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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%
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“brisket” (282 reviews)
“bbq beans” (34 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 yesterday via mobile

As a traveling Texan, I was not expecting good barbeque in Syracuse. I had the combination platter of ribs and brisket, and both were very good. Beans good but on the sweet side. Lots of beers on draft. Nice surprise!

Thank khaus1
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing place. Great food. Great service. Atmosphere was so good. We got our food very quickly and it was delicious. Had the brisket, which was moist as it should be and very tasty. Our server was very attentive.

Thank eefrat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a 3 portion sampler platter with sides. Was going to get just the ribs, but ordered ribs, brisket and spicy shrimp. Mac n cheese was killer. Brisket and shrimp, good. Now the ribs were something special. I wish I had went with my 1st...More

Thank Dave800X8
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family loves the dinosaur! I don’t. I think the ribs taste like charcoal lighter fluid. The prices are decent but the wait is incredibly long. Seating oqoutside is a great feature but in Syracuse, it doesn’t last for a very long season.. staff is...More

Thank swetzel2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have driven through Syracuse on the interstate many times in the past enroute to other destinations and have had the idea that someday we would stop at the Dinosaur BBQ there. Well, on our latest couple of days getaway in February we decided on...More

Thank biker01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome BBQ and also the staff was terrific...they were very busy when we walked in and the hostess took our name and saw we had a small child with us and sat us as soon as she could...I have never had that experience at any...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I rarely go out for BBQ... If I want it, I tend to make it at home - my husband has a smoker and I do made from scratch sauces. We were in Syracuse for a large sporting convention and after competition one day,...More

Thank TXGirl2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the best BBQ I have ever had. Could not believe I could find good BBQ so far north. Try the brisket and the fried green tomatoes.

Thank DerekMon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and two other coworkers were referred to this restaurant by a point of contact we interacted with for some work at Fort Drum. We walked in a little bit before 12pm and took a seat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, but...More

Thank Pinky2027
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait was long but well worth it. The prices are excellent too. I dont like a lot of bbq sauce but this was done just right. I enjoyed every bit of it.

Thank Maureen D
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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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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