California Dreaming - N Myrtle Beach

4.2
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39 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
California Dreaming serves a mix of hearty American classics in a large family-friendly atmosphere. What sets them apart from the rest is that every dish is fresh and prepared from scratch daily, including notable favorites, like the California Dreaming Salad, Creamed Spinach Nachos and fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs. Additional features: large party seating, curbside to-go and full-service catering.

Best Place for a Salad -The Sun News reader survey, 2018. Best Traditional American Restaurant -WMBF News.

Happy Hour from 4-7pm daily, Live Music every Wednesday from 6pm, curbside to-go and full-service catering [Catering phone: 843.251.7179]. We also offer a semi-private dining for up to 40 guests and private dining for up to 75 guests with no room fees. For more information on group dining, call 843.663.2050.
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4.2
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LisaA88
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I was not impressed with this restaurant. Upon entering, the hostess was socializing with a waitress, did not acknowledge us at all. The (presumably) restaurant manager was standing there as well and tappee the hostess on the shoulder a few times to redirect her attention, to that she nastily said "i know!" while continuing her conversation. After about 20 seconds more she seated us. The ambience was lovely and it was not busy for a Saturday night. However the waitress/kitchen took a long time with our orders. The food was definitely overpriced and not that good honestly. Overall i would avoid this restaurant. There are many others in the area that are much better!

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RuthF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Salads were nice and fresh. The shrimp tacos were good, but not outstanding. The shrimp with mushrooms was good, but could have used more mushrooms.

Overall, it's a really nice place to enjoy dinner out with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation in place but had to wait extra 15 minutes. Waitress flustered and forgot my drink order and then was out of the drink my wife wanted. When entree came forgot my order and food quality was terrible. No one around us was getting service either and then had to wait forever to get cashed out and manager acted like no big deal. Worst experience ever and will not be back. Buyer beware!

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Marshallwrm
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disorganized long line just to get to host to check in for reservation. Seated in a section where server had been sent home without a replacement assigned. Another server ended up helping us after 20 min of sitting at table. Got to order food at 60 minutes after being seated. Never received 2nd drink order. Server basically was trying to cover two sections. Salad came out less than cold and meal less than hot. It was Valentines Day and place was ill prepared to handle it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day they was really busy and a lot of people was their but they honor our reservations

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Yflag
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited on a Sunday night and was not very busy. The food was very good and lived up to recent reviews. Service was excellent and we enjoyed dinner. A good place to stop if you are in Myrtle Beach. They take reservations so be sure to make during the busy season.

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JameyV
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Good food, good service my only criticism is that other than the wood ( pine?) horizontal paneling the restaurant is neither upscale or warm feeling.

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Firstvisit
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and we were very impressed, waiter was great very attentive and helpful, food was excellent my prime rib was the best I've had for quite awhile!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas dinner! Special was excellent!
Music was a touch loud... hard to have conversation.

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DouglasP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were there for Christmas dinner they were not playing any holiday music and what they were playing was very loud

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was pleasurable. They had move music which was adequate.

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FloydR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for their Veterans Day meal. Unlike most restaurants that offer a free meal for veterans from a very limited menu, California Dreaming offers the meal from their regular menu with no exceptions. They appreciate what the Veterans have done for this country.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to California Dreaming in North Myrtle Beach several times. The food is always good, as well as the service. I'm sure we will be back in the future. Love the potato soup :)

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LouisS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner and service were outstanding, would recommend to everyone.

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LarryO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was cooked to perfection! The service was excellent.

JP
JoanP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with staff especially Erica who honored our request to get us served quickly as we were going to a show.

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JimInRaleigh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a perfect 10oz. Prime Rib! I said perfect!!
My bride had the shrimp tacos with a"very nice seasoning to them".
Our server was Sara who was very personable; lovely young woman.
Our orders were exact, served beautifully and delicious.
Our only caveat was the so-called 'hostess' on arrival. Very dour, no smile or hello, just "two for dinner?" and "Follow me". She needs a backroom position.
Despite that , we would heartily recommend the California Dreaning. Great food excellent service!
Go Sara!!

