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“GREAT VALUE, SERVICE, FOOD & LOCATION” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dini's By The Sea

Dini's By The Sea
3290 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.434.6000
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Ranked #44 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Tempe, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“GREAT VALUE, SERVICE, FOOD & LOCATION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We visited Dini's three times during our week visit to Carlsbad. We were there twice for dinner and once for happy hour. We had great service, great food and drinks on all three occasions.

On the dinner menu, the Linguina Ala Dina is excellent. It is filled with so many mussels and a few clams and the sauce is wonderful. The clam chowder and chili cheese soup were also very good. The flat iron steak is very tasty and tender as our their hamburgers. Their wine is reasonably priced and they a good selection.

We also stopped by for the all-day happy hour on Wednesday from 11:30 to 6:00. The bloody Mary's are delicious and only $5. We also had the fish taco's which were $5 for two tacos. They were excellent and you could order beef, chicken of fish. Our waitress for happy hour on Wednesday was Anita and she was really outstanding.

Dini's is a really great place with good service, a good location/view and good food. They are located on Carlsbad Boulevard with a good view of the ocean. They have good seating both inside and outside. We will definitely return if we go back to Carlsbad.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jasper, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food with a great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Enjoyed our early dinner on the enclosed patio at Dini's. Arrived around 3:30 & had our choice of seating inside & out. Friendly waiter; nicely attentive. Had the calamari appetizer; not the standard ringlets you normally get, but calamari "steaks" more the size of strips. Enjoyed those with the Thai sweet chili dipping sauce. I ordered the shrimp scampi special. Delicious with its diced tomatoes & olives; served over pasta. My partner had the salmon sandwich, served on a soft pretzel bun. Salmon was perfectly cooked. She only wished for a little more of the dill sauce, but that's personal taste. We ended our dining by sharing the creme brûlée. The sugar was a little over-fired, but good just the same. Dini's has a nice view of the ocean but is on a very busy street so there is some noise for outdoor diners & the constant flow of traffic to mar the view.

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Lucerne Valley, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Second great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the second visit to Dini’s. I really enjoy sitting on their patio with the view of the ocean. This is a great area to walk around after your good relaxing meal. I ordered a salad this time and the dark greens and shrimp was excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit.

Visited October 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Good food at reasonable prices. Seem to do a good business. Attached to a large time share complex. On southern edge of Carsbad but walking distance to whole town. Lively bar, indoor and outdoor seating. Can watch the sun set from their patio.

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beer and football by the beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Relaxed place, we watched some football, ate some lunch, and had a few beers. It's pretty relaxed, some people were still in bathing suits. Decently priced and great service.

Visited September 2013
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