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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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop here to grab some dinner last night. My 3 year old was with us, I'm always worried about places being child friendly. This place had a great children's menu that came with a bowl of ice cream. I had the seafood nachos which were amazing. The food was great, the service was great, the place had a great... More 

Thank Cris28645
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This California Dreaming is the best. With Eric training his staff especially the Bar staff. They are always so helpful in getting your orders and drinks. Karina who is a wonderful bar tender is one of the best on the beach and works to insure to see that all of her customers are given the very best service. Good Job... More 

Thank richeydirect
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a quick bite here while attending the NSA National Convention. My wife loves the she-crab soup and salad here and I chose the loaded chicken sandwich. We had crab claws for appetizer and you can't have a meal here without enjoying the house salad with house dressing. Our service was sub-par from what we normally expect here but I'll... More 

Thank BigMP44
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First (and last) visit. Hour wait which I expected, so we decide to have drink at the bar. Find two seats together, literally wait 12 minutes while two bartenders mess with receipts and take out orders. Finally order drinks, of course the beer on tap I ask for is out. Anyhow, order other drinks, decide to just get appetizer at... More 

Thank Dale T
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dale, I appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us. I'm sorry about the recent experience you had with ordering at the bar. I know I would not be happy if this happened to me, so I understand your disappointment with the inconsistency. We share your concern, and I will be sure the right people know... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in for a dinner after visiting their sister restaurant, Carolina Roadhouse and having a great meal, expecting the best. The menu is very similar, some variation in amounts and prices but really the same. We had the house salad with honey mustard/hot bacon dressing, the honey butter rolls and the prime rib, 10 oz cut, one rare, one... More 

Thank 2RVers
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Burro Loco, so we decided to give their sister restaurant a shot. It was definitely a great choice. The only draw back was we arrived around 520pm and the hostess did not offer nor provide a early bird menu. Our waitress was spot-on, offered us the menu, and we were both able to order exactly what we wanted.... More 

Thank Candace B
Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Another great recommendation from the TripAdvisor reviews. Really nice place, comfy, and the menu is really good. Had Marinated Sirloin which was melt in your mouth. Hubbies had She Crab Soup which he loved and his main course was the big boy Prime Rib and loaded baked tater.....he was so satisfied that I almost had to drive home while he... More 

Thank Deluca1
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Great atmosphere and service. Server was very quick on refills and food hit the table with very little wait. Salmon salad and prime rib sandwich a must try.

Thank Christopher L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I ate the fried flounder. It had to be fresh caught! Awesome! My wife ate the shrimp. We each had a terrific salad with the meal. My wife complained they give you too much food! This the place the locals eat!

Thank Rick S
Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Well, 5 stars should say it all. Good food, good drinks, good service, attractive decor. I can't understand the bad reviews.

Thank des3875

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?