Definition of dine-in in English:



mainly US
  • Relating to or offering food that is eaten in the restaurant where it is ordered rather than being taken out.

    ‘a nice dine-in restaurant’
    • ‘customers will be able to order dine-in desserts by touching the screen’
    • ‘The trickle of dine-in and eat-out customers grew steadily.’
    • ‘The licensed dine-in area serves deli-style favourites like sandwiches, meat and cheese plates, and steak.’
    • ‘For businesses that serve primarily dine-in customers, metal straws can be a good alternative.’
    • ‘The offer is for dine-in customers only.’
    • ‘Look on pub and restaurant websites for dine-in deals.’
    • ‘You shouldn't skip on its extensive guac and queso selection on your next dine-in experience.’
    • ‘The restaurant has offered unlimited soup, salad, and bread sticks to its dine-in guests every day since it opened.’
    • ‘Customers also have a dine-in option, previously not available.’
    • ‘Food is available for dine-in or take-out.’
    • ‘They celebrated the opening of their new dine-in restaurant.’



/ˈdīnˌin/ /ˈdaɪnˌɪn/