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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

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

    • 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.

      • Chicken Strips 9.95

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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 6.50

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

    • Our Famous Nachos

      • Seafood 13.95

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

      • Barbecue Chicken 11.95

        smoky barbecue chicken, chopped red onions and cheese sauce.

      • Traditional 9.95

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

      • Creamed Spinach 10.95

        Homemade creamed spinach and cheese sauce topped with romano cheese.

    • Entree 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 11.95

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

      • Broiled Breast of Chicken Salad 12.95

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

      • Broiled Salmon Salad 14.95

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

      • 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.

      • Our Special House Salad 6.95

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

      • Special House Salad & Baked Potato Soup

        She Crab Soup +1.00
        11.95
    • 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 15.95

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

      • Salmon Sandwich 13.95

        Broiled fillet on toasted French bread with lettuce and tomato. Served with vegetable.

    • 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.

      • 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

        prepard broiled, blackened or fried, served with a side item

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    • 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 30 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.

      • Ribeye* 26.95

        14 oz. hand cut.

      • New York Strip* 27.95

        14 oz. center cut.

      • Filet Mignon* 29.95

        8 oz. barrel cut. our most popular steak.

      • Pork Chop 19.95

        16 oz. double bone, Frenched chop.

      • Baby Back Ribs

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

        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.

        16 oz. Cut28.95
        11 oz. Cut21.95
    • 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.

      • 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.

      • Chicken Strips Platter 15.95

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

    • Side Items

      • Vegetable

      • Linguine Alfredo or Marinara

      • Redskin Mashed Potatoes

      • French Fries

      • Baked Potato

        after 4pm

  • Gluten-Free Menu

    • Appetizer

      • Creamed Spinach Nachos** 10.95

        Homemade creamed spinach and cheese sauce topped with romano cheese.

      • Barbecue Chicken Nachos** 11.95

        Smoky barbecue chicken, chopped red onions and cheese sauce.

      • Tijuana Chicken Wings** 10.95

        Marinated in hot pepper sauce, fried crispy, served with Danish bleu cheese.

      • Peel & Eat Shrimp 9.95

        Nine large shrimp steamed to order with spicy cocktail sauce.

    • Entree Salads

      Served with homemade dressing: Danish Bleu Cheese · Thousand Island · Ranch · Honey Mustard · Almost No-fat Balsamic Vinaigrette

      • California Dreaming Salad 11.95

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

      • Broiled Breast of Chicken Salad 12.95

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

      • Steak Salad* 15.95

        Served over spinach with tomatoes, eggs, Hormel® ham and bacon, almonds, red onions and blue cheese crumbles

      • Broiled Salmon Salad 14.95

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

      • Our Special House Salad 6.95

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

      • Hot Vegetable Salad 9.95

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

    • Entrees

      Served with your choice of side: Creamed Spinach · Vegetable · French Fries · Baked Potato (after 4 pm)

      • Oven Roasted Salmon 23.95

        Encrusted with rosemary and thyme, served with our special house salad.

      • Featured Fish of the Day

        Prepared broiled or blackened, served with our special house salad.

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      • Knob Hill Chicken 14.95

        Our giant marinated chicken topped with ham and Monterey jack cheese.

      • Barbecue Chicken 14.95

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

      • New York Strip* 27.95

        14oz. center cut, served with our special house salad.

      • Filet Mignon* 29.95

        8oz. center cut, served with our special house salad.

      • Marinated Sirloin* 19.95

        10oz. sirloin steak marinated for 48 hours in fruit juices, fresh garlic, soy sauce and spices, served with our special house salad.

      • Ribeye* 26.95

        14oz. hand cut.

      • Baby Back Rib

        Danish full-flavored ribs, grilled with the classic charred exterior, basted with sweet barbecue sauce, served with our special house salad.

        1 Rack19.95
        2 Racks25.95
      • House Special Prime Rib

        Slow-cooked and sliced to order, served with our special house salad. Served daily after 4pm and all day on Sundays.

        11 oz. cut*21.95
        16 oz. cut*28.95
      • Pork Chop 19.95

        16oz. double bone, Frenched chop.

    • Sides

      • Vegetable**

      • French Fries**

      • Baked Potato

        (after 4pm)

      • Creamed Spinach

  • 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

  • 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