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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (307 reviews)
“bbq beans” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brought my team to Dinosaur for a business dinner. Food was good but not great. The ribs were not what I expected since I am used to fall off the bone baby back ribs. These were more like country chew off the bone ribs. Don’t...More

Thank KarynF81
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Order some great brisket and sides. The food was wonderful, the service was great, the price was fair! The bathroom was clean and stocked. Parking was convenient. Overall it was a great night

Thank kena93
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They have the best fried green tomatoes in the world. They know BBQ. Pulled pork sandwich is super. Dark fun atmosphere with writing in the walls and good music. Great service. Super fun place to check out. Close quarters inside but worth it.

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can’t go to Syracuse and not go to Dinosaur BBQ! Get a Middle Ages Smoked Porter and the Big A** Pork Plate. Listen to some local musicians while enjoying second Smoked Porter. Nothing better.

Thank StheReviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit was 18 years ago and it was excellent, out last stop was five years ago and it’ was excellent and today it is still an excellent place for barbecue when visiting Syracuse New York. Food is excellent the staff is excellent and...More

Thank chrispodles33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome BBQ joint. The vibe in the place is great. You know you found a good place when all the locals frequent it. I went on a Monday night and live music was playing. The BBQ is so good! I would suggest also trying their...More

Thank MFrazier1015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Order from Grubhub, food was ready, food is always good, excellent place to get a messy bbq meal. Must go!

Thank KevinD5914
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh Brothers and Sisters of Memphis, I have to admit to this! On a day trip to Syracuse, NY we ate at Dinosaur BBQ downtown and , OMG tasted just as good as Memphis BBQ!!! Never thought in upstate NY I would find just as...More

Thank 4doorvette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people live this place. Their BBQ sauce is gross, Mac n cheese is horrible, cornbread is not good and all of it is extremely overpriced. Don't see the attraction, Kraft bbq sauce it's better. Texas Roadhouse has way better, meatier ribs for...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here in the past and have loved the food as well as the atmosphere. This time was different. We orderered ribs and the first set were nearly meatless and burnt. We sent them back and got another set that was not as...More

Thank IHBFL32937
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Jennifer M
22 August 2018|
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Response from Rob E | Reviewed this property |
Nope, it’s as casual as it comes
11 June 2017|
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Response from 4pattyc | Reviewed this property |
Always busy. If you are looking to go when it's not so busy, I've been there on a Friday at 4. People are not out of work yet and there's room. Dinner time every night is busy, no matter what time of year. Staff is great... More
20 September 2016|
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Response from Liz P | Property representative |
Hi Oyster, The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que does not take reservations and is a first-come, first seated restaurant. The Hostess and servers are aware people are waiting and do a great job in opening up seats. Waits can get long on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-476-4937
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