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California Dreaming Restaurant

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1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
843-766-1644
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second visit to this restaurant. First visit about 3 years ago on another trip to town, for the lunch hour. The venue itself is impressive, but the food and service were both decidedly lacking. We went in rather late in the evening and were seated next to a large party that seemed to require the bulk of our waiters... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We requested on our reservation to be seated by a window with water view. We were very happy that they did so. My husband and I had salads with seafood,while our granddaughter had a salmon dinner and Key Lime Pie. The service was excellent and our food was very good.

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Garner, North Carolina
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked reservations and made this our restaurant to go to for my birthday while on vacation in Charleston. That is where the mistake was made. DO NOT GO HERE! our waiter was HORRIBLE, poor service, got orders wrong and when we finally got him to fill our water (he only did this once for the ENTIRE visit!!!!! He spilled... More 

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Thank AnW520
CentraArchy-Rest, Public Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for getting in touch with us. I am sorry to hear about your negative experience and will make the staff aware of your comments. Obviously, your continued patronage is not only valued, but our goal. I would personally like to discuss the situation and see if we can help resolve your experience. If you could, please send me... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing experience here for dinner. We had a great server, Heather R., who took wonderful care of us. Coming to our table at perfect times, very quick with returning our drinks and food, and that was amazing! We had a shrimp pasta and three cheese ravioli, and dessert: double chocolate brownie and an apple walnut cinnamon streusel... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food and prices. Variety of menu items. Nice atmosphere and view of the harbor is excellent. Easy access as well.

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Thank earlenebowman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood nachos and the she crab soup were amazing!! The view is great we saw dolphins swimming by.

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Thank Rachel K
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew it was a chain with my favorite restaurant Carolina Roadhouse in Myrtle Beach, but I'm sad to say it was no where near their level. The view is gorgeous, the onion loaf was good, but besides that it was terrible. My server tried his best to make up for the char grilled steak that was so burnt all... More 

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1 Thank Sarah H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was able to sit outside for dinner and enjoy the wonderful weather. I had the fried flounder, shrimp and oysters and they were very delicious. The oysters were some of the best I have ever eaten. My only complaint was once my food was served I did not see my server until we were ready to leave. I wanted more... More 

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Thank Londa S
Oxford, Mississippi
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is built to resemble a fort. It's quite interesting and huge. I was disappointed there were so few seafood choices on the menu. Most were fried at that. We did have the crab claw appetizer. They were some of the best crab claws I have ever eaten. For our dinner we chose ribs as recommended by another customer... More 

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1 Thank Ann T
North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family got there around 8:30 and yes they were busy but we got seated right away but we asked for a high chair like 5 times and it took about 20 minutes to get a high chair. Then we got our drinks and needed refills that took about another 20 minutes. Then of course we get the... More 

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CentraArchy-Rest, Public Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Emmie, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. If you wouldn’t mind, would you please send us an email regarding the date and details of your visit? I would personally like to discuss the situation and see if we can help resolve your experience. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. -Brent (bregister@californiadreaming.rest) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free, Seafood, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407-7553
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-766-1644
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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Lumberton, North Carolina
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?