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California Dreaming - Surfside Beach, Surfside Beach, SC
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California Dreaming - Surfside Beach

4.5
4.5
570 Reviews
$30 and under
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, Nachos and fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs. Additional features: patio seating and online ordering with curbside pick-up.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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  • Logo image for ChowNow

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 215-5255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Myrtle Beach

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Myrtle Beach

    Kid Friendly

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for Lunch

  • Myrtle Beach

    American

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  1. MW

    MichaelW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was delicious. Our server was very attentive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner Nice server Easy in and out
  3. CB

    CyndiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Food was very good.....lighting is very poor....hard to read menu and see what you're eating. Would try another location.....shrimp was awesome!
  4. BO

    BillO

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The wait staff was very attentive, from obtaining a table, to our food delivery. The meals we ordered were hot, and delicious.
  5. BC

    BobC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love your creamed spinach, oops you don't have it anymore. Waitress was good, food was good. The food didn't have wow factor as it usually does.
  6. CF

    CindyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at California Dreaming. Good and service were excellent. Love their salad!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Place to enjoy a great meal ! Service was very good. The thing I don’t like is the raised wood on the end booth seat. It’s painful to get out of the seat. Lighting needs a little brighter on the bar side booths. We come here 3 times a week when we’re in town on vacation. Love this place !
  8. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food over cooked and burnt on the bottom. Chili is good and so we’re rolls.
  9. CM

    CarolM

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our family has eaten at California Dreaming a number of times. We go back especially for the delicious house salad with the honey mustard and bacon dressing.... the best! Accompanied by a flaky melt in the mouth croissant. This visit we ordered the filet mignon and it was tender and cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed the mashed potatoes on the side but the other two people thought they tasted sour cream and that is not their preference. Isaiah was our server and did an excellent job of caring for our table of 3.
  10. RM

    RogersM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attractive dinning room. Fairly busy for a Tuesday evening. Waitress was competent and checked back regularly. Bill was correct. The restaurant was a little hard to find although you can see it from hwy 17. Enjoyed our meal.
  11. SG

    StephenG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was served quickly and well prepared- our party enjoyed everything!
  12. LR

    LindaR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated timely. Request for a low table completed. Waitress Jenny was amazing. Very attentive. Great experience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin (our server) was amazing and attentive. Food was great and despite it being busy, food came out quickly. I accidentally left my food & they called to let me know. Everyone was really sweet! Will definitely return on my next beach trip!
  14. M

    Mandy

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, seated quiclkly, food came out hot and timely, sever wasn’t very friendly but overall good experience, we were happy to get a reservation on a holiday weekend !
  15. n

    natalie

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Lots of time in between apps and dinner, two of the four entrees came out dry from sitting too long.
  16. JO

    JoyceO

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and attentive. Our food came out in a timely manner and at right temperature. The portions seemed a little smaller than usual and increase in pricing noticed. But food was delicious and appetizing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Light too low. Food okay.
  18. CC

    CherylC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything ! I asked for bill to be split and when I returned from the restroom my daughter had already paid for mine so I was disappointed that the waitress didn’t remember..
  19. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Server, Jeff. Excellent food. Very nice ambiance.
  20. HT

    HoweT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very surprised at how nice the place was. Had heard of it before. Service was great and both of our dishes were delish.
  21. RA

    RAdkins

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The food was really good as usual but the service left much to be desired. The waiter only checked on us once and I never got a drink refill. It wasn’t the excellent service that I usually receive here.
  22. RG

    RichG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, service is good, and nice ambiance. Been dining here for years.
  23. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, and super service! Loved the reservation app And being greeted!
  24. KC

    KourtneyC

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was okay was expecting much better. Waitress was wonderful
  25. 8

    808foodie

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great!
  26. BB

    BillB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful and very attentive. Food was awesome and reasonably priced
  27. GS

    GloriaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Friendly atmosphere and relaxing - not rushed as we chatted after meal.
  28. DW

    DeweyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience for us. The food and service was excellent !!! We be returning 😎
  29. MW

    MichaelW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was wonderful and very accommodating
  31. j

    jack

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Erica was fantastic. The food was delicious, especially the bread pudding.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The hostess was not very pleasant, warm or welcoming. She didn’t even make eye contact or say hello. The waitress was attentive and the food was good however she was kind of cold as well. Not very friendly. The California Dreaming restaurant in Columbia, SC was a much more pleasant experience.
  33. NB

    NicholasB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food and service, would recommend to friends and family
  34. FJ

    FJHQueenStreet

    Charleston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    When we arrived, the Hostess was not on the telephone. Rather than seating us, she left all nine (9) of us standing for some time while she answered multiple telephone calls. The Hostess needs to be trained or terminated. Our Server David P. did a good job.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great but we were seated beside a large noisy group. We were there early and there were plenty of seats that we could have been moved to.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Service was alright. Took forever to get refills on drinks. Some of the absolute worse steak any of us have ever had. This is a beautiful setting. But we honestly would have all enjoyed McDonald’s more than what we had here. Really sucks because we choose this place over alot of others for our dinner night.
  38. PW

    PretW

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It’s becoming more fast food. Like all restaurants, you can’t find help, so to manage the monkeys that you hire, you have to go to completely precooked preseasoned grilled-marked products that you just heat up at each franchise. That’s not what I’m looking for. I’d like an on-site prepared protein and carbs. I can get fast food at many places
  39. P

    Prepsel

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my mother in law’s birthday. What a great experience. The the service. Our server went above and beyond. She was great. The food was really good. You have to try the salad they give you. It even comes with a croissant.
  40. DD

    DonnaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food,, the hostess welcomed us right away & our waitress was attentive

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

California Dreaming - Surfside Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. California Dreaming - Surfside Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 215-5255.

California Dreaming - Surfside Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for California Dreaming - Surfside Beach

2657 Beaver Run Blvd., Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Myrtle Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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