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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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377 River St, Troy, NY
+1 518-308-0400
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Clifton Park, New York
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190 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Babylon, New York
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right across from our hotel - Dinosaur is a fun, casual dinner. Our service was quick and friendly on a not too busy night. At first I thought the servings were small, but don't worry, they'll fill you up! I had the basic pork BBQ sandwich and my son had the Brisket. Both very good - we debated adding wings... More 

Thank highway6161
South Lyon, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling thru Troy, looked on Trip Advisor, rated #1 9in the area and rightly so, brisket and ribs, my wife had chicken and pork, friends had nearly the same. Great food, cooked just right, the side were awesome. The beer selection good, the service was wonderful. Nice decor, nice presentation, clean and comfortable. I would return if we lived in... More 

Thank Bob W
Bob B, Public Relations Manager at Dinosaur Bar-B-que, responded to this review

Thanks, Bob! We're glad you find us and hope you look for us again if you're ever back in these parts! -- The Dinosaur More 

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Stopped for lunch after visiting our RPI student. Great food - awesome and different sides! Love the maple brown suger sweet potato and the fried green tomato. Watch for bees in the Spring/Summer when seated outside - ALSO be careful not to drop your credit card when seated outside. An unlucky patron drop his card, and it went right through... More 

Thank Michele D
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Great service and food; friendly, attentive to specific requests; good for all in the family; we will come back

Thank cheekago
Southbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant right on the water in Troy not far from RPI. Great rustic look and family friendly. Food is very good. Excellent bbq. Thought it was a little pricey for college students but reasonable for families. Although they do offer platter type servings that would be good for a group to share. My daughter had the ribs and she... More 

Thank DCfromCT
Delmar, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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172 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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
Troy, New York
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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

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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, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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?