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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 1,078 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Restaurant details
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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ROCHESTER
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Yes we have 10 feet of snow and 6 months of winter, but when you do come here you have to go to at least The Dinosaur, Nick Tahou's and Wegmans. The Dinosaur is fantastic BBQ, in the old Lehigh Valley RR Station, the atmosphere is great, BMW's, Harleys and Yugo's are found parked out front (well maybe the Yugo's... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Generally do take out because this place fills up quickly. Excellent food, varies menu and reasonable prices. Dinosaur BBQ is very popular in Rochester, NY!!

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is good and they have a large menu. Usually very crowded and it's a big bar scene for the younger crowd. Usually have to park in the ramp garage across the street.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere (former Lehigh Valley Railroad station) centrally located downtown. The go-to spot for smoked meat, good drinks, and great people-watching. See if you can spot the airline crew on their overnight!

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Best barbecue around. Excellent ribs and pulled pork, good sides. Funky atmosphere . Crowded at mealtimes, but early-mid afternoon is great. Try for a booth with a river view.

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Rochester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When our out of town guests come we always try to make a trip to "The Dinosaur". Since we moved here from Syracuse we started dining at the original restaurant there 20 years ago! We even had them cater a wedding at our home! We like the funky ambiance--the Rochester restaurant is in an old train station--but we also like... More

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Rochester, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food and music. Setting is in an old Railroad Station in the Genesee River in downtown Rochester. Great biker venue!

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Food, and entertainment are very good but the tables are small. If you are visiting from out of town check it out.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Sweet tea and bourbon too. Eat and drink here. The food is great and so are the people. It is great.

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rochester, ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

took guests for a 'taste of Rochester' - noisy atmosphere, but OK if you are expecting it. We were older, so not really what we wanted to expose our guests to. Seating inside was limited when we arrived - didn't try to make a prior reservation.

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