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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” (285 reviews)
“bbq beans” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed yesterday

Firstly, this is not my favorite BBQ place. I think they are over priced and I am not a fan of vinegar based BBQ That being said, if you want an experience got to the Dino BBQ! Tattoos are a plenty and if you want...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed yesterday

Always a great meal...don't miss the mac n' cheese. Hard to decide what to try but the brisket and pulled pork never disappoint. Parking downtown sometimes is a struggle but you can pay to park right across from the restaurant. Live music most nights!.

Thank Kris H
Reviewed yesterday

Every trip I make to Syracuse a stop at Dinosaur BBQ is always on the list. I have gone for lunch, dinner, weekday and weekend and no matter when I go the place is always packed and there is always a wait to get in....More

Thank SGoulding
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The quality is not what I expected, the staff was great the beer and drinks were good. The band was good too

Thank bbkkll44
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my one stop eating place while I visited this town. At first I was not interested in eat bbq but there was not much open on Sunday evening and I thought what the heck.... the sauce here is the boss! I was hooked...More

Thank Vi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu especially the ribs and chicken. The staff was very interactive with us and very entertaining for the kids. The atmosphere was exciting and our overall experience was one which wanted to make us come back again. This was our second trip to this...More

Thank homer4103
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Dirty Rice, ribs,pulled pork,BBQ chicken,great side dishes too ! From business clientele to bikers to families, ..plus sometimes great music venues. Have to try it. Great sauces to take home.

Thank Cherie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to me by the hotel staff and a few locals. Nice selection of draft beers in a cool bar with a nice vibe to it. Very popular with the locals as well as out of town businessmen like me. I had...More

Thank fred5110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to eat! Not only was the food delicious, but the staff was extremely kid friendly. We had our year old grandson with us when we visited this restaurant. The staff seated us immediately, with crayons and coloring paper in hands. Then,...More

Thank pamelabD9213LP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Definitely has that lived in feel but the food is great and i look forward to returning soon

Thank drkahless
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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