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Dini's By The Sea

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3290 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.434.6000
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 15
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  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent ocean view

We had a party of 22. Rachel arranged a long table for us with ocean views so we could see the sunset. The varied menu allowed everyone to find something they could enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Carolyn H
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 22. Rachel arranged a long table for us with ocean views so we could see the sunset. The varied menu allowed everyone to find something they could enjoy.

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Scot
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This place was really good. The view of the ocean at sunset was excellent. We called for a reservation and got a seat with a fabulous view on the patio. The food was very good. We shared an appetizer combo plate with crab cake, rock shrimp, calamari and sweet potatoe frys for only $12.95. It was good deal. I was... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place for weekend brunch. The patio seating has a great ocean view. Service was excellent and the food was great. Pets are welcome in the patio area. Definitely recommend the bison burger.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While visiting my son in Carlsbad, we often dine at Dini's. Good is always good and service is the best. Dini's is right on the ocean boulevard so the views are fantastic especially if you are there at sunset.

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Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to Dini's for a late breakfast on a Saturday. Great location by the water, easy parking. The food was beautifully prepared and very tasty; the service was friendly and efficient. Spent a very pleasant hour, and then walked off a few (!) of the calories along the sea wall. Would have gone back later for a beer, but... More 

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Okinawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Carlsbad village has a lot of restaurants that have premium prices some with marginal service and a wide variety of quality of preparation. Dini's is right across the street from the beach so you expect premium prices and so-so food. Instead you get great food at reasonable prices. The menu is small, but with great variety and each dish... More 

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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

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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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?