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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” (277 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (124 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to go here for Friday Lunch and a couple beers. The atmosphere and various characters going in and out add a different flavor to the place. Food is good, hot and ample-gotta love the Dino!

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here any time we are in the area, it is much better then a local one where we live. We had a friend in tow for Louisiana who was griping the whole way there, that stopped once he put some in his mouth....More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is one in my area which I am not a fan of. When this place was mentioned I was like all right and went with the flow. Boy was I wrong. Great atmosphere, service was great and portions warranted left overs. Overall this was...More

Thank h0ylandm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great mall, not far from downtown, with a nice selection of stares and eateries to choise from. I took an uber from downtown to the mall and was pleasantly surprised to find just what I needed. Very clean, and easy to navigate. Larger that what...More

Thank Notlrac1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here 7 years ago and returned. It still exceeds my expectations. Got the trio of ribs, brisket, and pulled pork, and have no regrets. Tried the appetizer sampler and their wings were really, really good. Everything was good, including the sweet tea, which wasn’t...More

Thank FA53
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit noisy, nice selection of beers. Service was fast and portions were generous. I had heard mixed reviews of the place, but I liked it and will go again the next time I am in town.

Thank travelingmom54
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I’ll preface this by saying I’m from NC and am very fussy about my Q! That said we did like their brisket although a bit on the dry side. The pork BBQ was not very good IMHO, it had a nice hickory flavor but was...More

Thank AHG_777777
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Always enjoy going to the Dinosaur. Food and beer are great. Atmosphere fun. Have noticed the portions getting a little smaller ??

Thank 776ted
Reviewed 9 November 2017

These ribs are perfect! I’ve never tasted better. The other dishes are equally as flavorful. They take something as simple as a salad and turn it into a bbq masterpiece!!

Thank Soaksford
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

If you go on the weekend you'll wait 30 + min for a table, but the food and atmosphere is worth it! Never had a bad experience! Service is quick once seated. Big delicious meals! I'm a vegetarian and it's rare to find a hearty...More

Thank Kym_Keil
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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