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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
+1 585-325-9127
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good sandwiches and mac & cheese. A little pricy but definitely worth the money. Great for kids and families

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Thank connord856
Utica, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I try to hit up Dinosaur BBQ any time I am near one. Everything is delicious on the menu, right down to the drink selection. I will definitely be returning.

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Thank Korilio
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're in downtown Rochester and if you enjoy BBQ, don't miss this spot. Had wings as an appetizer and a brisket sandwich. Gluten free dessert was wonderful. Service from Rene was exceptional.

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Thank Ray M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love real smoke BBQ this is the place for you! Many places say they have the best BBQ however I can say this place is the TRUTH! The color of the bark from the smoke is all the way through the meat. The sides are great. The deserts are wonderful. They also have live entertainment. Be prepared to... More 

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Thank Queen411
Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very very good so that makes it very crowded. A real institution here in Western NY. Wait times on a busy night can take more than an hour but the food is well worth it.

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Thank TheTravelPirate
Moline
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you aren't into BBQ, you probably won't want to eat here. If you're into BBQ, it's amongst the best. We often use Dinosaur when we cater at home also. There are a wide variety of selections and the portions are generous.

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Thank Mike G
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located right on the bridge with great views. The food had fantastic BBQ . Cannot say enough about how good the food was so you just have to visit. The staff were friendly and just fun.

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Thank skaszab2016
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious barbecue anything! We love the nachos with chili and cheese. It isn't on the menu- but the servers know which one it is. HUGE AND DELICIOUS!! I would have given it a 5 star rating if the wait wasn't so long all the time, and if parking was more readily available. But after getting beyond those two points.....not to... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so much about this place! It was on point! Best ribs! The service is quick and friendly. We have gone back several time. Do make reservations it's always pack. This is a must do!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just met up with my cousin after doing genealogic research next door at the Rundel Memorial Building, part of the Rochester Public Library. She ordered the swag sampler plate for one, and I ordered the five piece original fried green tomatoes. I also ordered a cider and she had a soft drink. Fast, efficient and friendly service. We parked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-325-9127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?