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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (73 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for something beside "Crazy Eddies Seafood Extravaganza" that had a good selection and salads. Found both here. Their signature salad was huge, like you should be issued a hard hat at the door in case it topples over on you big. Happily,...More

Thank Stuckshutter
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been told by many to try California Dreaming, so finally did. Was VERY good! A little pricey, but worth it. Kids meals were affordable and good portion for our kids. The sweet croissants are AMAZING! Give them a try. The atmosphere is beautiful. Very...More

Thank Hop2It2day
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I was told by a couple we talked to on the beach that this was a good restaurant but our experience was far from enjoyable. My husband ordered a steak and he said it had a spoiled taste to it. He only...More

Thank retirednlovinit1
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for sharing your thoughts. I want you to know that we value the opinions of our guests and appreciate your kind words on most of your experience. As for your steak, I can assure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality for little price, I had California salad, quality ingredients and a lot of food for the price, service was excellent, simply a great menu, we also enjoyed the key lime pie. Visit this place if you are in the area you won't be...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another pleasant dinner for two last nite,great food. Great service,one of our favorites,regulars we are.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in town we typically frequent Carolina Roadhouse but the 1.5 - 2 hour wait is just too much. Someone in our group mentioned affiliated restaurants and one nearby. This is it, with a similar menu, identical layout, great service, convenient location and minimal wait....More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best salads anywhere. The house dressing is hot bacon and honey mustard, good.. WE enjoy getting the early bird special.

Thank Barba131
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We go quite often as we both like their food This time we decided to just go for drinks. We sat at the bar for about 10 minutes until the bartender even acknowledged us. There was only one other couple there too. I guess they...More

Thank Denise C
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Denise, I apologize for your recent visit. We take great pride in the service we offer and really appreciate you taking the time to write about your visit, without being at the restaurant I wouldn't be able to comment directly, but this was an...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love this place so much. The variety is great, and the service is always quick and the staff is super nice. Sometimes they have all you can eat ribs, and it is a steal, but it is not scheduled, so there is no way...More

Thank MacKenzie M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Servers and food are top notch! My steak was perfectly cooked to order, and my baked potato was hot. The kids also have plenty to choose from on the kid menu.

Thank thatjodiegirl
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Nancy C
3 February 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
31 August 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
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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: 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.
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