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California Dreaming Restaurant

1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
843-766-1644
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Ranked #182 of 742 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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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I had not been back to this restaurant in Charleston in a few years. It is one of my favorites. The California Dreaming Salad, which is my favorite, was delicious. The house dressing was great with bits of bacon added to the dressing. The Baked Potato Soup, also one of my favorites as an appetizer, was delicious also. Service was... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went here with a group of neighbors... When trying to ask some of the folks what was good. A few said the fried seafood was salty.. I asked our waitress and she said she had heard that same complaint from other customers. So, so much for ordering seafood... I ordered some pasta, she crab soup, my wife had the seafood... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great view of the river while dining. Prime rib and baked potato soup were great. Delicious non-alcoholic piña colada was great for a cool desert. Service was prompt and we never ran out of sweet tea.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Went for a late lunch with the family. Restaurant is in a very pretty location and enjoyed the view. We ordered meals and a salad, the salad a great salad. The main course a steak ordered medium well, came out very raw and bloody. The waiter took it back and returned with it re- cooked, it was still very raw.... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

It was so busy in Charleston, that we had trouble finding a place for our group to eat. California Dreaming accommodated us plus the view was beautiful!

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Narrows, va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Both the service and the food was completly as bare minimum as can possibly be. All 3 of our 30$ filets were completly over cooked and the manager didn't even apologize or anything, was honestly really rude. Won't go back.

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

I'm sorry to hear your filets weren't cooked to the proper temperature and that the service was not welcoming. We don’t always succeed, and we appreciate your feedback. More

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It overall was great I had a po'boy with flounder. It was good but I had to ask for for extra sauce and ketchup because it is not on the table and all meals come with fries. Now with service I enjoyed it. They were nice but were running around everywhere.

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Tonawanda, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was our only night in South Carolina. Our relative made reservations for 6 PM for a total of 6 people. We arrived about 15 minutes late, but were seated immediately. We were close to the windows and had a beautiful view of the boats and water. Our server was efficient and considering the many tables she had to serve,... More

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Forest City, Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a reality TV star (not kidding) and it did not disappoint! Do NOT listen to the negative reviews. We loved every bit of our experience here. We made reservations and walked right in to a table (no wait at all). The hostesses were warm and friendly. We were waited on promptly by Olivia, who... More

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Millers Creek, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were on our last evening in Charleston and wanted a nice meal but did not want to travel too far from our hotel. We had a twenty minute wait which wasn't too bad. We requested a table by a window but none were available. We ordered and when our food was brought to us we had not been given... More

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