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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 562
    Excellent
  • 293
    Very good
  • 76
    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
Great barbecue

Went here while in Rochester for a conference thanks to the recommendation of a coworker. So glad I listened. Very quick and friendly service and the food was the best barbecue I've had since I visited Texas. Fun atmosphere. I will definitely return if I end up in the Rochester area again

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
wildcatsfan86
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Auburn, NH
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Auburn, NH
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went here while in Rochester for a conference thanks to the recommendation of a coworker. So glad I listened. Very quick and friendly service and the food was the best barbecue I've had since I visited Texas. Fun atmosphere. I will definitely return if I end up in the Rochester area again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Didn't have any appetizer to save room for dessert. The BBQ was great. The sides were good. The Dino cheesecake was great. Definitely on our list of return places.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I live in Georgia, so who would expect my favorite BBQ restaurant to be in Rochester, NY? The smoked, grilled chicken wings and fried green tomatoes are excellent. All their meat is tender and delicious, but the brisket stands out. The sides can be a little hit and miss, but last night the mashed potatoes and mac & cheese were... More 

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Henrietta, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Dino BBQ is our 'go to' place for food. The atmosphere is like no other. Don't be turned away if you see a lot of motorcycles there. This is good for couples, families, grandparents etc. This is the first place our out of town guests want to go. We have also visited the Dino BBQ in Buffalo and Syracuse. Each... More 

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houston,tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived at this recommend BBQ place and being from Texas we could not see how this would compare to our excellent BBQ l we sat had a good draft beer selection and order a family pack for 6 . The pack and brisket ,ribs, and chicken . And the side were 3 . We took a bit and I... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Was here with a local business associate . Had a super combo , Two kind of meat and two sides. Everything was good. Service friendly. Environment nice old look & feel.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went for lunch on our son's birthday and loved this place. Two of us had the half chicken, which was spectacular. I had the jerk seasoning and it was succulent and perfectly cooked. The tomato cucumber salad was a nice accompaniment. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. Can't wait to go back!

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I am from SC where 3 distinct kinds of BBQ are elevated to an art. My son, a student at an area college, assured me we would love the BBQ. He was right!! It was delicious...worth the slight wait.

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Copperopolis, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the place for BBQ. Choose from the many selections and then make your own plate of great food. Awesome beers on tap. There was a blues band playing... Not a blues lover but I might have just become one.... They were great and had the place rocking. The food and service was perfect.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You are treated with the great smell of smoke as you walk around this BBQ centric themed restaurant. Our server Renee was friendly and helpful. The good was EXCELLENT!!! Sweet and tangy BBQ sauce and very flavorful slaw and Mac & Cheese.

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?