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California 101

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Neue Str. 12, 21244 Buchholz in der Nordheide, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 4181 998450
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Hertfordshire, UK
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, huuuuuuge portions, very nice staff. And craft beer !!!! Totally authentic American food.....just a shame it's a million miles from where I live so it's unlikely I'll be able to return anytime soon.

Thank DGC-Kiwi17
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

After traveling in Finland and Germany for 2 weeks, we were taken to California 101 by some German friends. What a wonderful place. Hospitality was great, food selection was American style not the European version of it. Food was prepared well with excellent flavor. Selection and variety was outstanding. Having a daughter living in San Diego, the California atmosphere was... More 

Thank Marilyn5169
Olfen, Germany
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194 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Great menu, great service. Why they don't open a franchise I will never know. The menu had something for everybody, huge portions and very very delicious. Best burger I have ever had in this country and in Europe. If you are in the area go find them you will not be disappointed. Only one little moan and that was our... More 

Thank Mike C
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

California 101 has great burgers and a menu similar to a place from the USA- but it's done in German style- so it's a little different than actual American. However, I found it to be REALLY good! Apparently the owners lived in Cali for a number of years before coming home to open their restaurant here, near Hambug. I had... More 

Thank TomBanksJr
Bath, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

We have been visiting this restaurant for about 5 years when visiting family and it always keeps up its high standard. Good value, good service. Only problem is the large portions so I never manage to reach the deserts.

Thank dwd_11
Hamburg, Germany
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Fine fine restaurant! Has been in a small town outside of Hamburg for over 8 years. Family transported their California USA restaurant to this location. The chef has done his best to make German food products into American food, including finding chemically Germany´s equivalent to Monterey Jack cheese. Great food, casual ambience, a taste for everyone. No Schnitzels on the... More 

1 Thank Bud101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2009

Do not expect for a very luxury or stylish service. Even shall say it is very ordinary, but mach more friendly. Moreover, it is a real place to fulfill your inner with some healthy and testy foods. The Steak is wonderful, especially those in American Style. Beer in big jar is a real German brand. If you ask for potato,... More 

2 Thank mesheIran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neue Str. 12, 21244 Buchholz in der Nordheide, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Lower Saxony  >  Buchholz in der Nordheide
  • Phone Number: +49 4181 998450

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