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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

377 River Street, Troy, NY
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Ranked #8 of 189 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: phone number is: 518-308-0400
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  • English first
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Dinosaur BBQ delivers exactly what the name suggests: large portions of good BBQ food. Although on the pricier end, the quality and the amount of food is fairly consistent with how much it costs.

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The title says it all. I eat at the Harlem Dino lots so it was great to eat at one of the upstate originals. Same great food, beers and especially great people. All my favorites and decent lunch plates. The location on the river is worth the price of admission. Easy off easy on thruway access. Enjoy.

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Albany, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Four of us came here for the first time and were not disappointed. We'd been hearing about Dinosaur BBQ for a while, just don't often make it to Troy. There is a nice view of the river, and it's really easy to get to. They have seating outside if the weather is good. A drawback was the parking - which... More 

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Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This had live music, not really my fav, I prefer to have a quite meal, but having said this, food was quite good, helped by the stewardess about her fav and the restaurant favs. Two of us had ordered Fried Green tomatoes (just too good), drunken spicy shrimp boil-would have loved this warm than being a cold snack, and for... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Let's be honest, downtown Troy is not exactly the most happening place in the world. Many people will do everything in their power to avoid it at all costs. Dinosaur has brought life to a part of town that desperately needed it and it's well worth the visit. Great food. Really cool location (it's big inside) with a great view... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We used to love this place & Dino BBQ was the only reason we ever had to go to Troy often. However, during our last visit I noticed that the portions & size of the platters has gotten smaller in the past year or so. My girlfriend who's allergic to MSG, previously only needed to avoid the Mac-n-Cheese & the... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We chose sandwichs and ribs to the barbecue sauce, excellent choice, nice setting overlooking the Hudson River

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Troy, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went for Mothers Day (a group of 9 colleagues, none of us having any children) with no reservation. We were seated fairly promptly. Server was very polite. Two peers spilled drinks, and the staff was quick to clean it up. Bathroom is very charismatic with writing on the walls. The food was so messy, but they plan ahead with... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were trying to find a place for late lunch and so glad we went to this one! We ordered BBQ pork ribs with mac & cheese + soup of the day on side and also buffalo chicken wings. The service was pretty fast and the food was awesome, perhaps the best ribs and wings we've ever had. The wings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Went there twice. Tight seating for a group of 5 or more. Server was nice. We had a female on one visit and a male on another. Both equally hardworking and attentive. I do remember some slight Disfunction as to where we were going to sit and things seemed a little unprepared on their part but it could have been... More 

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Additional Information about Dinosaur Bar-B-que

Address: 377 River Street, Troy, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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