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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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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 117
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  • 36
    Poor
  • 16
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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
Fun first visit to Syracuse

A live band playing with a packed restaurant at 9 p.m. on a Thursday night. Fun atmosphere, no-nonsense brisket, and a great selection of beer. What is not to love about this place?

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jeanine G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A live band playing with a packed restaurant at 9 p.m. on a Thursday night. Fun atmosphere, no-nonsense brisket, and a great selection of beer. What is not to love about this place?

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Baltimore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Donosaur BBQ is a unique place to eat with a great deal of character. It wil be loud and crowded, but that is just part of the atmosphere. The ribs and BBQ chicken are above average and prices are reasonable. If you are ever in Syracuse, NY this is a good place to have a nice lively dinner. Plus the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have been going here for over 20 years. Food is still good and great price. If you don't like crowds, seek alternative places to eat.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food is great, the atmosphere so funky, but you can bring your kids if you have any. There is also a tremendous number of great beers if you're so inclined.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here on a business trip and was it good? I'd say it was outstanding. I had a pork sandwich that had enough meat for two. The fries were excellent and it wasn't too loud in the front room. Get there early or you'll have to wait.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food, served fast. Everything we had was tasty from start to finish. Can't go wrong at all. Enjoy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This Bar-B-Que has excellent food, but I caution you if you are getting takeout to make sure that what you ordered is in the bag, their take out service as far as getting the order right is a hit or miss.

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Anoka, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My adult lacrosse team was playing in a charity tournament in Syracuse and decided to have our team dinner at Dinosaur BBQ. This location does not accept reservations but made accommodations for our group of 25 and got us all in the same room at separate tables, Service was awesome, our server (forgot to get his name) was personable, friendly,... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There is usually a wait but it is well worth it if you like barbecue. The flavor of their barbecue food is fantastic. It's a friendly and exciting atmosphere with lots going on. Not for the traveler who's looking for something quiet.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you haven't been here before you have to go today! This is the best BBQ in the area! For years I have enjoyed the BBQ, and hope to continue to enjoy! Staff is super friendly!

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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?