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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank Kpren004
Syracuse, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Teddycat0
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Suzanne P
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a chicken Barb-b-san sandwich. Not on the menu anymore but a long time favorite of mine. They were more than accommodating when I asked if I could have this old favorite. Yummy mashed potatoes and gravy and tomato cucumber salad. They only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was because there was a little bit of grizzle... More 

Thank F6022EBlindas
Randolph, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there last week with my nephew. Started off with wings then each had 3/4 rack of ribs which neither of us could finish. Side dishes were great too. Had a little bit of a wait but the hostess was very nice and engaging. Waitress was excellent too. Will undoubtedly go again.

Thank sblutig
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dinosaur BBQ was amazing. The service was top notch and the food was out of this world! The smoked pork melted in your mouth and filled you belly.

Thank Keith K
Corpus Christi, Texas
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town and went to Dinosaur bbq after being told by a local this is a must have. We were promptly seated, but our waitress was promptly rude! As far as service is concerned it never got better. Which is a shame because lousy service and a lousy attitude really effects your experience. I have to state here... More 

Thank 2lovethebeach
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148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our friends out to the local hot bbq spot. We ordered appetizers and drinks deviled eggs fried green tomatoes both loaded and unloaded wings and the shrimp Along with brisket ribs pulled pork and sides. Everything was awesome along with the service I was always a huge fan of the cucumber and tomato salad however it's just not the... More 

Thank ATMGUY63
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a meat sampler platter with pork ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket. The meats all came covered in sauce so it was hard to taste the meats by themselves. Their pulled pork was pretty good. The ribs were overcooked by competition standards but had decent flavor. The moist brisket had good texture but didn't have a lot of... More 

Thank Gordon175
Liverpool, New York
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slathered with ketchup flavored BBQ sauce ... non-existent service, Disney World "biker" decorations, expensive prices ... Do yourself a favor, and go someplace else.

Thank Wayne N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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
12:00 pm - 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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?