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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to stop by and have an early dinner at California Dreaming on our way back home. The restaurant wasn't overly busy and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was fairly prompt initially but slowed once we got our drink orders. Then we waited and waited and waited for our food to arrive. When it finally... More 

Thank Audie S
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Audie, I absolutely understand your disappoint; I know I would have been equally frustrated if my food took longer than it had in the past. We appreciate your feedback and have discussed your concerns with our staff. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Thank you, and happy holidays. More 

Flat rock, NC
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many thanks to California Dreaming for being open on Thanksgiving Day. We were not anticipating for them to be crowded but they were packed. We ordered the traditional turkey and dressing but there were other selections on the menu as well. Service was good considering how busy they were. A manger came over and apologized because the turkey took longer... More 

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I visited this restaurant in July. The service was excellent....food was good! It was the perfect ending to a bad day! :) The atmosphere was good...with a great marina view!

Thank auggie2016
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a restaurant whose food, atmosphere and service is consistently excellent. The views are beautiful! Our waitress for this visit was Ashley. She was wonderful and checked on us repeatedly and made sure everything was the way we wanted it. This is a restaurant you will love!

Thank gaga06
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went their with our kids for lunch for the first time in a while and things have changed. The view and the service was outstanding as always! As with many restaurants, the prices are going up while the quality appears to be going down. My husband and I had the house salad with house dressing. I also had a... More 

Thank lexscmom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the great house salads to the beautiful view, this place is a great choice for a family night out. I had the sirloin which has a great fruity flavor that is then seared to perfection. This is a must visit while in Charleston!

Thank Marck M
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185 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok but not great.. food was decent, but a lot better options in and around the area . I think you can do better

Thank Matthew L
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is a beautiful restaurant, with a great view. The staff are very accommadating to a large group. The food is very tasty, especially the mashed potatoes and glazed croissants!

Thank marshabrock
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is my third time in and I'm not impressed. Let's start with the good: The location is very nice. Great views of the harbor and downtown Charleston. The facilities itself are nice with a cool decor The service is very friendly and helpful. The house salad has great flavor and is good size. Now the bad. The food left... More 

Thank Jeff F
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am sorry that you were less than pleased with your meal. Our ingredients are prepared fresh in-house daily and we strive to consistently produce high quality meals. I will make the staff aware of your comments and hope that you will give us another chance to wow you. More 

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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Well the afternoon started well, we had a window seat, in a very comfortable location. My friend had a margarita, which she was good. We proceeded or order the she crab soup, and it was delicious. We then ordered a California dreaming salad, which is suppose to come with croissants, our didn't but no complaints and the time we just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?