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Dini's By The Sea

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3290 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.434.6000
Today
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tue 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the crab stuffed avocado!

The crab stuffed avocado salad is one of the yummiest things I've ever eaten, I want to go back just to have that again. It can get crowded so be prepared to wait. When we were there they brought complimentary "Birthday cake" vodka shots to us if we were waiting, there's very convenient parking and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
BellatrixBabe
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La Quinta, California
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La Quinta, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The crab stuffed avocado salad is one of the yummiest things I've ever eaten, I want to go back just to have that again. It can get crowded so be prepared to wait. When we were there they brought complimentary "Birthday cake" vodka shots to us if we were waiting, there's very convenient parking and the patio is nice, you... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

My husband had the maui special which he loved and I tasted. It was excellent. I ordered the wasabi salmon. The salmon was extremely rare which was fine, but even though it had a chili blacken, i would like for the sear to have been hot. We agreed that his maui was tastier than my salmon. The rice was good... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped in here because it was close to our resort. Great choice! All the food looked wonderful. I had the spinach skillet and it was amazing. The heaters above some of the tables made it too hot so finding a table was a challenge.

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Crestline, California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Were staying next door at Tamarack Resort. Very lively Bar area. Outdoors, people hanging all over in beachwear. Ate there 2x's. Lunch/Dinner. Had luch take out: GOOD STUFF! and they have a huge selection of Craft/Drafts beer. By the time we came in at sunset, the outdoor patio was packed! and a wee bit claustrophobic. But, no matter! GREAT TIMES... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a local bar hangout, but the food is also quite good. Reasonable prices, good food and an ocean view. Also off street parking is a bonus.

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice patio seating area and pleasant waitstaff. We will check out their Sunday Champagne Brunch the next time we are in town.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a great place for a dinner out in Carlsbad. Seems to be the place where locals eat. Very homey and comfortable, with an amazing patio with great ocean views. Call ahead for patio reservations, even on a Wednesday it was packed! We had the Oysters on the half shell, crab cakes, prawns and stuffed avocado. It was fantastic.... More 

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Frankfort, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Dini's seafood and fish entrees were excellent. The service and perfectly cooked seafood was absolutely delightful. We also enjoyed sitting by the ocean and watching the sun go down at dusk. We didn't have a reservation, but they got us to a table fairly quickly. We enjoyed the California restaurant ambiance.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My daughter and I had a late dinner. She had the Margarita pizza - it was OK - way too much tomato and I like tomatoes! I had the ahi tuna tower and it was very good - great combination of flavours.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came to meet with some friends and had a good time. Good environment and service by Mauricio. Food was good a little over price in my opinion but it was in general tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3290 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760.434.6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?