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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
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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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Somerset, New Jersey
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Over priced, too crowded and the food? I've definitely had better. I had high hopes for this place and was sorely let down. We were seated outside, which would have been fine, if the cover band was actually good. They were awful. Service was ok, but portions were not impressive, and the quality of food was average. Go across the... More 

Thank cindy l
Raynham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always make it a point to go to the Dino. Great food and a lot of good memories. After 16 years this is my go to place for anyone I am traveling with. A must stop that will keep people talking for years.

Thank Normand B
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In my opinion, Dinosaur BBQ has the best ribs in the country. Their chicken is also delicious. I don't care too much for their brisket. Their BBQ beans are also other-wordly. All their sauces are good. I really like their honky-tonk ambiance and casual waiting staff, but this may not be for everyone. Beware, there are always long waits during... More 

Thank Guaymita
East Windsor, Connecticut
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heading home from Syracuse to Connecticut, we decided to stop to eat someplace that was highly rated on Trap Advisor. So glad we did! Our timing was perfect. We were quickly seated and the service was great. (When we left, the line was out the door!) the ribs were delicious, as were the sides. The atmosphere is rustic, somewhat loud... More 

Thank loishms
Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

much bigger than it looks from the outside with a very big menu. Specializes in smoked BBQ beef or pork- delicious! All four of us liked our BBQ sandwiches at lunchtime. Reasonable prices and good draft beers. Outdoor seating along a public sidestreet; large, Nashville or college style bar-restaurant inside. A very small parking lot; need to allow time to... More 

Thank JNA2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took a group of my daughter's friends to Dino BBQ while dropping her off at SU. The food was excellent. They have an extensive menu so lots of great choices. There is a bar so you can get a drink while you are waiting. The place is large and has a nice feel. However, when we arrived the hostess... More 

Thank TrackMomof3
Knoxville, Tennessee
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833 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were driving through and stayed one night in Syracuse, which meant the only place for dinner with one night is Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. This was a Thursday early evening in mid-July. Finding parking was a challenge and we ended two blocks away. No matter, it is worth it. Outside or inside dining with band outside. Crowded but they accommodate the... More 

Thank Knox10SC
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great barbeque restaurant with different barbeque choices. Have a good variety of beer on tap. Cateres to bikers and had live music on some nights.

Thank John F
Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The DINOSAUR BAR B QUE We visited this establishment recently and ordered their Ribs. Excellent choice ! Chrissy our server was the best. Fast friendly service. She went out of her way to make sure that we were in time for a concert that we were going to, and that included perfect directions to get there. A great and delicious... More 

Thank gooman
Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch break after moving our son into his dorm room. Great meal with very nice server. Enjoyed the wings and ribs. Will be back.

Thank kiwistork

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?