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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (27 reviews)
“turkey burger” (4 reviews)
“honey butter” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30500 State Highway 181 Ste 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is dying. A girlfriends yearly Christmas shopping trip met with too many stores out of business. Sad. We always venture into California Dreaming for a drink/appetizer. They are consistent. Good service, reasonable prices, clean restaurant and restrooms. Hope you stay around!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had a group of 9 of us that decided on the spur of the moment to have dinner here. The portions were plenteous and quality and taste of food excellent. Some of the background music choices did not really match the atmosphere of the...More

Thank tshdr
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant the place is beautiful inside very professional staff the nachos are awesomely delicious and large I had the California Salad it was great lettuce with mounds of meat and cheese my wife had the blackened chicken and pasta she...More

Thank Marcolio
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Recommended by the Manager of my Hotel nearby. I don't know whether it's Alabama or the restaurant but from the second we walked in we felt at home. The staff we interacted with at the front door were the poster staff of southern hospitality. Our...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and atmosphere!! Was leaving the next day on a cruise, decided to go eat before going to our hotel. There were four of us and we all got something different. Everything looked wonderful and tasted even better. Will take a detour to come...More

Thank bertalert1
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I find the food great for a casual dining restaurant. The service was okay, the waitress was quite busy and therefore not as attentive as I would have like her to be.

Thank T8423XSbrendal
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were placed in the booth right in front, the timers going off and noise drove us crazy. Daughter had the Turkey Burger and said it was very good. Steak Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing was also very good. Seafood Nachos and Chicken Quesadilla not...More

Thank Ladye A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 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 28 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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