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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615-5032
+1 864-234-9000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When traveling we like to look for the places where the locals go. California Dreaming is definitely one of those places (judging by the license plates in the parking lot), and being convenient to I-85 made it easy to get to. The salads are delicious, as are the burgers. You can't go wrong here!

Thank Hans M
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love eating during off hours to avoid crowds...not just here...but everywhere.The food was very delicious and the chocolate bar dessert was a meal all in its own.Landon was our server and he was very detail oriented,kind,and gave us "silent service".He knew we were on a date and didnt interrupt every 5 seconds asking if we needed refills or needed... More 

Thank KaciSuperMom
Greenville, South Carolina
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food, large seating areas, full bar and great staff. I enjoy gthe California Dreamming salad with house dressing. Excellent meal paired with the honey soaked bread rolls that come to the table almost immediately. Been there many times, always happy.

Thank John C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large place, really busy but lacking a bit on service, food is nothing special though the portions are large, I would not rush back though I went based on its locality to where I was staying however there are many other choices nearby.

Thank ScoutmanG
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. Food was really good... we had cocktail shrimp, seafood platter( fried oysters, shrimp, flounder), salad, Best of all was the apple pie dessert(!! Amazing!!) I will definitely be going back!

Thank Stephanie M
Greenville, South Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Food and service is always outstanding. Salads are always cold and crisp, seafood and cocktails are recommended.

Thank Gloria B
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We love it here, and so do our young children. The kids meals are very good, and every dish is a lot of food for the money. The seafood nachos are overflowing with lobster and such and are certainly enough for two people. The croissants are extra $ but worth every penny.

Thank ashley l
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I didn't have a bad experience, but let's just say the food wasn't as good as others led me to believe it would be. I ordered a sirloin steak and while it was cooked perfectly to my order, I didn't care at all for the marinade. It left an awful after taste in my mouth. Thankfully the baked potato helped... More 

Thank Colbey H
Mt. Pleasant
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This restaurant never fails to impress, or to fill me up! I love the California Dreaming salad. It is chock full of everything you want in a salad that is meant to be a meal, and it comes with a croissant that is like dessert. My entire family loves this restaurant!

Thank ChristyMtP
Cleveland, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My daughters and I decided to try this after reading all the good reviews. My oldest daughter and I both had pasta dishes, (Chicken Palermo & Shrimp San Francisco) neither of us where impressed with them, as both where very bland tasting and neither of us finished our entree. My youngest daughter had the BBQ chicken nachos and they where... More 

Thank jb9896
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're so happy that you all enjoy our BBQ Chicken Nachos, they are always the hit of the party! We do want to apologize for the dissatisfaction we’ve caused to you and your daughter in regards to the pasta dishes and we have passed your comments on to the restaurant. Despite this most recent experience,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615-5032
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-234-9000
California Dreaming serves up giant-sized portions of much-loved American classics like mouthwatering, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and the California Dreaming Salad – loaded with ham, turkey, cheddar and jack cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, almonds, topped with ham and bacon. The menu specialties are complemented by creative cocktails in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Offering large party carry-out and catering; curbside to go; seasonal patio dining; late night bar bites and accessibility for groups.

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