California Dreaming - American Type Restaurant in Surfside Beach with 39 reviews

California Dreaming

American Restaurant in Surfside Beach

 
California Dreaming
Rated: 0 out of 5 with 39 Reviews

This restaurant is very nice to relax and come in from the heat. WE ARE A NONSMOKING ESTABLISHMENT!!! Great for families and for large groups. We have an outside patio for the ones that want to smoke. Great prices and great people. We let you enjoy your meal. Hours: Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm.


California Dreaming
2657 Beaver Run Boulevard
Surfside Beach
843-215-5255
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm
General Info:
  • Lunch Served
  • Dinner Served
  • Snacks or Appetizers
  • Outdoor Seating
  • EarlyBird Specials
Serving on:
  • Valentines Day
  • Christmas Eve
There are currently 39 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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California Dreaming
Posted: May 17th, 2016 at 1:14 pm
From: Lexington, KY
By: tm


Avg. Rating:2.2
We used to like this place and would substitute it for Carolina Roadhouse since it's owned by the same group. We went last June and it was a disaster. They do call ahead seating and since we had a large party, we felt it would be a good idea to use it. Our party arrived about ten minutes before our scheduled time and watched group after group get seated before us. About 30 minutes after our scheduled time we finally asked if we were going to get seated and was told it would be shortly. Twenty minutes later we had to ask again and let them know we were even willing to split up if they needed us to. Don't know why they didn't ask us before then if we could do that since we had waited so long. Most places will ask if they are having trouble, but this one just let us wait and wait. Much to our surprise after we were seated, we were informed that they had ran out of their signature item which was ribs. That was what the majority of our group came there to eat. My daughter ordered some kind of pasta dish that wasn't even edible. I ordered a beer that never arrived. Refills were sparse. Just an overall bad experience and a sign of a poorly managed restaurant. California Dreaming used to be excellent, but now I will drive the extra few miles and eat Carolina Roadhouse.
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California Dreaming
Posted: Nov 14th, 2012 at 3:04 am
From: Garden City, SC
By: cjh


Avg. Rating:4.8
My family enjoyed greatly the Veterans Day meal special on Nov.12 for dinner. Many restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area offered meals for free or reduced price(mostly during lunch hours) for Veterans over the weekend and/or Monday, but the special given by C.D. in Surfside was far and away the best and most gratifying. As a military retiree, I was treated very well,and truly felt gratified and honored by the staff. We made reservations for 5 p.m. and were seated right away. The waitress Vicky was great; very attentive helpful and warm. Food has always been outstanding there. Thanks for a great experience.
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California Dreaming
Posted: May 23rd, 2012 at 9:27 am
From: Fayetteville, NC
By: dm


Avg. Rating:5
I was just at Sprindmaid Beach Resort for a Womens Conference, May 17 to May 20. Other than the wonderful breakfast we had ate Merlins, we at every day at California Dreaming. It was wonderful. Our last day there was the All you can eat Ribs and we had a party of around 34 people. The staff was great.
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California Dreaming
Posted: Mar 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
From: Cleveland, TN
By: k.b.e.


Avg. Rating:4.5
The food and service was good. However, I couldn't finish my meal. It was huge!
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California Dreaming
Posted: Feb 15th, 2012 at 11:34 am
From: surfsidebeach, SC
By: rr


Avg. Rating:3.2
We are wondering if the economy is affecting this restaurant or what. We came on Valentines Day and were shocked at what we got...We have been coming to the restaurant incuding downtown and this one foe 20 years. The salad is to die for, the prime rib unlike any other..For starters the sald had some kind of red tomato taking over the dish and there was hardly enough honey mustard which i know i coulf have asked for more...The 11 oz prime rib was skinny and small and nowhere what we are used to getting. I tried to blow it off to the wife but she was upset as it was..We may try the store downtown to see if it is the same thing. I know in this world they say nothing stays the same forever, but we really like this place...
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California Dreaming
Posted: Sep 16th, 2011 at 4:43 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: am


Avg. Rating:4.3
Great place, occasionally have to wait a bit to be served. Good value for the money & the staff has always been nice.
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California Dreaming
Posted: Apr 28th, 2011 at 3:19 pm
From: WILMINGTON, NC
By: cj