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TravisB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We came in on our last night at the beach because looking at the menu online it said that burgers were cooked to order, and had been wanting a burger all week. When I ordered I stated that I would like it cooked medium so it had a pink center, when it arrived at the table it was well done ( to the point that it was burnt on the outside ). When I asked the waiter if they normally cooked the burgers to order or if they weren't used to doing it and he stated that they do it all the time and they must have just cooked it to long. I did manage to get down two bites and just ate the fries. There are to many good restaurants in Myrtle Beach to go to instead of California Dreaming where they don't prepare your food correctly and don't seem to really care that it was incorrect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

First time we tried this restaurant. We only ordered two salads and it took 45 min to get those only after I complained to the waitress and manager. The waitress acted like she didn’t care and just said it takes a while to cut the chicken for the salad. The manager did get them out right away and gave us a complimentary desert. At the end, the waitress asked if there was anything else she could do for us....while she was looking at the dirty salad dishes she failed to remove during our desert. There are many options out there. Save your money for a better one than this.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prices are higher than I expected, but the food was good. They have a huge chef salad which was amazing.The fresh baked croissants were delicious.

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WandaS
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Our dinner was well prepared and our server was very accommodating. One of our favs.

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JCGC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent service, ambiance, very tasty food, reasonable prices.

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Food and service were good. The music was offensively loud, even after two requests (which were honored) to turn the volume down.—so loud we could not hear our friends across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Appetizer came out uncooked, entree came out while appetizer plates were still on table. Very rushed entire meal with appetizers, soup and entree last 31 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was decent the service lacked

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vacation in mb

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monday night dinner was a very pleasant experience. It was quiet, the cocktails were delicious and reasonably priced, and the ribs and shrimp tacos were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we had while in Myrtle Beach! Food and service was excellent and prices were reasonable. Manager checked on us and our Server was on everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was amazing including the manager. Our kids were served first allowing us to get there food ready while ours was still cooking and they were eating by the time we got ours. Then the manager came by to check on our kids and make sure their food was correct. It was so nice. The restaurant was busy as well so it seemed this was typical practice. So glad we went here and looking forward to our next visit!

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Unhappy4this
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We lived California Dreaming in Charleston, but this one was a disappointment. My biggest issue is being charged for a White Russian AND the vodka going in it! First, the drink tasted like water. Then there were 2 prices for it. They explained it being charged for the vodka, then being charged for “the other liqueur.” Never heard of such a thing. It’s a joke. My wife’s pasta was so spicy she couldn’t eat it. The waiter tried but made everything very awkward. Won’t be going back.

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SueH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything about our visit was positive, except that the hostess who seated us (4 senior citizens) proceeded to seat a young mother with 3 toddlers at the next table, even though the restaurant was virtually empty ( only one other table in the restaurant was occupied) .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
86 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Totally forgot my she crab soup even after I asked again for it

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AlexisS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Although my meal was excellent my spouse became quite I'll ...he found his parmesan chicken not good at all..he only had about three bites As it was his birthday he didn't want to cause a fuss...boxed it up and threw it out when we arrived home.

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CathyU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with fast efficient service. The salmon was delicious and came with a Caesar salad and to “ die for” crossiant. My husband has the prime rib 10 oz and he struggled to finish it and they was the smaller choice.

Will return and recommend highly

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BeverlyB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always dine at California Dreaming when we are in North Myrtle Beach. The food is always good.

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CathyU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with good variety. The California dreamin sakad was amazing and very filling. Portions seemed plentt. Will be back!

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timothys
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great except server appears inexperienced spoke too low also inattentive never checked on us

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, the server was great, the food was excellent! Will definitely recommend.

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PateH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Salad with homemade dressing and croissants are so very good.

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California Dreaming - N Myrtle Beach is rated 4.2 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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