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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” (122 reviews)
“prime rib” (46 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 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 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

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank M-Csala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had appetizers, salads and meals here and everything is delicious. We always look forward to going back

Thank 2BCherie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Down in South Carolina for 2 weeks ate here twice. Great restaurant, for your money. Ambiance is great, service is very good. Good house wines, great salads that come with these awesome crosants. Soups are delicious, and the marinated sirloin steak was to die for!

Thank mcharvella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, they have the best salads around, and their pitcher drink specials are on great! Great service staff too

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Always great food and great service! We try to make it to California Dreaming on our annual beach trip.

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Great food and drinks. Michelle and Kylie Work the bar like a well oiled machine. You Never wait, food is served hot and almost immediately. Drinks too. Don’t miss this place

Thank NPK
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I visited with a couple of friends , my 1st time visiting the restaurant! The service was great, food was amazing! I had the 4 cheese ravioli with a side salad! It is also served with a croissant! The croissant alone was melt in your...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Wife had the Turkey burger with green beans and onions. Burger was fresh ground and delicious I had the chipotle chicken wrap very good. Mariah was our server and answered all our unique questions .

Thank jerryc1946
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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: 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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