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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%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, a biker bar that you can feel ok about bringing your family to. The food is Texas Style BBQ on par with the best of them.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were absolutely delighted with our dinner here. To begin with, the atmosphere is really nice, not exactly upscale but classy and rustic. Whatever the adjective, the atmosphere is way nicer than in most bbq restaurants. Service was also top notch in every respect--it was...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do you self a favour and have food here. What a fantastic experience. You get great service, a great bar atmosphere and the Best BBQ food you could find. And they had live music outside. We were recommended to go. I read the reviews and...More

Thank Slinkcat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very loud but pleasantly so. Service was great even though they were very busy. Food was excellent! A band was playing in the back yard of this restaurant.

Thank Melodyh561
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do for BBQ if you are in Syracuse. Be forewarned it is packed almost every night. However, as any good BBQ place should be, it has outdoor picnic tables. This worked great as we had a Pug dog with us. We...More

Thank PJJ33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried here on Sunday night on a stop over in Syracuse. Edgy but also family friendly venue Great service Good beers/unlimited soft drinks Try the Poutine fries, these were lush! Loads of food for not a lot of money!

Thank Alist2502
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second Dinosaur I’ve been to. The other one in Manhattan. This one has a much more edgy vibe. The waitresses and bartenders are a little surly but service oriented nonetheless. The place was packed out so you know they’re doing something right....More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is easily one of my favorites! Their ribs are amazing and even though you often have to wait, the wait is 100% worth it!

Thank 16katieee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dinosaur is a Syracuse institution. Even if you've been to some of their other locations, you must go here for the real experience. The food is obviously fantastic and the atmosphere is great, too.

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Put it this way there is a reason why celebrities and politician alike come to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que when they're in Syracuse and that's because its not only the Best BBQ in the state it's the best BBQ in the COUNTRY!! Texas, Carolinas, and Missouri have...More

Thank Casey N
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June 10, 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
September 20, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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