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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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Lunch & Dinner Menu
  • Lunch & Dinner Menu

    • Appetizers

      • Onion Ring Loaf 7.95

        a loaf of hand breaded and fried onion rings served with dipping sauce.

      • Peel & Eat Shrimp 9.95

        nine large shrimp steamed to order with spicy cocktail sauce. GF

      • Chicken Strips 9.95

        marinated chicken tenderloins battered and fried to order, served with homemade strip sauce.

      • Southwest Chicken Quesadilla 9.95

        spicy chicken, mixed cheese, scallions, bacon and ham in a crisp flour tortilla, sliced jalapenos upon request.

      • Tijuana Chicken Wings 10.95

        marinated in hot pepper sauce, fried crispy, served with danish blue cheese. GF

      • Fried Crab Claws 13.95

        blue crab claws breaded to order, served with spicy cocktail sauce.

      • Basket of Croissants 5.95

        five freshly baked croissants topped with honey-butter.

      • Bowl of Chili 6.95

        seasoned choice ground beef, beans and tomatoes topped with cheese, scallions and sour cream, served with corn tortilla chips.

      • Seafood Nachos 13.95

        spicy shrimp, fresh salmon, cheese sauce, lobster cream sauce with dill, capers and chopped red onions.

      • Traditional Nachos 9.95

        chili, cheddar, jack cheese, tomatoes, cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream.

      • Creamed Spinach Nachos 10.95

        Homemade creamed spinach and cheese sauce topped with romano cheese. GF

      • BBQ Chicken Nachos 11.95

        smoky barbecue chicken, chopped red onions and cheese sauce. GF

    • Salads & Soups

      Salads served with homemade dressing and a freshly baked honey-butter croissant. Bleu Cheese | Thousand Island | Almost No-fat Balsamic Vinaigrette | Ranch | House (Hot Bacon & Honey Mustard)

      • California Dreaming Salad 12.95

        mixed greens, shredded ham and turkey, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds topped with warm hormel ham and bacon. GF

      • Broiled Breast of Chicken Salad 12.95

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

      • Broiled Salmon Salad 14.95

        mixed greens, hearts of palm, fresh mushrooms, scallions and chopped tomatoes. GF

      • Steak Salad 15.95

        served over spinach with tomatoes, eggs, hormel ham and bacon, almonds, red onions, blue cheese crumbles and hot bacon dressing.

      • Caesar Salad

        crisp romaine with romano cheese and croutons.

        Broiled Chicken12.95
        Fried Shrimp13.95
        Fried Oysters13.95
      • Hot Vegetable Salad 9.95

        green and red peppers, green beans, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and garlic sauteed in white wine and a hint of butter served warm over mixed greens, hearts of palm, tomatoes and scallions, topped with romano cheese. GF

      • Our Special House Salad 6.95

        mixed greens, chopped eggs, almonds, tomatoes, hormel ham and bacon. GF

      • Special House Salad & Baked Potato Soup 11.95

      • Baked Potato Soup 5.95

        hearty creamy potato soup topped with scallions, cheese, ham and bacon.

      • She Crab Soup 6.95

        a rich and creamy charleston classic, splashed with sherry upon request.

    • Sandwiches

      Served with French Fries

      • Chicken Sandwich 9.95

        broiled, marinated chicken breast topped with jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted french bread.

      • Shrimp B.L.T. Wrap 10.95

        spicy shrimp, diced tomatoes, bacon, romano cheese and romaine tossed with caesar dressing and wrapped in a spinach tortilla.

      • Chicken Chipotle Wrap 9.95

        blackened chicken, red onions, lettuce, bell peppers and chipotle mayonnaise wrapped in a southwestem tortilla.

      • New Orleans Po' Boy 12.95

        flounder, fried shrimp or oysters with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on toasted french bread.

      • Club Sandwich 10.95

        thinly sliced turkey, hormel ham, bacon, cheddar and monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on toast.

      • BBQ Pork Sandwich 11.95

        Slow-roasted pulled pork BBQ, served on toasted brioche

      • American Burger* 9.95

        lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.

      • Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger* 10.95

        sweet barbecue sauce, bacon, jack cheese lettuce tomato and pickles.

      • Turkey Burger 9.95

        lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.

      • Sliced Prime Rib Sandwich 16.95

        thin slices of prime rib dipped in au jus, topped with monterey jack cheese on toasted french bread with a side of au jus.

      • Shrimp Tacos 10.95

        Jicama slaw, tomatoes, onions, chipotle aioli, queso fresco.

    • Seafood

      Served with our Special House Salad

      • Fried Flounder 19.95

        large fillets, battered to order, served with french fries.

      • Oven Roasted Salmon 23.95

        encrusted with rosemary and thyme, served with your choice of side item. GF

      • Fried Shrimp Platter 19.95

        battered to order large shrimp served with french fries.

      • Fried Seafood Platter 23.95

        large shrimp, oysters and flounder, served with french fries.

