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

4.6
4.6
872 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 872 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Myrtle Beach

    Good for business meals

  • Myrtle Beach

    Kid-friendly

  • Myrtle Beach

    Good for groups

  • Myrtle Beach

    Healthy

872 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When my party arrived we were seated immediately. Our server introduced himself, as it turned out, he had been my wife and I, server at a previous visit. He was polite and very professional, attentive, and helpful throughout the evening. The meal was enjoyable and tasteful. My wife and I have enjoyed both lunch and dinner at several California Dreaming restaurants, over the past several years, and have always experienced the same level of excellence of service, food, drinks, and ambiance. It is great to have such consistency.

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  2. PhilipK

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server (Savanna) was very pleasant and attentive tou our needs (extra drinks). Thank you.

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  3. Makesha

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it! The atmosphere was great! The food was amazing as always!

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  4. azkolb

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 14 oz ribeye steak was incredible and plenty enough to share. Of course the house salad with the famous house dressing was truly scrumptious! The service was excellent as always and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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  5. KristaB

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience. Used OpenTable to schedule reservation. We got there 10-15mins early, we were seated immediately. Food came quickly. Only complaint was a tad bit too dark and a bit loud. But all in all would definitely recommend

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  6. DarrylG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and huge menu options. Always make a reservation because it was packed! So glad we made reservations before we went.

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  7. RonC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Pretty restaurant! Food served surprisingly quickly because it was packed on a Saturday night! Service from our server, Dave B, was outstanding! He was friendly, knowledgeable, & very entertaining 🥰

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  8. StevenL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had reservations and had over a 30 minute wait time. Left and went to another restaurant.

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  9. CharlesM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service. Never disappointed with California Dreaming!!

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  10. MattyS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Knowledgeable staff. Great atmosphere. This place along with its sister restaurants is a great place to go for a great meal.

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  11. LauraG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Menu offers a good variety of food.

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  12. GretchenC

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there on Valentine’s Day, and the service was impeccable. My husband got the ribs which were fall off the bone and absolutely delicious. I decided to try the steak and crabcake and was very disappointed. The steak was tough. The crabcake was fishy, and the broccoli had some sort of cheese on top, which didn’t complement it at all and the mashed potatoes were gummy, we go there a lot and I love their food but I just was totally disappointed in this one visit, but definitely will go back again

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  13. DaleB

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had ribs, they had an old taste, my salad and baked potato was great

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  14. LoriS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at California Dreaming! I absolutely love the hot bacon honey mustard dressing that I had on my salad! I appreciate the range of options available on the menu and the knowledge from the staff. We will definitely go back in the future.

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  15. OldTimes

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    California Dreaming - Surfside Beach was a fantastic place to join a friend I have not seen in over 35 years! We were able to catch up and enjoyed the quietness of the area we sat in. The food was very good and the temperature was perfect. I will be back!
    California Dreaming - Surfside BeachResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you very much for this feedback. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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  16. Chazola

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Inexperienced waiter. Salmon on salad was thin, tasteless and hard. Actual salad was good. Would not order again.
    California Dreaming - Surfside BeachResponded on February 4, 2024
    Thank you for letting use know about your experience. We are very sorry the we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our high standards. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We are sorry your experience with us has fallen short. Hospitality is our business and we always want our guests to leave happy and full. It's disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy the salmon on your salad. Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback regarding your visit. We're all about the experience and it is disappointing to hear that your visit did not exemplify those values. Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable guests.

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  17. JamesA

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time I've been to this location and it was awesome! We loved the ambiance and the service and the food was just as good at this location! Would go to again!
    California Dreaming - Surfside BeachResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you very much for the feedback and the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you and yours again soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is our favorite go to for dinner with friends. The staff and food are outstanding.
    California Dreaming - Surfside BeachResponded on January 27, 2024
    Thank you for coming in and for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  19. Linda

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best ribs in Surfside Beach! Our server Liz was excellent!
    California Dreaming - Surfside BeachResponded on January 27, 2024
    Thank you very much for the feedback and for coming in to dine with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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  20. fromlongislandtony

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ok out of wine I like device polite bit slow still all in all good

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  21. KathyD

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very salty. Salad should be included with ALL entrees. Our waiter was very very good. Noisy like cafeteria atmosphere.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always! My favorite part of the meal is always the salad! So fresh and delicious!

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  23. Angelai

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places to dine in the area. Great service and food.

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  24. StevenC

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress wonderful! The chicken dish my wife and I both had was very dry and my seasonal vegetables were burnt in some places. Knob Hill Chicken

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  25. SharonV

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing. We look forward to coming here, it’s my favorite restaurant. Our server Levi was one of the best waiters we have had anywhere! We always recommend California Dreaming to our family and friends!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely a family restaurant. Excellent customer service. I ordered ribs and they came out burnt. I sent it back and they took it off my tab. The croissants are very good. Salads are great.

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  27. RodgerR

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was priced well but only just adequate. The food was served quickly but nothing special.

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  28. KimberlyW

    Atlantic City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bbq chicken nachos were surprisingly yummy and the salads were really big and yummy!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love eating here. They have the best salads and croissants. We’ve always had great service too.

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  30. LizM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so sweet and kind - great job handling Christmas Day!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for Christmas night. It was super busy but we were seated within 5 min of our scheduled time. They were super busy but our waitress quick came to serve us. Our food was delivered quickly and was delish! Our drinks never went empty and we were super impressed at how well everyone worked together. We sat where we could see the kitchen and it ran like a well oiled machine. Everything was impressive. We are from AR vacationing for Christmas. If we were native to SC we would visit again! Thanks for a great Christmas dinner!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. FranciscoL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente service was busy but the food was excellent and service fast

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  33. BarbaraC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanks for being open on Christmas Day. Our server Erin was great.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although it was extremely busy, as it was Christmas Day evening, we had excellent service and the food was very good. The usual menu was limited for the day due to the special Christmas offering but we had our usual favorites.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we made reservations. The restaurant was packed. We were sat just a couple minutes past our time and everything was wonderful.

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  36. Bobo

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Our reservation was for 5:00, we weren’t seated until after 5:15. The waiting area was very crowded and no seats were available. There was no prime rib or turkey stuffing/dressing.

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  37. JessicaA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit here. Everything was perfect. The food was amazing. Th staff was great. We will be back for many dinners to come for sure.

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  38. NormaT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    No atmosphere. No acoustics VERY LOUD. Felt like we were eating at a food court in a mall in the eighties.

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  39. BobS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for the Christmas Day meal while on vacation. The place was packed! I had no idea so many people went out to eat on Christmas day. The staff was extremely efficient and managed the huge crowd very well. They kept the tables cleared and quickly seated guests. (we had a reservation) The special plate with turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, Brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, and gravy was well-prepared, served in a timely fashion, and hit all the holiday "feels" of having a traditional Christmas dinner with the family.

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  40. JodiF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for Christmas and they did not disappoint. Food was great, service was friendly and quick, overall wonderful meal.

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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 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 215-5255.

California Dreaming - Surfside Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 872 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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