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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

) #35 of 726 Restaurants in Greenville €€ - €€€ American, , International
40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615-5032
+1 864-234-9000
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615-5032
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Reviewed 5 days ago

California Dreaming Restaurant is low on the list of places to eat. It offers standard fare with unimaginative food. If you want a quick meal and aren't particular about flavor profiles then this is your place. Greasy food, loud dining area, nothing to write home...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the sign for this place from the highway and it was shaped like a castle so we decided to check it out. Loved the inside of it. The food was good, we weren't very hungry so we went with fried shrimp and my husband...More

Thank Drosa77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit here frequently for lunch. We also come occasionally for dinner. The food here is consistently good. For lunch I typically get either the California Dreaming salad, which is very large and really good, or a bowl of baked potato soup and peel and...More

Thank mjswansona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like coming here for lunch. Some good food can always be had. I am not so keen on dinner here - only because its so dark and I need a torch to read the menu. Get the prime rib sandwich or the nachos - both...More

Thank a068240
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you were dreaming of California-style food elements, best to go elsewhere. What you get here are typical greasy, American, gut-busting fare to help you add-on the pounds. To mask the ill-prepared menu items, everything can include cheap cheese and bacon to add to the...More

Thank IvanIvanovichGrozny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Server, Chris, was very polite, helpful, and pleasant. Chicken was moist and the barbecue sauce had a nice little bit of kick. Paired with a local IPA it was delicious.

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This would be a go-to spot for special occasions and it was excellent for lunch too. Though it's part of a larger group of restaurants, folks in the back knew their craft and service was excellent. I had the seafood platter, but most anyone could...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

California Dreaming has been around for a long time - over 20 years, and yet they remain consistent. The food is very good and the service is excellent. Whether for lunch or dinner they have a selection for everyone. Prices are moderate, but worth it...More

Thank TMX2112
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was packed. The bar drinks we great, but service was slow. We had 10 in our party. Waitress did well getting everyone's order right. She was very nice. I ordered the She Crab Soup and salad. It was good.

Thank Alessa P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I always get the BBQ Chicken Nachos and the Marinated steak with Fettuccine Alfredo, the food is always off the charts good and the salad you get with dinner is the best! I cant wait to be going...More

Thank Wendy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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