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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
Old Warden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Have been here a few times, rustic surroundings but absolutely superb food. Particularly recommend the ribs, wings and brisket and Amber American beer.

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Quito, Ecuador
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A genuine not-for-tourist all american rustic barbecue restaurant, with a country flavor and charm and a very professional bar.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Visited Dinosaurs on a Sunday night and it was insanely busy. Waited an hour to get seated. Food was great, selection of beer was awesome even for a non beer drinker...server was helpful. In reality we had to experience it for the first time to see what the fuss was all about! Would definitely recommend it too anybody visiting Rochester.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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