About Fleet Landing

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 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,” the structure was in disrepair. 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.

Mission

We are Charleston’s best locally-owned, waterfront restaurant committed to freshness, quality, sustainability, and consistency. We are a dedicated, close-knit team whose passion is to provide the ultimate dining experience through hard work and energetic Southern hospitality.

Our Crew

Owner Tradd Newton

Tradd Newton

Owner

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Owner Weesie Newton

Weesie Newton

Owner

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General Manager Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson

General Manager

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Executive Chef Drew Hedlund

Drew Hedlund

Executive Chef

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Manager Will Cartzendafner

Will Cartzendafner

Manager

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Manager Josie Fitzwater

Josie Fitzwater

Manager

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Manager Katie Greenhaw

Katie Greenhaw

Manager

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Manager Alex Hammond

Alex Hammond

Manager

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Manager Marc McLeod

Marc McLeod

Manager

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Sous Chef Albert Middleton

Albert Middleton

Sous Chef

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Executive Sous Chef Deljuan Murphy

Deljuan Murphy

Executive Sous Chef

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Manager Joel Stitzer

Joel Stitzer

Manager

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Sous Chef Kenny Wright

Kenny Wright

Sous Chef

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Executive Assistant Sarah Nielsen

Sarah Nielsen

Executive Assistant

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