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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Menu

APPETIZERS
$7.95
Onion Ring Loaf
a loaf of hand breaded and fried onion rings served with dipping sauce.
$9.95
Peel & Eat Shrimp
nine large shrimp steamed to order with spicy cocktail sauce. GF
$9.95
Chicken Strips
marinated chicken tenderloins battered and fried to order, served with homemade strip sauce.
$9.95
Southwest Chicken Quesadilla
spicy chicken, mixed cheese, scallions, bacon and ham in a crisp flour tortilla, sliced jalapenos upon request.
$10.95
Tijuana Chicken Wings
marinated in hot pepper sauce, fried crispy, served with danish blue cheese. GF
$13.95
Fried Crab Claws
blue crab claws breaded to order, served with spicy cocktail sauce.
$5.95
Basket of Croissants
five freshly baked croissants topped with honey-butter.
$6.95
Bowl of Chili
seasoned choice ground beef, beans and tomatoes topped with cheese, scallions and sour cream, served with corn tortilla chips.
$13.95
Seafood Nachos
spicy shrimp, fresh salmon, cheese sauce, lobster cream sauce with dill, capers and chopped red onions.
$9.95
Traditional Nachos
chili, cheddar, jack cheese, tomatoes, cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream.
SALADS & SOUPS
Salads served with homemade dressing and a freshly baked honey-butter croissant. Bleu Cheese | Thousand Island | Almost No-fat Balsamic Vinaigrette | Ranch | House (Hot Bacon & Honey Mustard)
$12.95
California Dreaming Salad
mixed greens, shredded ham and turkey, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, chopped eggs, tomatoes, toasted almonds topped with warm hormel ham and bacon. GF
$12.95
Broiled Breast of Chicken Salad
mixed greens, hearts of palm, fresh mushrooms, scallions, chopped tomatoes with a broiled, marinated chicken breast. GF
$14.95
Broiled Salmon Salad
mixed greens, hearts of palm, fresh mushrooms, scallions and chopped tomatoes. GF
$15.95
Steak Salad
served over spinach with tomatoes, eggs, hormel ham and bacon, almonds, red onions, blue cheese crumbles and hot bacon dressing.
Broiled Chicken $12.95
Fried Shrimp $13.95
Fried Oysters $13.95
Caesar Salad
crisp romaine with romano cheese and croutons.
$9.95
Hot Vegetable Salad
green and red peppers, green beans, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and garlic sauteed in white wine and a hint of butter served warm over mixed greens, hearts of palm, tomatoes and scallions, topped with romano cheese. GF
$6.95
Our Special House Salad
mixed greens, chopped eggs, almonds, tomatoes, hormel ham and bacon. GF
$11.95
She Crab Soup +1
Special House Salad & Baked Potato Soup
$5.95
Baked Potato Soup
hearty creamy potato soup topped with scallions, cheese, ham and bacon.
$6.95
She Crab Soup
a rich and creamy charleston classic, splashed with sherry upon request.
SANDWICHES
Served with French Fries
$9.95
Chicken Sandwich
broiled, marinated chicken breast topped with jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted french bread.
$10.95
Shrimp B.L.T. Wrap
spicy shrimp, diced tomatoes, bacon, romano cheese and romaine tossed with caesar dressing and wrapped in a spinach tortilla.
$9.95
Chicken Chipotle Wrap
blackened chicken, red onions, lettuce, bell peppers and chipotle mayonnaise wrapped in a southwestem tortilla.
$12.95
New Orleans Po' Boy
flounder, fried shrimp or oysters with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on toasted french bread.
$10.95
Club Sandwich
thinly sliced turkey, hormel ham, bacon, cheddar and monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on toast.
$11.95
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Slow-roasted pulled pork BBQ, served on toasted brioche
$9.95
American Burger*
lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.
$10.95
Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger*
sweet barbecue sauce, bacon, jack cheese lettuce tomato and pickles.
$9.95
Turkey Burger
lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.
$16.95
Sliced Prime Rib Sandwich
thin slices of prime rib dipped in au jus, topped with monterey jack cheese on toasted french bread with a side of au jus.
SEAFOOD
Served with our Special House Salad
$19.95
Fried Flounder
large fillets, battered to order, served with french fries.
$23.95
Oven Roasted Salmon
encrusted with rosemary and thyme, served with your choice of side item. GF
$19.95
Fried Shrimp Platter
battered to order large shrimp served with french fries.
$23.95
Fried Seafood Platter
large shrimp, oysters and flounder, served with french fries.
AQ
Featured Fish of the Day
prepared broiled, blackened or fried, served with a side item. GF
STEAKS, CHOPS & RIBS
Served with our special house salad and your choice of side item. Add six fried shrimp +4.95. Our steaks are USDA CHOICE, aged a minimum of 28 days and seared at 1800 degrees.
$19.95
Marinated Sirloin*
10 oz. sirloin steak marinated for 48 hours in fruit juices, fresh garlic, soy sauce and spices. GF
$26.95
Ribeye*
14 oz. hand cut. GF
$27.95
New York Strip*
14 oz. center cut. GF
$29.95
Filet Mignon*
8 oz. barrel cut. our most popular steak. GF
$19.95
Pork Chop
16 oz. double bone, Frenched chop. GF
Two Racks $25.95
One Rack $19.95
Baby Back Ribs
danish full-flavored ribs, grilled with the classic charred exterior, basted with sweet barbecue sauce. GF
16 oz. Cut $29.95
10 oz. Cut $22.95
House Special Prime Rib
slow-cooked and sliced to order. served daily after 4pm and all day on Sunday. GF
PASTA
Add our Special House Salad $3.95
$14.95
Chicken Palermo
sauteed chicken, chicken sausage, caramelized onions and mushrooms finished with marsala alfredo sauce over penne pasta.
$13.95
Four Cheese Ravioli
parmesan, fontina, romano and ricotta ravioli in a marsala cream sauce.
$16.95
Shrimp San Francisco
large shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, garlic, white wine and butter served over linguine topped with romano cheese.
$15.95
Blackened Chicken Pasta
blackened chicken, served over penne alfredo.
CHICKEN
Add our Special House Salad $3.95
$14.95
Knob Hill Chicken
our giant marinated chicken topped with ham and monterey jack cheese. GF
$15.95
Chicken Parmesan
coated with Italian bread crumbs and romano cheese, sauteed and topped with marinara and mozzarella, served with linguine.
$14.95
Barbecue Chicken
giant 12 oz. double breast of chicken basted with sweet barbecue sauce. GF
$15.95
Chicken Strips Platter
marinated chicken tenderloins battered and fried to order, served with homemade strip sauce.
SIDE ITEMS
Creamed Spinach
Vegetable
Jicama Slaw
Linguine Alfredo or Marinara
Redskin Mashed Potatoes
French Fries
Baked Potato
after 4pm
About
Voted “Best Salad” 14 years running, by Augusta Magazine, Columbia County Magazine and Metro Spirit; California Dreaming serves up huge, trademark dishes like the California Dreaming Salad, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and Knob Hill Chicken – a giant marinated chicken breast topped with ham and cheese. Offering late night bar bites and seasonal patio dining.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 5 - US$ 29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were five in our party and we had a slight wait before getting seated. Once seated we had a lovely server. We all had came especially for the prime rib, however we were all disappointed to find out that they were out of prime...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank armymother
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start off with their signature Special House Salad. It comes with a warm croissant lightly covered with honey. What a wonderful way to start off the meal. I recommend for the main course the 11 or 16 oz Prime Rib. It just melts in your...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

