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“Great BBQ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #3 of 683 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Napanee, Canada
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14 reviews
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“Great BBQ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great local BBQ. Wings and Ribs are simply amazing. No better anywhere. The service was great, and the staff made great recommendations for both adults and children. Love this place will bee back for sure on our next trip to Syracuse.

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston, MA
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“Awesome BBQ, But Staff Needs to Know More About Food Allergies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Ate here with my son while visiting Syracuse. We shared a platter of St. Louis Ribs, which were tremendous - fall-off-the-bone moist and meaty with great smoky flavor. Then there are the sides! Mac and cheese, which is somewhat spicy, rice and beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course, corn bread. This is a classic bbq joint - crowded, noisy, huge beer selection, very pleasant staff. We were stuffed!

Where they fell short was on food allergies. They have a list of foods with a table that is supposed to list the common food allergens. Unfortunately, they fail to list fish and eggs in the table, so it is impossible to know if those two are included anywhere (for instance, Worcestershire sauce, which is often used in BBQ sauces, contains anchovies). This could be a very serious or even fatal issue if it's not corrected.

  • Visited August 2013
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Flemington, New Jersey
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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“dinosaur”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

always a great place to people watch! Be prepared to wait if you go on a weekend, but well worth it!

Visited February 2013
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Fayetteville, New York
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“The Best BBQ In NY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Dinosaur BBQ is the BEST Around in Excellent Food. Not only is it a great place to experience in their busy restaurant, but their catering for parties is fabulous too. Everyone's favorite food from their pulled pork, ribs, beans, corn bread, mac n cheese, cole slaw, key lime pie, etc. Our house is always stocked with their BBQ sauces too. You will not be disappointed in eating there or having take out any time of the year.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Gotta Cook the Chicken”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Ok, so traveling thru Syracuse and wanted to try the iconic DB so got a to go Sampler: ribs (ok)shrimp (ok) Chicken (threw out).
Great vibe. Accommodating service. But rule #1 above all other rules when it comes to chicken is that it's gotta be fully cooked.. Frankly thought I could trust DB, based on its rep, that the chicken would be that good falling off the bone cooked. Instead, inedible. Pink, tough, raw, gross. Lots of good places get crazy popular then comes complacent then comes careless. DB should not forget the basics. Cook the chicken.

  • Visited August 2013
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