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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You just cannot go wrong at Syracuse's favorite restaurant. The only thing that may happen is you will have a long wait for a table but it will be well worth it ! The best rigs in the northeast and baked beans that melt in your mouth. The coleslaw is just soooo good and there is not one person I... More 

Thank Lisa R
Potomac, Maryland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinosaur BBQ continues a long tradition of excellent food, great beers, fun music and good service (in the tough outside/heart of gold/great sense of humor manner) The brisket may be my favorite but the pulled pork, ribs and wings all command attention. Don't neglect the tasty sides - mmmmm spicy corn - and the cheesecake is surprisingly light and delicious.... More 

Thank Andrew L
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dino BBQ is a Syracuse staple. If you're new to the area, you absolutely must eat here. As a SU alum, I'm a well seasoned Dino BBQ fan and the crazy thing...I'm a vegetarian! I'm a vegetarian and I love this place. It's such a fun environment to bring someone to - with the personalized carved tables and walls adorned... More 

Thank Kveronica615
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Depending on what time you arrive, you're most likely going to have to wait for a table, but the food is SO good! Definitely worth waiting for. Not a ton of space for the people waiting, though, if you go in the winter, you may have to wait part of the time outside. Still worth it.

Thank LoriKingston
Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When it first opened it was ok, now it is over rated and overpriced. The owner has had problems with his employees and the turnover has caused locals to stay away. They still do a great business but it's not what it was.

Thank TandTcuse
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed. Not as good as it used to be. Will not be eating there again. Used to be the best.

Thank Jeff P
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We often take friends here, especially friends who love music and delightfully informal service. The hostess was snarky and charming. The waitress as welcoming as if you showed up at your sister's house (the one you like). We had a variety of burgers and ribs, and everything was spectacular. Call it gone with no room for more and a couple... More 

Thank Bill R
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Knowledgeable staff, Food was delicious and so many options. Had a choice of side dishes which I usually don't get because of my allergies. Will definitely be back.

Thank keljelbel30
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You will wait and wait and wait for a table - especially for dinner. But it's worth the wait. Best barbecue in the Northeast! Their pulled pork is top notch - and I highly recommend the macaroni salad and the baked beans. I also have their cookbook, I use it all the time. Your visit will be rewarded with awesome... More 

Thank CiceroNYMom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

perfect food, great atmosphere a place normal people fell well. Doesn't mater if you wearing suit or jeans - great place.

Thank balvaria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?