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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Reasonable price and fun atmosphere! Dinosaur is definitely a place to visit with friends and savor a perfect BBQ. Even the deviled eggs were fantastic! Recommended for sure!

Thank Leslie K
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My hometown BBQ joint - it doesn't get any better than Dino BBQ! The pulled pork, the brisket, the fish, the mac n cheese... there is no wrong decision here. Belly up to the bar, enjoy some live music and stay a while. Dino is where its at!

Thank cookcamera
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great BBQ restaurant - some of the best collard greens I have ever had - if you are a BBQ fan great place to go

Thank lesliegb2017
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place. If you're coming to Syracuse its a must stop. One of the originals! Great BBQ and Great Fun In the summer time they have an outdoor seating area that incredibly relaxing.... and a lot quieter!!!!

Thank UpstateFoodie2
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had them cater a lot of events for us...always reliably good. In house all the food is excellent...very cool atmosphere. Gets busy on weekends and even week days at the dinner rush.

Thank Bassmd22
coopersburg pa
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198 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thankfully we arrived early enough on a Friday evening that we didn't have to wait for a table. Our server was prompt and attentive. The menu is very large with lots of choices. I selected the rib steak with baked beans and a salad. Steak was large and cooked as requested. It was very good as were the sides. I... More 

Thank Cindy K
Syracuse, New York, United States
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358 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to the Dinosaur numerous times and never had a bad meal.They offer plenty of BBQ from chicken and ribs to, I am told, tofu that is making an entrance on the menu. Steaks are excellent. Burgers are great. Sides are very good (I especially like the mac salad, the BBQ beans and the tomato and cucumber salad. Corn... More 

Thank Warren F
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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200 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun and very laid back atmosphere with outstanding BBQ food, nice beer selection, and great service.

Thank Rich M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinosaur BBQ is consistently delicious and always busy. We have been at different hours and different days of the week and there is always a wait. While waiting, it's tight, there's people trying to push through the crowd from all sides and there's not really anywhere to go to get out of people's way. But, you can order take out... More 

New Jersey, USA
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ate here with my son. We waited 30 minutes on a Monday night at 6pm. I had to pay $5 for parking because no spots on the street, that was annoying! Dinner was good. We started with honey wings - good. We had both ordered the sampler plate which comes with cornbread and 2 sides. It was a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?