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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.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place with delicious food and atmosphere for a great friends get together! We had three different entrees all thoroughly enjoyed. Great Frank Family wine!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

It is good to make a reservation. They seem to be very busy all the time. We did not have to wait long because we had a reservation. Service was very good and food was very good as well.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

The Thanksgiving meal turned out to be a disappointment. Had I of know that their were no choices in the meal between turkey and ham, we would have eaten somewhere else. Our family does not eat meats other than some poultry and seafood. There is...a lack of consideration for people's dietary needs. The turkey was not very good. Thick cuts and dry meat that was tasteless. My wife's plate had blobs of fat underneath her turkey slices. Gross. The sides were very good, however, the plate included what was at most a tablespoon of gravy and cranberry sauce. It is the worst Thanksgiving meal we've had at a restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Ate at the bar…. Absolutely amazing service. Jeremiah and Kayla made it a true experience… the pork chop with peach jam was recommended and was truly amazing… Salad consistently great…

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Walked in to a nice atmosphere in a newly built restaurant and decided to sit in the bar area. Picked our own table and waited awhile...almost walked out l but Kalei came to our rescue. From that point on we received excellent service. We had...the rack of ribs and the shrimp tacos...both very good. Kalei kept checking on us to make sure all was well and we enjoyed talking with her throughout our dinner. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

We had never been here before and decided to try it out. We were greeted and seated promptly. We both had a glass of wine before dinner and it was quickly brought out by our waiter, Jeremiah. For dinner my wife had the crab cakes...which she enjoyed. I had the friend seafood platter, that had oysters, shrimp and fish. All were great! What a rare thing! Good food and great service.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

We had a reservation and did not have ti wait very long even though they were extremely busy. The ribs, baked potato & house salad we very good. We had great service from our waiter, Ryan. Ryan was extremely friendly professional and gave us many...good recommendations. He took very care of all our need while we were at the restaurant. He was an outstanding server. I recommend the Greenville California Dreaming.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2023

My wife and I had salads, steak and baked potato. Very good! Also the honey butter croissants were excellent. I really liked the mixed greens salads. I prefer the iceberg lettuce. So the salad was the best I have had in a while. I have...been back since then and had the club sandwich which was also excellent. I think we have decided California Dreaming is our regular go to place. I like the verity of the menu. Pasta, steak, club sandwich. It’s nice to have something different each visit. The atmosphere is great also.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

Excelent restaurant the food and service are at par with with the place, definitely a place to go on a date or a special occasion, the food is been great every time I have been there, the service is always good and love the fact...that they don’t rush you to order, the setting is also lovely dim lighting allows you to relax and enjoy your time there.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

We stopped at California Dreaming for lunch with our group of 30. They did an excellent job of getting in and out quickly. I had the baked potato soup to start and then the New Orleans Shrimp Po-boy. Food is good and service was good...for a large group like ours.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

I have been a customer to California Dreaming in all their stores in SC, because they had very good food is a great environment. Mostly I loved their Prime Rib. My last visit, at their Restaurant in Greenville SC, was a disappointment. It appears that...the empty parking lot was the feeling of others as well, and I was wandering why, as I was parking my car, ha! No longer the Prime Rib was in their menu, the waiter said maybe they offer it as Special on the weekends. Their current menu was average, I had some special hamburger that was not all that special. Very disappointed and I will not visit againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

My plane was delayed for several hours and I was starving by the time I arrived in Greenville. We went to California Dreaming hoping that they had not yet closed. To our delight, they were still open. I began with the Melon Basil Mojito that...was sweet and amazing. I order the Roasted Salmon Salad, Mixed greens, bacon, egg, avocado, tomatoes, and a combination homemade dressing of hot bacon and honey mustard. Delicious!! Brittany, our server, was very friendly and personable, and we so enjoyed conversing with her before we left.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

We went again on our anniversary and sat in the same booth as we did on our first date. It has been 23 years now! We had never ordered this way but decided to give it a try. My sweetheart ordered a double rack of...baby back ribs, loaded potato, and salad with bread. I ordered a loaded potato and salad. I had one rack of his ribs. Everything was excellent. Will be going again and again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

We made reservations at California Dreaming to treat my wife to a nice dinner on Mothers Day weekend. The food was very good and the service was also good. We went here on our 2nd date 17 years ago and havent been back. Honestly, not...much has changed since then. The restaurant was busy, but luckily we had reservations and were seated pretty much on time. We ordered the pimento cheese appetizer, which actually came out late, so the manager took it off our bill without being asked to. The salads that come with the steak entree was very good and came with a large croissant drizzled with honey (similar to Copper River if you are familiar with that). My wife and I both go the sirloin and the flavor with the soy/citrus marinate was REALLY REALLY good. A sirloin isnt the most tender cut of meat, but the flavor was awesome. The potato came out big and hot. Our daughter had the California Salad. Which she enjoyed and was plenty big enough for an entree. If looking for a special dinner I highly recommend you make a reservation and go for it!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 December 2021

Stopped in on a Sunday early evening for dinner and Noah was our waiter. He was nice but not to attentive. Training would be a must when you hire younger staff. He had no idea what a pepper mill was nor where to find it....The other staff members were the same. Someone found it for him, and he set it on the table and disappeared. It was out of pepper. A real let down to what this place used to be.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING RESTAURANT & BAR, Greenville - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4