California Dreaming Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 401 Main St

    Columbia, SC 29201

    Cross street: Wheat Street & Catawba Street

    Map & Directions
  • 803-254-6767

About California Dreaming Restaurant

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Hours
Mon - Thurs: 11:00AM - 10:00PM Fri - Sat: 11:00AM - 11:00PM Sun: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

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I have certainly always enjoyed going to California Dreaming, and I really like their big salad. I know the dressing can't be good for my diet with all the bacon in it, but I guess that is my guilty little pleasure. I think someone else wrote about the croissants and yes that's an added bonus to an already great meal (the salad is a meal itself). Being in the old train station also give California Dreaming a different atmosphere from most places in Columbia

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I have certainly always enjoyed going to California Dreaming, and I really like their big salad. I know the dressing can't be good for my diet with all the bacon in it, but I guess that is my guilty little pleasure. I think someone else wrote about the croissants and yes that's an added bonus to an already great meal (the salad is a meal itself). Being in the old train station also give California Dreaming a different atmosphere from most places in Columbia

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This used to be an old train station that was refurbished awhile ago when we were in college. Great service and good food. The marinated chicken is awesome, salads are great. Everything is good and you are right on campus at SC, stadium

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This used to be an old train station that was refurbished awhile ago when we were in college. Great service and good food. The marinated chicken is awesome, salads are great. Everything is good and you are right on campus at SC, stadium

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If you go to California Dreaming for nothing else, go for the croissants that come to the table with every meal! They also have a great house dressing for their salads.

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If you go to California Dreaming for nothing else, go for the croissants that come to the table with every meal! They also have a great house dressing for their salads.

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it is great i hear! though i've never been there it sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) so try it even if i haven't!:)-

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it is great i hear! though i've never been there it sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) so try it even if i haven't!:)-

Pros: menu selection

Cons: wait time

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California Dreaming has the absolutely best salad with shredded ham and turkey with slivered almonds and a croissant drizzled with honey. The Cheese soup has a small amount of cabbage cooked in. It's the best for a lunch date.

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California Dreaming has the absolutely best salad with shredded ham and turkey with slivered almonds and a croissant drizzled with honey. The Cheese soup has a small amount of cabbage cooked in. It's the best for a lunch date.

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Fabulous menu selection! I recommend the seafood nachos (fresh shrimp and salmon, capers and dill in a lobster-cream sauce over tortilla chips)! My husband says they have great steaks, and the food is excellent, from the appetizers on down to the desserts. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is very pleasant, the food arrives quickly and perfectly cooked, and the price is about average for what you'd expect with this type of restaurant and food, around $6-$16 for most meals, with the steaks costing up to $24. (I'm looking at a menu right now.) They tend to be very busy on weekends, and parking is just plain madness. I recommend reservations if you're going on a weekend or holiday. Enjoy!

PROS: Good food, nice service, great atmosphere
CONS: A little pricey, parking chaos, very crowded on weekends and holidays

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Fabulous menu selection! I recommend the seafood nachos (fresh shrimp and salmon, capers and dill in a lobster-cream sauce over tortilla chips)! My husband says they have great steaks, and the food is excellent, from the appetizers on down to the desserts. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is very pleasant, the food arrives quickly and perfectly cooked, and the price is about average for what you'd expect with this type of restaurant and food, around $6-$16 for most meals, with the steaks costing up to $24. (I'm looking at a menu right now.) They tend to be very busy on weekends, and parking is just plain madness. I recommend reservations if you're going on a weekend or holiday. Enjoy!

PROS: Good food, nice service, great atmosphere
CONS: A little pricey, parking chaos, very crowded on weekends and holidays

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california dreaming is very crowded at teh high time of eating, an dthey don't hav emuch variaty of menus, waiting time is long, but its close by, so maybe i WILL GO AGAIN

PROS: close by
CONS: TOO MANY PEOPLE

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★★★☆☆

california dreaming is very crowded at teh high time of eating, an dthey don't hav emuch variaty of menus, waiting time is long, but its close by, so maybe i WILL GO AGAIN

PROS: close by
CONS: TOO MANY PEOPLE

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I was visiting my sister and her family in Columbia and they took me to California Dreaming the first night I was in town and we ended up going back two more times during that week! What a cool building and the staff are all very friendly. My sister always gets the California Dreaming salad, but I loved the shrimp san francisco! I wish I could take the honey butter croissants back to Ohio with me!

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★★★★★

I was visiting my sister and her family in Columbia and they took me to California Dreaming the first night I was in town and we ended up going back two more times during that week! What a cool building and the staff are all very friendly. My sister always gets the California Dreaming salad, but I loved the shrimp san francisco! I wish I could take the honey butter croissants back to Ohio with me!

Pros: Portion size, Prices, Service

Cons: Wait time

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Great Food. Can be a wait to served. All emplyess very nice and plesent. Very Nice atmosphere. Moderate Pricing. Can make reservations to delay the wait time.

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Great Food. Can be a wait to served. All emplyess very nice and plesent. Very Nice atmosphere. Moderate Pricing. Can make reservations to delay the wait time.

Pros: Great Food , Enjoyable, Pleasent Atmosphere

Cons: Some Wait

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We visited on a weeknight with friends to celebrate a birthday. One of the children in our group is gluten...

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We visited on a weeknight with friends to celebrate a birthday. One of the children in our group is gluten...

 

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