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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (131 reviews)
“prime rib” (50 reviews)
“nachos” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 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 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite places to go when we want an early dinner. They have prime rib on the early bird menu and it is always cooked to perfection. They also have other options like seafood and pasta. The meal includes your drink,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stewartb2b
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Dreaming has a variety of standars, ribs, burgers, fried foods. They have really good soups and salads. The waitresses are kind and patient. For cost, it is modest value. Their early birds are worth the earlier meal times.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 116michaelr116
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Truly one of the better Restaurants in the area including Market Commons. We had the Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and the service and food was awesome. It also was a great deal has far as cost. Truly love this place to dine. The Prime Rib is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This is the second year we have eaten the Thanksgiving Dinner here. It’s a great meal for a great price. Turkey, ham, and all the fixings you could ask for. The pecan pie is top notch as well. Such a great choice when you want...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JTV1977
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We got there and were told it would be about a 10-20 minute wait...no problem we sat at the bar and had a cocktail before being seated. Very quick and friendly service. Within 5 minutes we found our selves being seated and a waitress promptly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vkurthw
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience with dinner. Loved the various options on the menu everyone enjoyed their meals. Great portion sizes and service was spot on. Will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carbch4
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Our food was so delicious and the service was great. Mike our server was the best. I had the Prime Rib steak and it was done to perfection. Mash Potatoes were real too. Everyone was happy and full when we left. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Windsor05
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great find for good food, good service, and good atmosphere for a good price. This restaurant is well worth a visit. The prime rib and fried shrimp very both very tasty and a pitcher of “hurricanes” topped it off. We will definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S4160UKroberth
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great, but simple lunch - salads and onion ring loaf. Very fresh and tasted wonderful! Very open, airy and enjoyable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I've been dining here off and on over the last 18 years. After a 4 year hiatus, I went with a friend who had a gift card. Arriving before 6:00, we were pleasantly surprised to find that there is a limited early bird menu. Price...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank M-Csala
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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, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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: 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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