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California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1630 Cross Pointe Way, Duluth, GA 30097-4070
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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Braselton, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice before for lunch. The food was very good. I went on a Saturday for dinner. I ordered a ribeye medium well, it was black on the outside, well done on the inside, and had a lot of fat. The waiter didn't ask any questions about how it was. I will go back, but will not order... More 

Thank bentleytravels77
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for the first time and were a little leery because the parking lot was less than half empty. The food was excellent and the service was just the best ever. We had several changes and Joshua N. was always delighted to help up.

Thank Linda M
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Our family went for lunch at 11:30 not busy at all. Took a long time for wait staff to come and it took even longer for food to be served. The sandwiches wheredry and not even hot. No wait staff to check on us. Finally had server come and fill our drink glasses. Could not get check to leave so... More 

Thank sandynielson914
Maui, Hawaii
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Have traveled numerous times from Birmingham to Cashiers. Friend of a friend recommended that we stop here for lunch. Was a great suggestion. Restaurant is located very conveniently to I85. The restaurant is large, clean & bright. Six of us ate lunch. Three had the California Dreaming salad, one the steak salad, one the Caesar salad and one a club... More 

Thank YorkeW
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Our family loved all the options on the menu. You can't go wrong with the croissant appetizer. We had a shrimp po boy, steak sandwich, bbq nachos and prime rib sandwich. All four of us were very happy with our selections, especially the tasty large helping of French Fries. The wonderful service only added to the experience.

Thank James E
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

California Dreaming is a hidden gem in Duluth. Nice decor inside with friendly staff. Great variety in menu items. All three of us had different dishes all were excellent. Slightly higher prices but worth it. I look forward to another visit while here.

Thank Dee W
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We went out for my husband's birthday. We arrived around 8ish on a Friday night. They did not seem overly busy and we were able to get a table quickly. The service was a little slow in coming to the table for our drink order. I am probably over critical since I waited tables when I was a much younger... More 

Thank Michele T
Valdosta, Georgia
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very good menu selection. The bacon & hot honey mustard dressing is fantastic. She crab soup is very good.

Thank MikeRSM
Gainesville, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great dinner, atmosphere and service. Our waiter James Parker was excellent! The best salad and house dressing and must try!

Thank Mwright16
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Local recommendation for a quick lunch and it fit the bill. Plenty of options on the menu and staff was friendly. My order wasn't quite right but their strong wifi made up for it!

Thank Ofdoutandabout

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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 30097-4070
  • 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?