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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
585-325-9127
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 577
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    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Prepare for food coma! The food is rich!

This place is our go-to lunch spot on Friday's but get there early and don't try to squeeze out in under an hour! You can't rush pulled pork or cajun mac'n'cheese. Today we had the special called 3 little pigs - pork, bacon & ham in a sammich! Choose your sides, veggies, jambalaya, mac, fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Melissa M
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is our go-to lunch spot on Friday's but get there early and don't try to squeeze out in under an hour! You can't rush pulled pork or cajun mac'n'cheese. Today we had the special called 3 little pigs - pork, bacon & ham in a sammich! Choose your sides, veggies, jambalaya, mac, fries - they're alllll good! Or... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was traveling recently and while in Rochester, NY was lucky enough to come across the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The spicy shrimp were firm with a nice texture and hint of Cajun seasoning. Pretty good for a Bar-B-Que joint. The bar had an excellent supply of bourbon's, Scotch's and beers to quench your thirst and add to the pork ribs that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was very unusual to show up at the Dinosaur and not have to wait. We timed it just right. Arrived at 3:10 on a Thursday afternoon and was able to be seated immediately. Service was exceptional. We ordered the combo for two and had enough food for 8. Portions were huge and delicious. Would highly recommend the Rochester location.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Dinosaur BBQ is one of my favorite BBQ places to go! Always have a great meal and the ribs are to die for.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great food, was told you cannot make reservations so go early. Casual and usually crowded. Rustic decor

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Burnt Hills, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Finger licking good barbecue! Brisket and collard greens are delicious. Ribs are great. What else is there to say?

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Plenty of places in Rochester for barbecue and some are pretty good, but Dinosaur is still my favorite. The place is always crowded so I almost always do take out and almost always the ribs with 2 sides. I like it better than any other barbecue I've tried. I've also tried their chicken, which was also very good. Only thing... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Dinosaur Bar B Q is a very fun restaurant to visit. It is very close to the Blue Cross Arena and The Geva Theater in downtown Rochester. It is also located across the corner from a ramp parking garage for easy access parking. The food here is delicious and the atmosphere is lots of fun. There is also one side... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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195 reviews 195 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Got off the plane, grabbed our rental car and headed straight here for some delicious ribs and beer. No complaints. We LOVE this place!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was crowded even on a Wednesday night. We waited about 45 minutes, but it was worth it. The food was very good barbecue, somewhat unexpected in upstate New York. Once seated, the service was good and the food arrived promptly. We returned Friday night and waited about 90 minutes. Good bar, fun place with music later in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-325-9127

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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