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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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30500 State Highway 181 Ste 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
+1 251-626-9942
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it's a nice atmosphere and they have really good she crab soup. Just a little too expensive for what they offer in my opinion.

Thank Jason S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered prime rib and it was reasonably tasty but nothing extraordinary. The croissants with honey were excellent. The salad was floating in dressing. The wine choice was limited to grocery store wines at exorbitantly high prices (4 times liquor store price is not OK).

Thank SiouxCitySueFL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday nite. Didn't have to wait which was great. I've been before and it was good. I wanted to take my hubby and parents. I ordered the shrimp pasta which had so much garlic in it that my mouth went numb!!! I couldn't eat it. Waiter didn't even ask. We hardly saw him! Rolls were great... More 

Thank Bamawoman1
CentraArchy-Rest, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am sorry that you were less than pleased with your meal. Our ingredients are prepared fresh in-house daily and we strive to consistently produce high quality meals. I will make the staff aware of your comments and hope that you will give us another chance to wow you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Restaurant recommended by hotel and it was excellent. The food, service and drinks all rate a 10. Food portions are large and we could not finish everything. The dinner rolls with the honey butter drizzle just melt in your mouth. Would definitely return if in the area.

Thank Valya60
Foley, Alabama
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

OMG!!!!! FOOD IS EXCELLENT!!!!! The service is ALWAYS AMAZING!!!!, Small menu, so it is easy to choose something fairly quick. NEVER had a bad time there. You always feel relaxed when you're in there. Went there on my anniversary!!!!! LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!

Thank gpardue
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I happened to travel here with my two year old to avoid hurricane Matthew and was able to visit with my aunt and cousin that I have not seen in over a decade and meet my seven year old second cousin for the first time. The waitress must have been in high school, but was so nice and very tolerant... More 

Thank lisaheartsu
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time like always. Good service, Good food. Great drinks! Never disappointed and great atmosphere... Looking forward to next visit already.

Thank Nicole W
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Found this resturant to be one of the best places we have been to in a long time. We ate outside, loved it, and the food was great and more than one person could eat. Friendly servers and we will be back soon.

Thank patbishop011246
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The food is good and I like the intimacy of restaurant. you can feel relaxed and the service is good. Sit back relax and enjoy your meal with friends or family.

Thank Gwendolyn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

There are not enough restaurants with outdoor seating. Nice outdoor seating area with umbrellas that open and close. Good view of fountains nearby. The food is very good...the french fries are thick and hot always. The turkey burger is not the frozen thing you normally get. The fried chicken fingers are beyond good-- the best thing on the menu in... More 

Thank joels453

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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