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“Just as good as the original, and a fab value for NYC” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Old Forge, New York
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Just as good as the original, and a fab value for NYC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Brought our friends from Europe who were visiting NYC, and this spot gave them an off the beaten path experience..American BBQ in a biker bar atmosphere, just like the original we love in Syracuse NY. Our server Sulie, was sweet, fast, polite, and the food was great. Easy to get a cab back and forth from mid town..don't let the Harlem location put you off...but bring the address, and let the driver know it's just off Riverside Drive...you won't eat as well for the $ in Manhattan in too many places. Thanks "Dino"!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Awesome, always great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Every year we do a holiday "dinner" here and grab one of the high tables near the bar, which allows for people watching, view of the TVs and more room if you ask me. We order buckets of beer and meat.....wings, ribs, brisket, pulled prok.....and maybe someone breaks down and orders a side. The wings are really good and not greasy, I tihnk they bake them(?), the ribs fall off the bone and the pulled pork was really moist and flavorful (the brisket never made its way to my end of the table). The waitress kept the buckets full all noght long. At the end of the night, the damage was reasonable, everyone was full and feeling in the holiday spirit. Can't wait until next year.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“BBQ experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Very lively, very "happening." Up at the western edge of 125th Street, you can take the 1 train to get there.
Lots of people, high "fun" level, good food. Loud, so you don't want to come here for intimate conversation...indeed, probably not much conversation at all.
Mostly it is the atmosphere that brings people, although the food is good. If you want to join tons of young New Yorkers, this is one of the places,

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“I love spare ribs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Its on 700 W. 125th St… So I had to specially go there… I wasn't disappointed!
It was worth it. Its a great place for ribs (and other BBQ stuff).
I sat at the bar, the bartender was nice and helpful, the ribs arrived quickly (the dry kind of ribs), and were truly superb (the sides were not as good).
I couldn't drink (they have a huge range of tempting drinks to choose from), so I left a soon as I finished eating..
Will certainly return!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“A Must for BBQ Lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is the most crowded bbq place in NY for good reason. While I love Virgil's as well, Dinosaur has the best food, atmosphere and service available. It never disappoints.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dan W
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