California Dreaming Columbia

Awarded Best Salad, 13 years running -Free Times reader survey, 2015. Best Restaurant to Take a Date and Restaurant to Take your Parents -The Daily Gamecock, 2015.

Featuring live music Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm, curbside to-go and full service catering [Catering phone: 803.403.5277].

Attn students: USC Meal Card accepted!

Contact Information

401 South Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Historic Union Station

Phone: 803.254.6767
Reservations | Curbside to-go

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For general inquiries, click here.
Catering assistance by email.


11am-10pm Sunday – Thursday
11am-11pm Friday & Saturday

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving, 11am-6pm >>MENU<<
Christmas Eve, 11am-7pm
Christmas Day, Closed
New Year’s Eve & 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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