We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-476-4937
Website
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,185 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 698
    Excellent
  • 343
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
I can't believe I'm calling Dino "average"

What did it? The rubberband in my beans. Yuk! This was an order of Dino to go and I was really glad that it was my first forkful rather than the last that netted the rubberband. The Pork Carolina was its usual tasty self and so was the mac & cheese. None of the rest of our group got any... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Linda T
,
Syracuse, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

1,185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What did it? The rubberband in my beans. Yuk! This was an order of Dino to go and I was really glad that it was my first forkful rather than the last that netted the rubberband. The Pork Carolina was its usual tasty self and so was the mac & cheese. None of the rest of our group got any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Never have I ever been treated with such disrespect in my entire life. This was my I'd say tenth visit to Dino witch will be my last. Do not bring your family here. I made that mistake I brought my Aunt who is a RN, my Uncle who is a the Caption of a Police deptmartment in CNY, my girlfriend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, New York
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Three of us dined here and we were all very pleased with our food and the overall ambiance of the place. We hit the place just right because we got a seat immediately, which never happens here. We got the bucket of Pabst Blue Ribbon and we each ordered the pick three sampler platters. The food was great, it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crystal River, Florida
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We dined here Thursday night with a group of 10 we tried a little bit of everything there wasn't anything we didn't like. The service was awesome, the food was by far the best bbq I have ever had. Definitely going back next time I'm in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
RHODE ISLAND
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

do not get turned off by the huge amount of Harleys parked all around the building. It just add's to the ambiance. expect a wait to get into this place it is that well known for its great food,huge portions and low prices. This is a true Icon place to go. You will want to go back again and again.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food is quite good, especially for a "bar" type restaurant. Service is excellent. The restaurant is always crowded and parking is terrible but we took our English friends here and they loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ny
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is well known and the food is delicious. This is a well known restaurant and has gotten claim for their food on television.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great BBQ joint! Love their ribs, pulled pork, beans, cornbread......Don't think I've had anything I didn't like. I'm local so have tried a lot. Always take visitors to "The Dino" They love it too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

tried it 4 times. Each time just getting worse. To the point I was even told by management I was just trying to get a free meal. The waitress was great and said that was not the case.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, NY
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good b'bque but it can be noisy and crowded. They have jazz bands on some evenings. It has bikers in the summer time. It has a bar and eclectic crowd.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dinosaur Bar-B-Que also viewed

Syracuse, Finger Lakes
Syracuse, Finger Lakes
 
Syracuse, Finger Lakes
 

Been to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?