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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

30500 State Highway 181 Ste 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
+1 251-626-9942
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30500 State Highway 181 Ste 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my mom. She told me that the plates of food were good size and she was right. I got the prime rib sandwich and she got the club and a salad for us to share. She ended up taking home most of...More

Thank familyoutdoors
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat. Food is distinctly American cuisine, and everyone there is very nice. They just got rid of the steak sandwich after many years - which is a bummer.

Thank William R
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered 3 types of nachos and each was excellent. Chili was fantastic too. Service was fantastic. Very nice atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

Thank John K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The ribs and mashed potatoes were very good as was the hot vegetable salad (according to my sister). The rolls were also yummy. My daughter had the she-crab soup and said it was good too. Service was great - server had the wine waiting when...More

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

this is our 2nd trip to Spanish fort and we couldn't wait to eat here again. chicken quesadillas are wonderful, we love the fresh honey buttered bread. our pork chop and fried shrimp were so good we decided to eat there again for supper tonight,...More

Thank darnie m
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I've been here a few times for cocktails with friends, and to take in the occasional live (acoustic) music. It's a great place for both. Today I had the prime rib sandwich, bowl of chili (appetizer) and a double Makers Mark neat. The food and...More

Thank AV8RS
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were just driving through Alabama from New Orleans and stopped for lunch here. Did not know what to expect. We ordered the ribs and they were wonderful. The service was also great. If we are ever in the area again, this is the place...More

Thank Ines C
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The title speaks for itself. Hands down the croissant rolls are amazing. If I could eat 10 million of them I would. The house salad is really good too paired with the loaded potato soup. I love that they offer "kids eat free" that's always...More

Thank JessC87
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Our waitress was Jayne (hope we spelled it right) and she was wonderful!! She broke down the menu for us since we had never been and gave us excellent recommendations. We enjoyed the croissants and crab claws for appetizers and they were...More

Thank kpotter_1990
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I had the turkey burger and she crab soup. That soup was awesome. The turkey burger I had with cheese and bacon. It was one of the best I ever had in a restaurant. It was not made from a pattie. It was ground turkey.

Thank Joyce O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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: 30500 State Highway 181 Ste 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Spanish Fort
  • Phone Number: +1 251-626-9942
Voted “Best All Around Restaurant” at Taste of the Eastern Shore and “Best Place to Eat” by Baldwin County Now. Enjoy giant-sized fare from the California Dreaming kitchen like “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and the California Dreaming Salad, all prepared fresh daily. The lively setting is complete with an expansive patio overlooking the fountains at Eastern Shore Centre. The restaurant also features happy hour; late night bar bites; live music; large party carry-out, catering and accessibility for groups.
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