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“Slow smoked tastiness!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
585-325-9127
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Ranked #7 of 1,126 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
EAST MEADOW
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Slow smoked tastiness!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Started with smoked wings, both the mild and medium were tender, tasty, heat levels as described. Dinner, ribs were tender and had just enough 'pull' off the bone; pulled pork portion was enormous, tender, moist and very well done. Sides were good, be aware the coleslaw is on the sour side. Great beer selection, tempting desserts. Service was prompt and friendly, price was more than fair. Great spot that everyone needs to visit at least once!

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Toronto
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25 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had the pull pork, ribs, and brisket. Everything was delicious with lots of flavour. You can definitely taste the 'smoke'. The sides were great too and there are lots of choices. The prices are very reasonable. It helps that this is also conveniently located downtown.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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“better than average food. maybe worth the wait time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

- Me and my Wife enjoyed this restaurant on a early sat night. ive eaten here over 20 times in the past, only came here at families request who thoroughly enjoyed it enough to come back repeatedly. never wrote a review until now.
- waited about 30 min to get nicely positioned table.
- server was prompt and polite at first. after ordering and first "how's your food?" question, didn't see her again for a while. even being done with food, waiting patiently(about 20 min) to get her attention when she was in sight, and having to ask another server passing by to get her so we could have our check and leave. not having a server bug you is great but having a server seemingly forget you might need service is not great either.
- the food was better than average. i had a 1/2 chicken and rib combo. ribs had great flavor. chicken was good. sides were bland for me(greens). and "pretty good" for my wife(mac and cheese).
- bill for us two was about 70 dollars. i think that is a little high for the quality of food, but maybe not the portions which could have been enough to feed a third.
- environment was the best part. busy and fun environment if you have good seating and not stuck right next to a exit door constantly opening and closing so much, that you have to wear your coat because of the cold.
- would go back but not anytime soon.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bob B, Public Relations Manager at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We are sorry to hear of your experience recently at the Rochester Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. If you could send your contact information to bob.baker@dinobbq.com, we would love to talk with you about what happened and what we can do to make your next trip to the Dinosaur more pleasurable.
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Webster, New York
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“Huge atmosphere matches the Huge selection!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dinosaur BBQ in downtown Rochester is a great place for ribs, pulled pork, chicken and so much more. Very healthy portions, great drink selection and superb flavor.

Many 'famous' hor sauce flavors to enhance your BBQ. The sides are classic hardy choices and all well done - from cajun corn (yum) ro coleslaw to beans and more.

Took 4 work folks for lunch and cost was $80 - service was great and tending to our 2 diet restrictive friends was thorough and caring.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lambertville, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent barbeque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The food was amazing. I had the half chicken. Don't miss the mac and cheese. Service was great. Good time and good food. Priced right.

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