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“One of our favorite places to eat in Rochester”
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
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Ranked #4 of 1,280 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“One of our favorite places to eat in Rochester”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We love this place. Food is always good with generous portion sizes and unique side dishes. My daughter has even called ahead to ask if they will make a special dish (brisket taco salad) and they have always accommodated her! We take out of town gests here too, everyone has loved it!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Fred D
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Webster, New York
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

I went here for the first time Saturday, I was happily surprised that these people knew how to smoke meat, I had some of the best smoked brisket since I left Texas. After we ate I bought a lb of pulled pork, brisket and a half rack of ribs to go, every bit has been very well prepared. I would recommend this place to all.

Thank Robert V
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San Francisco Bay Area
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310 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“You want BBQ? You want Dinosaur!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Had dinner with several colleague's. I believe there was about 12 of us. We had called ahead of time...and our table was waiting for us. Good thing we planned ahead....even on a cold winter night in the middle of the week, the place was busy!!

I've been to Dinosaur a few times. Never been disappointed.

The service is always excellent, which always amazes me with how busy the wait staff is, how busy the restaurant is, and just the general chaos that is going on. Yet....they are there, immediately getting drink orders, answering questions, bringing water without asking, and then when we asked about getting us started with appetizers to share...the suggestions and quantity were quickly resolved and bingo, we were off and running. Fantastic job to our waitress!!

I had their small sampler plate. Comes with Chicken, Ribs, Brisket and two sides. I had their Chili and the evening special of black eyed peas for my sides. Although it was the small plate...it was alot of food, still a bit to much for me. But was fantastic as always.

My favorite of the evening was either chicken wing appetizers, or the chili. They were awesome. Everything was good....but the chick wings were fantastic. Nice and crunchy on the outside.

Dinosaur also has a tremendous variety of craft beers. More than you can easily choose from, and most are on tap. AWesome!!!

And...when the bill came, the awesome waitress made sure I knew that they had already thrown the gratuity on the bill, given the size of the group. I always appreciate when this is pointed out. Great value for the money....no question!!!

Parking on the street can be a challenge...but there is a public garage kitty corner to the restaurant. Easy to park there, and quickly walk over. Nicely lit...no issue.

If your in town....go get your Dinosaur!!

ps...the only reason I rated it poor for business meetings....if you want to easily talk, and have some focus around the table for business....well it's pretty noisy here. Our large group had superb discussions....and they handled all of us very well. But...if we had planned on a real business dinner....I'd have gone somewhere else.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank kh57ca
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Marietta, Georgia
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Awesome "que"”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This place is a great place for bbq. Located downtown in an old railroad depot, it is a cool looking place. Always crowded with locals and visitors alike. Great food and one of the few places up north you can get sweet tea.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Kerrygraham64
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Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent place to meet”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great location, inside what was once a 1900 's Rochester train station on the side of the Genesse River. History of Rochester saved by Great homemade BBQ food. The aroma is outstanding. Great atmosphere and music. Good website, checkout the dino store.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Steve E
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