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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
+1 843-215-5255
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Table of 6 for a business meeting. We chose this restaurant because we knew what to expect, great food and service. Definitely give them a try if in the area.

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Thank Ryan M
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is literally our third attempt to shot a photo of these awesome nachos. Unfortunately everytime they hit the table pictures are the furthest thing from our mind. Salads come out cold! I mean not chilled but crisp cold lettuce. Salads are overflowing and fit for a king or queen!

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Thank Christopher L
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here twice within the last several months. One time I came with a group of about 15 women from my church, and most recently, on Christmas Day. My husband had the Christmas dinner prime rib special. I ordered a 10 oz. prime rib dinner from the menu because the Christmas dinner special included more than I could... More 

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Thank baseballlady
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had the Christmas Dinner special. When it was served (which took quite a while) the dinner was cold-everything on the plate. We asked our server to take it back and heat it up in the microwave. When he returned with the meal, it was just barely warm. Having waited a long time already, we went ahead... More 

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

Hi Larry, I'm so sorry to hear your Christmas Dinner was not hot. We truly appreciate your feedback and patronage and look forward to serving you soon. More 

Greer, South Carolina
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316 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubby is a regular here. It was our first time. You can choose different sauces, different crusts and a huge list of toppings. You can get a personal, small or large size pizza. We had the vegie, a pepperoni, a cheese and a hawaiian too. The Hawaiian was amazing! It had coconut on it! Never thought I would like... More 

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Thank kbamomofthree
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Went in for a beer to kill some time. ordered a draft beer, Yuengling. Easy enough,thought I'd have another. Time to leave, $ 9.90 plus tax for two drafts. Seriously ! This place used to be known for reasonable prices. Stay away !

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

Hi Joe, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed. Our premium drafts are $4.95 for a 16oz pint. We've compared our prices, and we're by far the most reasonable in the city. Thank you for feedback. More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My mom and I were out shopping and decided to have a nice lunch. We decided to split a large steak. We added a bowl of soup, which arrived cold. We ate it anyway. When our steak arrived, it was scorched. We tried to eat the side, but the spinach tasted as if someone had added nutmeg to it. We... More 

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Thank Volfoodie11
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your lunch experience. We would have been equally disappointed with cold soup, but as for your entrée, our steaks are broiled at 1700 degrees specifically to add char, and our creamed spinach indeed has nutmeg. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you again very soon. Happy holidays. More 

South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My daughters birthday went for lunch. Nice atmosphere clean and fresh. Food was just OK she had Chicken Caesar salad and side of fries and soda I had soup and salad side of Nachos with water. No alcohol. Service was less than enthusiastic. $70.00 with tip little high in my book and by the way they do nothing for birthdays

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Thank 0413Nancy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great prime rib dinner with garlic mashed potatoes, salad, etc prepared just as requested. The service was prompt, VERY polite & efficient. The restaurant's ambiance was charming & relaxing. The menu offered a wide variety of food & drinks.

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Thank Gary R
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and caught the early hour menu. Food was awesome! Had She Crab Soup which was amazing. For dinner the prime rib was excellent and perfect sized portion. Our server Shelley was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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Thank Robert K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-215-5255
Description
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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