california dreaming

California Dreaming in Columbia - image obtained from company's Facebook page.

Many Columbia residents have likely noticed the temporary closure of California Dreaming, a well-known American restaurant located at 401 Main St. in the historic train station building.

Although Governor Henry McMaster allowed restaurants' dine-in services to resume May 11, representatives published an announcement May 9 that California Dreaming would remain closed until they were able to "guarantee a safe environment." 

Patrons can now breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that the wait is almost over.  Restaurant officials announced Friday that California Dreaming will be reopening June 24 for dine-in, to-go, and reservations. 

According to director of marketing Amber Stewart, the restaurant will be a smaller version of itself, maintaining social distancing and exceeding all CDC sanitizing and safety practices. 

The business has been in operation since 1984 and is most-well known for its salads, honey-butter croissants and steaks. 

California Dreaming's new hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. More information can be found at, and the company's Facebook page.

(1) comment

Sully Sullivan

Thanks for that info., Karamie! We just stopped by there a few days ago and were disappointed that they were closed. Now we know when to go back and try again! :-)

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