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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
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a classic and consistently the Best place to eat in Syracuse. If you are cool and like great food you will love this place! If you're a snob...go somewhere else, everyone will be happier that u did!

Thank Ray S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We heard about this bar-b-que bar restaurant on TV and decided we had to take the trip to see what it was all about. So glad we did. The inside is quite old but well kept and adds to the experience. Cut to the chase, the food is outstanding and the portions are large. When you enter the bar the... More 

Thank Chipper M
Petersburg, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite local BBQ joint! The original Dino is tops in food and atmosphere. Love the staff and love the food! And love the commitment to local music! Never a disappointment!

Thank ChandaALin
Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Dinosaur BBQ; we make it a point to go every time we are in the Syracuse area. You simply cannot beat the pulled pork sandwiches, the awesome sauces, the delicious sides and the cool vibe. Yes, it can get VERY busy and noisy and you MAY have wait an hour standing up for a table. We always... More 

Thank RexT
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our food. Big selection of bbq food. This is a very very busy place and you will probually have to wait to get in. It is worth the wait.

Thank ayrton2727
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a busy Black Friday evening, greeted my very nice, no-nonsense hostesses. They were very kind, answering menu item questions while we waited for our table. From their pointers, I decided on creating my own combo of shrimp and wings...oh boy was that a good idea! I couldn't get enough and will probably always order that from now... More 

Thank rosie138
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice place in a town where I didn't expect to find much. Very impressed with the food and the atmosphere

Thank LarryHogan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Dinosaur many times over the years and am never disappointed. Plenty of food at reasonable prices. Great ribs and pulled pork. Live entertainment adds to the ambiance. If you are visiting Syracuse, the Dinosaur is a must.

Thank Vincent L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tired of Sbarro's pizza at all the rest stops on I-90? My wife and I decided to take a slight detour while driving through Syracuse on our way home and hit up Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. We've been to their restaurant in Rochester (where my wife if from) and their food is also great there. The restaurant in downtown Syracuse is the... More 

Thank Anlincoln
Binghamton, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best lunch I've had in a long time! Portions were large-food was served hot, just the way I like it! The wait staff was pleasant and helpful. Prices were very affordable.

Thank Karen S

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