California Dreaming
Fido will love joining you for "yappy hour" overlooking the Ashley River and Marina!
Fido can join you on California Dreaming's patio where you will enjoy this view!
California Dreaming has a pet friendly patio and deck on the waterfront. It is attached to a boating dock, which is also pet friendly. Fans and misters are provided, so it is not too hot during the summer. Since it is on the water, there is also a very nice breeze
dog friendly w/great view
Watching activity at marina. Fantastic music! Ritz enjoying attention.
California Dreaming


Bring Fido to California Dreaming for waterfront dining overlooking the Ashley River and marina. Be sure to order one of their award-winning salads served with a honey butter-laden croissant. Other popular menu items include prime rib, fried oyster and shrimp po' boy sandwiches, and grilled barbecue chicken. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the wrap-around outdoor deck and bar.


BringFido Traveler Rating

California Dreaming has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 13 dog owners on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 1,016 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • More than one year ago.
    happy dogs, happy me!

    Lovely outdoor patio, they brought a big bowl of ice water for my fur babies right away. The shrimp po boy was perfect for sharing with my littles. Very friendly staff and service was prompt.

  • More than one year ago.

    Let me start by saying the food was great. The reason I’m giving this a one bone review is because of the following...the shady part of the wrap-around porch was closed! On an 85 degree day! My mother’s legs got sunburnt! When asked why that part was closed the only reason they could give was “we don’t have a server for that side.” And when we took 2 tables for 4 people and a dog so we could sit in the shade we got the stink eye. They also made no effort to take care of my dog, no offers of water or anything. Thank goodness I carry a collapsible bowel with me, I was able to give him my water and get a refill. We honestly should have gone somewhere more accommodating, but we were tired and the restaurant is close to our hotel. We will not be going back though, at least not with my dog.

  • More than one year ago.
    Dog friendly!

    Their patio was perfect to enjoy the waterfront with our dogs. Brought us a bowl of water. Great food and service!

  • More than one year ago.
    Get the Crossiants!!

    We found this place because we were looking for dog friendly options. They don't take reservations for the outdoor patio so we ended up leaving our pup at the hotel that night but the restaurant was great, awesome crossiants, and they give you Birthday ice cream.

  • More than one year ago.
    October, 2016

    Outdoor seating was limited, but the waiter was nice enough to set up another table to accommodate us with our dog. Service was slow and the food was mediocre. We could not see the sunset from our table in the back, but it was still a nice view.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great service & pet friendly

    What a wonderful dining experience with our dog! We arrived by boat and tied up right in front of the dog friendly patio area. Jordan, our server, did an amazing job bringing our tasty food and even paying attention to our furry child. Arrive a little early to avoid the prime time rush for the patio area tables. We have dined here for years. The water view is very relaxing, inside or out.

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice atmosphere

    Nice location and atmosphere right on the water. It was a great night for sitting outside watching the boats while enjoying a drink and dinner with our Havanese. The waiter made her feel welcome as did our fellow diners. The food was good but I wouldn't say it was anything out of an ordinary nice restaurant. Always nice to be able to
    share a good dinner when traveling with the dog though.

  • More than one year ago.
    top notch

    This restaurant is one of the best dog friendly ones in the Charleston area! Outdoor patio area is devine! Great service, excellent food, and amazing food! Patio area has little to no covering. Don't go with pooch if weather is bad.

  • More than one year ago.
    Call First

    I called the restaurant to see if my dog could dine with my husband and I and was told we could bring our dog. Upon arriving at the restaurant, about 10 minutes after I called, I was informed that the outside patio was not opened and we could not dine. We had to return to our hotel greatly disappointed. There should be better communication between management and hostess.

  • More than one year ago.
    Must Go!

    We live in Myrtle Beach and have been to that location many times. This was our first time at this one, and it did not disappoint! Great waterfront outdoor seating. Service as great. Pooches got their own bucket of cold water. And the food is fantastic.

  • More than one year ago.
    Excellent dog friendly (on patio) restaurant!

    We had dinner at California Dreaming, eating on the patio so our dogs could join us. We found a table with a grassy area behind the patio so our dogs hung out there. The servers were most excellent, and ours even brought out a bucket of water for our dogs. :) We had an excellent view of boats in the harbor, it was beautiful, very pleasant, great food, we had a great dinner and great time at California Dreaming in Charleston!!! :)
    -- Also, we were staying at La Quinta Riverview -- you can walk from it to California Dreaming, so very convenient! :)

  • More than one year ago.
    Excellent food, very nice location!

    One of the nicest, dog friendly restaurants in Charleston. View on the water, excellent food and a bucket of ice water for our Jack Russell Terrier. Five bones!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Service/ Great Food

    Stopped for dinner had our doodle with us, the staff were great, nice deck with fans, had a nice meal and they even brought a big bucket of ice water for the pooch!

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