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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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Marshall, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered marinated steak - dry, tough and overcooked. I asked for replacement - also overlooked and odd seasoning. Second steak delivered by manager with big attitude rather than apologizing. This restaurant was great last year. I will not go again.

Thank Vincent L
Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious house salad with honey-covered croissant. I had salmon, that was the best I have ever had-lots of fresh herbs. It came with delicious green beans with sauteed onions. My husband had a pasta dish with shrimp. It was delicious as well. Two improvements ideas; more lighting and listing of beer selection.

Thank 413travelers1976
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here for lunch last week for the first time and loved it! Salmon was cooked perfect and the service was great! Will definitely be returning very soon.

Thank Shan K
Cayman Brac
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My son and daughter took me here for my birthday. I had a pasta dish with sausage vegetables and it was wonderful. My daughter ordered the shrimp and my son ordered the steak and both of them were very satisfied. This is the second time I have been there and am looking forward to going again.

Thank kathy147370
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Service was outstanding! Restaurant was clean. Food was great and the portions were gigantic. Salad could feed 3 people. Croissants are delicious. Lots to choose from. Will definitely go again.

Thank Robert L
Fremont, Indiana
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to California Dreaming in Greenville, SC and on neither occasion was in impressed with the food. Today I tried the shrimp BLT wrap and it was nearly inedible. The blue and parmesean cheese they used was awful destroying all all other flavors. When you picked it up everything came falling out of the wrap. Service... More 

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

Hi Raymond, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Shrimp BLT wrap. This is an item I personally order, so I do understand, it can be messy at times. All our food is fresh, never frozen, including the Parmesan cheese you mentioned. Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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!

1 Thank Hans M
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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 

1 Thank KaciSuperMom
Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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.

1 Thank John C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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