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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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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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Piqua, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We started visiting the Dinosaur over 20 years ago when our convention transferred to Rochester. Each year it is on our list for 1 night of dining. The atmosphere , the staff, the food are all what you hope to find when eating out. Call ahead because if you don't , the wait could be longgggg. Ribs and brisket !!... More 

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Rochester, New York
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You cannot go wrong at the Dinosaur! Have dinner here every time I go to GEVA. Service is quick. Server is always friendly (ask for Maria - she is terrific). Food is consistently high quality.

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Thank Julie T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party had several choices on the menu. old was very inconsistent. The brisket had a definite fuel after taste. They said they don't use fuel in their smoking process-maybe the rub. It was very noticeable. Service was good but the food was only so-so.

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Thank Trish A
Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is great! A Rochester must! This is a great resturant. Food is very good-different than all other restaurants. Unique menu. Live music often. Motorcycle friendly! Service is a bit slow...

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Welland, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stoped here for dinner while on family vacation to Rochester. We loved this place. Has a southern bbq vibe and he food to match. The wife and I shared the rib dinner for 2. Full rack of ribs, cornbread, and 4 sides of your choice. We got the mac and cheese, fries, baked beens, and coleslaw. All were fantastic. The... More 

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Rochester, New York, Usa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went very well. Family style dinner of about 45 people, went smoothly. More then enough food and were able to take leftovers home. Very attentive.

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Thank Dale W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to the BBQ belt frequently but one of my favorite joints is right here in Rochester! Nothing like a delicious rib dinner next to the mighty Genesee! Lots of craft beers on tap. I love this place!

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Thank jaamkc
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service but don't take your kids in the men's room. More like a biker bar when you go in there. Disgusting

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Thank collegedad2017
Watkins Glen, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a customer for lunch. Got seated quickly. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Food came out quick. The chicken was over cooked but the brisket was good. I have had better BBQ and I have had worse

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brisket, chicken, pulled pork....baked beans, cole slaw, fries, applesauce....plenty of tasty treats with a decent beer selection, all in a neat old setting overlooking the river. Try the Jack Daniels chocolate chip pecan pie, too!

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?