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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
18432155255
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The $13.95 Early Bird dinner is a fabulous bargain. The salad, croissant and choice of main entree is excellent and the restaurant is truly lovely. We eat here often when we are in town---don't miss it. Ask for Jeff--one of the great waiters. I had the steak and shrimp last evening--my husband had the flounder---both were amazing.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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316 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the call in service and delivered to our window....Great Soup and Salad, and the hot Yummy Roll. Perfect to pick up and bring home to eat. Lots of people going in and out.. The Potato Soup is so good, and so is the She Crab..this with a salad, can't be beat, and let's not forget the Rolls...you could eat... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love trying new places for Happy Hour and we had heard mixed reviews about California Dreaming. We were pleasantly surprised. They have a nice early bird menu and great HH drink specials. The bar is huge and service is great. Food is wonderful. We've had burgers, steaks, salads. All grear.

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Thank Glasserinfo
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a Great place to eat.. The service is awesome i got the prime rib, wife got the 4 cheese ravioli and my mother n law got the shrimp and flounder.. All delicious.. Have been here 3 times now.. Robert the manager was very nice and polite also was walking around if anyone had questions.. Thanks again.. Will visit again... More 

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Thank Camp4fun2013
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited California Dreaming the last Sunday of July! We had an outstanding server, but her name escapes me at the moment...sorry, but when we complimented her, she said, "I just really love serving!" I had their salad and it was one of the best I have ever eaten... The dressing was very yummy! I also had their crab soup,... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us have been there many times. None of us have ever had a complaint. The house salad w/hot, honey mustard dressing is so good The warm croissant that is served w/It is also delicious. The spinach nachos & the wings are great appetizers. The burgers are very good - so is the fried shrimp dinner. We also like... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating here even though we have eaten at their sister restaurant Carolina Road house many times. A local recommend it since we were staying at this end of the beach. The service and food was good. We had the Marinated Sirloin, Ravioli and Caesar Salad with fried oysters. The menus are different for each place even though their... More 

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Thank Lee S
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

All California dreaming restaurants seem the be the same. At least the ones we have been to. Good service, well cooked and prepared food

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Thank matt .
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We typically go here once each year when visiting the beach. At first, we loved the complimentary rolls they always have you once you were seated. Well, they're no longer complimentary. I think they are like $5.95 for a plate of them now. Oh well. But our biggest complaint is that there is not much variety in the menu. It's... More 

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bayshore ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Atmosphere was very nice. Service was excellent and food was really good. We went for the early bird menu which was really good. y husband had the prime rib and I I had the fish. No complaints on anything.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: 18432155255
Description
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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