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“Best BBQ in NYS”
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #4 of 687 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in NYS”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had another excellent meal at the Dinosaur BBQ.
The biker bar meets honky-tonk motif may seem kitschy, but don't let it dissuade you.
They don't accept reservations and, even on a Monday night, the place was packed.
They have almost 30 beers on tap, including several local brews, in the $4-$5 range for a large glass; plus all of the usual ones in bottles.
They have what is probably the best BBQ in NY. While our sides may vary, we always start with the cajun shrimp and chicken wings for appetizers. From there my wife has the salmon and I go for the pulled pork plate. Try a side of the mac & cheese, it is absolutely delicious.

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Nassau, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Up and down”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The place was pretty cool, my wife couldn't take the smell though, obviously not into bar b que, but, pretty stinky, fried green tomatos were very tasty, wifes mac and cheese as well as my brisket sandwich came out cold and had to be returned. My sandwich a bit fatty and ok at best, my daughter had the ribs loved them, also the chili as a side was delicious. Mac and cheese had a nice bit to it, a little unexpected. Resonably priced. Packed as always so definitley as happenen place, overall I give it a 6 out of 10.

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Westmoreland, NY
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Dinosaur's Never Disappoints!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Truly unique atmosphere and outstanding barbecue ... reasonably priced and we'll continue to return as often as possible. If you've never been, you're missing out on a great experience!

Visited February 2013
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Binghamton NY
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“LOVE IT”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The best place and awesome food.....Best ribs I've ever ate... I must go I!!!!!!! Go on the weekdays the weekend has a long wait, could be over 2 hrs....

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Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Not for everyone”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We went here for a corporate event, probably not the best choice for the event. A friend said she was glad I was with her otherwise she was afraid to go in and would have gone home, tough crowd here. We were in an upstairs room which was difficult to find and not what we expected but I somewhat blame the person planning the event.

The food was outstanding, ribs were great. Totally enjoyed the food part of the trip but not sure if I would ever return.

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