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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 597 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I remember seeing this place on GMA where it won the "Best BBQ in America" challenge. To be honest, the BBQ here is very good. I won't go as far as to say it is the best. Up in Rochester, NY, there is a place called Sticky Lips that gives any good BBQ place a run for their money. I... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

If I didn't see it for myself I would have thought i got BBQ from south. I got the big @ss pork plate and the gf got some ribs both of them were amazing. We were there for lunch but the place looked like it was big and would be a fun atmosphere at night.

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Norfolk, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I have always loved the food here. You will never be disappointed with the food. The pulled pork is a must. The ribs and brisket are equally as good. Time for trip!!!

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Busy night at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, but our wait was short. Lucked out and got a corner table for four by the stage. Rack of ribs, rueben sandwich, skett sandwich(?). Everything was great! Service was wonderful. Music started as we were finishing our meals--you guessed it, he was great too! By that time there was no waiting to be seated, so... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Definetly a Bar-B-Que to include among great restaurants, great staff who were friendly and helpful. The prices were reasonable, service was quick, a wee bit noisy and crowded, but what do you expect in a great spot for good food by locals and tourists alike. A must for flavor of Amorory Square, easy walk of the neighood and the many... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Until tonight, I thought you had to go South to find good BBQ. After tonight's culinary experience, I realize that is no longer the case. "Good Morning America" rated this the best BBQ in the US. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but it is nice to know that there is decent BBQ within driving distance from where I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Vacationing upstate Oct. 21 stopped for a late afternoon lunch on the drive home to Philly. Ordered the Carolina sandwich platter with two sides. The two sides, rice & beans & collard greens were fantastic! Unfortunately, the sandwich was served on a squarish white roll about the size of an average budget pack of rolls in a grocery store. The... More

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deerfield, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great bbq and a fun atmosphere. Long wait but mostly worth it. Not a place to bring picky eaters or vegetarians (obviously).

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Chelmsford, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were told there was a 2 hour wait the night we took our son and his roommate out to dinner -- the sidewalk and the bar were PACKED. While waiting, we discovered that Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has a take out entrance on the side and picnic tables outside -- so we ordered the larger family style little bit of everything... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My niece got married and family from all over the west coast invaded Syracuse for the event. After hearing great things from my niece and from the media, we decided to have a family meal at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. We were quite a large party so we called about reservations; they don't do reservations but gave us tips on how to... More

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