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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and service, but the food was sub par. Ask any local and they will tell you the same- meh. And that's what it is. Ribs and pulled pork were very chewy, which was really disappointing - you literally couldn't bite the meat off how hard it was. Some sides gorgeous, though that's not what you go to... More 

Thank Kubo P
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome Juke and Barbeque joint. Laura was out server/bartender! She was attentive and friendly. Had the roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and fire roasted corn. My friends raved over the rubs and got wings. Nice chilled beer chasing it all down !

Thank Tom S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here a few times a year with work colleagues. The bbq is truly outstanding - there's a reason why it's been named top 10 in the country. Their ribs are to die for and the rib eye is amazingly seasoned. I don't think it's better than sticky lips but about equal . The decor is appropriately southern/ country.... More 

Thank Mark M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about the good here..whether eat in or take out or even catered it is fabulous..always fresh..staff is super

Thank Carla G
West Hartford, Connecticut
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448 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the Rochester branch of this BBQ institution and were not disappointed. The space (a converted train station) is perfect setting. The bbq including beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage, spiced boiled shrimp, and plentiful sides are great. Draught beer selection was good. Service was fine. The only draw back was a slightly odd entrance... More 

Thank Int_Bus_Travel
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am from Texas and we love our barbecue ....I have tried just about all the restaurants in Rochester and this by far is my favorite. Not only is the food GREAT so Is the service. It is a casual shorts kinda place and the view is the very best in town! Make it a go to place while in... More 

Thank ascendingwings
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dinosaur is always busy, but is open and serving until late at night. If you have to wait, the wait is worth it!

Thank Eastender472

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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?