Carlsbad's Oceanfront Restaurant

Champagne - By the glass $4 (mimosa $4.5) or a bottle of champagne $14
Served with brunch orders only. All breakfast items served with freshly baked muffins.

Breakfast Specialties

Served with home-style potatoes, fresh seasonal fruit or cottage cheese

BenedinisChoice of Canadian bacon $14 or crab cake $17
All served with poached eggs and hollandaise on a toasted English muffin

Ultimate Benedini – Broiled filet mignon with poached eggs and béarnaise on a toasted English muffin $19

Bagels N Lox – Toasted bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, shaved red onion and thinly sliced tomato (Choice of home-style potatoes, fresh seasonal fruit or cottage cheese) $13

Avocado Toast – Two slices of toasted wheat bread topped with fresh avocado, tomato, basil and pine nuts with a balsamic glaze served with two eggs any style. (Choice of home-style potatoes, fresh seasonal fruit or cottage cheese) $15

Breakfast Sandwich – Fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato with cranberry chutney on a toasted ciabatta roll $11

Steak and Eggs – Marinated flat iron broiled to perfection and served with two eggs any style $21

Pancakes and Eggs – Three buttermilk pancakes served with syrup and two eggs any style $12... Add bacon or sausage $2

North County French Toast – Two pieces of thick egg bread served with two eggs any style $13... Add bacon or sausage $2

American Breakfast – Two eggs any style, choice of sausage or bacon and choice of toast $12

Border Scramble – Choice of spicy chicken or beef with Ortega chili’s topped with jack & cheddar cheese and salsa fresca $14

Spinach Scramble – Fresh spinach, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese $11

South of the Border

Huevos Rancheros – Two eggs over easy on corn tortillas topped with ranchero sauce, jack & cheddar cheese, guacamole and sour cream served with rice and beans $14

Machaca – Choice of shredded chicken or beef served with eggs, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, guacamole and sour cream served with rice, beans and tortillas $16

Breakfast Quesadilla – Choice of sausage, bacon or ham with scrambled eggs, green bell pepper and jack & cheddar cheese. Served with guacamole, sour cream and salsa fresca on the side $12

Three Egg Omelettes

Made with large fresh farmed eggs and served with home-style potatoes, fresh seasonal
fruit or cottage cheese (substitute egg whites for $2)

Denver – Ham, onions and bell peppers with jack & cheddar cheese $13

Vegetarian – Fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and avocado with jack & cheddar cheese $13

Spicy Chicken – Spicy chicken machaca, jalapeno, guacamole, cilantro, jack & cheddar cheese topped with sour cream and salsa fresca $15

California – Applewood smoked bacon, Ortega chili’s, jack & cheddar cheese, topped with fresh avocado and smothered with salsa fresca $15


Ahi Stack – Marinated ahi, cucumber, mango and avocado served with crispy wontons and wasabi crème fraiche $16

Ceviche – Fresh local halibut cured in fresh lime juice with serrano chile, onion, tomato and avocado served with fried corn tortilla chips $17

Shrimp Cocktail – Five jumbo prawns with a classic cocktail sauce $15

Oysters on the Half Shell – Six Chef select oysters served with ponzu and cocktail sauce $15 1/2 order for $8.5

Oysters Rockefeller – A half dozen Chef select oysters baked with spinach, applewood smoked bacon and parmesan cheese $17... 1/2 order $9.5

Crab Cakes – Claw crab and rock shrimp seared and served over a mango mint slaw with a yogurt dill sauce $15

Calamari – Calamari steak lightly fried and served with a sweet Thai chili sauce $14

Blackened Prawns – Five skewered blackened prawns served over California slaw with a sweet Thai chili sauce $15

Nachos – Our famous nachos come with your choice of shredded chicken or beef with melted cheddar & jack cheese, refried beans, tomatoes, black olives, green onions, jalapenos, sour cream and guacamole $14... 1/2 order for $8

Wings – A dozen wings tossed with your choice of traditional buffalo, teriyaki glaze or sweet Thai chili served with ranch or bleu cheese $14... 1/2 order $8

Tacos – One taco with your choice of grilled cod, shrimp, chicken or beef on a corn tortilla with jack & cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. Served with guacamole, sour cream and salsa on the side $4.5…or two tacos for $8

Appetizer Sampler – Two crab cakes, four blackened prawns, a half order of calamari steak and sweet potato fries served with mango mint slaw $25


New England Clam Chowder – Cup $4   Bowl $7

Soup of the Day Cup $4   Bowl $7

Small House Salad $6

Small Caesar Salad $6


Make any salad a wrap for an additional $1

Dini’s House Salad – Sonoma greens tossed in our house made balsamic vinaigrette, crumbled bleu cheese, dried cranberries and candied walnuts $12 ...Add marinated chicken breast $18... Add grilled prawns, grilled salmon or top sirloin steak $20

