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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner
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STARTERS
5.95
Croissants (5)
Topped with honey-butter
7.95
Onion Ring Loaf
Fried onion rings, served with house-made strip sauce
9.95
Peel & Eat Shrimp (9)
Served with spicy cocktail sauce. GF
13.95
Fried Crab Claws
Served with spicy cocktail sauce
9.95
Chicken Strips
Fried chicken tenderloins, served with house-made strip sauce
Creamed Spinach 10.95
BBQ Chicken 11.95
Seafood 13.95
Nachos
House-made chips, cheese sauce and toppings.
11.95
Tijuana Chicken Wings
Marinated in hot pepper sauce, fried crispy, with bleu cheese dip. GF
6.95
House Salad
Mixed greens, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds, Hormel® ham and bacon. GF
SOUPS
add house salad +$5.95
6.95
Chili
Topped with cheese, scallions and sour cream, served with corn tortilla chips
6.95
She Crab
A rich and creamy Charleston classic. Sherry upon request
5.95
Baked Potato
Creamy soup topped with scallions, cheese, Hormel® ham and bacon
SALADS
12.95
California Dreaming
Mixed greens, ham and turkey, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, egg, tomatoes, almonds topped with warm Hormel® ham and bacon, house dressing. GF
Broiled chicken 12.95
Fried Shrimp 13.95
Fried Oysters 13.95
Caesar
Crisp romaine with grated romano cheese and croutons
12.95
Broiled Chicken
Mixed greens, hearts of palm, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette. GF
14.95
Salmon
Broiled salmon, mixed greens, hearts of palm, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette. GF
13.95
Gala Apple
Kale, broiled chicken, gala apples, white cheddar, raisins, candied walnuts, honey lime vinaigrette
12.95
California Club
Mixed greens, fried chicken strips, avocado, bacon, egg, tomatoes, house-made ranch dressing
FAVORITES
served with a house or caesar salad
One Rack 19.95
Two Racks 25.95
Baby Back Ribs
Danish full-flavored ribs, grilled with a charred exterior, basted with BBQ sauce, with side item. GF
23.95
Fried Seafood Platter
Large shrimp, oysters and flounder, served with french fries
19.95
Fried Shrimp
Served with french fries
19.95
Marinated Sirloin*
10oz. sirloin steak marinated in fruit juices, garlic, soy sauce and spices, with side item. GF
23.95
Roasted Salmon
Encrusted with rosemary and thyme, with side item. GF
10oz 22.95
16oz 29.95
Prime Rib*
Slow-cooked and sliced to order, with side item. Served daily after 4pm and all day Sunday. GF
STEAKS+CHOPS
USDA Choice, aged a minimum of 28 days and seared at 1800°. Served with a house or caesar salad and side item
26.95
Ribeye*
14oz. hand cut. GF
27.95
New York Strip*
14oz. center cut. GF
29.95
Filet Mignon*
8oz. barrel cut. GF
19.95
Pork Chop
16oz. double bone, frenched chop. GF
ENTREES
add a house or caesar salad +$3.95
15.95
Chicken Strips Platter
Fried chicken tenderloins, served with house-made strip sauce and french fries
15.95
Blackened Chicken Pasta
Served over penne alfredo
14.95
BBQ Chicken
Double breast of chicken basted with BBQ sauce, with side item. GF
15.95
Knob Hill Chicken
Topped with ham and monterey jack cheese, with side item. GF
10.95
Shrimp Tacos
Jicama slaw, tomatoes, onions, chipotle aioli, queso fresco, with side item
A.Q.
Featured Fish of the Day
Served with a side item. Ask your server about today's preparation
16.95
Shrimp San Francisco
With mushrooms, garlic, white wine and butter, served over linguine topped with romano cheese
SANDWICHES
served with french fries
16.95
Prime Rib Sandwich
Thin slices of prime rib with monterey jack cheese on french bread with a side of au jus
9.95
Chicken Sandwich
Topped with jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard
11.95
The Works Burger*
Chili, bacon, jack & cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles
10.95
Add Bacon 0.95
Classic Cheeseburger*
Cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles. Substitute turkey burger
10.95
Club Sandwich
Thinly sliced turkey, Hormel® ham, bacon, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough
11.95
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Pulled pork, pickles, red onion and cole slaw
12.95
New Orleans Po' Boy
Flounder, Fried Shrimp or Oysters with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on french bread
SIDES
$3.95
Baked Potato
after 4pm
French Fries
Seasonal Veggie
Redskin Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Spinach
Creamy Cole Slaw
DESSERTS
6.95
Chocolate Brownie
Topped with a Hershey's™ Bar, served with vanilla ice cream
6.95
Apple Walnut Cobbler
Served hot with vanilla ice cream
6.95
Croissant Bread Pudding
Warm croissants, raisins, crème anglaise, with vanilla ice cream and rum sauce
6.95
Cheesecake
Shipped direct from New York
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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After a long day of sightseeing, my wife and I came to California Dream ing for dinner, before heading back to our rental. Service was excellent, even thnough the staff was very busy with a couple bus loads of tourists finishing thneir meals. The food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GaryinFlorida
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our 2nd time here. Love the view and atmosphere. Great service and food. Drinks were good and the Ribs were exceptionally good!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some friends and My wife and I (5), decided to stop and have a late lunch (3:30pm)at California Dreaming in Charleston. We were decidedly impressed with the quality of the food. Service struggled a bit due to having several large parties with young children. I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Chuck K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice restaurant with great views. Food was priced well and servings were very large. Staff was friendly and no wait time. Food arrived quickly. Free parking.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took my daughter and her college roommate there for a late night dinner after most places were already closed. We were seated at a table with a nice nighttime view of the marina and water. Our waitress was friendly and helpful....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank robinf717
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Service and delicious food. Beautiful views. Lots of free parking. Reasonably priced. Excellent drinks.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank beachloverfrva
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent, the service is great and the atmosphere is the best. I wish I could go here more often.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PamD58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was good. But not as much as I remember. The view could not be better. Great atmosphere. Would try again

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lifeinthejeys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly this restaurant must not have good customer service training. I tried to place a pick up order three times before I finally getting someone to answer. Then I was transferred to take out where they cut me off twice. At long last I called...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Rebekahlovestotravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to California Dreaming while in area on business. Place was packed on this Sunday night. Sat at the bar. Service was very attentive. I ordered the prime rib based on suggestion of bartender. Came with a nice salad and I ordered a side of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank drewlocher
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1Tbaird
July 26, 2019|
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Response from icenfire64 | Reviewed this property |
No but if you go around dinner time you may want to, make sure you get a window view, enjoy
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Tracy W
September 23, 2018|
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Response from S1418WGsandrap | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but you can google it or call them....
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rryan334
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Beachlover017 | Reviewed this property |
There is no lunch menu that I saw.
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