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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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3241 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907-4122
+1 706-860-6206
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the croissants. I had the salmon, which was loaded with rosemary. I scraped as much off as I could, as it was a bit more than I cared for. The red skinned mashed potatoes were good. Service was friendly but a bit slow. The parking lot absolutely sucks if you have a larger vehicle. If you drive... More 

Thank MG33523
Evans, GA
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent !! The salad with honey mustard is amazing !! Try the croissants too!! Great to share !!

Thank abadams01
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Many years ago we used to really enjoy the restaurant and then it took a bit of a dive in service and food quality. We hadn't been to one for awhile, but decided to take a chance and stop in as it was located right off the main street and we were hungry from a long day on the road.... More 

Thank Eric S
Augusta, Georgia, United States
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I normally never post too much about chain restaurants.. We do frequent California Dreaming in Augusta. I can Never say that I have ever had a bad meal here. The service and the food is always excellent. Our waiter today was Felix. He was over the Top! There was 3 in our group, then two more showed up so we... More 

Thank Joe C
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Delicious meal. Wait staff and manager very careful to make sure my meal was gluten-free and that the meal for my wife, who has different food allergies, was also made to order, just as needed.

Thank Jim V
Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The only good thing tonight was the wonderful California dreaming salad. I had the fish of the day and it was dry and bland. The server never asked how was our food after we left lots of food and didn't want to go boxes. He was abrasive and borderline rude I have been many times and loved it. Disappointed tonight.... More 

Thank TijuanaJenkins
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable guests. We're sorry to hear we didn't wow you during your recent visit but hope you'll give us another try in the future! More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at California Dreamin' for lunch while out shopping and running errands. Their signature salad is so yummy. If you've never tried it you don't know what you're missing. It is loaded with ham, turkey, cheese, eggs and veggies. Try it with the house dressing which is hot bacon and honey mustard. Oh and it comes with a warm... More 

Thank missyp212
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby and i took our daughter here after she graduated boot camp. We all enjoyed the friendly staff and the great food! Clean restaurant. The salads were fresh and the dressing delish! Hubby and I had the knob hill chicken which is chicken breast with (not salty, freshly sliced) ham and cheese on top; and grilled veggie side! My daughter... More 

Thank busigirl
Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice before and can never remember why we haven't been back. Now we remember, the place is way too loud. Acoustics is terrible and the kitchen clattering adds to even more noise. Have to raise your voice just to have a conversation at your table. The she crab soup is good, chicken quesadilla was good, French... More 

Thank JTFlorian
Nashville, Tennessee
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126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here traveling home from Charleston. Had the pork sandwich and burger. Both were very good. But the 5* is for the service. Neil was our waiter and was super kind and helpful. Kudos to him.

Thank snwarf01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3241 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 706-860-6206
Voted “Best Salad” 14 years running, by Augusta Magazine, Columbia County Magazine and Metro Spirit; California Dreaming serves up huge, trademark dishes like the California Dreaming Salad, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and Knob Hill Chicken – a giant marinated chicken breast topped with ham and cheese. Offering late night bar bites and seasonal patio dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?