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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
+1 843-215-5255
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (107 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not sure what he is talking about down there but man that sandwich is good!!!! I get it all the time when I go for lunch. Sauce is key my friend because you know thats the south for ya! I will for sure be...More

Thank johnlee1965
Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat at California Dreaming in Surfside frequently. Tonight we arrived about 6:30 for dinner and we requested our favorite waitress, but she was working a large group. We were seated on the lower level near the kitchen. Our waitress came by promptly and took...More

Thank reolha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The she crab soup was so yummy! Rich and creamy! Good service. We just had soup and salad but the salad was fresh with homemade dressings. Large restaurant with seating on several levels.

Thank MrsHeath9911
Reviewed 1 week ago

went for a late lunch to meet with family. the wait staff was very friendly and very helpful. The only thing she needed help with was the beer menu, but even she said she was pretty new, so i won't fault her for that. She...More

Thank cwc983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always enjoy dining here. Staff is very pleasant. Food is excellent. She crab soup is the best that I have had in our area. Caesar salad with fried oysters.... so delish.

Thank Iva A
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

On vacation at always eat here. As we stopped in they would not seat us with our pet said they were short staffed to seat us outside. Went inside they were not busy. We left and drove to their other location. As always at that...More

2  Thank Claude C
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Claude, I'm sorry to hear our N. Myrtle Beach couldn't accommodate your seating request. I am pleased to hear that our Surfside location could seat you with your pet outside and that were well taken care of. Unfortunately, you left a 1-star at the...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017

I was looking for something beside "Crazy Eddies Seafood Extravaganza" that had a good selection and salads. Found both here. Their signature salad was huge, like you should be issued a hard hat at the door in case it topples over on you big. Happily,...More

Thank Stuckshutter
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Have been told by many to try California Dreaming, so finally did. Was VERY good! A little pricey, but worth it. Kids meals were affordable and good portion for our kids. The sweet croissants are AMAZING! Give them a try. The atmosphere is beautiful. Very...More

Thank Hop2It2day
Reviewed August 4, 2017

My husband and I was told by a couple we talked to on the beach that this was a good restaurant but our experience was far from enjoyable. My husband ordered a steak and he said it had a spoiled taste to it. He only...More

Thank retirednlovinit1
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for sharing your thoughts. I want you to know that we value the opinions of our guests and appreciate your kind words on most of your experience. As for your steak, I can assure...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

High quality for little price, I had California salad, quality ingredients and a lot of food for the price, service was excellent, simply a great menu, we also enjoyed the key lime pie. Visit this place if you are in the area you won't be...More

Thank Michael F
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Nancy C
February 2, 2017|
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Response from CentraArchy-Rest | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, Thank you for your interest in California Dreaming Surfside. This restaurant does not have a private space, but we can certainly provide a semi-private dining experience. Another option could be our California... More
August 31, 2016|
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Response from hotgrandmacwt | Reviewed this property |
I believe another writer already gave the same info I have. The early bird dinner is $13.95. I think the hours are 4:30 to 6 PM but you should check on this. Dinner includes a very good green salad with choice of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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: 2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-215-5255
  • E-mail
Enjoy giant-sized fare from the California Dreaming kitchen. Start with Barbecue Chicken Nachos to curb your cravings; then slow-cooked Prime Rib, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back Ribs or giant Seafood Platters - served with Shrimp, Oysters, Flounder and Blue Crab Claws. Voted “Best Traditional American Restaurant” by WMBF News and The Sun News “Best of the Beach”. The restaurant features seasonal patio seating; large party carry-out and catering/delivery; Monday night trivia; and late night bar bites.
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