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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, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 16
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  • 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
Good food & service

We had a very large party from a soccer tournament and considering such, plus on a Saturday night, the service was great! Flatbread pizza was very good and the ahi tower. Calamari was deeply fried and I wouldn't order again. Filet was tender, well cooked and good. Place is not 5 star but good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Craig Y
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a very large party from a soccer tournament and considering such, plus on a Saturday night, the service was great! Flatbread pizza was very good and the ahi tower. Calamari was deeply fried and I wouldn't order again. Filet was tender, well cooked and good. Place is not 5 star but good.

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Las Vegas, Nv.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visit Dini' at least once when we go to Carlsbad. The food is always good, oysters are fresh. Nice restaurant for locals and tourist alike. Very busy and a big gathering spot for happy hour. Staff is very efficient, even when the place is jamin'. Nice enclosed patio dining when weather permits.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Eat out on the patio. You are across the street from the beach, but still great ocean views! The service was very good. We were able to pick our table from 4 tables that were available in different spots. We even easily changed our table after giving our order, since there was a fan blowing on my husband. I had... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Food was wonderful. We stayed at the Hotel which is nearby and it was nice to be able to walk to the restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We ate the patio, which does have an ocean view it's just across a 4 lane road. It seemed a little bit like a dive hotel bar, but you walk through that to the restaurant. The fish was a little over cooked, but overall it was okay. I am surprised it was rated so high. We will not seek it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We recently ate on the north patio at Dini's By the Sea (they allow dogs on this patio and it faces the ocean!). We had the Oysters Rockefeller (excellent!), Blackened Chicken Pasta (yummy and the portion is large!) and the Linguini ala Dini (mussels an clams in a wonderful source on pasta). Our server, Jordie, was attentive and the meal... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 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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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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Additional Information about Dini's By The Sea

Address: 3290 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760.434.6000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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