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California Dreaming Restaurant

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1630 Cross Pointe Way, Duluth, GA 30097
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
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is usually my go to for business lunches. but you can not get in and out within 1 hour. Their salads are good as well as their sandwiches, their fish is good sometimes not always. But the service staff need to get a spring in their step!

Thank Andieboyd
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CD was always one of my favorite places. The food's quality and quantity were perfect. I've dined at the one in Duluth and the one in Greenville, SC. The one in Duluth was so much better. Nevertheless, two friends and myself decided to go to lunch last week. Because the portions are so big, we decided to order one seafood... More 

1 Thank tlwms
Athens, Georgia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had really been wanting to try California Dreaming since I started a new job in the area. I went on a Wednesday at 12, typical lunch rush time. We waited about 10-15 minutes to be seated, which I didn't think was awful. After being seated, we waited a few minutes to see someone for our drink orders. Our server... More 

1 Thank jtao22
CentraArchy-Rest, Public Relations Manager at California Dreaming Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to bring these issues to our attention. I'm sorry to hear that the service here has been prohibitively slow, that's frustrating when as you mentioned, you have an hour to eat. I will make the staff aware of your comments and hope that you will give us another chance to wow you. More 

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187 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was a little leery of going to a sit-down restaurant being that my party was tired and hungry. However, we had excellent service and food here! My daughter had just finished a gymnastics tournament and they were super nice to her. The chicken fingers were excellent and portions were large. Rolls were also excellent! I do agree with other... More 

Thank essiefish
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My wife and I love the California Dreaming restaurant in Duluth GA. They have a great menu, but my favorite is their California Dreaming salad. This past Friday we stopped in for dinner on our way to a show. I had the dinner salad the previous night at a different restaurant and I wanted a little something extra, so I... More 

Thank omcclellan
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We have been at California Dreaming many times. The restaurant has a large capacity and even when it is really crowded, we were seated within a few minutes. The service has always been good and we enjoy the food. It is a limited menu but one can find something for every taste. I love the California Dreaming salad (with the... More 

Thank Wolfgang S
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

this was my second visit, other than the restaurant being dark which I hate because I like to see my food #inspect it before I eat it , which was needed because my salmon was not cooked all the way through like I like it ,I sent it back to get it cooked some more both times the salad was... More 

Thank blackdiamondring
Grayson, Georgia
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

First time visiting this restaurant . Menu was not anything exciting. Very few entrees for each category . 1 fish entree and a fish of the day. Most entrees fried yet very lightly coated. Chicken entrees were either fried or BBQ. The She crab soup was tasty with the softest melt in your mouth croissants topped with honey butter. Delicious.... More 

Thank Wrightwaytotravel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Want something nicer than your usual bar and grill? California Dreaming is a great place. Cheaper than a drive downtown, but still excellent quality. Best for couples or groups of adults--the menu isn't especially kid-friendly. Menu is a little pricey but a GREAT value for what you pay. Quality dishes made with quality ingredients.

Thank Brett A
Lilburn, Georgia
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

One of a group of restaurants in the Southeastern part of the country, providing a very nice physical plant, and an extensive menu. Located just off of I-85 in Gwinnett County. Went for lunch on New Year's Day, which wasn't very crowded, so the service was very attentive. Meal was more than adequate, but nothing too adventuresome. Prices were fair,... More 

Thank John L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 Cross Pointe Way, Duluth, GA 30097
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 17708139240
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?