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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 - 1:00 am
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 108
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  • 34
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun & delicious!

Fun atmosphere. Great live music with great sound system. Love the wing platter with the corn bread and beans. Also had the cucumber salad. Rather large portions. Great beer selection. Excellent service. Keep doing what you are doing!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Francis B
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fun atmosphere. Great live music with great sound system. Love the wing platter with the corn bread and beans. Also had the cucumber salad. Rather large portions. Great beer selection. Excellent service. Keep doing what you are doing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Dino BBQ is a one-of-a-kind place that will have people in business suits and those dressed in Harley gear. It's a great place for any type of clientele from families to first dates. The atmosphere is funky and fun. Their BBQ flare is scrumptious and they have plenty of craft and local brews on tap. If you're a live... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Being from the south, I was quite shocked to find a bar-b-que restaurant of this magnitude in Syracuse. Wound up eating there twice in two days. Had the sampler, the pork, brisket, and ribs, beans, and macaroni cheese (with a spice) were all good. Return trip was ribs. Great beer selection too!

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Wallkill, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I experienced the Dinosaur BBQ and loved the food and atmosphere. I had some great pulled pork, greens and mac n cheese with cornbread. Only negative is that the place is so crowded it is tough to walk around or have a conversation with your party.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was worried that this place would go down hill after it was sold to a company that franchises but was pleasantly surprised that the flagship of the now 9 restaurant chain was still delivering the great BBQ that they had always been known for. Most of the staff have stayed on and continue to give great friendly service and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have had most of the things on their menu and would say that what they do best are the ribs and brisket. The pulled pork is very good, but really a good sauce (and their sauce is VERY good) is what makes any pork good. Their cornbread is excellent and the beans are good. I tried the blackened salmon... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

First visit we were rushed, sat behind the cash register with no room, with a waitress who couldn't have cared less. Second time was relaxed, had a great table, service was pleasant, which made the food stand out. Very good BBQ joint.

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Staten Island, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Dinosaur Bar-B-Q offers some of the best BBQ outside of Texas (let the controversy begin). The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. I had the brisket which was a pretty awesome portion and tasted great. Keep in mind that the place gets very busy and that they can actually run out of certain meats. So, go early and plan on a... More 

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United States
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206 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The service gets a particular notice here - it was excellent there are lots of large parties and the menu is large...but they keep things moving we good cheer and accuracy. Our favorites are the pork ribs and the barbecue chicken. For side the collard greens are really really good!

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Alaminos, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a dependable chain for getting great tasting bbq chicken, pork, and beef. We've eaten there many times, and never had a bad meal. If you like bbq, and don't have the time or energy to do it yourself at home, Dinosaur BBQ is the place to go.

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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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