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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
+1 843-215-5255
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boone, Iowa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with in-laws and found the food excellent. The wait staff left a little to be desired. She took our order they brought out our food but if we needed anything we had to stop our waitress because she just never came back. The place was empty.

Thank jay3253
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here numerous times and the food quality and CLEANLINESS, and wait staff are # 1. All of the hostesses and servers are neat and clean from head to toe. No messy hair or uniforms here. The food is delicious and we LOVE the crossiants with the drizzled honey butter on top. The she crab soup is a... More 

Thank OhioSnowbirds
East Liverpool, Ohio
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food with a variety to choose from. I had blackened prime rib. It was done to perfection and cream spinach was the best I have had. The house side salad with house dressing was fresh and very good. The restaurant is very nice and a great place to take out of towners. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Rose W
Roanoke, VA
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here every time we go to Myrtle. As always it wasn't a disappointment. I ordered off the early bird menu which includes a very generous salad, an entre and a side, all of which were very good. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Bill M
Cambridge, Canada
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229 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends wanted to lunch here and, to be sociable, we agreed, though we weren't enthusiastic because what we had heard about it was just so-so. We went for lunch (ten of us). The establishment was very clean. We were seated quickly, along with menus, and our drink orders were taken by a convivial server. We were also surprised when we... More 

Thank David S
Cloverdale, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even though we stay at North Myrtle Beach, we always travel south for this California Dreaming. They have had in the past a great early bird special, but must say I was disappointed this time. Been a few years and has always been a must eat place for our group. Usually have wonderful salads but boy have they cut corners,... More 

Thank Luv2Cruise8911
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went there the other night (around 4:00) for cocktails and ended up trying their early bird. For $14, I had a prime rib (delicious) with fries, salad and croissant and a soft drink. It was very good and we both loved it. The clientele for "happy hour" is an older crowd (around 60+), not sure about after happy hour. It... More 

Thank Denise C
Glen Allen, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, consistent. Excellent salads. Great service. Menu has good variety, steak, seafood, burgers, sandwiches. Excellent she crab soup.

Thank smllakelvr
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The meal was absolutely the best. There were 5 of us at dinner. I ordered ice tea and at the end of the meal was a little chilled so I asked for a cup of decaf coffee. Did not get any refill for either drink but was $2.50 each for my drinks. The restaurant waitress did not mention the double... More 

Thank Judith S
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

They have a nice all day menu includiing a soup and salad combo at lunch. Sliced prime rib sandwish is also good. Food is always fresh and service good. Larger salads are a couple of dollars higher than you would expect, up to $15.95. There is a nice offering of dinner entress (seafood, pasta, chicken & steaks) including prime rib... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Highway 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5387
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-215-5255
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?