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1 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
11:00 am - 11:00 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great view of the river where we watched the dolphins play while we ate our lunch. Salads were sublime. The California Dreaming Cobb salad was huge, as was the Caesar with fried oysters. Everything was fresh, crispy and yummy. The service was quick and courteous.. well worth the brief trip over the bridge. Definitely will go back on our next... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view was perfect as a storm rolled thru. The food was excellent. The croissants and house dressing( hot bacon and honey mustard) are to die for. Shrimp platter and flounder is very good. Service was spot on.

Thank golffore2001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my friend, Robyn. We had a wonderful time with exceptional views. Our bartender, Jordan, was a super nice person. He's very professional and creates a good vibe. We will definitely be back again! Thanks.

Thank Jeffrey T
Marietta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great salads and views of the Ashley river. Nice place to pull up on your boat on the weekends and have lunch. Very kid friendly.

Thank chanks8354
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked my recent visit to California Dreaming! The wine selection is very good! I always order the tasty Filet Minion. With that you get a tasty salad and crescent role! The salads are always good along with burgers. I always enjoy my red wine here! The service is very good! On weekend it's wise to make a reservation.

Thank Ken K
Martinsville, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the location on the Ashley River at nighttime. Fairly good staff, food was good and the restaurant was nice inside. Loved the Peach Margaritas. A southern charm.

Thank Love_To_Travel1949
Alameda, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't super hungry but needed food and I of course wanted it with a view and a cocktail or two. This place is it! Crab legs were a scrumptious lil snack and the croissants are stupid sticky ooey gooey goodness. OMG. I ate 3!!! Friendly service, and great views including dolphins swimming by!

Thank FitFox
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went twice, first time was best. Great atmosphere, sat inside both times. Service was great both times. Can get a little loud due to the large open bar area but the view and service makes up for the inconvenience of this

Thank Sherri J
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I adore baby back ribs. We've ordered a double rack for take out so many times that I've lost count. Must be several dozen times and the ribs are consistently fall off the bone tender and tasty. I've had ribs all over including Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati. They are always great. Highly recommended. For eat in the... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting on the water overlooking marina. We sat outside lovely evening. Service was excellent so was the food.

Thank Janie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-766-1644
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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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?