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California Dreaming - Greenville

4.4
531 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
California Dreaming 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: patio seating and online ordering with curbside pick-up.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 531 people are saying
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KristinM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was served right on time with reservations made on a Sunday evening. The prompt was great and the server was very polite.

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Beth
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Both steaks were full of gristle and not cooked like we ordered. Baked potato was dry. Mashed potatoes weren't good either. The server never said much or asked how our food was. Very disappointed in California Dreaming because it's usually not like that. Probably won't go back. Paid way too much for the food to be that bad!

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AnyaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My steak was so delicious the chef needed their face slapped! Just what I needed to celebrate my birthday.

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HEATHERZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service,and atmosphere we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and well prepared food

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JohnP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If your going to go, I would suggest it would be better on Friday or Saturday when they may have more people and a larger volume of quality food coming from the kitchen. My wife and I were there on a Saturday a few weeks ago with a filled restaurant We got much better service and food. This time they got the orders mixed up. Brought my main dish before my salad, I was will into eating my food before the salad arrived, the salad was lacking in volume, so was my main dish. My wife was not happy with her meal. There wasn't many people in the place so it was like they were trying to keep every thing at a minimum to get by and keep their cost down. They have really cut their menu and raised the prices, which many places have. I don't mine paying more if the quality is there and it was not.

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Thomasmoto
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Can't tell you when we have had this level of dining experience in a long time. As VIP members we received a Happy New Year email for $10 off $30 Dine in only. Decided that we needed a mid week night out. The new Poke Bowl is awesome! Hubby had filet. Perfect every time. Seated right away with OpenTable Server was attentive and personable without being hoovering. 2 managers stopped at separate times to ask how everything was. Portion size so big on the Tuna that I have dinner again. We have been going to California Dreaming for 30 years! Never disappoints. But the staff there now is over the top great!

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vipBethR
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday good was great and waitress was vey attentive!

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Beth, she is pregnant, was delightful! Excellent server and sweet! Food exceptional!

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CarlyG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to the Charleston, SC location and wanted to give the Greenville location a try. We really enjoyed it! The food was excellent, service was great, we were sat immediately upon arrival and really enjoyed our time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and warming ambiance. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The restaurant is overall good. Ok ambiance, price. Food was very good. Service was a little sub par. Appetizer arrived and we had no silverware or napkins. Sometime that to fetch them. Then salad arrived before we finished appetizer. Then dinner came out, we had no condiments, had to fish down host for condiment as our waitress was no where to be found. She was not attentive or on her game at all.

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SolomonT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Croissants were tasty, the food was delicious (Seafood Platter, Rack of Ribs and Soup/Salad), very nice atmosphere, classy setting and our Server was amazing. Please book your reservation asap. This was our first time and will definitely not be our last. Thank you for making our 2021 exit dinner a most memorable event.

California Dreaming - Greenville
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you for the feedback Solomon! It's our pleasure to serve and exceed your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBrian
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect evening with the family. Our server was so nice, attentive, and friendly. The food exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas dinner

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was great. They were short staffed. I had reservations. I arrived on time and just had to edit a few minutes. There was an hour wait for others. I had only been in CD in Charleston twice about 10 years ago. My guest (picked him up at the airport) was very impressed. Sorry I don’t live closer!

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MickB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

With a reservation, we waited 30 minutes for a table.

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Erik
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at California Dreaming is excellent. We have been there several times. We love the salads, steaks and other offerings. We have not had a bad experience there yet. Excellent, friendly and attentive staff as well. We will definitely be going back.

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MarleneE
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Service was on time. The staff was nice. Food was really good especially the chicken bbq nachos and bread pudding.
I had the mia salmon and it was very good too.

Highly recommend this restaurant. You and your family/friends will not be disappointed.

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Erwin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed going out on Christmas Eve for dinner. Waitress was exceptional! We had reservations. We waited about 5 minutes. No complaints.

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DannyC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great experience. Excellent food and service

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vipMisterMangiare
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our daughter on Christmas Eve turned out wonderfully! Even though California Dreaming had a packed house the service was great by our server Heather. They sent out a house salad instead of a Dreaming salad but our server quickly corrected this boo-boo. These salads are fabulous. Daughter enjoyed the Poke bowl. I had the shrimp tacos which were huge. Mom in law and my wife ordered Dreaming salads and we enjoyed this dinner immensely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

California Dreaming is a wonderful restaurant to go to for any occasion. The food was fresh and served hot. The waiter was friendly but our order needed corrected twice. It was Christmas and busy so that could have attributed to the mishap. Still great good and amount for the money.

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Kent
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had a chicken entree that was good, my husband had shrimp and flounder. Way too much batter on the flounder, and fish very thin and not much taste. Four pieces of shrimp were ok. Liked the soup and salad.

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RandBL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

California Dreaming is a staple in Greenville. The food never disappoints! Our server was attentive and even apologized for the lack of lighting at our booth! We will most certainly return.

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BettyS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my two adult children to an evening out, and California Dreaming did not disappoint. Everything was perfect! I am looking forward to us visiting again in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

So dark we couldn’t see our foods. Ribs were on the dry side and baked potato was over cooked

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went there for prime rib that they have served in the past. Wife asked for a sweet potato, also no longer served there. She use to love the she crab soap, not there anymore. Now I see that my credit card has the original bill amount and another charge with the full bill and the tip amount. Hope to get that corrected and sadly we will not be back

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PaulL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Good atmosphere!! I would eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was mediocre. I remember the salad being much better:

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NickN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, high quality food and atmosphere. We will be back.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience2

Had reservations but still had to wait 20 minutes. And, the hostess was very rude.

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JaridM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was our first time here. We just moved here 2 weeks ago from
Boise Idaho. We were recommended to try this place so we did. It started out a little interesting but it was handled in a timely and impressive fashion! The manager and our waitress were amazing and very welcoming!! We will definitely be back, just without a “visitor” next time 😂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We made reservations and were seated within 10 -15 minutes after reservation time. Service was timely but I ordered trout and I received the trout with a scoop wilted arugula lettuce. No vegetable or side was offered with the dish. Terrible value considering it almost $25.
Will not order that anymore

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vipMikeAndChristi
Charleston
227 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This was our first time to California Dreaming. Unfortunately, we were not impressed. The food was only so-so. This is a very popular restaurant. It was disappointing not to like it. Hubby ordered the Salmon and I ordered the Filet. The Salmon was tastier than the Filet. Kim, our server, was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL PLACE . Loved our waitress Brittany. I was traveling and asked a local for a really nice restaurant. She wholeheartedly recommend California Dreaming. This was 10 miles away from Restaurant. Eat here it’s worth you time, money, and sanity.

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TristanO
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our group was there for a business meeting. The server was patient with us and provided excellent service. The food was delicious and plentiful as well.

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SumanV
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, staff was very nice and food was good 😊

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Jolyne
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond my expectations! My first time and it will definitely be a go to place for me and my family! I love it here and I cant wait to come back.

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JeremyW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The staff were very friendly. We will definitely be back!

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You can order delivery directly from California Dreaming - Greenville using the Order Online button. California Dreaming - Greenville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 234-9000.

California Dreaming - Greenville is rated 4.4 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

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.