California Dreaming - Spanish Fort

4.3
166 Reviews
$30 and under
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, Nachos and fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs. Additional features: happy hour daily 4-7PM, live music every Tuesday - Thursday on our large ourdoor patio and online ordering with curbside pickup.

For parties of 8 or greater, please call (251) 626-9942.

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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 166 people are saying
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess all the way to our waiter was very polite and accommodating for our needs. We enjoyed the atmosphere and did not feel rushed at all encouraged by staff members to take our time. Loved everything about our time at this wonderful establishment. The waiter even complimented us on how well mannered and nice we all were towards home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Sam’s a great mgr and Amelia super on service!!
Our regular dining “go to” restaurant👍🏻

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Anthony
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Most attentive server in years, at any restaurant. A bit dark, and a bit chaotic at the hostess stand, but they were slammed. Good food, very good cocktails.

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JudiG
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good by a young man named Dorian. Cocktails tasty and food was good.

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Javagirl
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a very nice, upscale restaurant with excellent service, and delicious food. Don't miss out on the fried crab claws and bread pudding!

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StephenB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service on the patio. The two nacho options, BBQ and Seafood, and the peel and eat shrimp were excellent.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

California Dreamers salad was real good. Batter on chicken is extra crispy. Rib eye was very tasty and rolls were great!

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FoodieAsh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as usual!! I will definitely be back. The California Dreaming salad (w/ no eggs) is my favorite!!

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ShontellB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server we had was awesome and she was very nice

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RussS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good variety on food & drink menu.
Had birthday cake delivered earlier in the day, waitress brought dessert plates & served. Very nice indeed👍

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken and pulled pork sandwich!!! Will definitely being going back!

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SonyaP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Food was great! Atmosphere was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food good service

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RyanT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit while staying in Daphne. Took a chance based on reviews. Had the ribeye, crab soup, and crab fingers. One of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Cooked perfectly and seasoned right. Wife had filet. She usually dips her steak in A1. Not this time! We will return next trip through the area.

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BettyP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Even for a busy day and Father’s Day as well, service and food was excellent!!

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NateN
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Father’s Day and got us in and out quick. Great crab soup.

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DELM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience4

I order the country fired pork chops. No where on the menu did it mention it was spicy. I was very displeased about it.

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vipkgpr
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Maybe is was just a bad night, but this was way off normal. Our waiter was completely vacant, the food took forever and was cold when it got to the table, and despite our feedback to the server that the soda was flat (and that the food was cold), there was nothing more than a shrug.

I won't say we will never return, but we certainly won't be back anytime soon.

Really a shame as this used to be one of our go-to options in Spanish Fort.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! We miss the one that closed in Kennesaw,Ga. we were so happy to find this one. We drove 55 min. From Gulf Shores. We were not disappointed.

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AmandaB
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

California Dreaming - Spanish Fort has been hit or miss for us in the past but this visit rocked! Our server, Tracy, and the management staff were on top of everything and the service was incredible! My husband loved the fruit-juice marinated sirloin and the rosemary & thyme crusted salmon was to die for. Positively the best visit we have had at this location!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was awesome! Food taste like the grill needed to be cleaned. I order the burger and my sister ordered the steak and both of them tasted like a burned grill

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GaryL
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab claws excellent
Smokey Pineapple Marg. Excellent
Beer ice cold
New server nervous but friendly and attentive
Entries Fried Pork Chop spectacular
Shrimp San Francisco excellent
Only negative was being in booth next to kitchen, but then again we ask for a booth, wasn't to bad as it was busy and people didn't have time to chat

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was terrible!!! Over priced and the server had attitude.
The salmon was dry and had no flavor. The mashed potatoes in 2 plates was like paste with no flavor very bland. The blackened chicken Alfredo was dry undercooked and salty. Don’t eat the in house homemade ranch dressing! It will ruin lettuce!
Do not eat here! We paid over $100 for food that we had to take home for me to try and correct just so we could eat it!
If you do eat here use a credit card that will refund if your dissatisfied like American Express! You will want your money back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and my food came out hot and fresh and quick

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ChipC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, large portions and fresh. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good experience! Our waitress was excellent and checked on us wonderfully.

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NeldaB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant! We were a party of 6 and everyone order different things. All of the food was very good with the exception of the fish on the seafood platter. It was a little overcooked. I asked that my oysters be fried hard and they were mlm not.

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Jenniferk
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Kitchen very loud and open. Would have preferred less kitchen noise and view.

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vipElizabethA
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipterryf
Tallahassee
66 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I waited two hours for our meal and it was over cooked and cold by the time I got it. The staff I watched cleaning tables, they didn’t even wipe down the tables with some sort of sanitizing solution filthy dirty !! They took away dirty plates and walked away. I will never go back to this restaurant again I would rather eat McDonald’s and that’s not saying much!! Happy Mother’s Day

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DanielD
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Had reservations for 3 and got table around 325 , but didn’t get food till after 5!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

CS
CharleneS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

There was a long wait for the food but other than that it was great. We waited almost exactly an hour from the time we placed our order until the food came.

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RayB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several times I have have been here and it gets better each time. Jack was our server and he did an excellent job. Several times he came by asking was everything all right. This was the first time I have had the baby back ribs but they were awesome.

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vipRick
Mobile
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would like more vegan and vegetarian options. Current Options are good but extremely limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was awesome the service were great the food was great just had a couple of glitches but everything worked out great!

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vipsprinklerguy
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

She Crab Soup, She Crab Soup, did I say “She Crab Soup”?? We thought we were in Charleston SC. Blackened Grouper was the catch of the day and cooked perfectly.

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Dori
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, excellent service at a reasonable price! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from California Dreaming - Spanish Fort using the Order Online button. California Dreaming - Spanish Fort also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 626-9942.

California Dreaming - Spanish Fort is rated 4.3 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

California Dreaming - Spanish Fort 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.