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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 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
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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our way into Surfside 30 mins before the restaurant closed. We were greeted with smiles and never felt rushed. We all ordered different items the ribs were wonderful, the salad was awesome, chicken pasta and baked potatoes did not disappoint. We would...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank unaedu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went in planning to just get a salad but changed my mind. I ordered the house salad with the pork chop dinner. The pork chop was approximately 2” thick and absolutely wonderful. Our service was great as always too. Keeps us coming back every...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KarenT487
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

California Dreaming has been a staple for us for about 20 years. Last night was no different, even at a different location. We sat down, ordered the house salads with house dressing, the rack of ribs for two, and had a wonderful meal. The house...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cupocoffee2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early around 5 and found they had some before 6 special dinners that included salad, choice of several entrées and 2 sides (1 side with pasta choice). I had the salad with their honey lime dressing which had an asian flavour and was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 437cathyc
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Our arrival was just as the lunch crowd was leaving. We ordered the BBQ sandwich with fries and the traditional nachos. Both were delicious and the service was good too.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Bob B
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We visited this wonderful place after our friends recommended it as another place to eat. My Prime Rib was so tender I cut it with my fork. Everybodys steak was done to perfection. Great place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Windsor05
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

California Dreaming is my hubby’s favorite place for prime rib. He always gets it and it is always prepared well. I like their seafood, fresh and tasty. They have great salads and sides and we always are satisfied with the food and service. The happy...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Curlygirl383
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant chain. Our server was fantastic, and the food delicious- including the house salads that were served with a flaky warm savory croissant, the she crab soup, and the three cheese ravioli entree. The restaurant interior is spacious...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jeffrey R & Nan... B
Reviewed March 20, 2019

For many years, we have visited the Carolina Roadhouse in Myrtle Beach. Either that restaurant or California Dreaming which is owned by the same company, are outstanding. California Dreaming features an early special from 4:00- 7:00 pm that offers several of their entrees, salad and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jim D
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

A sister property to California Roadhouse in Myrtle Beach. Same great food, building design with less congestion and wait time. Turkey burger was very flavorful. Amazing salads! Worth the drive from Myrtle Beach.

Date of visit: March 2019
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W8028FRnancyc
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
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NystDotRose
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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