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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 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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East Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent service and food. Great BBQ meat and interesting decor and atmosphere. Fast service and pleasant wait staff. I will definitely go back.

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been coming to the Dino for several years when I visit the 'Cuse. I love this place for its uniqueness. I've been to several other locations including Rochester, Harlem, Newark and Brooklyn. They all have their own character, yet the quality is very consistent, with minimal tweaks to the menu to localize it. My opinion, this is the best... More 

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NYS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped by after a SU game. Wait was short, and when seated the service was quick. Menu had full selection of the best BBQ, as it always does... Our food ordered was as described and all tasted great! Host was friendly and we appreciated the warm welcome and departing "have a great night and see you again" with a nice... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Show up at 7pm on Saturday night with 11 people & no reservations? Silly tourists. The wait would've been over an hour. With hungry kids- NOT AN OPTION. Quick thinking- take out section. Two family packs and we were out the door in record time to go eat back in our hotel. So I have no comment don atmosphere. One... More 

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I know I know, dinosaurs are a little before the time of Jesus but I'm sure Jesus had something to do with the creation of this place. I feel a little like Fred Flintstone when I go there but that's just my primal urges. I've been there only twice. But it is by far the best restaurant in existence. And... More 

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Brocton, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a fun place to go!!! Great food and service. It was busy but our food came out fast. It was hot, fresh and yummy.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is the original and as such there is no other like it anywhere. The long wait is worth every morsel. A must stop when in Syracuse.

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Syracuse, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Dino is a fastaic "rib and music" venue. No matter what you order you will be satisfied --- large portions, reasonable cost. Be prepared for a crowded restaurant and friendly wait staff.

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syracuse, ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I and just about everyone we know in Syracuse eat at "The Dinosaur". For years my cousins used to make the 3 hour drive from Buffalo just to eat there before Buffalo finally got their own Dinosaur. Great atmosphere, great service, good music, and fantastic BBQ. When you are in Syracuse, this is a must visit destination.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I periodically succumb to the urge for barbequed pork and/or ribs. No where have I ever been so satisfied with the taste and texture of the pulled pork, or barbequed ribs as those offered at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. While visiting relatives in the Durham, NC, area I was taken to the restaurant with the local reputation as the best barbeque... More 

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Additional Information about Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone Number: 315-476-4937
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
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 - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Barbecue

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