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“Always excellent .”

California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enjoy giant-sized fare from the California Dreaming kitchen. Start with Barbecue Chicken Nachos to curb your cravings; then slow-cooked Prime Rib, “fall-off-the-bone” baby back Ribs or giant Seafood Platters - served with Shrimp, Oysters, Flounder and Blue Crab Claws. Voted “Best Traditional American Restaurant” by WMBF News and The Sun News “Best of the Beach”. The restaurant features seasonal patio seating; large party carry-out and catering/delivery; Monday night trivia; and late night bar bites.
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite at lunch time on a Weds. Quick seating and rapid service. Split a nachos ( large and excellent) and finished with Key Lime pie. Just what we needed.

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Thank David W
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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Me and my fiance at here this place was awesome had the spinach nachos as appetizer they were omg good I had the fried flounder platter with red skin mashed potatoes they wer. Real potatoes to came with a very good salad t. And a croissant with honey dripped on it omg . She has the fried shrimp platter and it was excellent to so good and the bill was only 55.78 + tip and the waitress was excellent never needed to ask for anything very friendly cleaned off table as dishes were done with all around excellent place to dine highly liked would and will go back

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Thank android29
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Everything about our experience here tonight was outstanding. We saw that this restaurant was highly rated, and we were attracted by some of the menu items. While waiting for our table we went to the bar for our first pleasant surprise--their well drinks are $1.95 all day, every day. They said we had a ten-minute wait, but our table was ready before we'd even paid for a drink. We were seated at about 5:30, and along with the regular menu there was a "Sunset" menu that is available 4 - 6 pm. This was our second pleasant surprise of the evening. The Sunset menu consists of a choice of several entrees with one side item and a salad for $11.95 (coffee and soft drinks included). I got the Fried Flounder and Fried Shrimp combination with Creamed Spinach. My wife got the Sirloin Steak and Fried Shrimp combination with a loaded Baked Potato. For the salads my wife got Bleu Cheese and I had the House Dressing which is Bacon Honey Mustard. The salads arrived quickly and included a scrumptious croissant drizzled with honey butter. The salads were larger than the usual house salad, and the dressings were top notch. Our entrees arrived at the proper time, and we both found the food to be excellent. We were told that the Sunset servings are smaller portions than if ordered from the regular menu. We felt like the portions were just right and not that much smaller than the usual. Miranda was our server and she treated us royally, keeping our drinks fresh and removing used items promptly. Dave, an operating partner, visited our table twice to make sure everything was to our liking. This was a dining experience that ranks among the finest we've had. And the Sunset price can't be beat. We will return to California Dreaming often and ask for Miranda when we do.

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Thank ElderWizard
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Pros: we were seated right away on a Friday night. The special house salad was amazing! The atmosphere is dark and very nice ambience. Cons: rolls are NOT free. Kids drink doesn NOT come with kids meal. The BBQ nachos, ordered as an app, came right before our food. The server said they lost the ticket, but still charged us! The ribs were dry. Was not impressed. We eat out a lot and I think this place is over rated and over priced! Will not be in any hurry to return.

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Thank Banzelon
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We go here frequently, and have never been disappointed. I am partial to their signature salad which has everything but the kitchen sink in it! For lunch - excellent sandwiches (chicken, seafoods, even a prime rib sandwich); dinner favorites for Hubby are the ribs and the steaks. Summer can get really crowded with wait lists, but worth the wait. A nice bar open to the room, where you can also eat at one of the couple of tables there.

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