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California Dreaming Restaurant

1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
843-766-1644
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Ranked #175 of 755 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Voted “Best Waterfront Dining” and "Best Salad" 10 years running, by Charleston City Paper and “Best French Fries” by West Ashley Patch; here you’ll enjoy “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, giant chicken dishes, award winning salads and slow-cooked prime rib. The energy-packed atmosphere is complete with an expansive, wrap-around patio and bar overlooking the Ashley River. The restaurant also features late night bar bites; large party carry-out and catering, and accessibility for groups. Adjacent to Ripley Light Marina on the Ashley River.
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Oriental, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

A bit noisy but great view and delicious food. Right next to our. Hotel for convenience. Very popular. We ate here twice in the same trip.

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Ashland, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant with it's walls of glass overlooking the Ashley River offers spectacular views. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. It was a very pleasurable dining experience. Especially nice at sunset.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A real big THANK YOU to CALIFORNIA DREAMING. The dinner that was prepared for our family was absolutely wonderful. Our salads & croissants were the best, as always. My husband had the Prime Rib and couldn’t stop exclaiming about how delicious it was. Surprise, he even shared with us! My ribs were so good and tender. I was only able... More

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NC
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Expect a long menu with good tasting food along with a crowd. This is a popular place . On a recent Friday, at least two buses showed up with diners. Huge parking lot suggest that this place gets these crowds often so don't go expecting a quiet meal. Never the less a nice place overlooking the water especially for families... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have been in Charleston for five days and have been here three times!! some may say "How sad!" but the food is really good, the She Crab soup is exceptional ! The venue is great, the service very good, the prices very reasonable.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great setting. Excellent food. Great staff. Great prices. Had the ribs and shrimps, everything was done very well.u

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Rincon, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I wish that I could rate this location as excellent. The place is gorgeous! I know that this is a chain but this location is great with scenic views of the marina via huge plate glass windows. The food was troubling for me though. The menu stated that steaks are "charred". I love steak medium rare and I figured that... More

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Norfolk, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great value, romantic setting, wonderful servers. But either go early or make a reservation--it was packed!

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usa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was staying with some friends at the nearby Marriott. We were looking for a late afternoon snack, so headed over here as it really was the only place around within walking distance, and was recommended by the hotel. We had appetizers and drinks. Personally, I thought the nachos and the quesadillas were not very good. Ok wine selection, but... More

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CA_Centraarchy, Public Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear we didn't exceed your expectations. The nachos are one of our signature items so I'm surprised to hear you didn't enjoy them. All the ingredients are fresh, home-made daily. Thanks for giving us a try. More

Alamogordo, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were seated where we had a lovely view of the water and marsh. Our waiter was informative and attentive. We enjoyed the She-crab soup and their house salads. Everything was delicious.

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Additional Information about California Dreaming Restaurant

Address: 1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
Phone Number: 843-766-1644
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Eclectic

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