After eating here a few times, both with dining in and takeout, it seems that dinner is either hit or miss. I had the brownie for dessert and it was inedible. Really a shame since it’s a nice restaurant decor-wise. Wish there was more consistency...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank See_Chris_jetset
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

First the staff was very friendly and our waitress was exceptional;one of the nicest and most attentive waitress we have ever had in any level of restaurant types. Started with the bread basket (although it came on a plate) which consist of croissants that just...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Khammesf
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

When eating here I usually always get the salad & honey croissant. This time I changed it up & got the rack of ribs. They are mouth watering good. They are so tender they just drop off of the bone. The bbq sauce is perfect....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jodih792
Reviewed 28 August 2018

While some people are not impressed by Chain Restaurants the food her could change your mind. Good eats at a reasonable price, kid friendly, and good service make this a place worth visiting. Make sure you get the house dressing on your salads!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ann marie o
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Friendly attentive service. Menu is long but not too long. Sandwiches and salads are very good. Would like to try one of their soups. Atmosphere is pleasant and lively crowd, but not too noisy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank yekenaudr
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We had not eaten at this location of California Dreaming in years but decided on the spur of the moment to stop in for lunch. We arrived close to noon but we were seated immediately and our server was there in a matter of minutes....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ASH814
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We chose a busy Sunday evening when the place was full including a large party of 20. Despite this, we were seated immediately at a corner window table for 4(there were 2 of us) so we felt like we had our own little private dining...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johnb144
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited California Dreaming more times than I can remember. The food and atmosphere is wonderful. I order the California Dreaming Salad and Tiajuana Wings to share with my wife. The salad portions are huge; the salad and wings are enough to satisfy both of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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I don't know about reservations. Open on Sunday don't know if they have brunch. May have to give them a call
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