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California Dreaming Restaurant

1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
843-766-1644
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Ranked #173 of 744 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We spent a night in Charleston while going cross country this past May. We stayed at the La Quinta Inn Riverview on Ashley Point Drive which I would also recommend - especially if you are bringing your dog along. We asked at the front desk for a good restaurant recommendation for dinner. The desk clerk suggested California Dreaming which was... More

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Chicago
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We ate here on a week night while vacationing in Charleston and did not have to wait to be seated. The decor and views of the waterfront were beautiful. We had great service and great food. Highly recommend!

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Riverview, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The she crab soup was to die for...by far the best I've ever eaten. Their homemade dressings for the salad are phenomenal, especially the house dressing. The staff is prompt, attentive, professional, and very polite.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The food, service, location and ambiance were all exceptional! Cocktails were a generous pour, the food was inventively presented and clearly high quality ingredients prepared by a chef with significant skill. Staff was well trained in customer satisfaction and very personable, from the front door to the back of the house1 Great place!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had visited the restaurant in Greenville but this was my first visit to this location. The food was perfect and the view of the water was very nice. We enjoyed the experience. The parking lot was full but the wait wasn't too long - maybe 30 minutes.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

the view was excellent! Watching the boats go by was a nice touch! The food was good! You have to have the cossants (sp) with honey ! Wow! My husband had the prime rib,very tasty! I had the BBQ ribs! Very good! Would go back when in charlston!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Friends from Mt Pleasant took me here & it was packed, had reservations if the food would b good or the service slow. To my surprise everything was great, definitely She Crab soup & their buttery croissants were hot, buttery w/touch of honey drizzled on top accompanied their salads. Split full rack of ribs, enough 2 share. Would definitely go... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Though not in a downtown location or convenient you have to go for the ambience AND the food. Located directly on the water in the harbor on the Ashley River stands this imposing beautiful building built like a fort with sweeping views from floor to ceiling windows. Great out door bar too. We had lunches of delicious salads for which... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was our 2nd time eating at this location, my wife ordered a club sandwich and my 2 sisters and I ordered a seafood platter. My sisters two sides with their platter was crab soup and fries, while my two sides, a salad and fries. The shrimp were jumbo's and the fish filet was flounder. The oysters were small but... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

You can't beat the view from California Dreaming; regardless of where you sit you have a great view of Charleston harbor. We arrived to a nearly empty restaurant which is very unusual but a pleasant surprise. Our waiter was very efficient and knowledgeable so it made the experience very nice. We ordered three different entrees and all three arrived piping... More

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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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