Caesar Salad – Fresh romaine lettuce, grated parmesan cheese and seasoned croutons with our house made Caesar dressing $12...Add marinated chicken breast $18... Add grilled prawns, grilled salmon or top sirloin steak $20

Seared Ahi Salad – Sonoma greens tossed in a wasabi vinaigrette with mandarin oranges, red onion, cabbage, cucumber and avocado topped with seared ahi tuna $21

Stuffed Avocado – Hass avocado halved, stuffed with claw crab and rock shrimp or diced grilled chicken with our house made baby dill vinaigrette $18

Cobb Salad – A classic Cobb with egg, tomato, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, avocado and marinated chicken breast $18


Served with French fries or mango mint slaw. Sweet potato fries or onion rings for an additional $2

Salmon Sandwich – Grilled salmon, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato with a yogurt dill sauce on a toasted pretzel bun $16

Prime Rib Dip – Thinly sliced prime rib with melted Swiss cheese and horseradish cream sauce on a toasted torta roll served with au jus $16

Turkey Club Sandwich – Smoked turkey, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and provolone cheese with sun-dried tomato aioli on toasted sourdough $14

Reuben Sandwich – Classic Reuben with corned beef, sauerkraut and swiss cheese on toasted pumpernickel rye with Russian dressing $13

Teriyaki Chicken – Grilled teriyaki glazed chicken breast with pineapple, melted pepper jack cheese, lettuce and red onion served on a toasted torta roll $15

Portabella Sandwich – Roasted portabella mushroom, red bell pepper, green zucchini, caramelized red onion, goat cheese and sun-dried tomato aioli on a toasted foccia bun $13


Served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion

1/2 pound certified angus beef $12

1/2 pound North American bison $16

Add ons

Applewood smoked bacon, sautéed mushrooms or grilled jalapeno $1 Each

Avocado, lobster or fried egg $2 Each

Swiss, pepper jack, provolone, mozzarella, bleu, feta or jack & cheddar $1 Each

Mayonnaise, thousand island, chipotle aioli or sun-dried tomato aioli


Add soup, Caesar salad or our house salad to any entrée for $3

Dini's Signature Salmon – Grilled chili spiced salmon with wasabi crème fraiche $24

Swordfish – Fire grilled swordfish with a lemon dill beurre blanc $24

Steamer Combo – Local Carlsbad mussels and New Zealand cockles steamed in garlic, shallots, butter, lemon and white wine $20... clams only $24

Petite Filet – Grilled 6 ounce center cut filet mignon served with a sweet soy glaze or melted bleu cheese crumbles $30

Rib Eye Steak – 18 ounce bone-in rib eye grilled to perfection $36

Dini’s Fish & Chips – Deep fried Alaskan cod featuring a Stone IPA crispy tempura batter served with mango mint salad and French fries $15

Cajun Mahi Mahi Tacos – Two Cajun Mahi Mahi tacos on flour tortillas with cabbage and pineapple topped with chipotle crème fraiche served with rice and beans $15

Blackened Chicken Pasta – Cajun chicken breast served over linguini tossed with our made to order vodka tomato cream sauce $22

Linguini Ala Dini – New Zealand clams and local Carlsbad mussels, fresh tomatoes, green olives and garlic in a lemon butter sauce with a hint of oregano and red chili’s served over linguini $24

Hand Tossed Thin Crust Pizzas

Garlic Shrimp – Basil pesto, mozzarella, sautéed shrimp, roasted garlic and red onion $16

Italian – Marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni and Italian sausage $16

Margarita – Sliced Roma tomatoes, marinara, mozzarella and fresh basil $16

Chef Select – Please ask your server for details on today’s select pizza $16


Crème Brulee      Chocolate Mousse      Key Lime Pie      

New York Cheesecake     Raspberry Cheesecake     All deserts $8


Sodas – Sprite, Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper $3   Perrier Mineral Water $3

Ice Tea, Hot Tea, Lemonade or Coffee $2.50

Juices – Fresh Orange Juice, Cranberry, Pineapple, Grapefruit or Tomato $3.50

IBC Rootbeer $3.50     Cock & Bull Ginger Beer $4     Fiji Bottled Water $3

The Dini’s Tradition

Welcome to Dini’s Bistro Our magical mascot, the “Iguana”, is our own unique tropical drink. This exotic concoction originated at our Dini’s Del Mar location and embodies the Dini’s tradition of creativity, good taste and a spirit of whimsy. Co-owners Michael Dini and Michael Arellano continue the heritage established by the Dinis brothers: Amerigo, Colombo, and Michael, Sr. The brothers were proprietors of San Diego County’s oldest bar, McDinis founded in 1890. This famous bar’s license now proudly resides with us at Dini’s Bistro. The Dini brothers tradition of effervescent hospitality and service to their patrons and community remains alive today. Established in 1987, Dini’s Bistro is a Carlsbad landmark.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, & Diners Club
Sorry, no personal checks.  Split plate charge $2.00 Corkage Fee $10.00
A 20% Gratuity will be added on parties of 8 or more, no separate checks please.

