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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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best food, best amosphere. Right on he water. And the honey butter crossiants are flaky and soft and yummy. Their marinated sirloin with its crisp sear is melt in your mouth tender. And the house salad, loaded with fresh crisp bacon, cheese, eggs and is so wonderful.

Thank hbca4
Aynor, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lets just say 8 dollars for a chicken breast added to your food is outrageous and 5 dollars for a side of KIDS fries for a kids meal.....43 dollars for me and my 3 year old to eat and I ordered a water pasta with chicken and mac and cheese with fries...

1 Thank danastevey82
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dana, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We're sorry that we did not meet your expectations. To somewhat ease your bill, I wanted to go over the charges. Our (new!) mac & cheese is not yet on the kids menu, just a feature side item ($3.95) and the side of fries ($3.95); also all our pasta... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast service, beautiful views and professional waiters, we scape to this restaurant when we share with guess and friends.

Thank Guillermo E
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at this restaurant was impeccable. The food was very good. Great view of harbor and boats coming in. Its à very fun atmosphere.

Thank shelleyallen
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch with left overs. Had California Dreaming Salad with a Raspberry Lemonade Martini suggested by my server, Jonathan. The view was spectacular, over looking the Ashely River..

Thank Joyce T
Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant by far. Great prices. Beautiful view of the harbor. Service is great. Drinks are reasonable with house vodka. Voted best salad in Charleston for good reason. Entrees are good. Nice variety. Steaks. Seafood. Salad. Burger. Can't go wrong

Thank Ken F
Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive-up to the restaurant was simply beautiful! The river view is stunning, the restaurant looks like a palace! The wait staff is dressed nicely and are easy to spot...the wait times need a little help. The food is ok, I had the baked potato soup, club and fries. My hubby had chicken strips, BBQ sandwich and fries. If you... More 

Thank Frances M
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place close to hotel, and after seeing how nice things were , chose to try this place. I had a very good meal, San Fran shrimp pasta, very good, seasoned just right. Very nice surroundings, and a very good meal, for the price.

Thank bryneyedcajungrl
Quispamsis, Canada
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us ate here this evening. The extensive menu was full of tempting choice and we all ate well. I had the prime rib, my wife and prime rib sandwich and our friend a salad with steak. Plenty of food all cooked and presented well. With drinks the bill came to about $75. I had tried to make a... More 

Thank Brian H
Delta Junction, Alaska
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we are in SC we stop here. Great food, service and view. The She crab soup is our favorite and is well worth the visit each time we are down this way.

Thank AkTomboy

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?