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Charleston, SC

Best Waterfront Dining and Best Salad 2004-2018, Charleston City Paper reader survey, 2018

Serving the Charleston community since 1987, California Dreaming features a wrap-around deck & bar overlooking the Ashley River; accessibility for groups, curbside to-go and full-service catering [Catering phone: 843.573.2183].

 

1 Ashley Point Dr
Charleston, SC 29407

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Hours

Thanksgiving 11am-9pm
Christmas Eve 11am-9pm
Christmas Day- Closed
New Year's Eve 11am-11pm
New Year's Day 11am-10pm


Lunch & Dinner Menu
  • Lunch & Dinner Menu

    • Starters

      • Croissants (5) 5.95

        Topped with honey-butter

      • Onion Ring Loaf 7.95

        Fried onion rings, served with house-made strip sauce

      • Peel & Eat Shrimp (9) 9.95

        Served with spicy cocktail sauce. GF

      • Fried Crab Claws 13.95

        Served with spicy cocktail sauce

      • Chicken Strips 9.95

        Fried chicken tenderloins, served with house-made strip sauce

      • Nachos

        House-made chips, cheese sauce and toppings.

        Creamed Spinach10.95
        BBQ Chicken11.95
        Seafood13.95
      • Tijuana Chicken Wings 11.95

        Marinated in hot pepper sauce, fried crispy, with bleu cheese dip. GF

      • House Salad 6.95

        Mixed greens, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds, Hormel® ham and bacon. GF

    • Soups

      add house salad +$5.95

      • Chili 6.95

        Topped with cheese, scallions and sour cream, served with corn tortilla chips

      • She Crab 6.95

        A rich and creamy Charleston classic. Sherry upon request

      • Baked Potato 5.95

        Creamy soup topped with scallions, cheese, Hormel® ham and bacon

    • Salads

      • California Dreaming 12.95

        Mixed greens, ham and turkey, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, egg, tomatoes, almonds topped with warm Hormel® ham and bacon, house dressing. GF

      • Caesar

        Crisp romaine with grated romano cheese and croutons

        Broiled chicken12.95
        Fried Shrimp13.95
        Fried Oysters13.95
      • Broiled Chicken 12.95

        Mixed greens, hearts of palm, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette. GF

      • Salmon 14.95

        Broiled salmon, mixed greens, hearts of palm, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette. GF

      • Gala Apple 13.95

        Kale, broiled chicken, gala apples, white cheddar, raisins, candied walnuts, honey lime vinaigrette

      • California Club 12.95

        Mixed greens, fried chicken strips, avocado, bacon, egg, tomatoes, house-made ranch dressing

    • Favorites

      served with a house or caesar salad

      • Baby Back Ribs

        Danish full-flavored ribs, grilled with a charred exterior, basted with BBQ sauce, with side item. GF

        One Rack19.95
        Two Racks25.95
      • Fried Seafood Platter 23.95

        Large shrimp, oysters and flounder, served with french fries

      • Fried Shrimp 19.95

        Served with french fries

      • Marinated Sirloin* 19.95

        10oz. sirloin steak marinated in fruit juices, garlic, soy sauce and spices, with side item. GF

      • Roasted Salmon 23.95

        Encrusted with rosemary and thyme, with side item. GF

      • Prime Rib*

        Slow-cooked and sliced to order, with side item. Served daily after 4pm and all day Sunday.

        10oz22.95
        16oz29.95
    • Steaks+Chops

      USDA Choice, aged a minimum of 28 days and seared at 1800°. Served with a house or caesar salad and side item

      • Ribeye* 26.95

        14oz. hand cut. GF

      • New York Strip* 27.95

        14oz. center cut. GF

      • Filet Mignon* 29.95

        8oz. barrel cut. GF

      • Pork Chop 19.95

        16oz. double bone, frenched chop. GF

    • Entrees

      add a house or caesar salad +$3.95

      • Chicken Strips Platter 15.95

        Fried chicken tenderloins, served with house-made strip sauce and french fries

      • Blackened Chicken Pasta 15.95

        Fettuccine alfredo, scallions, tomatoes, with romano cheese.

