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1630 Cross Pointe Way, Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 813-9240
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: Voted “Best Ribs Sauce” at the Rock’n Ribfest; California Dreaming serves...
Voted “Best Ribs Sauce” at the Rock’n Ribfest; California Dreaming serves up hearty, much-loved American classics. Start with Barbecue Chicken Nachos to curb your cravings; then slow-cooked Prime Rib, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs or Knob Hill Chicken – a giant marinated chicken breast topped with ham and cheese. Offering private party dining options for catering and large party carry-out; seasonal patio dining; late night bar bites and accessibility for groups any size. California Dreaming actively supports the community, with a focus on area schools.
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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing is an understatement

Worst service ever. Food was not good. Restaurant is not equipped to service large parties. This is my first and last visit!

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
3dmariale
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Worst service ever. Food was not good. Restaurant is not equipped to service large parties. This is my first and last visit!

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CA_Centraarchy, Public Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and did not live up to our own high standards. More 

Roeselare, Belgium
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I've been to this place a couple of times and was never disappointed. The service is always good and the food tastes good. Generous portions and a nice house salad you have to try. The cabin-like feeling is nice, even though it's quite big and can get very noisy when there's a full house.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have a lot of business lunch meetings here. The food is good, quick, reasonably priced, and they have healthy options. I really love their house salad and shrimp po-boy - best in this area in my opinion. I've eaten here probably 15 times in the last several years.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This restaurant has a "woody" feel...lots of stained wood walls with soaring wood ceilings...definitely a warm, coastall feel in terms of the décor. The service was spot-on...it is obvious that this small chain puts and up-fron emphasis on staff training. Our meal started with a shared platter of t-die-for honey drizzled croissants, a signature item here. The menu is varied,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is pretty consistent and the service is pretty good also. We have been going to this restaurant since it opened. We do like the food.

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Duluth, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

California Dreaming has great food at reasonable prices. I have been to this many times and the food is always spot on. The bar isn't the greatest, but the food makes up for that. I will keep coming back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have not stopped by Cali Dreaming in a while but I am glad I did today. Met a friend for lunch and had the usual great meal. I had a Club and it was excellent. Service was great we sat at a high top by the bar. It was pretty slow day as the rain was pouring down outside, that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

California Dreaming is looking and feeling very tired and old. This could be a great restaurant (again) but they seem to have given up. We had a business dinner here the other night because it was convenient, not because it was great. Don't get me wrong, the service was fine, the food was fine, the wine selection was fine.... everything... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went to California Dreaming for the first time in 20 years. Didn't remember it being as upscale as the one in Duluth, Ga. The service was good, our waiter didn't have the most motivating personality, but everything came as requested, he did a good job servicing our table. The food was excellent. I had the blackened chicken pasta, and it... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ordered the two racks of baby back ribs and split it between us:) Our server split the salad and veggies for us, too. It was a huge order and plenty for two:) We finished our meal with key lime pie and a yummy Hersey bar topped brownie. Our server was very attentive and kept us in sweet tea and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1630 Cross Pointe Way, Duluth, GA 30097
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: (770) 813-9240

Description

Voted “Best Ribs Sauce” at the Rock’n Ribfest; California Dreaming serves up hearty, much-loved American classics. Start with Barbecue Chicken Nachos to curb your cravings; then slow-cooked Prime Rib, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs or Knob Hill Chicken – a giant marinated chicken breast topped with ham and cheese. Offering private party dining options for catering and large party carry-out; seasonal patio dining; late night bar bites and accessibility for groups any size. California Dreaming actively supports the community, with a focus on area schools.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?