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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Panama City, Panama
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91 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is one of the favorites places for people from Troy and other near communities. As you enter the restaurant you are welcomed by a wooden style furniture that creates a great athmosphere with walls, floor, ceilings and tables made from wood. We were sit quickly and service was prompt and friendly. The food is really good: The best... More 

Thank lcastill3
Albany, NY
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family (2 adults, 2 teens) visited the Dinosaur BBQ last Monday, 9/26 and only had to wait 2-3 minutes to be seated, which was very welcome. We ordered two sets of wings: one BBQ, one Wango Tango. Both were delicious, cooked perfectly, and the sauces tasted just as we had hoped. Daughter had the mac and cheese and found... More 

Thank debandrob0821
Troy, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Dinosaur bbq sauce I've ever tasted! I loved it so much, I bought 2 bottles with our visit. They were excellent over ribs. Their corn bread and mashed potatoes were great! They gave my son a student discount when he showed them his RPI student ID. I was not thrilled with the bathroom though. Needs updating and a good... More 

Thank S R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good, service is prompt, good scenery. Lots of choices on the menu, and never had to wait to be seated.

Thank K95150
Orillia, Canada
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal here on a Thursday night. We were sit quickly and served just as quickly. Service was quickly, accurate and friendly. Our server was taking care of the tab at the table next to us. they had kids and she entertained them and talked to them about their first day of school while dad took care of... More 

Thank Germain1000
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two adults, three kids. Ordered family style $68, with plenty left over. Fantastic food and one of the best waiters I have ever had, Kyle, attentive but not hovering. 10/10 will go again!

Thank MedicTraveler1243
New York City, New York, USA
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this location for dinner on Sunday, quite busy since it was the long weekend. Food better than Service As with all Dinosaur, the brisket is the best choice. the ribs are second. The housemade sausage could use more seasoning. The chicken is just ok. Do yourself a favor and avoid the fried rice. Great french fries, though. Food... More 

Thank Juan C
Hopewell, New York
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355 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I am not a big fan of restaurant chains in general, trying Dinosaur BBQ for the first time I was impressed with the food quality. The fried green tomatoes were tasty but they did need the dipping sauce, more seasoning in the breading would help here. The pulled pork and the brisket were both good, flavorful on their own... More 

Thank optiman32
newark, ohio
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was really good and the price for this area was great also. I was born and raised here so coming home to different restaurants and eating good food is exciting I enjoyed this place but service needs to be fixed. They kind of ignore you unless you order drinks. That needs to be changed. Your biggest tips are... More 

Thank heather654
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to this location, been to the one in Harlem. The fried green tomatoes were delish as usual. Dinners were alright. The restaurant smelled a little too smoky..Needs a refresh. The service was good once she showed up and a little slow considering they were fairly empty. My biggest complaint was the Sangria which was probably the worst I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 518-308-0400
phone number is: 518-308-0400

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