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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on a busy Black Friday evening, greeted my very nice, no-nonsense hostesses. They were very kind, answering menu item questions while we waited for our table. From their pointers, I decided on creating my own combo of shrimp and wings...oh boy was that a good idea! I couldn't get enough and will probably always order that from now... More 

Thank rosie138
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very nice place in a town where I didn't expect to find much. Very impressed with the food and the atmosphere

Thank LarryHogan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to the Dinosaur many times over the years and am never disappointed. Plenty of food at reasonable prices. Great ribs and pulled pork. Live entertainment adds to the ambiance. If you are visiting Syracuse, the Dinosaur is a must.

Thank Vincent L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tired of Sbarro's pizza at all the rest stops on I-90? My wife and I decided to take a slight detour while driving through Syracuse on our way home and hit up Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. We've been to their restaurant in Rochester (where my wife if from) and their food is also great there. The restaurant in downtown Syracuse is the... More 

Thank Anlincoln
Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best lunch I've had in a long time! Portions were large-food was served hot, just the way I like it! The wait staff was pleasant and helpful. Prices were very affordable.

Thank Karen S
Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hop on the Harley and Get Over Here. Personally I drove here but the joint attracts enough of the two-wheeled folk to keep them an overwhelming majority of the clientele here, HOWEVER, they are happy to welcome all to a bbq kitchen where some magical stuff happens. So magical in fact, I came here twice on my two day visit... More 

Thank retacSBoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinosaur bbq is a staple of Syracuse, famous for the best bbq food and atmosphere nationwide. Couldn't get any better anywhere else.

Thank Raquel K
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Start with some shrimp and rise to a rack with some mouthwatering insanity sauce. Sorry - during a meal like that I have no brain free for the music or friends who want to talk. Good thing that you have to wait for a table so all those byproducts are not wasted.

Thank Ju5008
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original n very best period Chicken Ribs Steak Brisket yams :Sweet Potatoes Beans All sweet normal or hot n spicy

Thank Fisherman123-2
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was amazing! love the place! service was great! incredible ribs and drunkin shrimp! The deviled eggs to die for.

Thank Shawny C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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
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: +1 315-476-4937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?