Happy Hour is offered in the dining room and bar!

1/2 off all pizzas. $1 off tacos and Dini dog. $3 off all other appetizers. No dicounts of 1/2 orders of specialty drink menu. No happy hour on holidays.

Happy Hour Hours

Monday- 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday- 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday- 11:30am – 7pm
Thursday- 4pm – 7pm
Friday- 4pm – 7pm


Bottles – Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light, Corona Light, Angry Orchard Apple Cider, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Omission IPA (gluten free), Newcastle, Imperial and Dos Equis Lager Cans – Modelo 24oz, PBR 24oz and Ginja Ninja Cider 12oz

Draft – Bud Light, Coors Light, Stone IPA, Guinness, Sculpin, Refuge Blood Orange Wit, Pacifico, 805 Blonde, Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA and Stella Artois. Ask your server about our rotating craft drafts.

Alcohol Free – O'Douls N.A. Amber

Signature Drinks

Michelada – Refreshing Pacifico fresh lime juice draft, Bloody Michaels mix, spicy chipotle salt rim, and Cholula $8.00

Dini's Classic Cadillac Margarita – Don Julio Silver tequila, agave nectar and lime juice with a hefty float of Grand Marnier $10.50

House Infused Spicy Pineapple Margarita – A house made blend of our silver tequila infused with grilled pineapple and peppers, agave nectar and lime juice with a chipotle salt rim $8.50

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade – Fresh strawberry puree, Bulliet bourbon, sprig of basil, simple syrup, bitters and lemonade $10.00

Cool as a Cucumber – Effen Cucumber vodka, watermelon limeade and agave nectar. Shaken and poured over ice with a lemon zest and cucumber garnish $10.00

SoCal Colada –Captain Morgan Pineapple rum, Bols Yogurt liqueur and pineapple juice, shaken and served on the rocks $10.00

Mojito 7 Ways – Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango, Peach, Pomegranate, Watermelon or Traditional Lime. Fresh muddled mint, lime juice, simple syrup, Captain Morgan silver rum and soda water $9.00

Muy Mai Tai – Captain Morgan white rum, Mount Gay rum, fresh lime juice, orgeat syrup, with a hefty Myers Dark rum float. Warning! This drink is strong! $12.00

Iconic Iguana Cocktail – Fresh banana, orange juice, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, agave nectar, lime juice, cream and your choice of rum or vodka $8.00

Venom Mule – Local Carlsbad Venom Vodka, fresh lime juice, bitters and Cock n' Bull ginger beer $9.00

Caliente Bloody Mary – Stoli Hot vodka, house bloody mary mix, pepper, celery salt and Worcestershire sauce served with a chipotle salt rim $9.50

House Bloody Mary – Smirnoff vodka, house bloody mary mix, pepper, celery salt and Worcestershire sauce served with a salt rim $8.00 Add 2 pieces of bacon $1.00

Breakfast Shot –Jameson Irish whiskey and Butterscotch Schnapps. Served with a side of orange juice and a side of bacon $9.00

Continental Breakfast –House bloody mary and a breakfast shot $13 Sub caliente bloody mary ...add $1.50

Sangria – Cabernet sauvignon, brandy, orange juice, simple syrup and soda water muddled with lime, lemon and orange then poured over ice $9.00 Add 2 pieces of bacon $1.00

Patio Punch – Local Misadventure Vodka, ginger ale, pomegranate juice and pineapple juice $9.00

Hendrick's Cucumber Citrus Smash – Hendrick's Gin, simple syrup, lemon, cucumbers, and basil muddled together on the rocks $11.00

Anna Banana Martini – Absolut Vanilla Vodka, creme de banana, agave syrup, pineapple juice and whipped cream shaken and served up as a martini $10.00

Bucket ‘O’ Beers – Bucket of (5) beers. Your choice of Dos Equis Lager, Corona Extra, Corona Light or Imperial. Best Deal! $22.50

Breakfast Shot – Jameson Irish whiskey and butterscotch schnapps. Served with a side of orange juice and a side of bacon $9.00