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California Dreaming-Columbia, Columbia, SC

California Dreaming-Columbia

4.3
4.3
2255 Reviews
$30 and under
American
California Dreaming is located in Union Station, a historic train station in Columbia, SC.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 119 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (803) 254-6767
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Columbia

    Great for brunch

  • Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • Columbia

    Kid-friendly

  • Columbia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

2,255 Reviews
  1. Jonesie

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy this place. The salad is delicious and the croissants are amazing. Our server was nice as well

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  2. WindyH

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to California Dreaming! The service is great and the food is delicious. You cannot skip the honey butter croissants! The she crab soup is also a must and the CD salad is my favorite salad in the city.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always get the best service. Our server Jasmine is absolutely outstanding and the food is always fantastic. I’ve never had a bad experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date, great food, nice atmosphere. loved it!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My steak was far undercooked and weather cold when we received our food, and after being asked and reminded twice our server continued to forget to bring us some of our drinks. But I love the building and the environment. Considering how large it is and how many people fit in the restaurant the noise wasn’t too bad at all.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salads came out wrong and was out of avocado that was supposed to be on my salad and they did not tell me till it came out. I had to send it back.

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  7. BrianS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience with great food. Staff was wonderful and took good care of our group of 4.

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  8. DaedalusD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT PLACE TO EAT! A lil pricey, but the quality is worth it💪🏾

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations and were seated promptly upon once our entire party arrived. Justin gave exemplary customer service attending to our ever need without hovering. He has a very friendly attitude. The food was very good. My one suggestion would be to include a serving of bread with all meals. We look forward to another great dining experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! Per usual! Could use a little more light and a slight decrease in music volume

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FAQs

California Dreaming-Columbia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 254-6767.

California Dreaming-Columbia is rated 4.3 stars by 2255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 119 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for California Dreaming-Columbia

401 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-4147

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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