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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (113 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must first say our server Greg provided outstanding service. It was his first night transferring from Burro Loco. As for the steaks my prime rib was very tough and had little taste and I ordered it rare. My wife’s first marinated sirloin was over...More

Thank AYankee4life
Reviewed 1 week ago

This CD location is on a backroad on the outskirts of MB. It was about a 20 minute drive from the strip but still close to other shopping options. We went in December so it was very quiet when we went however the service was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I often dine at California Dreaming ,they offer a Dreaming salad that is off the wall and the dressing with bacon and mustard is the bomb ! She Crab soup ,one of the best i've had and the Prime Rib is always...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at California Dreaming many times and have never been disappointed. I also know that if I ever am not satisfied I need only to request to speak with a manager and he/she will do what is necessary to address my issues and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to have our usual winter treat and found that the prime rib early bird was now $2 more than the other meals and mine was half the thickness of my husband's (I guess he looked hungrier). The fully loaded potato was still great but...More

Thank Carola S
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed prime rib at this restaurant that was cooked to perfection! Waitress was very informing in her suggestions on what to eat and had the early bird priced menue!

Thank Danmerr
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What a great restaurant! We both ordered the prime rib, mine the 16 oz. and my wife the 11 oz.The meal comes with a fresh salad with your choice of dressing, mine the blue cheese my wife's hot honey mustard. Again excellent. also a fresh...More

1  Thank Roadrunner3988
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We went there with friends for lunch. Veterans were free. Our server Michael from Philly was attentive, friendly. Wonderful. The prime rib was Fred Flintstone size.

Thank bimbyga
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A hidden secret is to order a large house salad with oysters. You want a sandwich? Salmon sandwich is awesome. I recommend asking for a side of tartar sauce. The salmon is very moist and will not need but is made in house and is...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after going to the 70s review show. My husband, sister and brother in law. Very nice location. Great selection from soup, to dessert. Our waitress was very attentive without being too attentive. Large open dining room that can get a little noisy....More

Thank Deborah K
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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, Drinks, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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