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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
+1 843-215-5255
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (72 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go quite often as we both like their food This time we decided to just go for drinks. We sat at the bar for about 10 minutes until the bartender even acknowledged us. There was only one other couple there too. I guess they...More

Thank Denise C
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Denise, I apologize for your recent visit. We take great pride in the service we offer and really appreciate you taking the time to write about your visit, without being at the restaurant I wouldn't be able to comment directly, but this was an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place so much. The variety is great, and the service is always quick and the staff is super nice. Sometimes they have all you can eat ribs, and it is a steal, but it is not scheduled, so there is no way...More

Thank MacKenzie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Servers and food are top notch! My steak was perfectly cooked to order, and my baked potato was hot. The kids also have plenty to choose from on the kid menu.

Thank thatjodiegirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to eat with great drinks and service. We ordered a pitcher of strawberry margaritas and they were the best margaritas I have ever purchased.

Thank de88peach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. The best prime rib in the area. Side salad is great. Service was on spot. Price is very reasonable for all you get. Highly recommended.

Thank John W
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I just needed something small but filling. They have a salad and soup combo to die for. I know you think ok another salad but this is like no other they add almonds and make their own dressing. Everyone needs to give it a try.

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a smaller California Dreaming restaurant, and I think that may enhance the experience. It's in a new location, and is beautifully decorated. We were there on a weekend, with a large group, and the staff accommodated us easily. Food was as expected--I still...More

Thank sclawyer
Reviewed 24 May 2017

California Dreaming always has great hamburgers, salads, and potato soup. However, I discovered last night that they have an outstanding early dining menu. I was impressed especially by the large variety of entrée choices. My friends had fried shrimp and a very nice piece of...More

Thank Pickyeater812
Reviewed 17 May 2017

California Dreaming is a small chain with just a few restaurants spread around the SE US. They have GREAT food, GREAT service and reasonable prices. For lunch, we love to get the soup and salad combo because NO ONE has a better house salad -...More

Thank DJ-Doctor-D
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Took wife and daughter here for Mother's Day dinner. Waitress was very pleasant and enthusiastic. Because we are dieting and watching salt and fat we ordered conservatively. Salads with broiled chicken and wraps were large and flavors were very good. The worst thing about this...More

Thank tom g
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Nancy C
3 February 2017|
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Response from CentraArchy-Rest | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, Thank you for your interest in California Dreaming Surfside. This restaurant does not have a private space, but we can certainly provide a semi-private dining experience. Another option could be our California... More
31 August 2016|
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Response from hotgrandmacwt | Reviewed this property |
I believe another writer already gave the same info I have. The early bird dinner is $13.95. I think the hours are 4:30 to 6 PM but you should check on this. Dinner includes a very good green salad with choice of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-215-5255
Enjoy giant-sized fare from the California Dreaming kitchen. Start with Barbecue Chicken Nachos to curb your cravings; then slow-cooked Prime Rib, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back Ribs or giant Seafood Platters - served with Shrimp, Oysters, Flounder and Blue Crab Claws. Voted “Best Traditional American Restaurant” by WMBF News and The Sun News “Best of the Beach”. The restaurant features seasonal patio seating; large party carry-out and catering/delivery; Monday night trivia; and late night bar bites.
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