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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-476-4937
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 353
    Very good
  • 105
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  • 33
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Dinasaur an all time favorite

I am a loyal Dinasaur fan. For my family this is a destination. We like the biker, hole in the wall feel. Granted, that's not for everyone, but the atmosphere is a step away from the usual and we enjoy that. The craft beer choices are outstanding. I'm an IPA fan and here I have options for which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Bryan E
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I am a loyal Dinasaur fan. For my family this is a destination. We like the biker, hole in the wall feel. Granted, that's not for everyone, but the atmosphere is a step away from the usual and we enjoy that. The craft beer choices are outstanding. I'm an IPA fan and here I have options for which "favorites" to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Dined here last night with two 17 year old boys. They had the two meat combo and it filled them- not easy to do. I had the smoked chicken which was moist and flavorful. Atmosphere is fun. Waitress very friendly. Husband enjoyed huge beer selection. Great dinner and a must-do in Syracuse.

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Coppersburg
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with my daughter and her boyfriend. Food was average, nothing spectacular. I had a full rack of ribs with mashed potatoes and baked beans. Food was good but I wouldn't go out of my way to stop here again. Loud bar atmosphere, fun restaurant, great service

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Syracuse
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Want a great place to taste some great pulled pork this is the place! They have the best Fried Green Tomatoes too! Syracuse's landmark bbq spot you have to come check out!

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Kensington, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

While on a college visit we were lucky to have our student guides recommend grabbing a bite at Dinosaur. It was very easy to find and there was a lot of street parking very close by. As soon as you get within view of the place the aroma tells you that you need to try the food. The decor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not that I'm an expert but this is by far the best barbecue food I've ever had. If you're after fine dining this isn't for you. If you're after great tasting food, good beer, friendly staff and a great atmosphere, even at 7.00pm on a wet and cold Wednesday then this is the place. We have family in Syracuse and... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Be ready to wait and stand in a crowded area...but the food is excellent. When you get a seat it will probably still be pretty tight conditions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I loved the place. They have unique interior. Live bands every day. Food was delicious. One of the best ribs I have ever had. And the prices are reasonable. If you ever visit Syracuse, you have to check it out.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Definitely work the trip. Selection of all types of BBQ. Huge portions. Great service. Crowded at most times. Second time visiting while on a trip to Syracuse. Will go back in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Do not pass up a trip to the original Dinosaur! You will likely wait for the privilege to dine here but it's worth it!! If you've never been, the smoked BBQ wings are a must.

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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: 315-476-4937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?