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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
585-325-9127
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Ranked #3 of 1,097 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If this place wasn't reviewed on "Diner, Drive-in's and Dives" it should have been. Fried green tomato appetizer was a pleasant surprise: sweet, tart, crunchy and really hot (thermally). I had the Tres Ninos, small portions of pulled pork, ribs and brisket with two sides. There was plenty of food and all the meats were really tender and the house... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every time we visit RIT we make a trip downtown for BBQ. Great place and great food, I highly recommend! If there was one close to us in NJ I would eat there weekly, it is that good.

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California
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356 reviews 356 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Hyatt and this was the only restaurant in the area. The wait for a table was a very entertaining hour, but well worth it. The food is cheap, generous and has Fish, Beef, Chicken - besides traditional. Great sides selection and beers on tap. The flights of boutique beers are $5! The place is amazing... More

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at quite a few Dino BBQs in New York-my first visit being the original in Syracuse. The Rochester location is the closest to the original that I have been to. The atmosphere is very biker-bar, and the menu has all the main staples (some of which are missing at other locations). I enjoyed my meal here, and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We had heard of this place and being from Dallas, we decided we needed to check it out. We were very surprised and pleased at the flavor and offerings on the menu. Authentic BBQ (sometimes up in this area what passes for bbq sauce tastes like tomatoe sauce). I had the pulled pork and hubby had the brisket. Very tender... More

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Montpelier, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Always a great place to stop in Rochester especially after going to any event at Blue Cross arena. Though at lot of times there can be a wait it is defiantly worth it. It has a great view of the river and of Rochester while you wait. Generous serving sizes for a good price I always end up taking some... More

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Denver, Colorado, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

In town to visit, and am very happy we stopped and waited for a table! It was on a Saturday night at 830ish, wow is this place a hopping restaurant! The cornbread melts in your mouth and is the best! The BBQ is great as was the Fried Green Tomatoes and Mac&Cheese too! The Band was playing in the bar... More

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Westminster
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We heard from many people that this was a great place for BBQ so we decided to give it a try. At 7:00 PM on a Tuesday, we didn’t think it would be that busy. Wrong. We had to wait over an hour for our table and we didn’t get our food until almost 9:00 PM. It was good, but... More

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Philadelphia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went with out-of-town guests and we were a group of 4 adults and 3 kids. There was a 45 minute wait but a walk around the area and views of the dramatic dam kept everyone entertained. Waiting inside with the kids was difficult because the servers move through the waiting area with huge trays of hot food. The kids... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here on a Monday night with very high expectations. It's got a great view of the Genesee R over and has a very quaint feel I chose to dine at the bar as I was alone and feel more comfortable there. The bartenders we very attractive and very prompt I ordered the brisket platter with Mac n cheese along... More

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