California Dreaming Columbia

Awarded “Best Salad”, 12 years running, Free Times readers’ survey and Columbia Metropolitan, “Best Date Spot, Best Overall Restaurant and Best Place to Take your Parents” USC’s The Daily Gamecock.

Featuring late night bar bites; large party carry-out; seasonal patio dining and live music Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm. Our historic landmark building, Union Station, is located steps away from USC.

Cheers to 30 years!  Press Release

Contact Information

401 South Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803.254.6767
Please call for reservations.

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Catering + Tailgating To Go

California Dreaming Catering offers full service catering on any order, small or large.

Catering email | Phone: 803.403.5277

Hours

Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
11am-10pm Sunday – Thursday
11am-11pm Friday & Saturday

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: 11am – 7pm
New Year’s Eve: 11am – 10pm
New Year’s Day: 11am – 10pm

Guest Reviews

The service was great, especially for a party of 13. Their bread is fresh and they have a great selection of wine. The portions, in my opinion, were perfectly sized. I wasn’t even finished eating my salad (which came with my entree) when my plate came out. I can’t remember the steak I got but it was juicy and really flavorful. There were a lot of people dining in when our family went. The setting was very pretty and you could never tell that the old building used to be an old railroad warehouse. Unique, indeed. – Yelp

Bernicemina M., San Diego, CA

I was visiting my sister and her family in Columbia and they took me to California Dreaming the first night I was in town and we ended up going back two more times during that week! What a cool building and the staff are all very friendly. My sister always gets the California Dreaming salad, but I loved the shrimp San Francisco! I wish I could take the honey butter croissants back to Ohio with me! – Citysearch

Cindy, Carter, OH
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California Dreaming Brownie A La Mode
California Dreaming Chicken Club Sandwich
California Dreaming Fried Shrimp Salad
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California Dreaming Onion Loaf
California Dreaming Prime Rib Sandwich
California Dreaming Quesadilla
California Dreaming Ravioli
California Dreaming Ribs
California Dreaming Salad
California Dreaming Seafood
California Dreaming Strip Steak
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