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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-476-4937
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Ranked #1 of 593 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved this place from the start! Great atmosphere. The food was amazing! We has ribs and beef brisket with coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and were very happy. We will be back

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Mokena, Illinois, USA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My mom, boyfriend and I dined here for lunch on a weekday. Heeded the advice of fellow reviewers and arrived around 11:30. Went in the front door and were promptly called to the center of the restaurant by the hostess. We were quickly seated in the back dining room, with what looked like several other tables of out of towners.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the rustic nature of this establishment. Don't let the bikers concern you you, they are all gentlemen. We started with drinks at the bar until our table came available. The bar tenders were full of nonsense and great humor that entertained us. Our meals were coincidentally all the same choice the bar-b-que ribs which were superb. Finger... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Aside from the lack of the parking, this place is amazing. It's definitely a must if you are in the Syracuse area and looking for good food, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Thought it was great. Busy, Friday evening visit. Staff was very friendly. The food was very good, with the exception of the catfish strips, which seemed over done and weren't very tasty. The ribs, however, were well received by all. And I had the brisket and pulled pork platter. Very tasty, tender meat, good mashed potatoes. Portions were huge, and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We always make a trip to the Dinosaur BBQ when in Syracuse. Always a wait, but you can have a nice pitcher of sangria to keep your thirst quenched. Platters of brisket, chicken and ribs are always mouth watering and fast friendly service. Very casual and clean

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niagara
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was in town for the Syracuse Nationals classic car show and stop here both days for some great food. The wait was 15-20 mins. but was well worth it. We tried the beef and the pork dishes and the taste and tenderness were excellent! Do give it a try !!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

No restaurants in this area can beat this place! They have the best food and atmosphere in the Syracuse area! Best ribs, great bands, fun people!

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Belleville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited this past weekend and both my husband and I loved the food. We had the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and they were delicious! The ribs were moist, fall off the bone tender and deliciously smoke flavoured. I had the 1/4 rack rib and coconut shrimp combination...huge shrimp and perfectly cooked. The place was crazy busy but... More

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hard to find a parking place, but well worth it to circle the block a couple times to find one. It was packed, but we got seated in no time, and the food came out relatively quick. Good service, awesome food, fun atmosphere.

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