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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
13154764937
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 908
    Excellent
  • 455
    Very good
  • 135
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

I recently went to the Dinosaur with my son on a tip from a friend of ours. Before going I was told "the place is insanely delicious. Trust me you won't be disappointed!" He was 100% correct!! We arrived at 5:15 pm on a Sat. night. There was already a 45 minute wait but seeing as we had time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Zez25
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently went to the Dinosaur with my son on a tip from a friend of ours. Before going I was told "the place is insanely delicious. Trust me you won't be disappointed!" He was 100% correct!! We arrived at 5:15 pm on a Sat. night. There was already a 45 minute wait but seeing as we had time. The... More 

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Pottersville, NY
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very casual atmosphere, food was well prepared. and the ribs could be cleaned with a fork. 3 of us ate there for $100 with a generous tip. We all drank no - alcoholic drinks. Order 1/2 rack of ribs and combo ribs and brisket. Need to get back here again soon. It has been years since if have had a... More 

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Thank deLivron
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is hands down the BEST Bar-B-Que i have ever tasted and definitely worth the wait. If you don t mind bikers and love admiring motorcycles (Harleys, etc) We also used them to cater our Graduation Party last summer. Our guests raved about the food.

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Thank Anne_and_Ernest
Syracuse
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the 3 or 4 places that you have to visit if you spend any time in Syracuse. The st louis style ribs are amazing. I love the fried green tomatoes as well. If you get there anytime after 4pm or so you may have a wait. but it's worth it. But you know you can always... More 

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Thank Daniel R
Syracuse, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The original GB, great menu/beer choices. Wait staff is suppose to be gruff but not really - very proffessional

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came to the restaurant based on a tip from a local, could not have been more pleased.I was told it was an upscale biker bar and the decor, service and food selection were great. Great BBQ, awesome beer selection and great atmosphere.

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Thank charlesd704
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service with amazing food!! I recommend to all! Server Jess did an amazing job and was prompt and polite! Collard greens was fresh, cornbread was moist, Mac and cheese was amazing! Actually, this placed served the best ribs I have ever eaten!

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Thank willhunter
North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love everything on the menu here! The atmosphere is great! People from bikers to business people...Love this place!

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Thank flo11NorthCarolina
Albany NY
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here for years, lately it business related. I can always count on the Dinosaur for delivering the goods. Consistent quality, atmosphere and waitstaff make for an enjoyable experience.

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Thank bigguynred
Syracuse, New York
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm guessing this the most reviewed place in syracuse and certainly the most hyped.My so-so review isn't about to dent it's popularity.If you get rid of the name factor and focus only on food and experience,a different outcome comes out.Don't get me wrong, the food is quality and service acceptable but if you're looking for WOW, you'll be disappointed.Prepare for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 13154764937

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 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?