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“Wow, It is some of the best barbecue!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
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Ranked #75 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 12th Avenue
Transit: 1 train @ 125th Street
Livingston nj
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464 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Wow, It is some of the best barbecue!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Some of you may be scared away by th location on 125th Street at the Hudson River. Well don't be. A one and one half hour wait on a Saturday evening proves that many persons consider this to be a safe area.Okay, now that this is not up for discussion lets acknowledge that the best way to get here is public transportation with multiple subways stopping at 125th Street. We drove and found a space two blocks north of the restaurant. We would not wait 1 1/2 hours for a table at any restaurant and we did not wait yet we enjoyed a great meal.!!! We ordered take out and sat at one of the outdoor tables that the restaurant has. No problem, self service, no wait!!! Both the barbecue and the St Louis ribs were outstanding and we brought our drinks out from the bar. A great expeience;well worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elmsford, New York
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“Best ribs that I did not make myself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Truly, excellent ribs, excellent baked beans, been to NYC and to Syracuse... both were equally great

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
“THE BEST Mac n Cheese!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We chose to eat here after the Nets v. Bulls Game 7. We called ahead and they said if we were there by 11:00pm we could still be seated, and we arrived ten minutes to. There was a short wait for a table, but it was Saturday night so there was a live band, which didn't make the wait bad. We started with the appetizer of Creole Spiced Deviled Eggs, which were realy good and mildly spicey, and chose to get the "Sweetheart Deal" which is a full rack of ribs and 4 sides. The ribs were REALLY good (little to no sauce needed) and it was a true full slab, they do have a few different sauces at the table if you like. We choose french fries (can never go wrong with fries), mac n cheese, baked beans & whipped sweet potatoes. The other sides were just okay, but they had THE BEST mac n cheese I have ever eaten! Tasted like they put some sort of herbs in it or maybe just the variety of cheeses they used, but it was excellent! Would definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coppell, Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Bar-B-Que”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Ate here with family during recent visit to New York. The ribs are excellent, full of flavor and very meaty. The sides are awesome- mac and cheese and salted potatoes were my favorite. Bring your appetite because the portions are huge. The waitress was very sweet and constantly checked on us. I'm not sure what subway station a previous reviewer walked from, but we only walked about 3 blocks and never felt uneasy with the neighborhood. It is located right across the street from The Cotton Club near the water.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bolton, Canada
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“Yummy but call ahead”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Our concierge recommended that we travel to 125th on the NY subway (very easy) and "just head to the water, past the Cotton Club and you'll see Dino's" It was a short walk past a shockingly small Cotton Club, then to Dino's southern BBQ style restaurant. We were there on a Tuesday, arrived at 7pm and was told that there was a 1.5 hr wait. We went to the bar and managed to snag a table in the bar where we ordered good, fall-off-the-bones awesome BBQ. Nice sides. Better still, the bar allowed us to order food and finish it, just as our name was being called for the dining room! Enjoy

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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