      • Featured Fish of the Day

        prepared broiled, blackened or fried, served with a side item. GF

    • Steaks, Chops & Ribs

      Served with our special house salad and your choice of side item. Add six fried shrimp +4.95. Our steaks are USDA CHOICE, aged a minimum of 28 days and seared at 1800 degrees.

      • Marinated Sirloin* 19.95

        10 oz. sirloin steak marinated for 48 hours in fruit juices, fresh garlic, soy sauce and spices. GF

      • Ribeye* 26.95

        14 oz. hand cut. GF

      • New York Strip* 27.95

        14 oz. center cut. GF

      • Filet Mignon* 29.95

        8 oz. barrel cut. our most popular steak. GF

      • Pork Chop 19.95

        16 oz. double bone, Frenched chop. GF

      • Baby Back Ribs

        danish full-flavored ribs, grilled with the classic charred exterior, basted with sweet barbecue sauce. GF

        Two Racks25.95
        One Rack19.95
      • House Special Prime Rib

        slow-cooked and sliced to order. served daily after 4pm and all day on Sunday. GF

        16 oz. Cut29.95
        10 oz. Cut22.95
    • Pasta

      Add our Special House Salad $3.95

      • Chicken Palermo 14.95

        sauteed chicken, chicken sausage, caramelized onions and mushrooms finished with marsala alfredo sauce over penne pasta.

      • Four Cheese Ravioli 13.95

        parmesan, fontina, romano and ricotta ravioli in a marsala cream sauce.

      • Shrimp San Francisco 16.95

        large shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, garlic, white wine and butter served over linguine topped with romano cheese.

      • Blackened Chicken Pasta 15.95

        blackened chicken, served over penne alfredo.

    • Chicken

      Add our Special House Salad $3.95

      • Knob Hill Chicken 14.95

        our giant marinated chicken topped with ham and monterey jack cheese. GF

      • Chicken Parmesan 15.95

        coated with Italian bread crumbs and romano cheese, sauteed and topped with marinara and mozzarella, served with linguine.

      • Barbecue Chicken 14.95

        giant 12 oz. double breast of chicken basted with sweet barbecue sauce. GF

      • Chicken Strips Platter 15.95

        marinated chicken tenderloins battered and fried to order, served with homemade strip sauce.

    • Side Items

      • Creamed Spinach

      • Vegetable

      • Jicama Slaw

      • Linguine Alfredo or Marinara

      • Redskin Mashed Potatoes

      • French Fries

      • Baked Potato

        after 4pm

  • Dessert Menu

    • Desserts

      • Apple Walnut Cinnamon Pie 6.95

        served hot with vanilla ice cream

      • Key Lime Pie 6.95

        sweet, tart and creamy pie with a graham cracker crust

      • New York Cheesecake 6.95

        the real thing from carnegie deli

      • Chocolate Brownie 6.95

        rich warm brownie topped with a hershey'sTM bar, served with vanilla ice cream

      • Croissant Bread Pudding 6.95

        Our signature croissants, raisins and cream anglaise. Served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with rum sauce

  • Catering

    • Catering Contact:

      • To speak with a catering representative, please call:

        To speak with a catering representative, please call: Augusta: Sandi, 706.860.6206 | Charleston: Brittany, 843.478.6696 | Columbia: Emily, 803.403.5277 | Duluth: Angela, 770.630.6780 Greenville: Hayley, 864.626.8840 | Kennesaw: Alicia, 770.428.2055 | N. Myrtle Beach: Taylor, 843.663.2050 | Surfside: Danielle, 843.215.5255 | Spanish Ft: Scott, 843.283.2797

    • Appetizers

      • Tray of Croissants

        (20)25.00
      • She Crab Soup (32oz.) 25.00

      • Baked Potato Soup (32oz.) 20.00

      • 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
        (100)95.00
      • Chicken Strips

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

        (25)25.00
        (50)50.00
    • Salads

      Served with choice of homemade dressing & honey-butter croissants. Dressings: bleu cheese | 1000 island | balsamic vinaigrette | ranch | house (hot bacon & honey mustard combination) | honey mustard

      • California Dreaming Salad

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

        Serves 6 to 838.00
        Serves 10 to 1275.00
      • Broiled Breast of Chicken Salad

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

        Serves 6 to 835.00
        Serves 10 to 1270.00
      • Caesar Salad

        With fried shrimp or broiled chicken. Romaine lettuce with classic caesar dressing topped with imported romano cheese & croutons

        Fried Shrimp (Serves 6 to 8)38.00
        Fried Shrimp (Serves 10 to 12)75.00
        Broiled Chicken (Serves 6 to 8)35.00
        Broiled Chicken (Serves 10 to 12)70.00
      • 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 823.00
        Serves 10 to 1245.00
      • Hot Vegetable Salad

        green and red peppers, green beans, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, with mixed greens, hearts of palm, tomatoes and scallions

        Serves 6 to 833.00
        Serves 10 to 1265.00
    • Entrees

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

      • Club Sandwich Platter

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

        Serves 6 to 833.00
        Serves 10 to 1265.00
      • California Dreaming Wraps

