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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (71 reviews)
“nachos” (22 reviews)
“prime rib” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
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Reviewed 1 week ago

California Dreaming is a small chain with just a few restaurants spread around the SE US. They have GREAT food, GREAT service and reasonable prices. For lunch, we love to get the soup and salad combo because NO ONE has a better house salad -...More

Thank DJ-Doctor-D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took wife and daughter here for Mother's Day dinner. Waitress was very pleasant and enthusiastic. Because we are dieting and watching salt and fat we ordered conservatively. Salads with broiled chicken and wraps were large and flavors were very good. The worst thing about this...More

Thank tom g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I have been here, the food has been delicious and the service has been prompt. The croissants are so delicious!!!

Thank AwesomeA7783
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was served on time and tasted very good. The facilities are showing some age but still very nice. The only concern was dim lighting near the bathrooms.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is so beautiful inside and romantic and lively. I went here with family, 5 adults. The fountain soda had an unpleasant chlorinated taste, I returned it for another, same results. The waiter Fernando was very graceful and kind. The She- Crab soup was...More

Thank sysmith87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, early bird special, 14 dollars, prime rib. Good meal, salad, side, coffee, worth the money. Located on 17 in Surfside. Full bar, good service, highly recommend

Thank millerb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of food, every time I go I get their house salad with honey mustard and hot bacon dressing my favorite of all time.. love to eat there.

Thank Buddymypal2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy our visits to California Dreaming. Lots of room means rarely having to wait for a table. Excellent menu with good values at all ends of the price scale. Best burgers in Myrtle Beach, and the fries are awesome. Highly recommended

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here while on vacation in this area. Was very pleased with the variety on the menu. I had the chicken parmesan which was very good and my husband had the BBQ ribs which were tender and delious he said. We both had to...More

1  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Stop in on recommendation from campground. Early bird special before 6pm for $13.95. I chose the chicken parmesan, which includes a salad, croissant, and beverage. It was excellent! Chicken was cooked just right, plenty of sauce and cheese, spaghetti was side dish and very good....More

Thank Livsun
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Nancy C
Does this location have a private dining room that can be reserved. If so, is there a reservation cost?
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
Will you have the free dinner for veterans this year?
October 21, 2016|
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What is the early Bird menu and price?
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, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings
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
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.