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California Dreaming

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745 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
7704282055
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Voted “Business of the Year” 2011 by Kennesaw Business Association,...
Voted “Business of the Year” 2011 by Kennesaw Business Association, California Dreaming is committed to extending hospitality beyond the restaurant and into the Kennesaw community. Dine on giant-sized fare like “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and the California Dreaming Salad – loaded with ham, turkey, cheddar and jack cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, almonds, topped with ham and bacon. Featuring large party carry-out and catering; covered patio dining with TV’s; and late night bar bites.
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Big Group. Food was good.

11 of us went to dinner on a Wednesday. Service was decent. A little slow. I ordered the Marinated Sirloin and sides that came with a House Salad and one side (I got the Linguine Alfredo). I asked for the steak to be medium (maybe med well). She asked if it's OK if it's a little pink in middle. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CarolyninKennesaw
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

11 of us went to dinner on a Wednesday. Service was decent. A little slow. I ordered the Marinated Sirloin and sides that came with a House Salad and one side (I got the Linguine Alfredo). I asked for the steak to be medium (maybe med well). She asked if it's OK if it's a little pink in middle. I... More 

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Thank CarolyninKennesaw
Jutland, Denmark
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch here twice in a week, and will go back next time I visit Kennesaw. Nice and smiling people, great food, good service

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Thank allanbojorgensen
Kennesaw, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place feels like a real dining out experience, with nice atmosphere and decor, plus the portions are very generous and the food is just a twist of cool on your average fare, I can find something I can eat here way better than a boring house salad... super place to go and can't wait to go again!

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Thank Shellybrowne2015
Greenwood, Indiana
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475 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped overnight in Kennesaw on our way south and stayed nearby in the Comfort Suites. When we asked about places to eat, the desk clerk gave us several good suggestions and mentioned that California Dreaming offers a free appetizer if we present our room key. So we walked the 3-4 blocks to the restaurant. We verified that the offer... More 

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1 Thank BoilerMakerBob
Regina Beach, Canada
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220 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Prices are reasonable but the menu selection is nothing out of the ordinary. Service was slow the day I was there.

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Thank ScottAfghanistan
Merrick, New York
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187 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for some appetizers and drinks. The service was wonderful, the food delicious! He has wings and I had the tenders- the crispy coating was perfect. The dipping sauce was honey mustard and BBQ sauce, outstanding.

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Roseville, Michigan
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Dined here on 11/16/15. It's kind of pricey. I ordered the fried seafood platter. The fish fillet is not flounder as stated on the menu. My guess it's tilapia. The fried oysters were not discernible as oysters. Heavily battered with a dry crunchy center. The shrimp included with the dish were sparse and small. The shrimp in the shrimp pasta... More 

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Thank BoggsRoseville
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A few friends mentioned that they liked this restaurant. I finally decided to try it. I was very disappointed with my food (chicken parmesan) and my husband had the ribs which he disapproved also (and got sick from it). Not impressed with the food nor the service.

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

Hi Chris, I'm sorry to hear your husband was sick and hope that he's feeling better. We take concerns like this very seriously, and I'd like to reassure you that our standards for sanitation as a company are extremely high. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Grimsley, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very impressed with everything about the Kennesaw California Dreaming. This was my first visit as I'm traveling through Atlanta. I will always come back when I'm in the area. I've never met a more engaging restaurant owner than Greg Carter. He visited my table many times and was very interested in my travel. The menu has something for everyone. Our... More 

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Thank Donnie D
Marietta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I eat at California Dreaming 3 - 4 times per month. I have never been dissappointed with the food or service. Greg Carter, the operating partner, personally greets you and ensures everything is perfect. Coldest draft beer anywhere in Atlanta with several craft beer selections. Also great to do business with someone who gives so much back to the community!

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Thank Phillip P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 745 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: 7704282055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Voted “Business of the Year” 2011 by Kennesaw Business Association, California Dreaming is committed to extending hospitality beyond the restaurant and into the Kennesaw community. Dine on giant-sized fare like “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, slow-cooked Prime Rib and the California Dreaming Salad – loaded with ham, turkey, cheddar and jack cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, almonds, topped with ham and bacon. Featuring large party carry-out and catering; covered patio dining with TV’s; and late night bar bites.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?