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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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377 River Street, Troy, NY
518-308-0400
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Description: phone number is: 518-308-0400

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

Went there for my birthday dinner with family on wife's side. Had great service. Great food. I had burger works with nothing on it. Atmosphere was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
PTL1954
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there for my birthday dinner with family on wife's side. Had great service. Great food. I had burger works with nothing on it. Atmosphere was good.

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Thank PTL1954
Valley Stream, New York
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for first time for lunch with 2 colleagues about 230 PM. Greeted at front door with a friendly hostess and sat right away. Place had customers but was not overly crowded at that time of day. Our waitress came over immediately and we all had ice teas. Ordered some wings and drunkin' shrimp for table. Then we all... More 

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Thank Ricky35345
Troy, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a long wait to be seated even with a reservation but the food made it worth the wait. The nachos were delish! The chilli is my favorite!

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Thank Debra L
NorthEastern
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of bbq food and beer. Usually very good with decent service. Ribs seem to be consistent but beef and pulled pork definitely vary

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Thank MGH_7
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, how do you have a BBQ place without Hush Puppies? Yes, the cornbread is delicious, but I'm used to Hush Puppies with my Q. We tried a wings sampler, and they were overdone. The ribs were good, but a little on the dry side. All the sides were excellent, and the desserts were grand. Server was pleasantly... More 

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Thank Andrea C
Johnsonville, NY
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in the day, we used to plan a road trip out to Syracuse area with the intention of stopping at the Dinosaur Bar-B-que for dinner. With Dinosaur moving almost into my backyard, we go as often as we want... and that is pretty often!! Great, smoky ribs, really good chili, and a raucous, rowdy atmosphere. Just what you would... More 

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Thank kakin75
Albany, New York
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited late on a Friday afternoon during January. Restaurant was pretty empty. Service was slow, even with an empty restaurant. Food took a while to arrive, even though everything is pre-smoked earlier in the day. I've had better barbecue food at other chain restaurants. Price was okay for the amount of food.

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Thank cl1994
New Hampshire
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time for us at the Troy restaurant, but we had visited the Syracuse one back in November. Great bbq pork and brisket and other options. Fast service, friendly servers and a good view of the river and art-deco draw bridge.

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Thank Dave B
Schenectady, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Dinosaur BBQ in Troy, after a summer visit, dining out on the deck overlooking the Hudson River, pleasant though not the most scenic of views, except perhaps of the modernistic Menands Lift Bridge in the foreground. . . this time it was in the dead of winter, on a cold and windy night in... More 

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Thank rschauer
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, solid BBQ. They have a Pupu platter (appetizers) that is not on the menu. Worth asking about. Only complaint was there was no large dinosaur outside the restaurant. I mean, c'mon, I want a dinosaur. :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 377 River Street, Troy, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 518-308-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

Description

phone number is: 518-308-0400
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?