Avg. Rating:5
Great job by all. Food was excellent great place to hold a party..
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California Dreaming
Posted: Feb 27th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
From: myrtle beach, SC
By: dlk


Avg. Rating:3.2
We are locals and have been going to California Dreaming since it opened. Occasionally we go in to get a california dreamin salad to take home because my husband & I still work part time in the area. I have asked them on 10 trips aat least to please include extra salad dressing with our salads. I have even told them we would pay for the extra if it is a problem. It is a huge salad & not very enjoyable eating when there is not enough dressing on it, might as well just stay at home & eat a head of lettuce. I am so discusted with their service I am looking now to contact corporate. We have to toss half the salad out because there is never enough dressing on it to enjoy it. The include 4 little plastic to go containers but there is a spoonful of dressing in each one, they don't even fill them up. I have worked in fine dining all my life as a server & I find their service terrible diana . Kraft ` myrtle beach .
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California Dreaming
Posted: Dec 03rd, 2010 at 9:52 pm
From: Scranton, SC
By: me


Avg. Rating:5
Thanks to Todd and the staff at California Dreaming in Surfside Beach SC! Everything was superb! We will certainly return, the food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. We had a great night with California Dreaming! Thanks Todd, Marie & Ron Eaddy Scranton, SC 29591
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California Dreaming
Posted: Oct 21st, 2010 at 4:27 pm
From: Scranton, SC
By: me


Avg. Rating:1.7
I visited this resturant with a friend and my daughter for lunch. My friend had eaten at the California Dreaming in Columbia and was telling us about how delicious the food was. We ordered a Creamed Spinach appetizer..which was absolutely terrible..we asked for extra cheese sauce trying to add some taste, but it didnt help..We only ate a little bit of the appetizer and the waiter never asked if anything was wrong with the food. My daughter ordered a salad with Shrimp and my friend and I ordered a filet mignon sandwich..We were eating and my daugther food a huge bug in her salad in which none of us could eat anymore of our food either. The waiter asked the manager to come to see the bug and he asked if she wanted something else and she replied ..NO..well I couldn't eat my food either..but no one was concerned enough to ask us why we had not eaten the Spinach Dip nor our food..If the food is not tasty and if someone has found a bug ...would you continue eating..I don't think so.. Her meal was taken off the bill, but that was the only cost..The food was terrible along with finding the huge bug,was enough to make you not want to eat and then I paid $30.00 for food that was HORRIBLE! The manager never asked why we had not eaten our food either...I guess he doesn't care if customers return or not! I have visited California Dreaming in other cities and I have never been dissatified with my food until now. Now I understand why the resturant was not packed for lunch! Marie Eaddy
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California Dreaming
Posted: Aug 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 pm
From: Pulaski, VA
By: mk


Avg. Rating:4
We love this restaurant. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is great. We will return here every year.
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California Dreaming
Posted: Jul 29th, 2010 at 1:31 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: hd


Avg. Rating:4.3
I eat there probably once every two weeks and I have always been happy with the food and service. I wish that some dishes were a little less but I just stay within my budget and am always pleased.
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California Dreaming
Posted: Jun 19th, 2010 at 12:34 pm
From: raleigh, NC
By: tr


Avg. Rating:4.7
We vacation each year at the beach. California Dreaming is one of our favorite restaurants to return to each year. We ate dinner a couple of nights ago and it was great again. My husband ordered the ribs, which we all loved. And you can't find a better salad anywhere in Myrtle Beach. I had the California Dreaming Salad with the ham/turkey/cheese - it's huge and comes with the croissant. We had a great time and can't wait to come back next year! We had a great waitress who was very informative, but didn't crowd us as we ate. Love this place!
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California Dreaming
Posted: Jun 06th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
From: York, SC
By: lq


Avg. Rating:5
I love this resturant and have recommended it to everyone I know. I live in York, SC and drive an hour and a half to Greenville, SC just to eat at this resturant. I normally come to Myrtle Beach once or twice a year and everytime I come I have to go to Cal. Dreaming. I love the knob hill chicken and the salads. Not to mention the bread that will melt in your mouth.
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California Dreaming
Posted: Jun 05th, 2010 at 2:52 pm
From: myrtle beach, SC
By: dh


Avg. Rating:5
great food and service we will be back!!!!!!!! The prime rib and baby back ribs were great.
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