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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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Solo 6.95
For 2 11.95
For 4 20.95
Spicy Shrimp Boil
Solo 6.95
For 2 11.95
For 4 20.95
Chicken Wings
Solo 6.95
For 2 11.95
For 4 20.95
Fried Green Tomatoes
Solo 6.95
For 2 11.95
For 4 20.95
Deviled Eggs
1/4 pound solo 6.95
1/2 pound for 2 - 4 13.95
Full pound for 4 - 8 21.95
Peel & Eat
Shrimp cooked in a boil of beer, herbs & spices. Served cold w/ habanero cocktail sauce.
3 pieces 5.95
5 pieces 8.95
Crispy fried, sprinkled w/ pecorino romano cheese & served w/ a cayenne buttermilk ranch dressing.
3 pieces 8.95
5 pieces 12.95
Extra Fancy
Our fried greens "all dolled up" w/ sliced shrimp, melted cheddar cheese & garnished w/ country ham "bacos".
Spice-rubbed, pit-smoked, then finished on the grill. Served w/ bleu cheese dressing, celery sticks & your choice of sauce:
3 wings 3.95
6 wings 7.95
13 wings 13.95
Mild Honey BBQ or Sesame Hoisin
3 wings 3.95
6 wings 7.95
13 wings 13.95
Hotter Garlic Chipotle
3 wings 3.95
6 wings 7.95
13 wings 13.95
Hot Wango Tango or Jerk Glaze
3 wings 3.95
6 wings 7.95
13 wings 13.95
Hottest Devil's Duel
Sausage, Cheese & Crackers
Our own homemade smoked "hot link" sausage served w/ house pimento cheese, black pepper cheddar crackers & pickled onions.
Catfish Strips
Mississippi farm raised, cornmeal dusted, southern fried, w/ our spicy tartar sauce.
Small 6.95
Large 8.95
Chili on the Half Shell
Choose A.K. Chili or BBQ pork w/ black beans. Both w/ melted cheddar, pickled jalapeno, red onion, & tomato over crispy tortilla chips.
With spicy walnuts + 6.95
With pork, brisket, chicken or bacon + 4.00
Chopped Salad
Chopped mixed greens & vegetables topped
Three 3.95
Six 6.95
Twelve 12.95
Creole Spiced Deviled Eggs
Dino Sliders
Mini sandwiches. Pulled pork, brisket, cheeseburger
Our st. louis ribs are dry rubbed & slow pit-smoked, then lightly glazed w/ our original BBQ sauce.
¼ Rack (3 Ribs)
½ Rack (6 Ribs)
¾ Rack (9 Ribs)
Full Rack (12 Ribs)
Sweetheart Deal for 2 (Full Rack + 4 Homemade Sides)
Big Ass Pork Plate
The genuine article. Pork shoulder smoked low & slow. Hand-pulled & piled high.
Brisket Plate
Pit smoked up to 14 hours, hand-sliced & served w/ house-cured pickled jalapenos.
Pork & Brisket Plate
A BBQ duo of sliced brisket & pulled pork.
Half Bird
Apple brined pitsmoked & served w/ a choice of original BBQ or BBQ jerk sauce
Bar-B-Que Beans
Black Beans & Rice
A.K. Chili
Mac & Cheese
Simmered Turkey Neck Collard Greens
Soup of the Day
Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy
Carrot Raisin Salad
Cottage Cheese
All plates include honey hush cornbread & 2 homemade sides
West Texas Rib-Eye
Choice angus beef, cold-smoked, spice-rubbed & topped w/ a habanero cook's butter or our bourbon molasses steak sauce.
New York Strip Steak 14 Oz. Strip, Spice Rubbed & Grilled.
Your choice of bourbon molasses steak sauce or habanero cook's butter.
BBQ Jerk Salmon
8 oz. Salmon fillet, spice rubbed & grilled. Served on a bed of simmered greens w/ a jerked BBQ glaze & spicy peanuts.
Bronzed Catfish
Buttermilk & tabasco marinated, cajun spiced & pan seared. Served on a bed of rice & topped w/ creole honey mustard sauce.
Topped w/ smoked onions & chimichurri sauce 14.95
Smother w/ peppers, mushrooms & cheese 16.50
Mojito Chicken Steak
10 oz. Mojito marinated, boneless, skinless breast grilled.