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

        Serves 6 to 833.00
        Serves 10 to 1265.00
      • Chicken Sandwich

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

        Serves 6 to 833.00
        Serves 10 to 1265.00
      • BBQ Pork Sandwich

        slow-roasted pulled pork bbq

        Serves 6 to 833.00
        Serves 10 to 1265.00
      • 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
      • Chicken Parmesan

        With linguine marinara. Skinless breasts dipped in italian bread crumbs & romano cheese, sauteed and topped with mozzarella & marinara sauce

        Serves 6 to 848.00
        Serves 10 to 1295.00
      • 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 845.00
        Serves 10 to 1290.00
      • Chicken Palermo

        sautéed chicken, chicken sausage and mushrooms finished with marsala alfredo sauce over penne pasta

        Serves 6 to 845.00
        Serves 10 to 1290.00
      • Four Cheese Ravioli

        parmesan, fontina, romano and ricotta ravioli in a marsala cream sauce

        Serves 6 to 843.00
        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 the classic charred exterior, topped with barbecue sauce

        Serves 6 to 848.00
        Serves 10 to 1295.00
      • 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

    • Side Items

      $20

      • Creamed Spinach

      • Penne (Alfredo or Marinara)

      • Redskin Mashed Potatoes

      • Green Beans

    • Drinks

      $5 per gallon

      • Lemonade

      • Sweet or Unsweet Tea

    • Dessert Tray

      $30

      • Cookies

      • Brownies

      • Assortment

    • Croissant Bread Pudding

      • Croissant Bread Pudding 45.00

        Our signature croissants, raisins and creme anglaise. Served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with rum sauce

    • Box Lunch

      $10.95; 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 homemade dressing, a freshly baked honey-butter croissant and cookie. Dressing: Danish Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, Caesar, Ranch, House (hot bacon and honey mustard), Honey Mustard, Almost No-fat Balsamic Vinaigrette, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

        • Broiled Breast of 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

    • 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

        • Pasta & Tomato Sauce 4.95

          Side not included

    • Cocktail Menu

      • Cocktails

        • Raspberry Lemonade 6.95

          Three Olives Raspberry vodka, cranberry and lime juice

        • Dreaming Mojito 6.95

          Bacardi rum, muddled limes and mint

        • Lynchburg Lemonade 6.95

          Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, triple sec, sour mix and Sprite

        • Coco Rita 7.95

          Milagro tequila, coconut and pineapple juice

        • Tropical Sky 6.95

          Kraken Rum, mango and ginger beer

        • Cosmopolitan 7.95

          Ketel One vodka, cointreau, cranberry and lime juice

        • Cherry Mule 6.95

          Three Olives Cherry vodka, lime juice and ginger beer

        • Peach Pecan Sweet Tea 6.95

          Old Camp Peach Pecan whiskey and sweet tea

        • Peachtree 6.95

          Grey Goose vodka, peach liqueur and OJ

        • California Sour 6.95

          Tin Cup whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and amaretto

        • Smoked Paloma 7.95

          Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, mezcal, grapefruit and soda

        • Soco Summer Sangria 6.95

          Southern Comfort, fresh fruit, peach and pineapple juice

        • Citrus Twist 6.95

          Bacardi rum, OJ, sour mix and grenadine

      • Hand-Shaken Margaritas

        • Dreaming 6.95

          Jose Cuervo Silver tequila and house mix

        • Strawberry 6.95

          Jose Cuervo Silver tequila, strawberry and lime juice

        • Smokey Pineapple 6.95

          1800 Reposado tequila, mezcal and pineapple juice

        • Black Diamond 7.95

          Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, agave, lime juice and black salt

        • Ancho 6.95

          Jose Cuervo Silver tequila, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, lime juice and agave

      • Desserts

        • Apple Walnut Cinnamon Pie 6.95

          Served hot with vanilla ice cream

        • Key Lime Pie 6.95

          Sweet, tart and creamy pie with a graham cracker crust

        • New York Cheesecake 6.95

          Shipped direct from New York

        • Chocolate Brownie 6.95

          Rich warm brownie topped with a Hershey's™ Bar, served with vanilla ice cream

        • Croissant Bread Pudding 6.95

          Our signature croissants, raisins and creme anglaise. Served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with rum sauce

      • Featured Wine

        • BV Coastal Estates

          Chardonnay | Cabernet Sauvignon | Pinot Grigio

          By The Glass6.95
      • Frozen Drinks

        All Frozen Drinks can be made without alcohol

        • Piña Colada 7.95

          Bacardi rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice with ice cream

        • Hurricane 7.95

          Pineapple and orange juice blended with rum

        • Daiquiris 6.95

          Bacardi rum | strawberry | mango | triple berry | peach

        • Margaritas 6.95

          Jose Cuervo Silver tequila | classic | strawberry | pomegranate | mango

      • Pitchers

        • Margaritas 15.95

          Jose Cuervo Silver tequila

        • Hurricane 15.95

          Light rum, dark rum, amaretto, pineapple and orange juice

        • Alabama Slammer 15.95

          Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto, cranberry and orange juice

        • Long Island Iced Tea 15.95

          Gin, vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, sour mix and Coca-Cola