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“This restaurant was an old train station back in the day”

California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #19 of 1,030 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Awarded Best Salad, 17 years running -Free Times reader survey, 2017 & The State, 2017 and Best Business Lunch -The State, 2017; Best Restaurant to Take a Date and Restaurant to Take your Parents -The Daily Gamecock, 2016. Enjoy giant-sized fare from the California Dreaming kitchen; start with the Barbecue Chicken Nachos, then slow-cooked Prime Rib or a hearty pasta dish. The restaurant also features large party catering, online ordering for carry-out, live music and seasonal patio dining. Attn USC students: CarolinaCard accepted! The historic landmark building, Union Station, is located steps away from USC.
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Knob Hill Chicken = GOOOD! Cool place to escape the heat of columbia after baseball or football games. You don't have to be dressed up, but you won't feel like an idiot if you do. It's just one of those places that invites everybody to come and enjoy the good food. Its a massive place too! So, you could probably walk in and be seated rather quickly, but always a good idea to call.

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Reviewed February 8, 2012

I would never order chicken fingers at a sit down restaurant, except here. They're so good! Odd, almost sweet puffy like batter, wonderful! Their salads are always amazing. Their ribs are also fall of the bone good! Have a pina colada, they make them with realll freakin' ice cream!

Thank megan k
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Every one goes for their salad and warm croissants with honey butter. All their other food is good also. On a Friday night prepare to wait for a table. The restaurant is huge, so the wait is not long. Has a little bit of everything on the menu.

Thank Tracie B
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

If you want a place in which everyone in your party will find something good to eat, head to CD. You will find consistent good food. The salads are one of their signature items. I also like the sirloin. I don't typically like sirloins, but this one has just the right flavor, and quality.

Thank redneck6497
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Foods great, but a little pricey! Really nice atmosphere.

Thank Paulette A
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