With leg + thigh 14.95
With breast & wing 15.95
1/4 pound of drunken spicy shrimp + 6.50
House Special
1/4 chicken + 1/4 rack of ribs
1/4 pound of drunken spicy shrimp + 6.50
Big House Special
1/2 chicken (leg, thigh, breast + wing) 1/4 rack of ribs
Traditional Sampler
1/4 chicken (leg + thigh), 1/4 rack of ribs & sliced texas beef brisket.
Sampler Nuevo
A petite version of the traditional.
Sampler Extreme
1/2 chicken (leg, thigh, breast + wing), 1/2 rack of ribs & sliced texas beef brisket.
Tres Hombres
Spirited servings of bar-b-que pork, sliced texas beef brisket & 1/4 rack of ribs.
Tres Niños
A​ petite sampling of brisket, ribs & pork.
Ode to Lockhart
Our homemade smoked "hot link" sausage, beef brisket, & 1/4 rack of ribs.
Pulled pork, 1/4 rack of ribs & 5 oz. Prime rib.
Mojito Chicken Steak
14 Oz. Steak: Texas Rib Eye or Ny Strip
At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, fresh, homemade, and high-quality aren't just catchwords, they're our foundation. Our commitment to food quality and genuine hospitality is unyielding and intense. We pride ourselves on our loyal guests, employees, and being a great place to have fun and while sampling some of the best bar-b-que in the country. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern bar-b-que, but there are other influences that shape our flavors and give our food its own distinctive character. That's one of the secrets of great bar-b-que -- staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature.Join us for live music starting at 8pm Monday-Thursday and 10pm on Friday
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Barbecue
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant in NYC many times. That is because it is located only a few blocks from the Columbia University campus. I am Columbia College 1956 & BUS 1957 and involved in many campus activities. I was at a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank vinoron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little BBQ bar. The food is good and presents lots of options for combos and sides. Our group all got something different and eveyone enjoyed their meals. The portions were great. My only not so great item which I had high...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank irishupfl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a Texan it is difficult to find comparable BBQ, but Dinosaur BBQue is some of the best I have had east of the Mississippi.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mantamoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be scared off by the motorcycle-only parking out front and the bikers populating the outdoor tables. Everyone's friendly and the food is well worth the search for a nearby parking space. The bbq was so good that we ate there (well, got carryout --...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank GryphonMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be great. Great prices, food atmosphere. But now the portions are so tiny. Sides that have trouble filling a shot glass. And the prices have skyrocketed. Still has the best bbq though. Just way too pricey and nowhere near enough food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank johnm122983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go here on Saturday night. We arrived around 4:45pm and were told about a 15 minute wait. Not too bad as the place was already crowded. Not 10 minutes later our name was called and we were instructed where...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mlanders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the original authentic Dinosaur BBQ and although they have restaurants in a couple of other places, this is NOT a chain! If you are looking for superior BBQ you are in the right place. Yes, parking can be a bit tight and there...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being that its now a chain i was reluctant to try it. But, since I'm in Syracuse i guess one must the original Dinosaur BBQ. First impression: dive bar with a very lively crowd. We had a 30 min wait, but tables were turning over...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank v9m7i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went recently for lunch and the food was good. Keep the name in mind and if you don't want BBQ, go somewhere else. We wanted BBQ and they didn't disappoint. Service was good also. Parking is a nightmare. We had to pay $10 to pay...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tls15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the 2 meat platter and 2 sides. The brisket and pork both had a great smoked flavor. The cornbread and chili sides complemented the meal very nice.

Date of visit: May 2019
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February 18, 2019|
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Response from SU44 | Reviewed this property |
Two options - Street parking (w/ meters until 6pm weekdays) or a paid lot across the street or around the corner to the north. I have always parked on the street - although may require a short walk.
August 21, 2018|
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Response from KingstonDinersClub | Reviewed this property |
Nope, it’s as casual as it comes
June 10, 2017|
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Response from 4pattyc | Reviewed this property |
Always busy. If you are looking to go when it's not so busy, I've been there on a Friday at 4. People are not out of work yet and there's room. Dinner time every night is busy, no matter what time of year. Staff is great... More
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