California Dreaming - Duluth

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95 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
California Dreaming in Duluth greets you before you walk in the door with one of the largest American flags in town. Serving a mix of hearty American classics prepared from scratch daily, including notable favorites: California Dreaming salad, fried crab claws and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. The family-friendly atmosphere can be enjoyed in the large, open restaurant. California Dreaming also features seasonal patio dining, online ordering, curbside to-go and group dining menus.

For parties of 8 or greater;, please call (770) 813-9240.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate with California Dreaming this Holiday Season. We are OPEN (11AM-8PM).

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas. We're closed today and will re-open 12/26.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 95 People Are Saying
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The hostess was rude and obviously couldn’t handle a crowd. They were severely understaffed and people waited longer than they were told. Our server was great though.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Wait staff was very nice but the time it took to get drinks- 30 minutes- & food - 1 hour was not acceptable!!! Quality of food was not very good. Will not be going back there.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

My family and I celebrated Thanksgiving there in 2018 and it was great, so we returned this year only to find this experience lacking. First, we waited 20 minutes to be seated. Our food arrived cold after a very long wait. We then had to ask for utensils and napkins to eat. Most worrying was that two members of my family have nut allergies and they were served food with nuts. No where on the menu was this written and our server did not inform us either. I did tell her and the host when we left. This experience was very disappointing.

TB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined at California Dreaming-Duluth for Thanksgiving Dinner. Our family was pleased with the menu, and the service was EXCELLENT!

DK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & food was good! Went for the first time for Thanksgiving meal & enjoyed it.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving because we didn’t want to cook. Great food and staff and was seated before our reservation.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Service starting with the hostess who seated us was extremely poor. The food was lackluster. Glasses and dishes were allowed to accumulate on the table. The best thing was the ambiance, but it's not enough to bring us back.

WW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with family. Will visit again.

LL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The server was annoyed to be there for Thanksgiving. She didn’t smile once and was rude. Thanksgiving meal wasn’t good. Turkey had no flavor and neither did the gravy. We got pumpkin pie and it wasn’t good. My husband offered to pay for another desert and she said we don’t have anything.
I won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and cooked with good flavoring. Entrees were good but dressing,gravy and cranberries were better than most restaurants.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It is the first time that we were the group of the company to celebrate THANKSGIVING. We made the reservation of 10 and we were 12, the table was improvised but nobody liked how they placed us,The rest like food and service was fine. I think we will NOT make any other reservations.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fried Shrimp New Orleans Po’ Boy is always a go to.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - awesome food - wonderful lemon drop Martinis 🍸.

BH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Natalie was great! Food was perfect as always. Love this place!!

SS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice meal and our waitress, Deanna, was great. The food was delicious and cooked to our individual requests. In my case, California Dreaming also had a great IPA beer for me to enjoy. My wife was also very positive of her Malbec glass of wine. Ending our dinner, Deanna brought me a second cup of coffee without any request from me and was much appreciated. Will request Deanna on our next visit too.

G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fish shouldn't smell or have a strong fishy taste. We had a good time but not because of California Dreaming. The music sucked. Not appropriate for the crowd, over fifty. Veterans.

C
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining with California Dreaming for Veterans Day and I can say I felt appreciated. Thank you! You have earned another customer.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service as veterans we appreciate the recognition and generosity

n
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Good food. Seems they've cut back on the size of their main entree salads.

TV
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. Club sandwich and roasted veggies and the California Dreaming salad. Drinks are reasonably priced and a decent size pour.

C
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

We had high hopes. Our server was great. Very kind and very quick . Unfortunately the food was way too bland for the prices. The best tasting thing was the croissant with honey butter and that speaks volumes. My fiancé got sick off of the salmon later that night. We all agreed its not worth returning to.

DM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

TO
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food with attentive service. The decor is all wood with high ceilings. We really enjoyed it.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a family luncheon. It was a party of 12. California Dreaming was perfect! Our waitress was super attentive and sweet. The food was excellent and fast. Thanks for a great lunch!

2
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Our waiter was very nice but not too attentive- we don’t want someone who hovers but gives a bit more attention so that we don’t have to ask another to get the waiters attention.
As with most restaurants today the noise level can be distracting.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Had a 6:00 PM reservation; arrived at 5:59 PM. Was told we would be seated shortly. Asked again at 6:15. PM. Was told we would be seated shortly again. At 6:25 PM, asked if we would be seated in the next 10 minutes. I was asked if we minded a table top. We said no and were seated. We had somewhere to be and had to rush through our meal.

TD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love dining at this restaurant. We have celebrated many birthdays and dined there for Thanksgiving one year. They never disappoint our family..... Great restaurant!

M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The food was just average and the service poor. This restaurant needs to up their game if they want to stay competitive.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good and the server was very pleasant. It was my husband's first time at the restaurant and he loved it!

CR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome and beautiful place! The server was awesome too we enjoyed!!!

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice visit, quiet for a Sunday but it was Labor Day weekend.

WE
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Was not impressed by food . Definitely had better
Service was poor until end of meal and time to pay

RG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Restaurant is very inviting. The food and service was Great and I would highly recommend

MW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had four people eating. Three of us had wonderful meals. The fourth had the salmon and it wasn’t as good as expected. The dining area was very cold! The service was great.

P
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Pretty good restaurant. Server was excellent. Bartender didn't know how to make a mojito properly- didn't muddle the mint leaves, had to do it myself.

NR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We sat on the balcony - great service. Could use a better wine list. Would definitely go back.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! Drinks and food and desserts were all delicious! Would highly recommend!

KH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful and correct in our Order. We will be going again soon

M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was slow, food was great doesn't explain menu real well (ordered rolls when they came with meal) otherwise good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience!