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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 1,093 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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Portland, Oregon
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Dinosaur may have multiple locations, but this one tops the list for me (although take that lightly, I have only been to this one). Beautifully positioned in the old Lehigh Valley Rail Station, it looks out over the river and city and provides views like no other restaurant around. I think they do some great bar-b-que here and their choice... More

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Fairport, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Dinosaur BBQ many times over the years (including the original location in Syracuse). As far as BBQ joints go, the Dinosaur is top notch. All the standard fare is available and is very tasty. Yes, the grub is great but... The place is always packed, the wait is always long, it may take a while... More

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north carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The ribs dry rub was fantastic. The rib itself I prefer a more tender rib. The brisket was good though fatty. I loved the pulled pork. The Cole slaw was salty which was weird to me being from the south and the macaroni and cheese was made with jalapenos which if you like jalepenos you'll love it. Great atmosphere for... More

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Dryden, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I've been playing at eating at the Dinosaur for years. Always great food and the music is always well played. Highly recommended although there is often a wait for a table due to it's popularity.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am picky about BBQ, but this place was fantastic! I typically wouldn't pick BBQ when we go out because I don't typically like just any BBQ. I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the combo platter with ribs, pulled pork, bbq beans and fries. The ribs were the star of the show. Perfectly cooked, falling off the bone with a... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I can never decide if this is my favourite and 2nd favourite BBQ restaurant. It does not really matter because it is outstanding. It is an event to go to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The place is usually beyond packed. Make a reservation and your wait will be much shorter. No need to describe the food. Just go, order anything and enjoy.

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stoney creek, on
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My family and I were planning on eating in here on a Saturday night recently and were even in from out of town excited to eat here! Unfortunately the wait time to eat in was over an hour, and with a small child waiting that long for supper isn't possible. However, we decided to get 'take-out' and it was FABULOUS!... More

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is a fun experience. We rode our bikes on the canal path into the city and the restaurant sits right there. A great location. Lots of Motor cycle customers, but a few other bikes present as well. The wait can be long so plan accordingly. Food is great. Wasn't sure how the outdoor seating worked...

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North Port, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

After hearing so much about this place I was disappointed. Ribs I thought were only average, nothing great. Mac and cheese - I have had way better at other BBQ joints. Tasted like it was made with Velveeta cheese. Corn bread was dry. Great interior, great service! Would try again, maybe it was just an off day.

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Kingston, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was at the location in Syracuse a few years back and recently to the one in Rochester. From a pure food perspective this is the best (both locations) that I have had in the U.S. In over a decade

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