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 Post subject: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:18 pm 
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We have been here several times and never been disappointed. I like the ribs because the sauce has just the right amount of bite for my palate. Hubby loves the prime rib.Their salad is very good but you had better be hungry as this alone could fill you.We hit this spot more than once each trip.

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:58 pm 
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California Dreaming has always been one of our favorites! I remember when the Surfside location was being built, and we were wondering what it was going to be! Their dinner salad (the California Dreaming Salad) has always been my favorite! Makes me hungry just writing about it! :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:54 am 
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Had dinner there on Monday. We got house salad and potato soup combo, and petite filet with fried shrimps, fettuccine alfredo and another salad. All was perfect, including flaky croissant. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly. We had more than enough food for both of us, and enough for one leftover meal the next day. It was our first steak at CD, and won't be the last!


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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:24 pm 
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My parents and I only discovered this place 3 years ago and we love it. The food is always great, as is the service and we are never disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
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It's our new tradition to eat at California Dreaming the first night we're here. We used to eat at Logan's our first night, but their service and their food has gone downhill - not to mention the last time we ate there, we saw three roaches on the wall throughout our meal. That is not something you want to see while you're eating something crunchy! :mad:

We got to the restaurant around 6:30pm. There were a lot of tables filled, many of them large groups. We were seated at a table in the corner. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We ordered a basket of croissants to start us off. Who can resists those flakey, honey-drizzled croissants? :notworthy: I ordered the baked potato soup appetizer and the steak salad with bleu cheese dressing. The soup was great as always. My salad was fresh and came with plenty of toppings. Their salads are some of the best I've had! My parents had the filet mignon sandwich with a side salad substituted for fries. Both enjoyed their meals and took half of their sandwiches home. Forgive me for not taking photos of our meal. We were so tired and hungry that I didn't even think of taking out my camera to photograph the yummy food. With tip and a soda, the bill came to ~$75.

We took my aunt last year for lunch, so I'm sure she'll want to go back when she comes here in a couple of days.


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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:25 pm 
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We had dinner at California Dreaming in North Myrtle Beach. We arrived at 4:30 and were seated immediately. My sister and I tried the Pink Lemonade Raspberry Martini. They were $6.95 and very good! :drinkin: There were four of us and our meals were Prime Rib, Ribs, Broiled Salmon Entree Salad and Fried Flounder. Absolutely no complaints on our meals. Everything was perfect and fresh from the kitchen. We had a fantastic server as well.

The bill for the two us of was $52 +tip. You can order gift cards here:
http://www.centraarchy.com/ which is what I did early in the spring. They do not charge to mail them like a lot of places do.

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:53 am 
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We arrived around 7:00 and were seated immediately. Everything was yummy. Paul and I both started out with a Shocktop and it was really cold and served with a big thick orange slice. We started with the house salad that came with cheese, almonds, eggs etc. and a soft warm honey croissant! I had the small cut of prime rib and Paul had the NY Strip. We both had baked potatoes with it. Everything was cooked as we requested and it was just a pleasant dining experience. Highly recommend!

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:07 am 
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Still one of our favourite spots.

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
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I hope someone knows the answer to my question. I was wondering if California Dreaming has always been where it is or was it where Carolina Roadhouse is? Because 5,6 or 7 years ago we came down to Myrtle Beach over Christmas and the only place we found open, that we cared to go, I thought it was California Dreaming but it was where Carolina Roadhouse was. So I was just trying to figure out if I've been to Carolina Roadhouse and just messed up the name in my brain lol.


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 Post subject: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:56 pm 
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There were 9 of us that met at California Dreaming around 6:00 P.M. We were seated immediately and the service was great.

My mom and I split the ribs which started out with a salad. Those of you that have read some of my previous reports know that I am a picky salad eater. This salad was delish and the croissants were a little piece of heaven. Of course it was alot like Carolina Roadhouse salad which is to be expected since they are sister restaurants.
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As you can see our ribs were a little well done. However, they were not bad.
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Doug ordered the ribeye. I will have to say that it was by far not the best we have had. It had alot of fat and was chewy if you know what I mean. We were disappointed.
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If I had to pick between California Dreaming and Carolina Roadhouse, Carolina Roadhouse wins hands down.

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
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I've been eying this place for years and have never been able to force myself to go. I'll have to look at the menu once again to remind myself of what they have to offer. I have an extremely hard time ordering steak or ribs pretty much anywhere seeing as how I make it better at home. I'm still just jealous that you got to go to Myrtle twice this year. Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:28 am 
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Hummmm....since they are owned by the same company, it must be the chef(s) that would make you choose one over another, and from your photos and review, I can see why. If you have the time, you might want to send them an e-mail asking why one would be better than the sister restaurant.
http://centraarchy.com/contact/

BTW, I'm disappointed to hear this. We usually choose California Dreaming simply because it is much close to us than Carolina Roadhouse. We've never tried never tried the California Dreaming near Barefoot Landing. Anyone been there?

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:23 pm 
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We had dinner at California Dreaming in NMB tonight. Prime rib for Mike, and I had Chicken Parm with linguini/marinara sauce and of course the to die for house salad. I also ordered a Pink Martini which they have this month for Breast Cancer Awareness. We were both really happy with our meals. This is one place that we always plan to go when here so I call CentraArchy (the parent company) to purchase a gift card or two as part of our pre-trip planning. They don't charge anything to mail the cards, which are good at any of their restaurants.

Sorry you guys weren't happy with yours. :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
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Thanks for the quick response, Jan! :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: California Dreaming
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We were not totally unhappy with our meals and I am not saying that we wouldn't try it again. The service was excellent, the salads were wonderful and the ribs were not bad. Almost everyone in our group got the ribs. Doug's steak is the only thing that I was disappointed with. It could have just been an off night. We had that happen to us at Carolina Roadhouse a few years ago. Like I said above there were 9 of us and we all agreed that if we had to pick between the two restaurants Carolina Roadhouse takes the prize for us. That review is coming up and you all can compare the pics. Also, there was a 40 minute wait at Carolina Roadhouse when we went on Friday night and at California Dreaming all 9 of us were seated immediately. I remember thinking this place is not that busy. Could have just been the night. Who knows!

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