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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 103
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  • 32
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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
A local favorite that is going viral!!!

It's loud, it's crowded, and it's delicious! We often get Dinosaur when we cater for work functions and it's always a crowd-pleaser.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
jacki_scott
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syracuse, ny USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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syracuse, ny USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It's loud, it's crowded, and it's delicious! We often get Dinosaur when we cater for work functions and it's always a crowd-pleaser.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are in Syracuse a stop at the Dinosaur is must. Try the fried green tomatoes or Dinosaur Ribs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a must try when in the Syracuse area. It can be a long wait (we've gone 3 times and waited on average 45 minutes each time) but it's definitely worth it. The location is decorated in old biker bar style, the staff is fun and friendly in their own way and the food is amazing. You get... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The staff was pleasant and helpful! Food was amazingly good! Loved the trio appetizer. Decor and overall atmosphere was really unique and fun!

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Ever since I discovered Dinosaur BBQ a few years ago it has become the first stop on my Buffalo Tailgate weekends! The food is great and the atmosphere is also excellent! My favorites are the Shrimp boil (with the hot sauce) & Ribs whereas I am not that impressed by the burgers and sandwhiches. Overall it's a great place to... More 

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Brewerton, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's not....I've never had a good meal at LL...anyway...Dinosuar BBQ, what can I say? Best BBQ I've ever had..and I lived in Georgia for 4 years! The Beef Brisket is so good and most and the bark is so good, they should just serve that? ha ha...the Mojito Chicken Steak w/ Chimichurri sauce is what I usually get and I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ! This was our 5th time here and we were apprehensive before going in as we saw so many people outside and many bikes parked at the entrance BUT I glad this did not deter us. Place is always packed and a great mixture of people (young/old). Service is attentive and to the point. Food is exceptional! Do not... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike here, all the food I tried was incredibly well cooked and satisfied the taste palate. There is a wait during dinner times but it is well worth it without a doubt.

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Bloomfield, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went to dinosaurs while on a recent business trip to Syracuse. Visited the restaurant with a large group of people and most everyone agrees that this is a must see/eat if you are in the area. Their combo plates of BBQ were excellent and provided a good way to sample their specialties. Highly recommend Dinosaurs if you are in the... More 

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Cicero, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The first problem here is ALWAYS finding a parking place. On occasion, we have even left after searching for a parking spot for ten minutes!!! If we are able to park, on the street a couple of blocks away, we enter, usually to find very rude employees (hostess and servers) who give you the impression they are doing you a... 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, 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?