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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

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745 Chastain Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-3000
+1 770-428-2055
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday we went to California Dreaming.../ it was not a good experience... wife got there early.. ordered one of their nachos platters... chili looked like it was glued on to chips ... the server commented that was the was it is supposed to look... my brother ordered the turkey burger ... one bite and he said "it bit back"... smell,... More 

Thank James D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been here in awhile. Still great food and service. Love this place. Great chops and the prime rib our favorites.

Thank Lcoleman444
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just average all around. We don't go very often. Maybe once or twice a year however I don't think it will be that often after this time.

Thank Melissa S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time my wife and I have eaten at this restaurant as we traveled from Ohio to Florida. Now that we've returned from the trip, I thought I'd take a moment to review this great find. We ordered the barbecue chicken nachos for an appetizer and it was a generous enough portion we could have skipped an... More 

Thank Robert W
Smoaks, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a meal here in January. Everyone was friendly and the service was great. We mentioned we were in a bit of a hurry and things really happened quickly! Our food was wonderful! We would highly recommend this restaurant! A definite repeat visit is in order!

Thank A7248MDdebbiec
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In town during MLK weekend. Had lunch there on 1/13/17, so on 1/14/17 ordered late night meal to eat in hotel room. Specifically ordered the chocolate brownie with ice cream. When got back to room saw that the ice cream was not included (charged full price). Called the restaurant and was told that they ran out of ice cream earlier... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I know I would have been equally disappointed to not have been informed in advance about the (lack-of) ice cream. I'm sorry you were not and that you didn't get to enjoy our delicious warm brownie with ice cream! Thank you for your valuable feedback. More 

Macedonia, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

One of my favorite restaurants and visiting Atlanta had to make a stop, absolutely love the rib eye - perfectly cooked rare and the salad alone is worth the visit friendly waiter - attentive but not overbearing. The night before thanksgiving it was slow but everything was top notch - can't speak to bar or drinks but food is great... More 

Thank Gail F
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Although the restaurant itself was nice in decor and so was the waiter everything else was lacking I ordered a mojito they didn't have mint, no biggie I changed the drink order, another one of us ordered a milkshake the machine was broken! How exactly do you run a restaurant and keep customers... strike 2... we were there celebrating my... More 

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

Hi Denise, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your dining experience. To address your concerns one at a time: all our food is fresh, never frozen and made fresh daily. Our chicken breasts are marinated for 48hours in fruit juices, soy sauce and other items; we don't offer a free birthday dessert, but if you join our e-club- we... More 

Canterbury, Connecticut
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136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great service & delicious food. Prime ribs are generous & delicious. Salad was fresh & crisp. Service was prompt & efficient. Highly recommend California Dreaming.

Thank FlossEm77
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I LOVE California Dreaming. Anything from appetizers to soups, salads, sandwiches or entrees, there is something for everyone on this menu. I have been back several times since my first visit there and have never been disappointed. Good food, good service, good atmosphere at a good price AND the portions are huge so be ready to get a to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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: 745 Chastain Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: +1 770-428-2055
Voted “Business of the Year” 2011 by Kennesaw Business Association, California Dreaming is committed to extending hospitality beyond the restaurant and into the Kennesaw community. Dine on giant-sized fare like “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and the California Dreaming Salad – loaded with ham, turkey, cheddar and jack cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, almonds, topped with ham and bacon. Featuring large party carry-out and catering; covered patio dining with TV’s; and late night bar bites.

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