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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615-5032
+1 864-234-9000
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615-5032
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well here is one restaurant I will never be back to. Usually when you find hair in your food they take 1/2 off or take it off your bill. Nope not this place. My husband pulled a long hair( I have short) out of my...More

Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

California Dreaming is a favorite stop on our trips back north from visiting Alabama. Our standard fare is always prime rib. We have found that the proportions and quality of the prime rib cut has been very consistent from one visit to the next, even...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third and final trip to California Dreaming. The first trip I ordered a shrimp dish and the shrimp were not thoroughly cooked. They were still grey! This trip, I ordered fried flounder and red mashed potatoes. Don't know what they did to...More

Thank Libby28729
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Libby, We appreciate you taking us seriously enough to express these concerns in writing. We pride ourselves in serving fresh, high quality food and I'm sorry to hear that your food was not prepared to your liking. I will pass the details of your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my mom for her 65th Birthday dinner. We ordered nachos for an appetizer. She ordered ribs and I ordered the filet and added shrimp. I have to say everything was delicious and the service was amazing. Lizzy is an awesome server. Everything was...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Went to pick up food to go. Ordered a salad with well done steak and chicken wings. Wings were dry and nasty. The steak was done on the outside and raw inside - not fit to eat. I called to speak with a manager, someone...More

Thank Susan L
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Susan, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback regarding your most recent visit. To review your order and offer more details to you, our Tijuana chicken wings are dry wings, fried crisp with no sauce on top, as for your steak,...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Always like trying different restaurants when traveling. We decided this looked interesting and was closer to our hotel. It was like sitting in a castle and a little dark at our table. The service was excellent. Some portions of our meal were real good. The...More

Thank dcall77
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was of average quality; certainly nothing that set it apart or above any restaurant in this area. Fried shrimp should have been hotter but portion was generous. Salad was drowning in dressing. Salmon salad was fair and left mostly uneaten. Red potatoes good but...More

Thank Wobblewits
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

You would think with a name like this it would be a seafood or veggie place. But it looks like a midevil castle on the outside and inside. So then you would expect the menu to reflect that same theme like turkey legs and such....More

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

My food was cold when the server brought it too the table. When I told her about it she said "okay I'll get it fixed" came back the food had a hair in it. Once again, told the server. She once again said "okay" (not...More

Thank Cheyanne L
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Visited a client here and he recommended this place for dinner. He raved about the ribs and creamed corn. Ok... we had to try it. FANTASTIC! Perfectly cooked, a huge platter, with satisfying sides. Our server was sunny and didn't rush our meeting. We were...More

Thank Mary Ellen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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