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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Buffalo, New York
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Such great BBQ!! Mac-n-cheese rocks and the tomato cucumber salad made the perfect trio. Friendly service and food is quick Sat at a hi-top near the bar and it was busy, not complaining just saying. Lots of food traffic going back and forth.

Thank NYBuffalomike
Canandaigua, New York
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Best Dinosaur BBQ I have been to so far. The service was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. Much better than the one in Rochester. I was not pleased there. the owner was a jerk to us and the food was not to the usual standards. Syracuse had the best Cajun corn and the best macaroni and cheese ever!!! We... More 

Thank Jacob S
Henderson, Nevada
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We were in the city on business and everyone said we had to try the BBQ, the mac & cheese and the corn bread. Let's start with the positive. Our waitress was very attentive to all her tables. The service was excellent. Now to the food. No one liked the cornbread and the mac & cheese was so-so. I had... More 

Thank Love2Travel_NE
Jamesville, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've lived in Syracuse for 7 years, so I figured it was time for me to try the famous Dinosaur Restaurant! I will admit I am a pescatarian, so ribs were not an option for me. I got some kind of fish that was heavily salted and spiced--not great, but I ate it. But the reason I will never go... More 

Thank peggyo57
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is the best BBQ around! Every meal I have had at the restaurant and the fair is awesome! The sauce is the best. A must if you are visiting Syracuse

Thank LMHealy
Highland Park, Illinois
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152 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I can't say enough about this place. I stopped by for a late lunch and was surprised to find possibly the best BBQ I've ever had. The chicken wings with garlic chipotle sauce were smokey and delicious. I can't speak highly enough about the mac and cheese and baked beans as well. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Ross F
Surrey, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Staying nearby at the fairgrounds overnight, we had a look in TA for where to eat - this place came up high and we thought it fit our needs. It exceeded our needs - fantastic food in a really friendly environment. The waitress was just lovely - made us very welcome and kept us informed and up to speed with... More 

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earlville, ny
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190 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

ok so its a cool funky place and BBQ is not bad, but its very crowded, busy at all hours and food is average. we love BBQ and actually frequent 2 other places nearby, in Washington Mills and in Bouckville, which are both better BBQ. Dinosaur is a place to go when in Syracuse but I would not go unless... More 

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Austin, Texas
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278 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were heading to the Syracuse Airport and had some time to kill so we stopped here for lunch. The location was recommended by local friends and it didn't disappoint. The walls of the restaurant are adorned with old 50's and 60's movie posters and some eclectic magazine covers, covered over with lots of customer added notes, also on the... More 

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Plainfield, Canada
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

So good. All the food was amazing and the staff super friendly. A touch pricey but worth it. Best wings I ever had. Will be back soon.

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