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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
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Ranked #5 of 1,314 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We shared a plate of brisket and pulled pork with Mac and cheese and coleslaw. It was all good. This place is in a unique location by the falls in Rochester center city. It was so good for lunch.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The food here can't be beat and I give it my highest recommendation. This is where the locals (a lot of college students) go to eat and it is a real gem. A word of caution though - this is NOT a place with a quiet, laid back atmosphere. You will have to wait in line and you will be in a large, crowded and noisy restaurant. The accommodations are basic to rustic but the food is awesome!

We decided not to wait in line (45 + minutes) so we ordered (take-out) at the counter and had our meal in 5 minutes. We then ate one of the few tables outside the entry, typically reserved for those that are waiting in line to get inside.

You will always want more ribs than you originally think - plan ahead and eat hardy!

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went during the week as I know this place can get wicked crowded on the weekends.

The sliced brisket is good, but the pulled pork is much better. Great flavor, great quality of meat and really like the sauce selections....go ahead, give the diablo a try....but have a glass of water close by as it's very very hot sauce.

Spicy deviled eggs are really a nice take on an old favorite....spicy with just enough cayenne heat but not overwhelming...great item to share with the table as an appetizer.

The service has always been outstanding....the servers are very busy but they manage to cover a lot of tables very effectively.

And to top it all off, it's possibly the only northern restaurant I know of that serves sweet tea.....nice touch!

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Thank FinallyFlying
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Called for information and the girl couldn't have been more rude, like she owned the place and had a snooty attitude. C'mon, it's a BBQ joint in Rochester NY.. Big deal. A place like that I'll pass on any day. Never been, never will.

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Bob B, Public Relations Manager at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear Purple,
We aren't a fan of rudeness here at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. If you would send your contact info to bob.baker@dinobbq.com, I would like to put a manager in touch with you to find out more of when you called and other details. We would like to make sure this never happens again when someone is reaching out to us for information.
Thank you for your time and for reviewing the Dinosaur.
Sincerely,
Bob Baker
PR and Social Media Manager
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you love barbecue, you will love this place. You will not go away hungry. There are many wonderful side dishes and desserts too. Besides the food, this place is known for great music..especially blues. Words of caution: it is always very crowded, so be prepared to wait. Don't let the many motorcycles outside scare you away. All kinds of people eat here, including families.

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Thank aviddancer
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