California Dreaming - Augusta

4.4
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69 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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, Creamed Spinach Nachos and fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs. Additional features: large party seating, curbside to-go and full-service catering.
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charleston
82 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for staying open will continue to support you as long as you do

J
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent customer service and good food - very good value for the money.

GG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite place to have Sunday lunch! We order our favorite combination . A delicious California Dreaming salad and fried crab claws served at the same time. Our server was a polite efficient young man. The croissant bread pudding with ice cream is hard to resist and I’m able to do from time to time.

g
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pamela is an outstanding server nachos were not great but sirloin and salad work it we come back every Sunday just so we can have Pamela because she does such a good job at taking care of us were other restaurants in Augusta don’t have the same kind of server

g
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Salad was not very good lettuce wet twice charged for everything extra new menu program not a good service for regular customer Pamela was excellent but food changes make you feel like you’re not sure a about coming in

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We absolutely loved this experience! Reservations were made quickly using the app and within 15 minutes, we were seated at the restaurant and ordering drinks. Everyone was very polite and our waiter, Neal, was exceptional! We will definitely dine here again soon!

g
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Pamela was great mango margaritas wonderful filet excellent prime rib okay

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! We go here often for a great dinner. Service was spot on. Only complaint is they have taken chicken Parmesan off the menu! This will impact how often we go as this is the only dish my son will order.

SR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I wouldn't recommend this place to a friend. I was excited to eat here until we were seated in a booth by the main entrance. I reserved a table on the inside of the restaurant not the outside. It was about 45 degrees outside. Everytime someone came in the air blew our way. We told our waiter about it and he said, " I know the people that were here before yall said the same thing." I though to myself why would you sit another family in the same area if it was a known issue? The food may have been ok if it would have stay hot enough to eat. We ended up taking our food home instead. When I pay almost $100 to eat in an establishment, I should receive top of the line service in all areas. Very dissatisfied costumer.

RG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wife and I had a very good experience recently at this fine restaurant.
The service was great thanks to Lynn, and the food (steaks) were cooked to perfection.
Many thanks go out to all the staff that we came in contact with that helped to make our evening very enjoyable.
See y'all next time.
Tip: Make a reservation to avoid waiting.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

With the family

P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was skeptical at first, it was soo busy on Valentines Day you could barely get in the door. However we had reservations and couldn't even check in. By the time we made it to the desk it was 3 mins before out check in time. They told us they were a little behind on reservations so wait for a text to let us know the table was ready. We hd reservations at 6:15 our table was ready at 6:17. That was perfect, we had a great table, great server, great service, and great food. Everything was perfect we didnt have to ask our server for anything he had it already coming to the table he was so prompt. Needless to say we tipped him well and left a note for him. The ladies (me and my daughter) were given a flower upon our exit. I will definitely dine here again and reserve before coming. Absolutely best service couldnt have a better Valentines day dinner.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the environment and I didn’t see any bad energy.
The food was amazing !!!!

FH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Filet and Prime Rib were very good! Good service. Salad was tasty. Limited beer selection. Enjoyed the visit... would definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Reservation at 5 but didn’t get seated until 5:45 or later

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and the food was delicious! This made a wonderful date atmosphere for Valentine’s Day. Thank you!!

EL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. The food is good along with the service. I usually order the prime rib , medium rates, house salad and creamed spinach. Unfortunately, the prime had been overcooked earlier in the day and the didn’t have the 6 hours to redo it. The manager was kind enough to explain in person.I settled on the New York strip which was nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection. As always, I will be back.

g
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Meat either overdone or raw she crab soup awful manager and waitress were very nice but food was not good today

g
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter
Pamela new manager super nice 👍

CJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebrating with family for dinner.
Good food, Great service. Way to loud for dinner.

LA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's no wonder they are always BUSY. Their food is par excellence, the service outstanding, and my husband and I travel over 50 miles to try to get there once a week!

RC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great and fast. Our food was prepared as requested and no wait time. I will visit again👍🏽

BC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Alexis was AMAZING!!!! She made sure we had everything we needed. She never was gone for to long and always came back with a smile.

A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Our food was undercooked and my drink had hair in it.

PG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Croissants were awesome as usual. Food was good but not great.

RG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and service.
Richard was at his best regarding his table service and order accuracy.
James was great taking care of us at the bar.
Awesome night.

LH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third year having Thanksgiving dinner at California Dreaming since we don't have family in the area. It's always so good, and really a lot of food for the price. We take home food and have it for another meal.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was very good with large portions. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We have been to this location a few times before and it was good. The food overall was not good. My husband ordered steak medium and after beginning to eat it realized it was rare to medium rare. Our remainder of the party total of four ordered the thanksgiving special. Not much flavor and the pecan pie was not good. Was expecting better quality of food for the price.

LA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the marinated sirloin and the brownie dessert. They are always excellent. Servers are polite, friendly and provide excellent customer service.

j
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

California Dreaming, Augusta, showed that it had a heart for our veterans today, 11 Nov . The personnel accommodated a full load of waiting veterans with smooth courtesy and shy smiles. Our waiter thanked my veteran husband for his service. The steak was delicious and very much appreciated, as was the chicken salad. Everyone could dine with a sense camaraderie. It was great!

SW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love California Dreaming and the food is always wonderful but the noise level is so high that we could not visit at all with the people at our table....only 4 of us and we could still not hear each other. Had to wait til after we got outside to speak to each other.

WA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Everything was good until I got my steak back it was under cooked and not the way I ordered it and had to seen it back

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how quiet it was. Not so many people there. And excellent customer service. Food was hot and didn’t take long to get.

G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening for a business dinner.

Service was great and the food was spectacular.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I went to celebrate for my birthday on Sunday. I didn’t get at least an acknowledgement from my waitress for my birthday. Needed our waitress a few times and it was hard to get her. Didn’t come check on us after we received food. Some of my guests didn’t enjoy their food, due to freshness. Overall, other times when I’ve visted in the past there were no issues. I will be back to try again because I’ve had a good experience on previous dining experiences here.

J
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! The waitress was attentive! This was my second visit to California Dreaming and is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to get dinner. I was actually early for my reservation and the staff already had a table ready to go and we were immediately seated.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, except for the food had to much salt and seasoning. I have high blood pressure. And I couldn't eat my meal! I had pull pork.