      • BBQ Chicken 14.95

        Double breast of chicken basted with BBQ sauce, with side item. GF

      • Knob Hill Chicken 15.95

        Topped with ham and monterey jack cheese, with side item. GF

      • Shrimp Tacos 10.95

        Jicama slaw, tomatoes, onions, chipotle aioli, queso fresco, with side item

      • Featured Fish of the Day

        Served with a side item. Ask your server about today's preparation

        A.Q. 
      • Shrimp San Francisco 16.95

        With mushrooms, garlic, white wine, butter, served over angel hair, topped with romano cheese

    • Sandwiches

      served with french fries

      • Spicy Chicken Sandwich 9.95

        Crispy fried chicken, pimento and American cheese, jicama slaw, pickles chipotle mayo

      • Chicken Sandwich 9.95

        Broiled, topped with jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard

      • Club Sandwich 10.95

        Thinly sliced turkey, Hormel® ham, bacon, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough

      • BBQ Pork Sandwich 11.95

        Pulled pork, pickles, red onion and cole slaw

      • New Orleans Po' Boy 12.95

        Flounder, Fried Shrimp or Oysters with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on french bread

      • Prime Rib Sandwich 16.95

        Thin slices of prime rib with monterey jack cheese on french bread with a side of au jus.

    • Burgers

      served with french fries

      • American Cheeseburger* 9.95

        Lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles and Duke's mayo

      • The Works Burger* 11.95

        Chili, bacon, jack & american cheese.

      • Turkey Burger 9.95

        Lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.

      • Veggie Burger 12.95

        Beyond Burger, sweet soy, Duke's mayo, monterey jack cheese, lettuce, pickle, tomato and red onions

    • Sides

      $3.95

      • Baked Potato

        after 4pm

      • French Fries

      • Seasonal Veggie

      • Redskin Mashed Potatoes

      • Creamed Spinach

      • Creamy Cole Slaw

    • Desserts

      • Chocolate Brownie 6.95

        Topped with a Hershey's™ Bar, served with vanilla ice cream

      • Apple Walnut Cobbler 6.95

        Served hot with vanilla ice cream

      • Croissant Bread Pudding 6.95

        Warm croissants, raisins, crème anglaise, with vanilla ice cream and rum sauce

      • Cheesecake 6.95

        Shipped direct from New York

  • Kids Menu

    • Kids Menu

      Served with fries, a beverage and a scoop of ice cream.

      • Chicken Strips 5.50

      • Cheeseburger 5.95

      • Hot Dog 4.95

      • Fried Shrimp 5.95

      • Chicken Wings 5.95

      • Grilled Cheese 4.95

      • Mac 'n Cheese 4.95

        (no side)

  • Dessert Menu

    • Desserts

      • Chocolate Brownie 6.95

        Topped with a Hershey's bar, served with vanilla ice cream.

      • Apple Walnut Cobbler 6.95

        Served hot with vanilla ice cream.

      • Croissant Bread Pudding 6.95

        Warm croissants, raisins and creme anglaise, with vanilla ice cream and rum sauce.

      • New York Cheesecake 6.95

        Shipped direct from New York.

  • Catering

    • Appetizers

      • Tray of Croissants

        (20)25.00
      • She Crab Soup

        32oz25.00
      • Baked Potato Soup

        32oz20.00
      • Chili 20.00

        32oz. - served with corn tortilla chips

      • Spinach Dip 20.00

        32oz. - served with corn tortilla chips

      • Tijuana Chicken Wings

        served with ranch or bleu cheese dip

        (35)40.00
        (80)90.00
      • Chicken Strips

        (25)45.00
        (60)85.00
      • Peel & Eat Shrimp

        (25)25.00
        (50)50.00
    • Salads

      Served with choice of house-made dressing & honey-butter croissants. Dressings: bleu cheese | balsamic vinaigrette | ranch | house (hot bacon & honey mustard combination) | honey mustard | honey lime vinaigrette

      • California Dreaming Salad

        mixed greens, chopped eggs, cured ham, turkey, cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, toasted almonds, tomatoes, chopped bacon & ham

        Serves 6 to 840.00
        Serves 10 to 1280.00
      • Broiled Chicken Salad

        sliced marinated chicken breasts over mixed greens, hearts of palm, mushrooms, scallions & chopped tomatoes

        Serves 6 to 840.00
        Serves 10 to 1275.00
      • Caesar Salad

        romaine lettuce with classic caesar dressing topped with imported romano cheese & croutons

        Fried Shrimp (Serves 6 to 8)40.00
        Fried Shrimp (Serves 10 to 12)80.00
        Broiled Chicken (Serves 6 to 8)40.00
        Broiled Chicken (Serves 10 to 12)75.00
      • House Salad or Caesar Salad

        mixed greens, chopped eggs, almonds, tomatoes, chopped bacon & ham or romaine lettuce, romano cheese, croutons & caesar dressing

