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California Dreaming Restaurant

1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
843-766-1644
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Ranked #178 of 743 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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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant chain has consistently good food and this particular location has a very nice view of the water. I find their house chef salad to be excellent. It is a popular place so it is best to call ahead. The only thing I didn't like is that the place is very noisy. The decor is all hard surfaces so... More

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U.S.A
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The weather was nice enough outside to sit and enjoy the view. The restaurant is dog-friendly. The food was brought quickly and correctly. The wait-staff was very efficient. The food was excellent!

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Bernville, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Was worth the drive to West Ashley. Food, service, atmosphere and view can't be beat. Hubby had 2 apps., fried crab claws and peel and eat shrimp. Sooo good and so fresh. I had the prime rib which melted in my mouth, and I savored every bite. Service was top notch and she gave us an extra bowl, and 3... 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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