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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (273 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (174 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed today

I got take out as it was impossible to get a table. The ribs were excellent as were the fried green tomatoes and wings. Would return and recommend a visit.

Thank FloridaFamilyofFive
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinosaur BBQ is a Syracuse institution. It has been around for years and is a local favorite. A few years ago it was named Best BBQ in America by Good Morning America. It is a well know biker bar with great BBQ. Always an experience!...More

Thank katherine f
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food is marginal, at best. Service is non-existent. The place is decorated in Disney theme park biker regalia. Their idea of BBQ is tough, chewy meat, slathered in ketchup.

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband loves this place. As a vegan I figured I'd end up having to order a salad or sides. Was pleasantly surprised to find a smoked portobello sandwich with onions, zucchini, roasted red pepper, pickles on a fresh, excellent roll with a delcious, slightly...More

Thank ellenroz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good Bar-B-Que, But mine in Saint Louis,Mo is better! I loved the Ribs, Cajun Shrimp and potato salad, but that is all I had there when we went, anyone knows if you know how to Smoke some Ribs that is the way to go!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok BBQ but nothing special Pulled pork is the best bet as the ribs are dry and tough. I'd rather limp lizard or zebbs ribs if I had a choice

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My hubby is a barbecue person me not so much. I can say this was excellent,everything home made..sides can be a little spicey. Service and athmosphere was great.This is well worth a try

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. The wait was not, and we went at 4 pm on a Sunday. But this place is popular for a reason. The atmosphere is very much college bar meets ole timey parlor. I would head back again if I were in...More

1  Thank FussyGrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business lunch here at the recommendation of our host. Dinosaur bbq did not disappoint. Good flavor, moist and tender meats. St. Louis ribs and chicken were great. Brisket was flavorful but a little tough. All in all a good experience. Atmosphere is great.

Thank slaughterpj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the best barbecue. Wings are awesome. Brisket plate with sides is crazy good. Go early or at odd times because the wait can be killer long. Worth the wait or do takeouts. Cant go wrong with dinosaur.

Thank berkmann123
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10 June 2017|
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Response from 4pattyc | Reviewed this property |
Always busy. If you are looking to go when it's not so busy, I've been there on a Friday at 4. People are not out of work yet and there's room. Dinner time every night is busy, no matter what time of year. Staff is great... More
20 September 2016|
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Response from Liz P | Property representative |
Hi Oyster, The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que does not take reservations and is a first-come, first seated restaurant. The Hostess and servers are aware people are waiting and do a great job in opening up seats. Waits can get long on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-476-4937
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