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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
13154764937
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Binghamton, New York
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que a number of times, but first time writing a review. Suffice it to say, it's an experience to eat there, and that's part of what makes it great. The bar-b-que is the other part! It's good enough that it's sold in grocery stores along the East Coast, for good reason. The menu has it... More 

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Thank 1upstateNYer
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun place to dine with friends. Great portions and very good BBQ dishes. I highly recommend the pulled pork and ribs! Good to the last bite. Be sure to go hungry!

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Thank MariannaNY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A roadhouse in the middle of Syracuse...The food is great... If you love barbecue, you've come to the right place! From pulled pork to ribs and the must eat beans and fries, all of the food is great! In the summer, they have entertainment inside and out. I was a little disappointed at the outside venue as, on a hot... More 

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Thank Syncyr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We managed to just beat the dinner rush, and boy is this place amazing despite the small issues we had with staff! The hostess was incredibly rude and snapped at us for asking for a booth in the dining area, and our server was all over the place and forgot drink orders and items we asked for, but the food... More 

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Langenthal, Schweiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the way the waitresses call me "honey" and "dear" and "doll". It was as if I had just wandered into a classic truck-stop diner. Great selection of beers! Plus the waitresses act like beer sommeliers. They bring little tasting glasses to help you find the perfect beer to suit your mood, And the ribs... YES! Dinosaur and Redbones... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate there recently with my wife, it was quite busy, but did not take long to get a table. I had a compo meal with different types of meat, it was delicious. My wife had chicken which she also thought was good. The beer was good and all reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank Eddie E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop at Dino BBQ every time we are in Syracuse or Rochester and are happy every time! Busy, but worth it. Good tap list and many delicious food options! Our favorites this time were the mac and cheese, chicken wings and brisket, but we've never had anything bad here. They were busy even at 11am on a Saturday, so... More 

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Thank patn03
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Dinosaur BBQ around 10:30pm and received great service! A band was playing that clearly had a big following and everyone had a great time! The food was just as good as the atmosphere, we had the BLT (they shaken it up with a fried green tomato!), sliders, wings, and brisket sandwich. Everyone in our party was happy!... More 

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Thank Kpren004
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bring a big appetite when visiting Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The food is amazing, and they're famous for their pulled pork. They offer lots of meal options, sides, and drinks. The restaurant is really interesting inside and out. It's a Syracuse landmark and not to be missed.

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Thank Teddycat0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner last night to see what all the rave was about. Honestly we were less than impressed. After waiting for an hour for a table we were just told to go to the back room and find our own table. Which wasn't a big deal. But the either was the food. Ribs were tuff, Mac and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 13154764937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?