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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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by Dinosaur's. The waitress was very no-nonsense, but in a very helpful way. The food was good. I tried a pick three platter, and was glad I did. A good mix of the meats, and I enjoyed all of them as well as the sides. My friend appreciated the beer selection. One of the co-owners was even... More 

Thank base2final
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Rochester staple and a must do if in Rochester. The location downtown offers a great view of the river and of the skyline. Be prepared to wait, especially on the weekends. Although the wait is often long the environment and ambiance of the restaurant offers a fun and entertaining wait. There is also often times live music... More 

Thank Mary M
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food, excellent service! It is a perfect blend of a sports bar and a casual restaurant. Depending on where you choose to sit, you can have either experience, or both. And they have the best peanut butter pie in the world. :o)

Thank MiamiSpy
Syracuse, NY
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Atmosphere and a very popular Rochester Restaurant and Bar, Service was fast and efficient. Food was cooked and presented well If your visiting Downtown Rochester make sure you stop here. Get there early they do get a good crowd here. The Dinosaur also has locations in Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn NY, Buffalo, NY, Harlem, NY, Newark, NJ, Stamford, CT, Syracuse,... More 

Thank RogerRamJetNY
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great BBQ, I especially liked the ribs. Good service and good entertainment on Sat night. Easy to get to, easy to park. Would definitely go again!

Thank charles m
Sedona, Arizona
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Meal, food, service was excellent overall. The atmosphere is unique, as it is a converted turn-of-the-century train depot. We visited while there was conference nearby at the convention center, so it was very busy during lunchtime.

Thank john_cerilli
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I knew we were in the right place when the told me they served sweet tea (real sweet tea). Great atmosphere, great wait staff, and great food and oh yeah real sweet tea.

Thank Michael W
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch after biking in Rochester. I love the table with a view. The BBQ was not my favorite. I'm a picky eater and prefer very "clean" bbq. The flavor was good. The atmosphere was bar like. It was fun for a visit. I must say the staff was very friendly and accommodating. In defense of Dinosaur... More 

Thank Scabshouse
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Rochester and you like barbecue, this should be your first stop. There are a few other decent places, but Dinosaur is the standard they're all judged by. The ribs are outstanding, and they have amazing brisket (and I'm picky about my brisket). A great selection of sides, decent beer selection, and unique atmosphere round out the Dinosaur... More 

Thank Mark S
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! I had the wings (wango tango sauce) they were so good. Perfectly cooked, decent size and not too spicy. Great atmosphere on a weekend evening, they have two hearted IPA on tap which is a bonus. Highly enjoyed our time there.

Thank jtd00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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?