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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
+1 518-308-0400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Richfield Springs, New York
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After picking my son up from the MegaBus stop, Dinosaur seemed like an EXCELLENT idea! I can't put my finger on why our experience wasn't fantastic .. it was tasty, our waitress was very nice, the prices are decent and the beer options are good .. of course being the driver I could only have on (sad face!) Somehow it... More 

Thank JoBeth13439
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has become a favorite of our family when visiting in Troy. For those not interested in barbecue, the hamburgers & salad are very good. (The barbecue is outstanding) There is outdoor seating whenever the weather is temperate. They also offer gift cards that make great gifts for your favorite college student in Troy.

Thank Susan L
Albany, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun atmosphere on the river. No need to drive to west when we have this great restaurant right in Troy. Great food, good service, quick and family friendly.

Thank Donna D
Charlottesville, Virginia
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265 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, the corn bread was FANTASTIC, the server was excellent so It gets an average. The bathroom was gross, the menus were dirty and the place needed a huge super clean. I suppose this feels like a beer hall. It has a super huge bar area and some very good spaces. But what works here are the... More 

Thank Wtftraveler
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin, it just wasn't what we expected for a BBQ joint. My husbands ribs were not fall off the bone and they were pretty fatty. The portion was little more than a child's and our server could have used a lesson in customer service. This trip left much to be desired. It wasn't completely horrible... More 

Thank Nicolena V
Stratford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to a few Dinosaur BBQs and I have to say that this was my least favorite. I will say though that BBQ seems to be inherently finicky so perhaps had I been there another night at another time the meat would have been better. I think a lot of BBQ lovers have what I'll call "the knife... More 

Thank timoc11
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner with our son. There was a long line waiting for tables so we got drinks in the bar area and listened to live music. It was fun but the food was less than what we had expected from previous reviews. The outside deck has an amazing view of the Hudson River.

Thank PackLightly
Duanesburg, New York
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a preview of how good the food was from a wedding catered by Dinosaur. I met up with my high school friends here and Dinosaur was the perfect spot to eat and catch up with each other. We sat at a big table overlooking the river. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We had fried green tomatoes... More 

Thank katie0brien
Birmingham, United States
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There on a family outing on a Wed. night. Short wait. Extensive bar. BBQ was good, not really Memphis, not really NC, hard to peg it, but it was tasty. Large portions, plan accordingly.

Thank James B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs were amazing and the beer ice cold. Our table along the river was a wonderful bonus. A nice surprise in Troy.

Thank Twoseattle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-308-0400
phone number is: 518-308-0400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?