: of, relating to, or selling food or beverages consumed on the premises
a dine-in restaurant
A special that is available for dine-in customers only.
Dine-in seating is limited but smartly arranged.Bob Townsend

Examples of dine-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The offer is available for dine-in and in-person takeout only. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 26 Feb. 2024 The offer applies to dine-in, carryout and drive-through services. The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 The pandemic era has wrought a substantial shift in restaurant-going habits toward off-site dining — takeout, delivery, drive-thru and food trucks — rather than dine-in. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Expect sushi, ramen, katsu and more for takeout or dine-in service. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 16 Feb. 2024 The restaurant reopened for dine-in customers two years later. Jenny Porter Tilley, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Feb. 2024 Food For Subscribers Is a dine-in service fee a tip? Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 All are invited, so bring a friend to dine-in or carryout a meal from these popular halls. Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2024 Dinners will be dine-in and carry-out, including online orders with curbside pickup. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 14 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dine-in was in 1964

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“Dine-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dine-in. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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