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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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$$ - $$$
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377 River Street, Troy, NY
+1 518-308-0400
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here before dropping my son at RPI. The chicken was absolutely wonderful - moist and tender, most amazing. Worth a stop if you are in the area - would love to come back in the evening and have a few beers.

Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good BBQ restaurant, was there for lunch with the family. Crowded and a bit of a wait but worth it. Food, Atmosphere & service where all very good.

Thank CJ K
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the brisket sandwich and French fries, but actually have a fat sandwich and 10 day old burn fries. Not good at all!

Thank The Browns R
Lanesboro, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on a recommendation from someone, we decided to drive to Troy and have a lunch at Dinosaur BBQ and very glad that we did. It, by far, is one of the best dining experiences that we have had in a long time. We sat at the bar and the service provided by Shelly was fabulous. She is extremely friendly,... More 

Thank William M
Rome, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I went for some wings and dinner. The wings were really tasty, we ordered honey BBQ, and they weren't spicy hot at all, but had great smoked flavor. Dinner was good, but the wings were the highlight of the evening.

Thank Mike60817
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ambiance. Amazing food. Good location . Must be very nice day and summer time because it's by the river.

Thank floride238
Franklin, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at the Best Western and this is right across the street. Chicken was great. Restaurant is casual and friendly.

Thank BLWScott
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Whether you like traditional barbecue chicken and ribs, pulled pork, or brisket, or prefer something lighter, such as a salad or a sandwich, Dinosaur BBQ has it and does it well. Their grilled chicken is plump and juicy, the ribs fall off the bone, and the pulled pork is tender. Most entrees come with sides, which are worth it themselves.... More 

Thank 602sethh
Clifton Park, New York
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199 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Dinosaur BBQ is always a classic. You never have a bad meal here, but it's never super outstanding either. I love the flavors but you have to be ready for a stick to your gut meal. All of the meat is good and most of it has a bit of spice (even the deviled eggs!). Make sure you tell your... More 

Thank leneyB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I went for a snack and to listen to live music. The food was tasty. I had the chicken club. Bartenders were great highly attentive eventhough the bar was packed. Wait staff had their hands full and at times our server was very busy. Music was great! However, when people start to dance it got a little crowded by the... More 

Thank L S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 Street, Troy, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-308-0400
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?