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California Dreaming

30500 State Highway 181, Suite 700, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-5809
251.626.9942
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Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Spanish Fort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our family had a wonderful time together sharing a really good meal with service that was 2nd to none. The place was packed but the only waiting we had to do was for a table. Once seated the service was spot on. Never wanted for anything yet we were not interrupted nor ignored. California Dreaming was once a favorite but... More

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Athens, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When we were seated immediately at this restaurant we should have taken that as a bad sign. We had driven all day and were just looking for a good meal, good atmosphere and air conditioning. We got everything but a good server. He brought our sweet teas and as we were waiting for our food he was standing near our... More

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Kenner, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hilary was our server and everything was perfect. The food was great and we liked everything. We would eat here again if we are in the area.

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Mobile, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We met some friends there for a late dinner and drinks. Had a guy in the corner playing the guitar. Had a good time listening to the music and hanging with our friends.

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Mobile, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Visited California Dreaming for dinner with friends. Great service, good food, and great atmosphere. Good family atmosphere. Prime rib sandwich was wonderful!

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Florence
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This restaurant accommodated our party of 15 with ease!! Our waitress was amazing! The food was very good and very filling. The portions were worth the price! We will go back if we are in the area!

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