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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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American, Barbecue, Sandwiches
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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: 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
  • 537
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  • 282
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Best of the Dinosaur BBQ's

I have been to the original Dinosaur BBQ (Syracuse) since it opened decades ago where the old N&H Rest/Diner was...but the Rochester Location wins hands down for atmosphere , views of the Genny River, and the great food we expect from this group. The only downside is no parking nearby and so you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to the original Dinosaur BBQ (Syracuse) since it opened decades ago where the old N&H Rest/Diner was...but the Rochester Location wins hands down for atmosphere , views of the Genny River, and the great food we expect from this group. The only downside is no parking nearby and so you have to get lucky and fine an... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

When you hanker for good barbecue you can't go wrong here. The restaurant is in the heart of downtown Rochester and overlooks the river. We've always lucked out pretty easily with parking right in front of the restaurant. We have always made reservations (online and by telephone) and they work like a charm. We are greeted and seated immediately. Wait... More 

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Binghamton, New York, USA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This location in Rochester is just wonderful. It is like you're sitting over the river, with great views of the dam. It would be worth going here just for that, but the food is just awesome. I love the gluten free options, and the service was top notch. Next time I'm in the area, if I can find parking and... More 

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Brownsville, Vermont
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Amazing barbeque. Great service. Good beer selection. Parking was a challenge, but then again it was really snowy and there was an event at the arena. We will most certainly be back again and again!

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Neuchâtel, Suisse
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just a awesome souvenir..... For me, one of the best meal (and meat) of my life! I will go to eat for sure on my next time in New-York!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice place can get crowded but great food and entertainment.........parking can be an issue but garages nearby

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Rochester, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love Dinosaur BBQ! One of my favorite places to eat in Rochester. The ribs are amazing! Close behind that is their pulled pork and potatoes. Great live music and bar. Be prepared for a bit of a wait to be seated. But once seated food is quick to be served. Amazing waitresses!! Also very gluten free conscience. Parking is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a destination spot for groups of all ages and well worth a visit! The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is fun! It's a place you should be if you're hungry in Rochester.

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Rochester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Dinosaur is the real deal. Consistently excellant , and fun. We love to bring friends from out of town.

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten here a few times and have enjoyed the food. Here is what I found. The parking situation is not the greatest and there is usually a long wait to get seated. Also I feel the food is a little overpriced. I am a person who does not like to wait 30, 40 or more minutes to get... 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, Barbecue, Sandwiches

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