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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

1 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
+1 843-766-1644
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was refraining from giving California Dreaming a poor review, but after attempting to contact them both through their website and through their Facebook page with absolutely no acknowledgement whatsoever, I decided others need to know about the experience my family and I had this...More

2  Thank swcooper1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salads were good, there must have been a pound of bacon on them. Nachos were fantastic. Steak was overcooked... more medium well than medium rare. Good for families but a bit pricey.

Thank jtc8888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place!!! This is my favorite restaurant when I return to the Carolina's. First, calling ahead to make a reservations is a great ideas and very easy to do. The service is friendly. While dining there I highly recommend the croissants and...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good. View was outstanding. It was very loud and difficult to hear members of our party across the table. You should definitely order the croissants.

Thank susanhT2216DU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only resturant within walking distance of our hotel was California Dreaming. We had a nice lunch but 60.00 is too pricey for lunch.

Thank thurley442016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead to see if there was call ahead seating. They said there was but they were not on a wAit yet so they were not doing call ahead. I stated we had a party of eight and ask if there was anything we...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

View of the water was great; arrived at 1:15 with a reservation - restaurant was less than half full. Took 20 minutes for waitress to arrive; 10 minutes for drink order; 35 minutes for food. Chicken in Chicken Parmesan burnt, hamburger very, very well done...More

Thank duq66
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

California Dreaming was the restaurant of choice to celebrate my husband this Father's Day. My family and I arrived around 4:30. To our surprise it was very busy. One would think that it was Mothers Day instead of Father' Day. We were seated after waiting...More

1  Thank wilsho
Reviewed June 17, 2017

The food was good. The honey butter croissants were delicious! The staff were attentive without being intrusive.The view of the harbor was a plus!

Thank Pam-Mom2NickScottRob
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We stopped in for dinner and drinks before our sunset cruise. The food was average but the atmosphere was fun and the views were great.

1  Thank GreatTraveltime
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Pamm M
May 6, 2017|
Response from CentraArchy-Rest | Property representative |
Hi Pamm, I'm sorry, but we don't have the software set up for nutrition at this time. The California Dreaming salad is delicious, and our #1 seller :-)
Danita P
April 18, 2017|
Response from CentraArchy-Rest | Property representative |
Hi Danita, It's best to call the restaurant as they have the most up to reservation book {843.766.1644}. If you're unable to call them, please let me know what day, time and how many are in your party, as well as your phone... More
Patricia V
April 3, 2017|
Response from CentraArchy-Rest | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, No, we're not open on Christmas Day. We are open Christmas Eve. Thank you for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
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, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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: +1 843-766-1644
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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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