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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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1 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
+1 843-766-1644
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place. The drink prices are good and the view is great. The salads are my favorite. Boat lovers like this place cause you can dock your boat and come right in.

Thank Darcy N
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must have been an off day. Bar drinks excellent. AC was either off or broken. Uncomfortable at the table. Pasta was good. Steak also good but Prime Rib and Dinner salads not good. Prime Rib was so so. Salads biggest disappointment. Meal was served before salads. Server was nice but seemed overwhelmed. My husband's salad was warm not cold. He... More 

Thank Jennifer G
CentraArchy-Rest, Public Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, I apologize for your recent visit. We take great pride in our food and the service we offer; thank you for taking the time to write about your visit, your input assists us in improving and remaining competitive. Obviously, your continued patronage is not only valued, but our goal. More 

Boise, Idaho
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grew up going here, was back in Chas after being away for ~ 5yrs. Let's make it simple - go for the views - you won't be disappointed. The food is on the better side of average but the CD salad is a meal to itself. Service is good, the hostesses a little pre-occupied and attitude-ish but the servers and... More 

Thank Tony B
Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my girlfriend there for the first time. I knew she would love the atmosphere. The view of Charleston and the marinas is nice. Personally I would rather eat here during the day. Salads are huge; Potato soup is really good too. Enjoy the sweet roll!

Thank Tom W
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed pretty slow for a Thursday night, but the parking lot was nearly full. Great to sit outside on the river looking at all the boats and the lights across the water. My wife had ribs, I had the chicken sausage pasta, both were really flavorful with enough to take home. The pasta to topping ratio was in favor... More 

Thank Daniel H
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was great! Close to our hotel, great atmosphere and right on the bay. We were able to sit outside next to the water and it was so nice. The weather was great so sitting outside was perfect! I got the she-crab soup and it was awesome along with the hot salad! I was very impressed with both!

Thank Michelle L
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best salad I've ever had and she crab soup was amazing as well I was referred by a housekeeper where I was staying on my visit it was amazing I will definitely be visiting again

Thank DanielleBanks757
Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here, salad was one of the best. Waitstaff was quick and very professional. This is one of the best places to eat in Charleston.

Thank hntrdn
Lexington, South Carolina
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located by the marina. Good food and great salads. The recommended dish of double thick pork chops was well liked. She crab soup was excellent. Enjoyed the water views

Thank 50Awm
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for a birthday dinner with my mom and some friends, one who has never been to this location of California Dreaming. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the view was spectacular. This is one of my favorite places in Charleston and they never disappoint, I will be back!

Thank Amber T

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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 - $25
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 843-766-1644
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?