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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (282 reviews)
“bbq beans” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Bar-B-Q was recommended to us by our server at another restaurant as well as by other Syracuse NY locals. It is a very popular place. It was packed mid afternoon on a Friday. Hubby & I got the sweetheart rib special of a full...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friend called in an order for our team. I had to write because she was really impressed with the ease in which it happened. I was the recipient of great food and a parent that was really happy! She said there were a lot...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to Dinosaur BBQ nunerous times! It is a must stop if you are in the area! Anything on the menu is great. The pulled pork and the wings are my favorites. You can also buy the various sauces!

Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a traveling Texan, I was not expecting good barbeque in Syracuse. I had the combination platter of ribs and brisket, and both were very good. Beans good but on the sweet side. Lots of beers on draft. Nice surprise!

Thank khaus1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing place. Great food. Great service. Atmosphere was so good. We got our food very quickly and it was delicious. Had the brisket, which was moist as it should be and very tasty. Our server was very attentive.

Thank eefrat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a 3 portion sampler platter with sides. Was going to get just the ribs, but ordered ribs, brisket and spicy shrimp. Mac n cheese was killer. Brisket and shrimp, good. Now the ribs were something special. I wish I had went with my 1st...More

Thank Dave800X8
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family loves the dinosaur! I don’t. I think the ribs taste like charcoal lighter fluid. The prices are decent but the wait is incredibly long. Seating oqoutside is a great feature but in Syracuse, it doesn’t last for a very long season.. staff is...More

Thank swetzel2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven through Syracuse on the interstate many times in the past enroute to other destinations and have had the idea that someday we would stop at the Dinosaur BBQ there. Well, on our latest couple of days getaway in February we decided on...More

Thank biker01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome BBQ and also the staff was terrific...they were very busy when we walked in and the hostess took our name and saw we had a small child with us and sat us as soon as she could...I have never had that experience at any...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I rarely go out for BBQ... If I want it, I tend to make it at home - my husband has a smoker and I do made from scratch sauces. We were in Syracuse for a large sporting convention and after competition one day,...More

Thank TXGirl2001
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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