        Serves 6 to 825.00
        Serves 10 to 1245.00
      • Gala Apple

        kale, broiled chicken, gala apples, white cheddar, raisins, candied walnuts, honey lime vinaigrette

        Serves 6 to 845.00
        Serves 10 to 1285.00
    • Entrees

      • Club Sandwich Platter

        thin sliced turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar cheese & monterey jack cheese with lettuce, tomato & mayo

        Serves 6 to 835.00
        Serves 10 to 1270.00
      • California Dreaming Wraps

        an assortment of chicken chipotle & shrimp b.l.t.

        Serves 6 to 835.00
        Serves 10 to 1270.00
      • Chicken Sandwich

        broiled, marinated chicken breast topped with jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard

        Serves 6 to 835.00
        Serves 10 to 1270.00
      • BBQ Pork Sandwich

        slow-roasted pulled pork bbq

        Serves 6 to 835.00
        Serves 10 to 1270.00
      • Marinated or Barbecue Chicken

        chicken breasts marinated in fruit juices, garlic, soy sauce & spices

        Serves 6 to 835.00
        Serves 10 to 1270.00
      • Knob Hill Chicken

        marinated, chicken breasts layered with ham & monterey jack cheese

        Serves 6 to 838.00
        Serves 10 to 1275.00
      • Shrimp San Francisco

        shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, garlic & white wine over linguine with romano cheese

        Serves 6 to 848.00
        Serves 10 to 1295.00
      • Blackened Chicken Pasta

        blackened chicken breast sliced & served over penne with alfredo

        Serves 6 to 848.00
        Serves 10 to 1290.00
      • Four Cheese Ravioli

        parmesan, fontina, romano and ricotta ravioli in alfredo sauce

        Serves 6 to 845.00
        Serves 10 to 1285.00
      • Fried Seafood Platter

        battered to order with your choice of shrimp or flounder

        Serves 6 to 848.00
        Serves 10 to 1295.00
      • Baby Back Ribs

        danish full-flavored baby backs with a charred exterior, topped with BBQ sauce

        Serves 6 to 848.00
        Serves 10 to 1295.00
      • Shrimp Tacos 12.00

        jicama slaw, tomatoes, onions, chipotle aioli, queso fresco

      • BBQ Feast 14.00

        baby back ribs, bbq chicken and pulled pork bbq, served with slider buns and choice of side item

      • Slow-Cooked Prime Rib au Jus 16.00

        Requires 24 hour notice. 8oz. cut with choice of side item

    • Sides

      $20

      • Creamed Spinach

      • Penne Alfredo

      • Redskin Mashed Potatoes

      • Green Beans

      • Creamy Cole Slaw

      • Seasonal Veggie

    • Drinks

      $5 per gallon

      • Lemonade

      • Sweet or Unsweet Tea

    • Dessert Tray

      $30

      • Cookies

      • Brownies

      • Assortment

    • Croissant Bread Pudding

      • Croissant Bread Pudding 45.00

        warm croissants, raisins, crème anglaise, with vanilla ice cream and rum sauce

    • Box Lunch

      $12.95; Minimum of 10 lunches per order

      • Sandwich

        Served with potato chips and cookie

        • Club Sandwich

          Thinly sliced turkey, Hormel® ham, bacon, cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

        • Chicken Chipotle Wrap

          Blackened chicken, red onions, lettuce, bell peppers and chipotle mayonnaise wrapped in a southwestern tortilla

        • Shrimp B-L-T Wrap

          Spicy shrimp, diced tomatoes, bacon, romano cheese and romaine tossed with Caesar dressing wrapped in a spinach tortilla

        • Chicken Sandwich

          Broiled, marinated chicken breast topped with jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on French bread

      • Salad

        Served with house-made dressing, a freshly baked honey-butter croissant and cookie. Danish Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, Caesar, Ranch, House - (hot bacon and honey mustard) Honey Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Lime Vinaigrette

        • Broiled Chicken Salad

          Mixed greens, hearts of palm, fresh mushrooms, scallions, chopped tomatoes with a broiled, marinated chicken breast

        • Broiled Chicken Caesar Salad

          Broiled chicken, crisp romaine with grated romano cheese and croutons

        • California Dreaming Salad

          Mixed greens, shredded ham and turkey, cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds topped with warm Hormel® ham and bacon