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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Milton, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Exquisite ribs! Mouth-watering, if you are passing through Rochester you have to have some ribs... But equally as delicious and a lovely surprise is just how incredible their Fried Green Tomatoes are especially if you pay an extra buck or two and get them with the works. My wife enjoyed her catfish, and it was tasty, but it could not... More 

Thank Bruce L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Except for the parking, this is the place to go if you want a great selection of juicy, tasty, tangy, hot and etc. meals with their specialty being barbecued foods. After the meal, as a added treat, you might want to walk along the bridge to enjoy the cascading Genesee River.

Thank Michael A. S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, over the river, and the steaks that we had were sooo delicious. The price was reasonable and the waitress was very friendly.

Thank Mohammed A
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love their ribs, chicken, and beans. Like that this locale has outside seating. Ambiance (and noise level), pretty similar to Syracuse restaurant. Highly recommend it.

Thank Guaymita
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was absolutely awesome. The atmosphere is unique and the food is very good and reasonably priced. A must visit in the area.

Thank xxkissoohug
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Aruba for over 12 years and always a staying at the Radisson. Well Hilton bought Radisson and one of the only good things that have not changed is the staff. We were happy to see our old friends Rosa at Laguna breakfast, and Jevenlyn at Gilligans. They always have a smile and know how to... More 

Thank ArubaloverNY
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In Downtown, overlooking the Erie Canal and its falls, the Dinosaur has great food and a fun vibe. The waitresses are a tough bunch in a good way -- a little bit of sass and a whole lot of humor. The food is great -- ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, appetizers, and desserts. Or, just go hang out at the... More 

Thank PacePace
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Rochester do not miss the Dinosaur BBQ. Write me if you don't agree. :) And here is more some the review goes in. ...

Thank Igor P
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is located in an old train station in central Rochester. Once inside we immediately got a warm welcome from staff that continued through the meal. The other guests were a nice mix of business people, families and so anyone should feel welcome here. The vibe was a funky use of antiques and a great view. The bbq ribs... More 

Thank ScottHToronto
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Barbecue restaurants come and go, but Dinosaur is the consistent gold standard for us. The atmosphere is, well, colorful and unique. The converted railroad station still feels a bit as if a train will pull up any minute. Parking is indeed an issue, though we've never failed to find a spot, even if it meant dropping my party off and... More 

Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 15853259127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?