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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

377 River Street, Troy, NY
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Ranked #8 of 182 restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: phone number is: 518-308-0400
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Wilton, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To start with the homemade lemonade is really good and the deviled eggs were very good. My pork ribs were tough to cut and to eat, the membrane was left on to add to that. Flavor itself was allright though. Cole slaw was fresh but short on flavor. Mashed sweet potatoes also short on flavor. Daughter ordered mac & cheese... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've been to the one in Syracuse several times, and this one is better than our last visit to the Syracuse one. The ribs were perfect, the fried tomatoes (hard to find) were very good as well. The desserts, if you can make it to dessert or get some to go, are great too. I prefer the ribs, the pulled... More

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Lancaster, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Got off the amtrak train in downtown Albany from NYC. Before our long drive home, my husband suggested we make a pit stop in Troy for an early dinner at the new Dinosaur BBQ. What a great idea! Seated right away, and food came out minutes after ordering. Everything was sooo yummy. I got the pulled pork sandwich platter, which... More

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Tarrytown, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the third Dinosaur location I've eaten at, and I was heartened to find it really doesn't matter which one you go to. There's a slavish devotion to quality control, which was on full display during our visit. From the ribs to the chicken and killer sides like the greens, mac and cheese and fries, everything hit the mark... More

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Albany, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a delicious meal! I had the ribs with beans and potato salad. Everything was wonderful. We also had the fried green tomatoes and grilled wings which we decided we would definitely eat again. My companion had the 1/2 chicken with Mac and cheese and he loved it. The server was also very attentive and kept the drinks coming. A... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was the best restaurant we ate at on our entire vacation. What a relief to have good food and good service. Our server was very attentive and though it was very busy in the restaurant, we did not feel our needs were compromised in any way. The beef brisket and pulled pork combo plate was very filling. The prices... More

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We attended a rehearsal dinner here, so we had a set menu. The food was good. Corn bread was my favorite. Ribs were my husbands favorite. Would have liked a few more veg sides (cowboy caviar etc - this may even be available on the menu since but since I didn't order from one I am not sure). Definitely worth... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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194 reviews 194 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ordered up a few pick-3 platters with spicy mac-n-cheese and loved it. The ribs were a little dry and they didn't include much bbq sauce but the pulled pork and brisket were great!!! That mac is also way above average!!!

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Albany, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went here for a casual weekday lunch on a day beautiful enough to spend outside. We ate in the tented patio area, which offers a shady place right by the water to grab a drink at the bar and have lunch at a picnic table. To start, we ordered the small plate of "fancy" fried green tomatoes, and they... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

In town looking for quick lunch and saw the sign. I love BBQ and by the water sounded nice. I was not let down. Had some Homemade Lemonade and a couple tasty BBQ sliders on the shaded patio overlooking the water and drawbridge. Sure to brighten up your day!

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