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California Dreaming

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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Went here for lunch for the first time and it was delicious. I had the California Dreaming salads and my friend had the club sandwich. Both were great. All ingredients were fresh and yummy. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. Nice experience. We'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Michelle L
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Atlanta, United States
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Duluth, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I came here for lunch, meeting up with my group after our aerobics class was over. I arrived here after their orders were taken, but before their meals arrived. Our waitress brought me a menu and asked me what I wanted to drink. I requested water with lemon. She brought me my drink, and I selected a turkey burger with... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went here for lunch for the first time and it was delicious. I had the California Dreaming salads and my friend had the club sandwich. Both were great. All ingredients were fresh and yummy. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. Nice experience. We'll be back!

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love the intimate atmosphere; all the wood, good music and relatively quiet. Bella was out waitress and she did a good job. My friend ordered a prime rib sandwich which looked unbelievably good and I will have to go back to have it. I ordered a warm vegetable salad. The first few bits were great, but the lettuce wilted quickly... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant at 6 pm. We told the waitress we had show tickets at 7:30. We ordered by 6:15 and an hour later we still didn't have our food. We had ordered ribs which the restaurant is known for and which obviously were already cooked, they just had to be warmed up. Our waitress was apologetic but... More 

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

I appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us. The experience you described sounds truly frustrating, and I want to thank you for bringing it to our attention. I'm sorry that the server didn't pace the meal properly or lead you to order quicker items. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to fix something that went wrong. More 

Radford, Virginia
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visiting the area again and came back to an old favorite. Good service, good food but decent prices. Chicken tenders for $16 is outrageous. Sure its because thats a go to food for kids but wow. Found something fried into our food (small metal object), but the manager handeled it. The nachos are wonderful and the crossiants are a family... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We went here on a family gathering. We had about 15 of us. We had 2 servers and they were just excellent! Nothing was wrong with any of our orders. Our drinks were always filled and they were very attentive. The food was sooooo good! I couldn't eat it all but I sure tried! Everyone here was really on top... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This used to be one of our favorite dining spots. Didn't seem as good the last couple of times we visited. Salads are really good but definitely get your dressing on the side - they put way to much dressing on the salads. The croissants are awesome.

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

Hi, Thank you for your feedback on the salad dressing and compliments on the croissant. Hope we can make your favorite list again soon! More 

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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a newer restaurant with beautiful, natural decor - lots of woods, mirrored walls, just very pleasant. Everyone at our table of 8 had delicious food.

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Dacula, Georgia
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285 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My last trip here was like the others, good food, good service, in a nice atmosphere. What else could you want?

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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 

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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?