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“Best Bar-B-Que in the Northeast!”
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #4 of 701 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Everything is wonderful... I actually plan trips to just stay in syracuse for the Dinosaur! Wonderful wait staff - very helpful and informing... Mac and cheese is superb and so is their cornbread - WOW! But the best is the actual smoked barbecue.. My favorint was a special one night with a stuffed pork chop - just awesome! I travel (for business) in just about every state and the Dinosaur is in the top 2 of my favorite bar-b-que joints. Great beer too!

Please know that like Chili, Bar-b-que is a personal taste (that's why there are hundreds of sauces, styles and cookoffs annually). But you are really missing something if you pass this one restaurant by....

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Thank Arthur A
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Loved the ribs and mac and cheese!!! They give tons of food, so go hungry! Go during off hours, or it's a hell of a wait!

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The BBQ is great, portions are huge and the atmosphere is fun. Great in the summer when Harley are lined up outside. I love the pork BBQ sandwich, but everyone raves about the ribs too. They also have a good local beer selection.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I like Dinosaur BBQ... I don't love Dinosaur BBQ. I don't understand why some people think it is the greatest place ever. I enjoy the salad dressing and the chili cheeseburger. The chocolate pie is absolutely amazing. That being said, I enjoy the BBQ at another local place more. The pulled pork is a bit too fatty for my taste.

Maybe it's Dino BBQ's style, but most of the waitresses and bartenders are rude. It's FREEZING in the back in the wintertime when people are coming in and out of the back door. It's very loud inside, even when there is no live music. Don't plan on speaking to anyone in your party.

There is a nice variety of loud music regularly. There aren't a lot of seats and there is usually a wait. We typically go late so we don't have to wait. One great thing is that they do serve food late - abnormal for Syracuse but much appreciated.

The prices are good. Can you beat 5 Utica Club cans for $10? No.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

They seem to be having more "off days' than on. Very disappointing - how could there not be any bbq sauce on the pork? craziness....This is the 3rd try and it will be my last. service is slow but not their fault. they all seem crazed and not enough help or help in the kitchen.

3  Thank Nancy1092
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