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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent BBQ and bar. The place is packed on Sunday night. Great atmosphere, great meat, and great mac and cheese side dish.

Thank rewaka
Stuart, Florida
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186 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good ribs butts chicken corn fresh fruit collard green w turkey gizzards corn bread etc Eat till you drop at a low cost

Thank Fisherman123-2
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dinosaur is a great place to go for Barbecue (all sorts!). The atmosphere is fun and casual and they have lots of great music. I'm glad they were able to put this great building to such good use. Food is great and it's a fun place to go.

Thank Emily4921113
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ribs were really chewy/rubbery and fatty. Fries were soggy. I had been to the syracuse location and had a fantastic meal but this and Baltimore have now both been very disappointing. Would not go back

Thank Murry G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had dinner one evening at Dinosaur Bar BQ with my granddaughter and her boyfriend. This is a unique place with an extensive menu and everything was great. One word of caution: NOT FOR VEGETARIANS.

Thank Harold S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Dino BBQ! It's such a western NY staple. Whenever I recommend it to friends or newcomers, I always tell them to go early, around 4-5, or be prepared for a possible hour long wait. It's worth it, but that can deter a lot of people. Always important to try the brisket, ribs, quarter chicken, Cajun corn, and of... More 

Thank Ezela S
Rochester, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going here for years....as well as their Syracuse location. I've never had a bad meal in either location. Prices are good and the service is always right on. I brought a celebrity musician there recently from LA. He loved it. Definitely try the Dino BBQ when in Rochester. Yes, kid friendly.

Thank Izzy325
Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! It's always packed out and 4/5 times there's a wait, which is a good sign in my eyes! And you can grab a beer at the bar while you wait. The food is always mouthwatering good and I have never left disappointed. You have to get the mac and cheese as it's the best I've ever had!... More 

Thank Kate P
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice staff, nice food, everything was good. Good bbcue food, with good sauce selection. Waiter was attentive and very polite. Would definitely go back if I went back to Rochester. Not the easiest to find, but worth the search!!!

Thank Andrew_Gillett
Watertown, New York
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200 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinosaur is the best BBQ in Northern New York. Not only is the food delicious, but this location is nostalgic and scenic. Locating in a beautifully gritty old train station is brilliant.

Thank Rooster_Whisperer

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?