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All 42 Spanish Fort Restaurants

California Dreaming

30500 State Highway 181, Suite 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
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Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Spanish Fort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Daphne, AL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This used to be one of my favorite local restaurants . . . . went there about 2-3 times a week. About 6 months ago the quality went down drastically. While the wait staff and management are very good, the food quality has deteriorated. The steak meat is inferior. The food tastes like cardboard now. I am not the only... More 

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Mobile, al
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

As I live in Asia on an assignment with a residence nearby, I always do my yearly Christmas shopping at the Eastern Shore Center and since CDreaming has been there, I make it a mission to have my shopping "break" late lunch there. Always great food and even better service but not so much this time. Sat at the bar... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped by after a round of golf. The atmosphere was nice! The bar area is large and open. They had a guy playing music in the corner too! Our service was sub-par & the food just mediocre. All in all a decent place to stop and have a drink.

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Mobile, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was a very pleasant wait at the bar for our table to become available. Bar staff were friendly and attentive. We were seated and our server was introducing himself quickly. Dinner was delicious. It really made the evening even more special to have such an excellent server. Mark went above and beyond to make our evening relaxing. He was... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Well...we love this chain so much we can't help but stop at one when we are in a town that has one! So we stopped at the one in Spanish Fort Alabama which is a very upscale outdoor mall. The food is so good. We get the stone crab claw appetizer and the hot crossants with honey butter drizzled across... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

WOW!! This was my second visit and I just have to rate this place. In all my travels this is by far the best staff anywhere. All smiles and great service. The food always wows my taste buds but the staff is why I want to go back!! Can't wait to pass through again. My hats off - Great Job... More 

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Dallas, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were also driving through Mobile to Florida and stopped to spend the night here. We looked for a nice place for dinner and found this restaurant after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great, food delicious and service perfect. Next time we drive by we will go back.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Absolutely love the ambiance, superb quality food with a terrific and unique drink menu. Set reservations if possible, peak hours get busy. Service is quick and staff are friendly.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stopped here w some friends on the way back from destin. Instead of grabbing the usual fast food or Logan's on the outskirts of the mall restaurant we accidental found California dreaming. Food was great and prices are reasonable. The broiled chicken salad was fresh and different.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice place for dinner. Wish the menu would change up a little (also be nice if it was larger) but what they do, they do well. Service is usually good although sometimes it gets a little crazy in the summer. This place has a very good bar that is sometimes more crowded than the restaurant section.

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Additional Information about California Dreaming

Address: 30500 State Highway 181, Suite 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
Phone Number: 251.626.9942
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Spanish Fort
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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