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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
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner and a band to boot! Very busy on the night we visited however service was quick, food was great!

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner and I LOVE the beans and rice. My go to when I want to eat well and be satisfied! Will definitely go back again...and again.

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

Dinosaur barbecue is one of the best around I always get A large rack of ribs and the pill your own shrimp never had a bad meal there yet

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monday meatloaf was excellent better than home made. Misses had the BBS and loved it . Too much to eat on one sitting.

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Watertown, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't go wrong with the brisket. Started with loaded fried green tomatoes and the luscious house dressing. Oh man. Great taste and generous portion. The brisket was so tender and flavorful.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in the north country of New York for 2 years. I have visited Syracuse several times with the family and still have no idea of it's fine dining specialty. I have also eaten at this restaurant several times. If like me, you were born and raised south of the Mason-Dixon Line then you will understand when I... More 

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Saint James City, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have ate here many times and i have never been WOWed,We always seem to be with people from out of the Syracuse area that want to try it ,so we go there again,Afterward the standard statement is like for all the hype i don't think it wasn't anything special.Good food but there is a lot better out here

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Toronto
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My understanding is that this place is an Institution in Syracuse and when you walk-in you understand why. It is a typical and rustic place, a paradise for carnivore. Whether it's pull pork, BBQ Chicken, ribs - any side like the Mac & Cheese, beans corn bread... Everything is delicious. It's a busy place; get ready to face a line-up.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most popular dining places in Syracuse. The food is awesome! Fun experience. Biker atmosphere. A must see while in Syracuse!

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Roslyn, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was my 2nd visit to Dinosaur and it is some of the best BBQ I ever had and great casual atmosphere. Great beer selection. Although we had to wait 45 minutes for a table the atmosphere is great and service was good once we sat down. The place has a ton of character and it's a must visit place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?