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California Dreaming - Greenville, Greenville, SC
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California Dreaming - Greenville

4.4
4.4
773 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 234-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 773 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greenville

    Great for Lunch

  • Greenville

    American

  • Greenville

    Most Booked

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  1. SR

    ShelleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was our first visit to California Dreaming, we were celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary. My husband had steak and I had the ribs, everything was very delicious. We made reservations and we had no problems when we got to the restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good as always. Service was poor. Got drink order wrong, twice, and didn’t refill drinks throughout the meal. Had people hovering to take plates while we finished courses.
  3. J

    Jodancer57

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Although noise level from a couple of large groups was annoying especially as the night went on. They got louder and louder. Service was good, but could have been better. I had to ask several times for a glass for my bottled beer which should have been a given when she brought me the beer. Instead I waited almost 10 minutes for the glass before I could take a drink. Otherwise it was all good!
  4. B

    Bonnie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Really good mashed potatoes, shrimp tacos delicious
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Garbage seafood. This isn't a seafood restaurant but a $25 seafood platter should not look and taste like trash. The breading was pure salt and you can tell the food is old frozen bs
  6. WM

    WarrenM

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived with a reservation. We were Sat in a timely manner. Greeted with a smile. Very professional. Server was very attentive and kind. Food brought out promptly. Love the salad and croissants Ordered a steak and potato. Everything that as ordered was great. It was delicious. We will return. Exceptional restaurant. It’s a must try if you are in the Greenville area.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server was WONDERFUL!!! Sorry I can’t not think of his name!! My steak was very tender & the veggies seemed fresh!!
  8. J

    Johnny

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I have had several bad at experiences, I am glad to say this last visit was great. The waiter took my allergy concerns and ensured that I would not have a bad experience. Totally above and beyond
  9. PJ

    PauletteJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants we came here for our 32nd year anniversary. The food was amazing as usual. We had pimento cheese appetizer and geeat steaks.Our waiter Chris was awesome we will request him when we return. We sat on the patio which was a little noisy because of 85 but the weather last night was amazing so we enjoyed it
  10. K

    Keekee

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the staff was amazing, highly recommended
  11. k

    kaylaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was amazing so was the server i believe Melissa was her name and she made the experience wonderful i recommend coming if you haven’t !
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Wrong food order and then took 15 minutes to get it corrected and the bread was then burned (black). I had to ask that it be taken off the bill. Past few times we have been there, it seems to be going downhill on food. The service however is Always great. Lastly, why take crayons and ice cream away from the kids menu? Such little cost goes along way….there can be other areas to cut back on.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was nothing special. The best options are the salad and baked potato. Menu desperately needs an update.
  14. JR

    JamesR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I have eaten here before and the experience was good. However our last dinner was a great disappointment. It took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive and almost one hour before our salads arrived. Shortly after that the dinners came. Three in our party ordered steak and shrimp. We all ordered medium well steak. When they arrived they were small and very overcooked. No where close to medium. They were dry as well. We showed our services who told us they would prepare new steaks and the manager would see us. The steaks took another 25 minutes to arrive and were slightly better, but we had already finished our other food. And assistant manager delivered the steaks and we told her that they were late and we were nearly finished eating. Another manager stopped by and agreed that the original steaks were not prepared properly. He offered to take care of the bill and apologized. The server was not the problem, it seemed to be the food preparation which was slow and not cooked as requested. I do not think we will return.
  15. MH

    MeganH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the time we walked in the door until we walked out. Thankful this is one of the few places that still takes “reservations” and the food is delicious!
  16. B

    Betty

    Charleston

    123 reviews

    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Salmon was as overcooked. Good service!
  17. A

    Amimarie

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was very good. The food has a chain vibe, I felt like I could taste the preservatives in my food. It's okay.
  18. KT

    KaiT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, everything came out at a relative time. Staff was extremely helpful but not to the point where it got out of hand. Overall 10/10
  19. KH

    KarlaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Everything was alright. I wish the food was a little more seasoned or had a little bit of more flavor. The Waiter Shane was great doing his Job. The hosts had a little bit of an attitude, specifically when they saw we were a Latinos and a black guy. They shouldn't treat anyone else different based on their accents or their skin color.
  20. PT

    PhilipT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband was very disappointed that you were out of the she-crab soup.
  21. CJ

    CathyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a special request for one of my guest. They accommodated and call to ask more about the request. Very through.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We are usually very satisfied with our dining experience at California Dreaming, but not this visit. The lack of quality service was ridiculous. The server would not let you get your order out before he was interrupting. The drinks stayed empty most of the visit which is just unacceptable. The server was even rude at times. Six people in my party and all of them had issues with service. The food was good and hot though. A bit loud , but we were seated in a corner near people that don’t understand how to use “inside voice”. ….not the restaurant’s fault. Probably will be awhile before we shake this experience off though.
  23. RY

    RebeccaY

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food was awesome! Our server was even great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food wasn’t good this time. The steak was overcooked although I ordered medium well and was very tough. Once the food came out the waitress never asked how the food was. Otherwise we would have sent it back. She did however bring additional glasses of tea. But never one time asked how the food was. Disappointed. Food is not cheap at the restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp tacos ever! Our 13 year old loves the bbq chicken.
  26. PT

    PTCruiser

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making this place, the staff and the people great!! We previously had a bad experience several months ago. The operations manager had reached out to us to tell us the experience we had was not who they are and he apologized. So he invited us to come back again with some changes they had implemented. We made another visit at this time and the entire staff were very welcoming and were always helping each other. Everyone treated us like family and our experience was 100 times better. We didn’t have to wait in line when we got there because they had our reservation ready. The menu and selections were excellent, especially the trout and croissants. The potato soup was outstanding and the warm apple cobbler with ice cream was the perfect ending. We never felt neglected as the waiter and all of their staff were very attentive. I can’t say enough about the staff and our pleasant experience. Thank you so much for showing us the difference and how your restaurant is top notch compared to all others in the area! Way to go!
  27. B

    Betty

    Charleston

    123 reviews

    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and good food.
  29. KT

    KevinT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to Eat! I love the atmosphere and the Staff!
  30. RA

    RAK74

    Charleston

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, always a unique and enjoyable dining experience. This may be our ‘go to’ restaurant. Food selection is diverse and top quality, service is impeccable, and the overall environment is vibrant. So glad that this CD location in Greenville stays open, unlike the one in Myrtle Beach. Very surprised that that location closed. Way to go Greenville!
  31. M

    Meelah

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Fast seating. Clean
  32. B

    Betty

    Charleston

    123 reviews

    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food & good service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was great very attentive
  34. JC

    JeremyC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Went to celebrate fiancee getting her degree and will be back.
  35. NR

    NycoleR

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Croissants are delicious and light. Ribs were good and plentiful. Had a pork chop with garlic butter and it was great. Great portion size for the money spent.
  36. MT

    MissT326

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I ordered the Poke Bowl with Miso Salmon and my boyfriend ordered the Pork Chop. Both were absolutely delicious! We can’t wait to come back.
  37. ER

    EdeRay

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with everything. The staff was friendly, energetic and knew their jobs. The food was even better than the service. We will definitely dine here again.
  38. JS

    JoyceS

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food, service, and setting very good. 👏 Noise level unbearable, music way to loud, acoustic the worst I’ve seen.☹️
  39. DV

    DonnaV

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melissa our server was amazing. I love their Hot Honey Bacon dressing.
  40. ST

    SolomonT

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening dinner, my wife and I ordered the Ribeye medium and it was cooked to perfection. The Croissants were and are always delicious. Our server Nick made the evening more special - he was professional, attentive and did his job superbly. Thank you Nick and thank you California Dreaming.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

California Dreaming - Greenville does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 773 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for California Dreaming - Greenville

40 Beacon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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