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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
585-325-9127
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Ranked #4 of 1,096 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Each time eating here-4 times in 5 days-the wait was pretty hefty...but the food is worth it. Very cool atmosphere inside, the food was great and the staff was very good. We ended up with nothing bad to say about it. It is very reasonably priced and despite the "biker" appearance, our family felt very comfortable there. We will eat... More

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Pound Ridge, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Packed with tourist. Great location/building/ambiance. Good draft beer selection. Great wait staff. Wings were wonderful. Brisket salad was a refreshing way to finish - versus a greasy plate full of meats and heavy sides. Ate at the bar - very enjoyable evening - we'll be back...

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Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Went to this place 3 times in a row to confirm this is a must-visit place. I had the BBQ Brisket (beef) and it was awesome. Their salad is so large, I ended up with my weekly intake of green food intake right in front of me. Plus their trademark BBQ dressing is about the best in the business. If... More

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Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

When reading some of the TA reviews I thought about canceling our reservation due to the reports of bad service. We are glad we didn't...we made an Open Table reservation via TA and waited maybe 10 minutes for a table. Then Beth, our server, came and was charming and efficient. Our food came in short order. BTW, it was delicious.... More

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Ottawa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After reading the comments on here, we decided that we were going to try it. Had the hotel call the restaurant and were told that they were busy but if we were to arrive in an hour or so, they would take care of us. We then arrived at the restaurant an hour later, we were told that there is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have never seen a place so packed. The food there is delicious however the service is so so. I stood in line to pick up a to-go order about 20 minutes. The restaurant was so packed you could not even turn around. I guess I could attribute all of this to being there on 7/3 right before the holiday... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

we waited and hour for take out. Yes they were busy however our Cashier Lauren was rude. I asked for my money back they gave it to me however on the receipt they said it was on us rather than a refund. That seemed kind of dishonest to me I wonder if the owner knows what the manager and staff... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The best BBQ in WNY. No bad choice from the menu. Call ahead for seating or get there early, lines build up very quickly.

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fort erie
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had lunch at Dinosaur's in late June. As this was our first time and was highly recommended had the BBQ sampler of ribs, chicken and Texas beef brisket. The ribs are deliciously seasoned and fall of the bone and the beef was so tender. The chicken was good but didn't leave a lasting impression. Also had an appetizer of fried... More

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Buffalo, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

this is one of our must do's when in Rochester or at least passing through the area. The atmosphere is awesome and nothing better than gettting a window seat to be able to watch the water! Love the pulled pork and ribs, mac n cheese is the best!

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