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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 - 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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 551
    Excellent
  • 290
    Very good
  • 75
    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 BBQ!

We lucked out and got a table within a few minutes of entering the place. The hostess seated us at a table for 6 and then tried to seat another couple at the opposite end...that didn't work too well. We wouldn't have bothered anyone, but 3 different couples sat there then asked to be reseated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
tattoojules12
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warsaw, ny
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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warsaw, ny
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We lucked out and got a table within a few minutes of entering the place. The hostess seated us at a table for 6 and then tried to seat another couple at the opposite end...that didn't work too well. We wouldn't have bothered anyone, but 3 different couples sat there then asked to be reseated. Seriously....just eat and go. What's... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A friend and I renewed our acquaintance with the Dinosaur Grill last week and were not disappointed. At 12.30pm we missed the heavy lunch crowd and easily found a relatively quiet table. Our server was informative and respectful, we explained we were not in a hurry and did not have to rush back to the office, she checked our progress... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The true test of excellence, in my opinion, is consistency. Nothing worse than having a favorite place that I rave about crash and burn when I bring guest, and "biker bar" doesn't exactly conjure up images of top flight service. Dinosaur has shattered the stereotype, however, and shown that it can be done. And done again. And done very well.... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been to Rochester several times over the last 4 years. I have eaten at the Dinosaur many times and have always had a great time. Food is awesome and the service and atmosphere is terrific. If it is packed, try sitting at the bar. If your are new to the Rochester area google it first to get good... More 

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hebron
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Monday afternoon lunch, they ran out of briquette !! Almost ran out of pulled pork. Why go?? Parking is a problem. Very over rated

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Always fantastic. Awesome food. Great service always exceeded expectations. And always end up talking food home.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

All I heard were rave reviews about how I HAD to have this food. The food was generic and tasted mass produced. I could hardly keep it down. My husband was sick later that day from it. I'd say save your money and get your own stuff to BBQ and make some homemade Mac and cheese. This stuff is over... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great ribs, brisket, chicken all Smoked with levels of hot sauce. Very good sides in large servings. Noisey, bousterous atmosphere with good service. You can also take-out.

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place has it all. Great BBQ, outstanding bands (no cover charge most nights), lots of different beers on tap and by the bottle/can. Right in downtown Rochester with on street parking or nearby parking garages. Lunch, Dinner, or late night there's always a good crowd of people, mostly 30+ having a good time.

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New York
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Going to the Dinosaur is treat. One of my sons loves the ribs. He travels a lot for work and tries the best rib place in every city; he rates the Dinosaur as one of the best. The portions are plentiful and there is really a good menu selection for every taste. There are several fairly authentic Southern style dishes... 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, 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?