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.

“Pretty good, but I have had better BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
585-325-9127
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #2 of 1,095 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pretty good, but I have had better BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I read a ton of great reviews for this place and everyone around recommended it but I just thought that it was ok. I have wonderful BBQ practically in my backyard so maybe I am spoiled. Like I said it was really pretty good (a friend and I split the ribs, brisket and pork so I tried a lot of different items), but I did not like the cornbread. The fries were really good though and served nice and hot.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

733 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
    421
    227
    57
    19
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Always my stop.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Always a hit. This one is the best of all I've been to. (Syracuse and Brooklyn) Great bar with big beer selection. Food always delicious. Usualy get the Traditional Sampler.. This time the Tres Hombres. I could not finish it. Love food and atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“GREAT RIBS!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Some of the best ribs around. Many great beers on tap. Try the deviled eggs o an appy! Quite good. The ribs were large and luscious. It can get crazy busy, but your patience will be rewarded. Go, eat, and enjoy!

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Funky and noisy with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Went for an early dinner, so it was not crowded. Notable were the fried green tomatoes. The Tres Hombres BBQ sampler plate was very good and enough for me as a big eater.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Rochester has surprisingly good BBQ considering it's so far north! I liked Dinosaur--in particular, their ribs, cornbread and chili. The brisket was only average (could have been cooked longer) and the pulled pork about average. The service was great--really, really good. And the location (near the falls and the decor was funky cool) was nice. However, I think that nearby Stickylips BBQ is just a hair better--though you couldn't do wrong either way.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dinosaur Bar-B-Que also viewed

Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 
Rochester, 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?

If you own or manage Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.