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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 - 01:00
Open 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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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove to Syracuse for dinner with our son at Syracuse University and had dinner at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Great atmosphere, service, food and value. If you are in Syracuse don't miss it.

Thank John P
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on a Monday eve around 6:30, still crowded. Was told 15 minute wait, more like 30. Had the brisket, ribs and pulled pork platter. All were wonderful. I really liked the fries. Mac n cheese is famous but I found it a bit odd. We also had a NY strip that was cooked to perfection and tender. Yum.

Thank H P
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend that visited many years ago. It is a landmark with a lot of character. Always full and waiting lines! We waited and hour in the bar. It was worth the wait!They take no reservations. They do great drinks at a very reasonable price, but they have over 21 different beers you can choose... More 

Thank maribelcuprilldefust
Scotia, NY
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a Sunday for lunch and got seated pretty fast. The Pulled Pork sandwich was great and the fries were very crunchy and tastes awesome!! Had to visit the home of Dinosaur BBQ and was not disappointed. Good kids menu too!!

Thank BBreslin
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for the first time in February. It is a neat place with great food. I had a sampler of ribs, pork, brisket and a side of wings. My wife had some traditional southern things and said it was the best food she has had in Syracuse.

Thank mysempai
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pulled pork sandwich was great, service was excellent, beer was cold! Ribs were good too. Never had a bad meal here

Thank Lvm2012
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at this restaurant here in NYC and had always heard that the original was upstate. On this trip, I was so excited to eat here and it didn't disappoint. As always, I love their fried green tomatoes, extensive beer list and cocktails. It was a nice touch to see a live band there as well.

Thank Kimberlie L S
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and a great atmosphere to enjoy it in with prompt service and curtious, friendly employe's , I would recommend this place to anyone who loves good barbecue dinners or lunch

Thank fitzpatrick62
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't resist going into any good-smelling mouth-watering BBQ place if I ever drive by any. But to be honest, I have not found anywhere up and down the east coast that beats this little place in town.

Thank Yanli J
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an awsome place to come for a cold beer on a warm evening. The selections of BBQ are tremendous as well as the flavor. This location is the original location of this growing chain. If you ride a bike (Harley) not (Schwinn). It's the place to go. There is always a spot for your bike.

Thank James H

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?