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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ordered two sandwiches (Bbq melt & Bar B chic). The atmosphere was laid back. The bar had some baseball games on.

Thank Darryl C
New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great setting in a former old warehouse. At least that's what the server thought. Sitting along the Hudson River near an old draw bridge. Lots of woods used in the tables, chairs, etc. The wood behind the bar was beautiful. You did not have to order bbq. There were other things to chose from on the menu. Overall, it was... More 

Thank Pollygirl01
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What's to say? Yum! I do enjoy their combinations of chicken, ribs and steak. Decent fries and the variety of house sauces are fun to explore if you enjoy switching the tastes up a bit.

Thank Carl D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, the food is all genuine honest smoked meats and homemade salads. You can see the smoker outside when you park your car and walk in. Second, the pricing is very reasonable for the quality and portions. Service was spot on and friendly. Great well-spent evening

Thank Sue f
Albany, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a good half-dozen times in the past six months. They serve briskets, pulled pork, chicken and wings to name a few with a large choice of sides. It's right on the Hudson and there's a large outside covered deck in the summer. I've been here with my ex, my kids and solo. I really like their live music... More 

Thank agarneau
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs, pulled pork and brisket all equally awesome! Sides are delicious too- Cole slaw, chili and BBQ fried rice all great! Sat out on the deck and had cute little Christine for our waitress! Doesn't get any better!

Thank MarshDebra
Saratoga Springs, New York
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138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a wait to get in, this is a casual BBQ place that offers a variety of sampler platters. My partner really enjoys BBQ and liked their brisket but said it was drier than any he has ever had down south. My platter of different types of smoked meat was a bit small I felt for price especially when I... More 

Thank Adirondacker1
Valatie, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside on a picnic bench right on the Hudson. Great views and atmosphere. The food was delicious. I'm not a bbq person so I went with the slow-boiled shrimp and Cajun deviled eggs. They were so good. My family had the more traditional bbq food and loved it too. This is not the biker bar atmosphere at Syracuse,... More 

Thank Christine R
Greene, New York
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband was in the mood for BBQ. Sat outside on patio. Relaxing, good food and fair/average prices. I love how the menu has subtle changes every time we go; really liked the salad with bbq chicken on it. Would come back for that.

Thank SASB88
Troy, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just looking for snack food , while watching the band, I ordered a sampler, it had a nice variety,,,,but really got me was the fried Tomato ….Ii was awesome…… I highly recommend the Sampler….It is a Great Snack…and with Great Music.

Thank Bob G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?