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California Dreaming - Surfside Beach

4.6
270 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 270 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both great!

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vipMZ41
Pittsburgh
49 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit, we heard very good things, especially the signature salad! We had a mini version with our meal as the house salad. There was plenty for two of us in one serving. Our several, Gwen, was great with recommendations. My wife had the shrimp past dish and I had the Rib Eye steak. Both were so good, we said we look forward to returning in September when we visit the area. Don’t forget the New York Cheesecake which if asked will come with a topping. ( Raspberry sauce).

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding especially since there was a rush when we arrived. The food was good and the portion sizes were great for the price.

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vipTheresaH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service snd food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, ambiance, and value. The service was amazing!

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vipTammyL
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter name was Jeff was his first week excellent service. Michelle at the bar is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Down from Jersey on vacation, Great place , food was good small menu, good drinks, service was excellent . Business still suffering from pandemic highly recommend supporting this restaurant

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Stephen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation at 615, and was seated just then. No wait. Hostess was welcoming and r waiter was great! We love this restaurant!

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FranM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dine here many times before COVID; at that time dining experience was excellent. This time my dish (Shrimp San Francisco) was on the dry side w/o much garlic sauce. Was disappointing.
Will go back again and try same dishe to see if it was just an off nite for them. If not will find somewhere else to go!!!

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GigiM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always found the service and food to be consistent at this California Dreaming location. Our server Jeff did an excellent job of keeping our drinks refilled and checking on us at appropriate intervals. The only complaint that I have is the croissants. The first batch that we ordered was a little over cooked but they were still edible and we were starving. The croissants that came with our salads were underdone. We have not had that issue in the past but it was not a big deal because the rest of our food was cooked perfectly. I do recommend reservations for this restaurant and all in the area to avoid an hour plus wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday for daughter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice

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BethSN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were good as usual. Seated immediately as we did the reservation of our time slot. Great experience. Highly recommend.

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AdelleE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our salads were delicious and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brother and his wife visiting. We were all very pleased with the food and the service,

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Wait staff were to fast . We weren’t half way through our salads & dinners arrived
We understand it short handed that night, but stills meal is to be enjoyed, This is not a McDonald’s drive thru, in & out…
Thanks….

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WillieJ
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been to this location many times and they never disappoint. Worth the visit each time.

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, courteous staff. Nice menu selections. Food was good.

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TinaE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing salads and steaks. Great service. Love the online reservation option.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server, Carla, was exceptional. Very knowledgeable of the menu and extremely attentive to our needs. Ribs were Ok. We will be back but only on the nights that they have Prime Rib.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was excellent; they have a wide bar of options. Made a reservation online and were seated promptly. Definitely recommend.

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RobinD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food! Great service and pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, our server was great too! Made reservations and they sat us right away.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waited 10 minutes for my family to be acknowledged by the waitress. Had to ask multiple time for drink refills. Sides to my meal didn’t come out until I was already finished with my main course.

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Sandi
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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ElizabethS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Geeat service.. reservation was within 15 minutes after we arrived.. food order returned promptly. We enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome! Food was great, service was great! I would eat here everytime I visit Myrtle Beach!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and service was great. Highly recommended. The pork chops are amazing

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MarleneH
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Croissants were delicious. Salads were a very generous portion and delicious. Burgers were fantastic. Will definitely come back.

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Bdavisjr75
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall this was no more or less than expected. The side salad was brought out late and was not prepared as requested. The fish of the day was amazing. Drink refills were slow.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped in for dinner at 8 pm and had originally made a reservation but it wasn’t busy enough to have needed one. Food was excellent and freshly prepared. Will definitely dine here again

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waite staff was friendly and attentive. Bar staff (Chris) did an excellent job. Food was great as it always is.

LI
LongIslander
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation on Open Table and when arrived, immediately seated. Server was super nice and on the ball. Constantly refilled drink glasses without waiting to be asked. Food was good and atmosphere very appealing.

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MelissaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The drinks and food were also great!

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Morgan
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having the reservation allowed us to walk right in and be seated. As a party of 6, we were in and out within 45 min. It was excellent!

MH
MarleneH
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best restaurants in the myrtle beach area. Always great service and the food is wonderful.

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Tom2001
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Only complaint is price and food portions. I wish they'd offer smaller portions at a lower price. Otherwise, great meal!

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CassieG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was very new but she did her best! We were disappointed with how our steaks came out. 4/5 of them were not prepared as we ordered. Pretty discouraging to leave half of a $20 steak on a plate. The manager was great and helping the server whenever he could.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from California Dreaming - Surfside Beach using the Order Online button. 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 4.6 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

California Dreaming - Surfside Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://centraarchy.com/purchase-gift-cards/?restaurant=california-dreaming.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.