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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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$$ - $$$
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377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Delmar, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like the Dinosaur, but it doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be when I would stop by at the Syracuse location. I don't know if the food is better in Syracuse or BBQ food is something you get tired of. That said, this is one of the best BBQ food that I have had in... More 

Thank steveredler
Ramsey, New Jersey
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171 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinosaur BBQ is a chain, with decent BBQ and great service. The BBQ is pretty much what you expect, but the flavors are surprisingly good. The waitstaff at this DBBQ were very attentive and quick to make sure you're happy.

Thank iTravel242
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went there after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. However, it was a bit disappointing. The food was okay and sizes were moderate. The service was okay as well, but it took them quite long to bring the dishes.

Thank gloriavallfor
O'Fallon, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can see why this restaurant was always mentioned as a great place to eat in Troy! We had the friendliest servers, great beer choices and we were AMAZED by the BBQ. In the midwest we have our Kansas City BBQ, Memphis BBQ and ST Louis BBQ , but this BBQ almost made the pig cry for joy!! Well done,... More 

Thank 75barbaraleo
Altamont, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several years of waiting (around 7-8), my wife and I finally had lunch at Dinosaur in Troy. She had a brisket sandwich and I had a Cuban sandwich. Both were well made, tasty and had good flavor. Mine was good, but not quite up to the standards of a true Cuban from down in Florida. The side dishes were... More 

Thank Mseinber
Panama City, Panama
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92 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?