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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 598 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
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fast service, polite staff, great ribs and chicken, good price. Easy to find, just off the I 81. Little tight on parking in the area, we lucked in and were just around the corner.

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Utica, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Pork Sket sandwich is outrageously good. Everyone else enjoyed their entrees as well. Worth the wait, place gets very crowded so plan accordingly.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food is marginal at best and the service (if you can call it that) is awful. They do book some good bands, but the interior layout (for watching a band) is not good. I'm not sure how this place got a good reputation... maybe is was good long ago, but it's terrible now

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Skaneateles, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A fun place in downtown a Syracuse....don't expect to be pampered, it's a no-frills placed with great food...love the pulled-pork, ribs, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cornbread.....have used them several times for catered events....great cookbook too!

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Verona, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Driving from Vermont across New York, we were looking for a good place to eat, and using Trip Advisor we found this place "just off" the main route. The place serves up some of the best barbecue I've ever had. Within minutes after we were seated, a line was forming outside, people waiting to eat there.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Dinosaur BBQ. The decor, the bike parking out front, and the homey vibe was great to experience. Staff all seemed quite happy to be there which was also nice to see. I ordered a sampler plate with 3 meats. The spicy shrimp were not spicy at all, they were just coated with spices. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We changed our lunch plans after the local Harley dealer told us we would be crazy to miss it. The atmosphere is great, the wait staff is friendly and helpful, and the food was great. You can't go wrong with a place that has a line of bikes out front.

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We passed through Syracuse for one night en route to Boston. Our friend looked this place up before we left Toronto as he heard good things about it. After major disappointment at the mall (not as nice as we thought it would be) we headed over. Upon arrival we were a little nervous as we were 4 adults with 4... More

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a solid barbecue restaurant. The locals RAVE about it. We placed a to go order and the food was tasty, but the side orders were meager in comparison to what I expected. The sides were nothing to rave about but the ribs were good.

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I liked this place. The BBQ was good.I had the ribs and the brisket and the hot sausage platter. The restaurant had a lot of things to read and look at on the walls. The wait was a little long but it was worth it. The service was very good and I always had a full glass. If I ever... More

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