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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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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
Stuffed and Satisfied!

This is a very busy place! We were five adults and ordered the Family Stylin' BBQ, which feeds 4-6 people. We had chicken, rack of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and three sides. The food was delicious and ample. We stuffed ourselves and still had a bit of leftovers. We ate outside on a long picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Rozanna B
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very busy place! We were five adults and ordered the Family Stylin' BBQ, which feeds 4-6 people. We had chicken, rack of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and three sides. The food was delicious and ample. We stuffed ourselves and still had a bit of leftovers. We ate outside on a long picnic table, and the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had read many rave reviews and were eager to try this place; it did not disappoint. Got there early on a Monday. Plenty of on-street metered parking. Inside is clean and has lots of tables. Outside there are many picnic tables and wait-staff to take care of you, with a large awning which is helpful on hot sunny days.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A restaurant you need to dine in Syracuse. The menu has a wonderful selection of bar-b-que pulled pork, chicken and brisket meals. Soups and mac n cheese have a little kick to them but delicious. Very casual atmosphere. Usually a long wait (30 minutes +) depending on the night. You can purchase bottles of their brand BBQ sauce to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here to get a taste of some good BBQ and Dinosaur didn't disappoint. I ordered the combo with 3 meats and 2 sides. The brisket,ribs and pulled pork were TASTY! Definitely will go back when we are in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our second time here while visiting SU. Solid barbecue, the meat falls off the bones of the ribs and the peanut butter pie was awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Originally from Syracuse. Used to come all the time. Moved away 20 years ago. Every time I come back the whole family goes with me at least once. The Best ribs,the best BBQ sauce, the best brisket, the best pulled pork and the sides are even awesome. They have exclusive ape hanger beer from Middle Ages Brewery(Syracuse). I have to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I believe you have to love a LOT of Spicy food in order to want to be here. Portions are large. Quality of food is so-so. Very noise. We were upstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Came with 4 and we all ordered different items to share. Everything was great! Fried green tomatoes; collard greens; tomato and cucumber salad and melt in your mouth macaroni for sides. All the BBQ was great too. We had barbecue brisket, ribs, pulled pork, very moist 1/2 chicken and chicken wings. Also great cornbread. Definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've enjoyed BBQ in several of Dinosaur restaurants and have always come away overstuffed and happy. Since I'm a BBQ snob, that's really saying something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You know when there's a 20/30 minute wait for a table it's going to be good! It was certainly worth the wait, we opted for the 2 choice combo, comes with 2 sides too-I had ribs & chicken 1/4, my husband had brisket & pulled pork, jeez it was so much food we were still full the next morning! It... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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