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“good casual dining”

California Dreaming Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #6 of 1,015 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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 13 June 2012

Good dining in old railway station in downtown columbia; excellent salads and variety

Thank rgarick
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Great food, Great service, reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere.
Located in the revamped old train depot, a beautiful place and a part of Columbia history.

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

This used to be an old train station that was refurbished awhile ago when we were in college. Great service and good food. The marinated chicken is awesome, salads are great. Everything is good and you are right on campus at SC, stadium right down the road and a nice bar inside as well.

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

The restaurant was impressive from the outside and the inside. There was plenty of parking. I felt the menu was a bit limited, for instance, you can't get 1/2 rack of ribs, but they have a full rack or 2 racks. I was eating by myself (a work trip). I ordered the bbq chicken nachos, which was incredible filling and delicious. I was seated immediately and the wait staff was good.

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Thank Joni S
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

food is generally very good, particularly the soups and salads. The place is very popular, especially among visitors to the city

Thank tigercruiser
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