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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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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

You have to go here if you are ever in Syracuse. The barbecue is incredible. Combine that with the biker bar atmosphere and you've struck gold if you are looking for a local experience that is as unique as it is delicious.

Thank dcmazza
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que was very loud and crowded but had a fun atmosphere. The service was very good and the food was also good but not anything special or better than any other good BBQ restaurant.

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We have taken visitors and family for lunch and dinner. Been trying BBQ at other places, but home grown is best! We love everything.

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We have been to four other Dino Bar Que places and this is one of the BEST. Service was Excellent. Ambiance is great. The FOOD was TERRIFIC. The prices are reasonable for what you get. The barbeque chicken is really tasty and moist. The pulled...More

Thank realiable
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Dinosaur BBQ has a well earned reputation for great BBQ. After reading all the reviews, I was not dissapointed. Everything we tried was excellent - the deviled eggs, wings, fried tomatoes, shrimp, pulled pork, brisket and all the amazing sides. You can't go wrong. Everything...More

Thank peanutbutterandhoney
Reviewed 21 March 2016

While visiting Syracuse, I searched best restaurant and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que kept showing up on the list. Maybe I was expecting to much. The Service was very good and I like the interior of the building. Parking was a bit of a pain looking around the...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

A Syracuse staple. We have eaten here many times. We were seated phenomenally fast for the Dino. We ordered drinks and fried green tomatoes the extra fancy kind. We than ordered our lunch with 2 sides each. My wife wings and ribs and myself pulled...More

Thank ATMGUY63
Reviewed 20 March 2016

One of the great Barbecue joints in the United States. It's the original Dinosaur, and still the best. Ribs to die for, great pulled pork, excellent sides and a full bar. At nights, there is live music. And the servers are a trip unto themselves....More

Thank Dochoch
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We had a very good sample of their food. Pulled pork and brisket was very good. Ribs were above average. Disappointed with the boneless chicken breast, I would recommend doing the 1/4 chicken because it's smoked and the boneless was not. BBQ sauces are awesome....More

Thank Trey T
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We went to Dinosaur BBQ as a group and thankfully we went early and were seated almost right away. The food was great. Definitely order the fried green tomatoes. The brisket and the ribs were the best meat choices in my opinion. Also, if you...More

Thank ResQLt
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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