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“It's the experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-que

Dinosaur Bar-B-que
377 River Street, Troy, NY
518-308-0400
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Ranked #11 of 167 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: phone number is: 518-308-0400
Troy, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“It's the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Dinosaur BBQ is good. Not great, but good. You can certainly find better BBQ within ten miles. Some of their sides exceed the quality of the BBQ. I love the deviled eggs and my husband loves the dirty rice. What you can't get in the other BBQ establishments is the Dinosaur experience. My first time at a Dinosaur was at the original in Syracuse. It's first and foremost a biker bar . . . that happens to serve good food. As an attorney just getting out of court, I did not feel out of place -- the crowd is just too eclectic. Bikers predominate, but everybody is welcome. The Troy Dinosaur is a bit more refined than its Syracuse sibling. While there are plenty of bikers and tattoos, any shabbiness in the establishment is not age -- it's shabby chic. Best of all, it is right on the Hudson river. In the summer time the outside deck simply can't be beat. A leisurely lunch on the water is the best. I recommend Dinosaur in any season (if staying inside, try to get a window table overlooking the river). However, if you are in Troy on a nice summer day, it's a must.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quick lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stopped in at Dinosaur today for a quick lunch. I was downtown and I could smell the smoke. The simple pulled pork sandwich was great. Simple. Moist. Tasted like smoke. The sauce was a compliment, not overly sweet. Well done.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Troy, New York
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Bit pricey for a barbeque spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have visited the Syracuse original several times and its just not the same. This is a man made antiqued chain version. The portions are small and the prices are high. Being a barbeque lover, I also feel the smoke is over the top, just too overwelming.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Troy, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dinosaur Bar-B-que -- Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you have a thing about barbecue then you cant go wrong with the Dinosaur. I"m talking over the top delicious and I'm sure will satisfy anyone's hunger.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Valley Falls, New York, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Fun Place with Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dinosaur is in a great location and has plenty of parking which is a plus in an urban setting. Try to sit outside during the nice weather and watch the boats go up and down the river. The menu is amazing and we have tried just about everything at one point or another. There is a great assortment of sides to accompany your meal. Our favorite(s) are the half chicken and my personal favorite is their ribs. The Swag Platter is lots of fun with a little of everything. We brought visiting family from Australia during the holidays and they wished they had Dinosaur Bar-B-que back home. You never know! There's a good selection of beer on tap including many craft beers and an equally satisfying selection of wine. I seldom eat dessert so I can't comment on it; however, there does seem to be a nice selection as well. Service is friendly without being gushy and staff is professional and knowledgeable.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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