 to construct the U. S. Navy Fleet Landing. The pier and building acted in support of the Charleston Naval Shipyard (1902-1995) and in conjunction with several other facilities, including the nearby Degaussing Station. The building was utilized for off-loading sailors, supplies, general maintenance, and re-supplying of ships. The Navy retired the use of the Fleet Landing in 1970, where it sat vacant until 2003…http://fleetlanding.net/history/
This great example of adaptive reuse by Charleston Architect Reggie Gibson has by far the best setting and amenities anywhere on the Charleston waterfront. The interior is bright and spacious sporting an “industrial nautical” motif and seating for 180 inside and 100 outside. Combining the historical context of the building with clever utensil placement, the logo by Mt Pleasant’s own, Gil Shuler Graphic Design reinforces the contemporary image and themes of the restaurant.
Fleet Landing has been serving up southern classics such as shrimp and grits, lump crab cakes , and . Their menu is locally sourced classic and contemporary Southern fare using sustainable seafood and seasonal produce native to the Lowcountry. To learn more about Fleet Landing’s history and check out their full menu, click http://fleetlanding.net/
Fleet Landing is located at 186 Concord Street across from the US Customs House which makes it easy to stop in during any visit to the Market area. It has the unusual downtown benefit of at least 30 free on-site parking spaces.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 7 Days a Week from 11-3:30
Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5-10,
Friday & Saturday 5-11
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11-3
I strongly recommended making a reservation, especially for nights and weekends. For reservations or for more information, call 843-722-8100
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