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California Dreaming - Greenville

4.4
435 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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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 435 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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Johnny
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Although in general a great place, they will need a lot more training for the wait staff. They continue to drop the ball. On this particular trip, the waiter forgot the orders just 2 mins after writing them down and walking 10 feet to the kiosk. Then once we reminded him of the order and the food comes back he still did not put entrees in. When ordering we informed him of the allergies and he thought it would be a good idea to bring another entree to the person disregarding their wishes with the way it should be prepared to avoid an allergic reaction. There were several moments where we had to insist on refills and not once did he just proactively get them once viewing the table. Once all that was taken care of the food was good. This is disappointing due to the caliber that California Dreaming once had. This is my 3rd visit in 2 months and they have struck out 2 out of the 3. The one time they had it together was during the evening shift which I would imagine is where the experience is.

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vipBbrock4
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for the grand babies. We love the salads and croissants. The fried shrimp was really good.

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PeterT
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good as usual. We had made a reservation the day before and got there about 10 mins ahead of time. Our reservation time came and they still had us wait for at least another 10 mins before seating as many others were coming in and were being seated before us. We had the standard party of 4 so still trying to figure out the hold up. Then they sat us next to the service entrance?! The service forgot our appetizer rolls we ordered and our salsa came out, and had to remind the server again after our meal came. Again- we were seated right by the service entrance so we should not have been missed. We got our check and it was all wrong and was double the amount- server never closed the tab for the table before. Not a great experience except the food was good and we didn’t have anywhere to go. Hope they get better!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. My steak melted in my mouth and his salmon was a delight!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My only complaint is that this location no longer has any lighting at the tables. At night, this lack of lighting is unpleasant and awkward and kills ambiance.

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Flavor isn’t worth the price. My potato soup arrived lukewarm and barely melted the cheese. The salad had a weird watery taste to it and my husband’s burger was mediocre. It took way too long to get the food. I would’ve sent my soup back but I was tired of waiting at that point. The wait staff however were nice and friendly.

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TraiS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was outstanding and the portions were great. The service was less than stealer and it appeared to be a lack of staff in our area. The noise level was almost unbearable and I'm hard of hearing. I would give it a second try but if the results were the same it would be my last.

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CB42
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Took 20 minutes for our server to come help. Took 30 mins to get my salad and then my entree came out 5 mins later.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service not good. Waited long time for refills. Chicken tenders awful.

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Jbeats
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It is a beautiful place and the staff was very friendly. None of us cared for our food, though. The steak was charred on the outside and my children said their chicken was hard. I also didn’t love you had to pay for the bread, although the bread was good! It was a fine experience but we won’t be back.

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vipGary
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but nothing incredible. Service was not up to par IMO. They had plenty of staff however attention to detail was lacking. I ordered a Manhattan. True classic manhattans alway come in a rocks glass with ice. Mine was served in a martini glass, no rocks. They corrected the mistake when I pointed out. When the server took our order we told him we needed ketchup and cocktail sauce. Neither came with our order when our food was brought out, and no one asked if we needed anything. I had to flag down our server. Would I go back? Maybe, but it's not the kind of place I would add to my list of regular restaurants.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu was ok. Cool place. If you like a basic menu it’s a good choice. No problems

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GlenM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Low quality food choices. High priced burgers and salads. Not what I expect from CA Dreaming. Used to be higher end food choices in a quieter setting. We left without ordering and won't be coming back.

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SMD21
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am not happy that you have removed prime rib and roasted salmon from your menu. I know the prime has been off for awhile but wish you would bring it back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

As a frequent diner of this restaurant, the wait time for the food was very lengthy. However I do understand it could possibly be a staff shortage

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Luv2Travel
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and excellent food.

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SpencerC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Over priced

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!!

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JonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Too much noise and very uncomfortable chairs other then that very good will definitely be back often.

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WhiskeySteamheist
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my kid there for his birthday. He was happy, so we were happy. The waitress went above and beyond! Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and I can’t remember her name! She served us yesterday in the bar area at a booth. Young blonde girl. My husband and I met up with his parents, who don’t go out much and she handled our table so well! Thank you for the great food and great service to all of your staff!

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Never again.

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DonaldS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beautiful facility and professional staff. Menu has good variety and food is really good.

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RoniC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We have always had good food and food service at this California Dreaming but last night was off. We didn’t get our salad and had to ask for it, my husband requested no chives on his pasta and it had chives so he just said to take it off the bill but the waiter returned with it corrected, my shrimp pasta was so salty I couldn’t eat it. That being said we have eaten here many times and the food and service has always been excellent. We will be back just chalking it up to an off night.

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GregoryJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine. I made a reservation, and it took about 10-15 for me to be seated. Waiter got our orders right, so I do not have anything negative to say.

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Connor
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great, and I think that the price is just right considering what I got!

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vipThomas
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Sunday lunch/brunch place. Service is very good and the food is tasty.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Our waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food— a perfect lunch date!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80th birthday dinner for friend. Nice evening, service was great.

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Freddie
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Like most places I think they were short staffed. We ran out of tea and had to wait quite awhile for refills. We had a nice window seat but it was loud in the restaurant and difficult to hear.

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saundraa
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lizzy (Elizabeth) was so attentive and quite enjoyable as a waitress. We hadn't been here in awhile

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Michael
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

In spite of my individual ratings which were Excellent, my overall rating was only Average.
This is because the indivisible questions did not cover everything.

1. The alcohol drinks were disappointing. My wife ordered Kahlua and milk; she got two glasses: a whole glass of milk and a tiny glass of Kahlua. Similarly my Manhattan was a tiny drink with mostly ice.

2. We noticed the menu has changed. Several of the dishes we previously enjoyed are no longer served.

But again. The overall experience was worth the visit.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music was too loud, and overall noise was too much for a relaxed meal, which is what we had been looking for. The food was very good, and so was the service.

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FernandoV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service ever. We wait for 20 minutes on the table for someone. We asked gluten free food and they put a crossaint over it. When the food arrive the waiter dessapear, but there were no knife neither fork on the table, so another 10 minutes waiting, after the food was frozen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about it from the service to the food everything was amazing

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TyroneG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have dined here on multiple occasions. The seafood nachos is always a favorite, seasoned just right. The entrees not always so tasty. Last night the broiled shrimp with Alfredo pasta was over cooked and lacked flavor. Kids chicken strips over cooked around edges. Kids will always point out any dislike. We never complain or send for a recook. Keshon is always a pleasant host and the waitress staff is phenomenal. Need to step-up-the game in the kitchen to meet the level of the price.

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vipstephenw
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always great food and great service

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ThaliaR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far best customer service and food was so delicious!!! My favorite in town now !

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and the experience was very good to say the least. The steaks were a little undercooked and I recognize that is not the servers or managers fault. Wrong food was rang in so we had to wait a little longer, but the meal rang in wrong was free! Great service, and I would definitely come back again!

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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 435 OpenTable diners.

California Dreaming - Greenville 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.