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California Dreaming - Augusta

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106 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Thank you for your continued support. We have missed you and cannot wait to welcome you all back! We have implemented new operational standards to keep everyone safe, including limiting large parties greater than 6. Read more on www.californiadreaming.rest.

California Dreaming serves a mix of hearty American classics in a large family-friendly atmosphere. What sets us apart from the rest is that every dish is fresh and prepared from scratch daily, including notable favorites, like the California Dreaming Salad, Seafood Nachos and fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs. Additional features: online ordering with curbside pick-up and family-style catering.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 106 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ribeye Steak was cooked to medium and was so chewy it took forever to be able to swallow. Wasn't just mine it was another person's in the party as well. The manager did come over and was very nice and removed one steak charge from our bill. The mashed potatoes while tasting ok looked like someone had misted them with water. For that much money (bill was still over $100 for 4 people even with mine being removed!) seemed like you would get more like complimentary bread like Longhorns and Outback. We were not impressed and probably will be a while before we will return. Get better at Longhorns and Outback.

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Shonda
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dining at California dreaming! Only downside was I reserved online for a party of 6 and still had to wait to be seated when I arrived! But overall I enjoyed it! Food and drinks was awesome!

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vipSkipY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea is absolutely the best, friendliest and most professional server in Augusta. Request her if you go!!

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robbie thank you for trying to make the meal better I was looking for a small hamburger with a small bun did not expect such a large bun was not your fault I had surgery two days ago cannot taste things very well I appreciate the fact that you tried I did not ask for Pamela due to previous remarks but I did miss her care but our waitress did a fine job We will wait a couple weeks before we come back hopefully I’ll be feeling better have a good week and thank you again for your care

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JoelC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service wish they had a better draft beer selection

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a note for Robbie food it was very good I appreciate your feedback I apologize for any misunderstanding. I know Covid makes things very hard can’t get the same regular menu items but I know you guys are trying and we appreciate it and we try to do our best to keep you safe by wearing our mask inside and follow the rules appropriately we also were the first customers to come back in after restaurant was closed we have tried to be loyal customers have not abandon our local restaurants

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MrsKay
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Husband ordered the pork chops and were delicious. I had the vegetarian burger and it made me sick. I would recommend changing the patty to a bean or mushroom patty. Service was great and very thoughtful.

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StefanieM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the salad. Go there just for that! Being a place to feel safe at this time in 2020 is nice.

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We asked for a booth in a certain waitress like we do every single week we got stuck in a small booth again the hostess at the front desk had no mask And was eating a sandwich at the front desk from a fast food chain right in front of the manager This is not a good thing with Covid I told management on duty but don’t think he took it very seriously

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BigSexy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two bone pork chop was very good. Chop was tender and flavorful. Filet mignon was excellent too. Also, salad was pretty good with their ranch dressing. This was my first time dining at California Dreaming, and will be going back

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RichGSR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dinned out with some friends (table for 5) this past Saturday early evening and had a really enjoyable time. This was our first visit since February, and due to the virus there were some definite interior physical changes regarding social distancing. Also, some of the staff they we had known had moved onto other opportunities. That being said, Mike did his usual great job behind the bar, and Pamela our server was great. The food was as good as ever and the usual noise level was greatly reduced. We are looking forward to our next visit in a few weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seafood nachos a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My food was horrible and the waitress was clueless

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Madalyn31
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Waitress made several snarky comments and made myself and my boyfriend feel uncomfortable. Food was amazing as always, but service brought down the experience a little.

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Marco did a good job for us today Pamela kept checking in on us restaurant manager always very pleasant to us only complaint is a large party of 32 people was allowed to sing and create havoc with no mask on a large part of the restaurant no mask in sight not a good thing in this environment but we were on the other side the restaurant so did not feel like we were at risk

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MikeK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food and service, enjoyed the night out with friends.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful customer service.....................

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pamela was excellent as usual your restaurant manager was very nice house salad with skimpy but manager added to it which was very thoughtful

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BridalBrunch
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service especially with ensuring Covid-19 precautions were being taken place.

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Roland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation. But still had to wait 30 mins to be seated since all usable tables were occupied. A reservation is a reservation. My table should have been waiting for me.

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

California Dreaming is one of my family's favorite places to go. The service is always great and the qualify of the meals outstanding.

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Bridgettt
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Only thing was wrong,was our seafood was very salty but the manager took it off our bill but overall everything was good. But the salad OMG the bomb. But we will be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had such high hopes for this place but definitely not worth the money. Overpriced steaks and not cooked properly. The shrimp sanfranciso was terrible. The shrimp tasted like dirt. The noodles were over powering with garlic. The Ceasars salad was drenched with dressing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Our server was slow to our table and slower returning with water refill and to-go box. It was our lunch hour and time was limited.

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vipHighstandards1
Atlanta
98 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

An above average chain restaurant. Always consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. The ribs are excellent the house salad is wonderful.

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kellyc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service to our table, while attentive to other tables.

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AudreyN
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant time at California Dreamin. Great food and superb service!

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! One of our fav placec to eat dinner!

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sundays do not seem to be a very good day to go we have gone several times this week and the food was wonderful but they seem to have a problem on Sundays manager was super nice Pamela was great bacon on the sandwich was incredibly greasy twice chicken tenders were so greasy and inedible Will continue to go but have to be careful on Sundays baked potatoes were good apple pie awful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

The food was good nothing spectacular. The menu is limited now, but we understand why. The drinks we had were not the best. I had the raspberry cosmo and it had almost a medicine fruit flavor so I wouldn’t get that one again. Our server wasn’t the best, they kept calling us kids and questioned our IDs but we are both older than 21 so it was frustrating not being treated like adults.

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Momo
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the salads at California Dreaming. And the people. Great people work there.

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LashonnaJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was OUTSTANDING & EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING....even from the waiting time..

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DoryI
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Items from menu were unavailable

Had to send burger back as it was too well done

Service was not great

Waiter seemed new

This was not my first time

I was surprised as I have always enjoyed going in the past

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Friendofbillinperpetuity
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second day of being open
Very attentive service and concern for our comfort.
Soup was perfect temperature.
Food same high quality we’ve come to appreciate at California Dreaming.

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Momo
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at a reasonable price with friendly service. The California Dreaming salad is a perennial favorite, along with the Prime Rib sandwich and Shrimp San Francisco.

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came for our reservation nobody was there a restaurant close please make note so you did not do this to other people

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vipgetcat
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for staying open will continue to support you as long as you do

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vipJohn
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent customer service and good food - very good value for the money.

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GGma
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite place to have Sunday lunch! We order our favorite combination . A delicious California Dreaming salad and fried crab claws served at the same time. Our server was a polite efficient young man. The croissant bread pudding with ice cream is hard to resist and I’m able to do from time to time.

FAQs

California Dreaming - Augusta does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. California Dreaming - Augusta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 860-6206.

California Dreaming - Augusta is rated 4.4 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

California Dreaming - Augusta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://centraarchy.com/purchase-gift-cards/?restaurant=california-dreaming.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.