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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-476-4937
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Ranked #3 of 591 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's a fun atmosphere, it's very simple, and the food is great! Non-commercialized and very original place to eat!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you like GREAT live blues nightly with the BEST BBQ, then the Dino is your place!! Try the fancy fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. Everything else is awesome! Take home the cookbook for Dino ANYWHERE.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unlike any other restaurant, it is the one place you will find bikers and businessmen sharing the bar and fighting for a parking place. It is worth the wait! When it first opened, the waitresses gave you sass -- all in good fun -- they'd take your order, plunk the cutlery on the table and whisked off to fill your... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you visit Syracuse, you have to stop by Dinosaur BBQ ... It will be busy, so be prepared to have a brew or two at the bar while waiting...worth it! Great ribs and sides. Very rustic, down home kind of place. And great blues music on the weekends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great BBQ joint with live music and friendly, outgoing servers. I've been here a lot for lunch and dinner. The food is very good. The servers are usually outgoing and friendly. And there is live music many nights. All good.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lots of great BBQ food and side dishes. A very eclectic mix of people. Casual atmosphere. Fun and affordable. Not to be missed!!!

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Syracuse, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The first time I ever went to the Dinosaur I watched longhaired, leather clad bikers passing sauces over to a table of uniformed military reservists with whitewall haircuts. Grandparents with kids shared a picnic table with a couple of yuppies. That's the type of place the Dinosaur was and remains. Food is great and just being there is a fun... More

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Central New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not much for atmosphere but high on flavor. Ribs are always awesome...great music...and good service. Fun in the summer ...we ride there on our bike. A great experience!

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Is certainly worth a trip if you like Bar B Que. Interesting wait staff. Great beers on tap. The only down side is there is always a wait. Summer is great because they do have outside dining.

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Relatives and friends say that a meal at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a MUST when they come to see us. Sometimes we eat there for the atmosphere--crowded and friendly---and sometimes we take it out because the food is so good and helpings so large you could enjoy them for HOURS. This place is a favorite of bikers, and their gleaming... More

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