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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (259 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (114 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed yesterday

The Dinosaur BBQ is a very casual place. There is a busy atmosphere with plenty of great music to listen to and people to watch. I had a great dinner, a large 1/2 rack of ribs with 2 sides and corn bread. After dinner I...More

Thank Patricktravels4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not a lot of options here. But this place is good. Wait staff was good and he good was tasty as well.

Thank chriscQ7435UL
Reviewed 4 days ago

The resturant was finally slow enough to have a meal sunday night! Friday and Saturday due to the Nationals show had a 2 hour wait! ( which not complaining, the place is amazing and draws crowds) I have been to the Buffalo one twice, and...More

Thank Alljackedup408
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went there on a Saturday evening around 6pm and it was jammed packed. I didn't want to wait a hour for a table, so we got family sampler to go. It came with a rack of ribs, whole chicken, pound of brisket and two...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like barbecue....meaning sauces, smokes flavors and savory meats ( and a few fish entre's ) hen this is definitely the place for you . It's definitely a top notch but somewhat rowdy place for lunch or dinner. The place is loud and boisterous....More

Thank MikeyBoy12804
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Dinosaur on a whim because I've been living in upstate NY for years but have never gotten Dinosaur...and there were no lines, and only a two minute wait. The waitresses were great, and were quick in correcting an error with my order....More

Thank fritalianglish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: The restaurant is located closer to downtown in Syracuse. It was an easy find off of I-90. Parking: This is where it falls short. There is some street parking near the restaurant but, because of it's popularity, parking spots are hard to find. There...More

1  Thank asualumni87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an enormous serve of tasty ribs with yummy sides of fries, coleslaw & beans. The service was very good. The restaurant really is an icon, with eclectic decor. Lots of fun!

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat with friendly staff. Servers are awesome people. Ribs, forget it ... really tasty and decent amounts. Good priced.Worth the trip and price.

Thank AlloyIslander
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, but not as good as Limp Lizard near Westvale. Prices are high. The location has no parking, but people seem to find a place to park. You may have to walk a bit, but the place has character.

Thank Deb B
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Questions & Answers
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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