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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
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Ranked #4 of 1,111 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went out of our way to stop in at Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester, NY. We had heard quite a lot of positive things about this establishment over the past few years. We arrived pretty late (around 9pm) and we pleased to learn that the kitchen stays open till 1:00am. We were immediately seated and our waiter (Ryan) immediately introduced... More 

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Rochester, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Always great food and great fun whether for drinks or dinner. Best barbque in Rochester! Servers are fun loving with quick service. Great value for the money. Truly a come as you are sort of place.

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Bogota, Colombia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Me and my friend Maria, we see this place on Man Against Food with Adam. We go on live music night and we show up and place is full. We stand in line for about 45 minutes of an hour but exclude the long wait and experience was good. I order chicken wings because I have them at the Boston... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1,592 reviews 1,592 reviews
1,049 restaurant reviews
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

OK, I always sound like a raving lunatic when I write a review on this place, but it is worth the raving. Dinosaur is the best BBQ in Rochester, hands-down, and I've now tried just about all of them. From the unparalleled atmosphere to the incredible food to the attentive and friendly service, this place tops every other BBQ spot... More 

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Seabreeze. NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food great view. It gets you downtown park at south ave garage oh ya music 7 nights a week no cover charge

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Syracuse, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Dinosaur is great they are open late and the food is always amazing. Best BBQ in the area. They even have a gluten free menu!

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Rochester NY
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142 reviews 142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Everyone that knows Rochester certainly has heard of the dinosaur barbecue. Yes it's wild and rowdy. And yes it's not healthy. But it's such a fun time you owe it a visit. The waiters are perhaps the hardest working ever seen. Just go and enjoy!

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Western Ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We haven't been to the Dinosaur in about 3 years- it'll probably be another 3 years before we return. My husbands words were "...nothing like paying for BBQ you can do better yourself..." He had brisket and sausage -it was too smokey-maybe b/c of the nasty weather? Who wants to stand outside. I had the slaw (not my favorite), a... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

One of the best BBQ Joints in Rochester. Never a Bad choice getting a full rack of Ribs and a couple sides.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Dinosaur sets the standard for BBQ in Upstate NY. All of the different locations have unique differences to their menus which keeps things interesting. Some of the best ribs you'll eat anywhere in the USA. Pulled pork is always on point. Great sauce options. Friendly staff. Seriously, it's worth the wait and most of their locations accept reservations through OpenTable... More 

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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, Barbecue

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