The Main Event
We tried to get into Fleet Landing during our past trips to the Holy City but no reservations equals no food. The front is currently obstructed by construction but they’ve installed a wooden walkway for foot traffic.
With the pandemic, we were able to make reservations via Open Table for a Friday night. It was comfortably full. The server gave us a few off menu options but recommended the award winning stuffed hushpuppies to begin.
The menu describes the Fleet Landing Hush Puppies as being filled with a Veloute of Lobster, Rock Shrimp, Leeks and Corn over Creole Tomato Sauce. Basically, corn chowder and seafood in a giant hushpuppy. They were tasty but very filling. I could have eaten them as a meal.
Chris selected the Lowcountry Seafood Pasta (Fettuccine, Shrimp, Scallops, Crawfish, Mussels, Andouille Sausage, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Parmesan and Creole Butter Sauce). He really enjoyed it! As a friend from New Hampshire once told us it’s always best to eat seafood in sight of the ocean. I concur.
I went with the celebrated Charleston Shrimp & Grits (Jumbo Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Sautéed in a Tasso Ham Gravy over Creamy Grits). I liked the ones at Poogan’s Porch so I was eager to compare the two. The winner is Fleet Landing. It’s no contest. The clarity of the gravy paired perfectly with the density of the cream infused grits. It goes without saying that the shrimp were excellent. Perfection.
Fleet Landing lived up to its well deserved reputation. Another one for the favorite spots in Charleston list! There is a reason travelers listed them on the Top 100 Al Fresco and Most Scenic restaurants in the US. Yum!