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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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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'd like to say the food is as good as it used to be years ago, but it is not. Our crab fingers had no real flavor unless you count the lemon & cocktail sauce. The chicken fingers were alright, but that's always a staple, and they are not a healthy choice. The fries accompanying them had an old-grease taste.... More 

Thank ramona0101
Augusta, GA
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never had anything that wasn't good there. It's often packed...but there is a reason for that. Their salads are really good & fresh...which matters. The broiled salmon salad is probably my favorite. The NY strip is also very good. I'm a fan...if you have never been there...give it a shot. Get there early!

Thank Andrettisky
Honolulu, Hawaii
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150 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It started with a friendly helpful staff. The house salad is very generous and tasty, not your typical iceberg lettuce fragments with thousand island dressing. The prime rib was cooked to order and the baked potato and garlic mashed were excellent. I would definitely return. Odd name but excellent food

Thank HI_Traveller_12
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it. Typical chain restaurant. Not bad but not great, either. Staff is friendly. Not sure why the chain name but I didn't notice any reason to dream about California. Maybe Mama Cass would.

Thank Charles S
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love eating here. Always a great dish and salads. Good stuff. It's a little more expensive than some of the other higher end chains but better quality if you ask me

Thank Stephan S
Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently called to order a California Dreaming salad with extra dressing and the young lady that took my order advised it would be extra. I told her no problem and she said be here in 5 minutes. It was a little after 3pm so not busy at all. I get there and I waited for over 15 minutes before... More 

Thank 803travelinggirl09
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi 803travelinggirl09- This is unacceptable and we truly apologize that this was your experience with us recently. We would like the opportunity to show you the 5 star experience that we're known for. Please PM us with your contact information. Many thanks! More 

El Segundo, California, United States
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went for dinner, he ordered the ribs. Red flag: option for 2 full slabs of ribs, who does that? He only ordered one full slab, and when I tell you that we fully understood why you had a choice of 1 or 2 rib (s) because it looked like it came out of a squirrel! The... More 

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

Hi Audrey, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in your dining experience, our baby back ribs top the list as a guest favorite. The danish pork ribs we serve are slow cooked so the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender. We are committed to creating consistent, high-quality dining experiences for our guests and will be sure to share your concerns with... More 

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335 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are California Dreaming restaurants in several southern cities but this us one of my favorites. I was seated quickly and my waitress was at my table instantly. I ordered my drink and a cup of she crab soup while I decided on dinner. She arrived shortly with both and I ordered my dinner. The she crab soup is outstanding!... More 

Thank joefromjohnsisland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Always a hit in my opinion, superb service, especially at the bar for happy hour! Do not go without at least having a house salad!

Thank Indielee67
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal! The seafood nachos appetizer was excellent!!!! The house salad was very good, better than expected. The Tuscan chicken wings were great as a meal instead of an appetizer. Definitely enjoyed it!

Thank MandM S

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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
US$5 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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