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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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10429 N Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5708
+1 843-663-2050
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Average place for a meal without any surprises. Had a blackened chicken pasta, salad. Best surprise was a very fresh, out-of-the-oven croissant which I wish I had just ordered a half-dozen of those--nothing came close to that delectable bite! Otherwise ordinary expectations. Service was really friendly and quick to respond...

Thank BorisMurchant
columbia, sc
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 2 of 7 dinners in place at 1pm on a Friday afternoon so we got great service. need an offering of a half size onion loaf.

Thank btaylor53
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have not been to this restaurant for close to a year.This time, I ordered the chicken sandwich which is accompanied by fries $9.95 very good.My wife ordered the flounder and shrimp combo. She had asked the server to hold the meal until she finished her salad.No more than 3 minutes after having received the salad, her meal arrived.The flounder... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for lunch on way back from shopping with the wife. Excellent lunch with great service. Huge burgers and fries and wraps and the bowl of chili is excellent also. A meal in its self. Highly recommend

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Thank Mike A
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad for a chain. We had two sick kids so we opted for takeout. The salmon salad was good but they neglected to give us the dressing. We had to get back in the car and drive back to get it. The Chicken Parm was good and I enjoyed it. Good food for the price.

Thank Mike B
Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Burro Loco, Myrtle Beach, SC... We had a great meal.. Delicious frozen margaritas... Good Queso dip... Fantastic service. Not too crowded for New Years Eve.

Thank Mama1-25
Sykesville, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have relatives that live in Myrtle Beach and we asked where we should eat when we were staying near Barefoot landing. They recommended this place and it was a great meal. The service was excellent and the food came out quick. We went in the off-season so there was no wait to be seated. Don't forget to take your... More 

Thank Jack L
Greensboro, NC
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love California Dreaming. They have wonderful salads and to die for... and hot bacon dressing. The thing I like most is the Early Dinner menu that is served from 4-6 pm, seven days a week, not including holidays. The restaurant doesn't offer the Early Menu to every one who comes in the door. You have to specifically ask for... More 

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Bladenboro, North Carolina
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner on December 25th, when hardly anything was open it was nice to see California Dreaming was open. It was really, really crowded, they said without reservation it was about a 45 minute wait. We didn't mind waiting, because wherever we went we would have to wait. The wait staff went beyond the call of duty to help and... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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223 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always worry about finding a place Christmas Day. Here the parking areas looked to be totally filled but on sending one of our party in it was found that we could have immediate seating. Very crowded and busy yet we had excellent attention and service from GiGi. Pressure on the server, for sure, but she was very gracious. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10429 N Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5708
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-663-2050
Voted “Best Traditional American Restaurant” by WMBF News and “Best of the Beach” by The Sun News. California Dreaming serves up huge portions of fresh, made from scratch fare such as award winning salads, slow-cooked prime rib and “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs. Offering private dining options with no room fees and no minimum purchase; spacious patio; large party carry-out and catering/delivery; and late night bar bites. Located 1/4 mile south of Barefoot Landing.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?