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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 - 11:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
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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
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It hardly seems necessary to review the Dino. It's the must go if you can only go one place in Roch. Half rack with bean and mashed. Cold beer. It's a formula that a lot of folks try to duplicate and can't replicate. Don't leave without some sauce to take home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Todd C
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Ancaster
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It hardly seems necessary to review the Dino. It's the must go if you can only go one place in Roch. Half rack with bean and mashed. Cold beer. It's a formula that a lot of folks try to duplicate and can't replicate. Don't leave without some sauce to take home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Finally got there!! Know the sauce is incredible...but the ribs didn't even need it. The best I've ever had. Nothing more to say

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ, service and atmosphere. Sat out on the patio on a beautiful summer day. Service (Amber) was lightening fast and so funny. Loved it!

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Rochester, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have been to Dinosaur BBQ on a number of occasions and each time, the food was good, the experience was good, everything was good in general. At any bbq place, I usually (if not always) order mac n' cheese as a side (which is always good) and it's the simple things that can make a restaurant great. Sometimes they... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a great honky tonk style Restaurant/Bar. The bartender Christine was very personable and made me feel like we were regulars. Our server Laura was very friendly and efficient, could not be anymore attentive to our party. It was a very comfortable experience with

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Dinosaurs Bar-B-Que restaurant several times over the years. I love the barbeque but I am not too keen on the atmoshphere. The atmosphere seems somewhat not too friendly; snub-noses. Never felt too comfortable sitting down there. But nonetheless, the food is great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop and do. Unbelievably great food and drinks. Didn't have a bad bite all night. Music kept on playing and we kept on drinking. The staff is beyond friendly. Loved them all. Special shout out to Julie for the extra special treatment. She is a boss who loves her job and knows how to do it... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food was excellent! We had some spicy chicken wings that made the eyes water and the brisket was good too. The highlight of the night was the live music, with some excellent bands performing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Reasonably priced and well-cooked food with good aroma, in a nice atmosphere with background music and well-attended service. Barring parking space, I find no negative about this place.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great Barbecue. Music is interesting. One of the greatest finds in Rochester area. definitely do think that dinosaur barbecue's ribs is definitely a pretty big hit. Their sauce is amazing for sure and their ribs have rub on it all as well so you get texture done right. Definetely a must try when you end up coming to Dinosaur barbecue.

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Additional Information about Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
Phone Number: 585-325-9127
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
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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