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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Connecticut
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten alot of BBQ in Texas and I have to say this is my favorite. I understand they have a restaurant in Stamford, CT which is close to me so I have to try it soon. I loved the BBQ sauce - just a bit sweet - was perfect. Portions are huge and tasty. I had the cornbread which... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I heard of Dinosaur Barbecue I thought it was a bunch of hype over a cleverly named barbecue joint. But when we arrived and saw the line around the block, I suspected this might be something a bit more than hype. We had no idea what we were in for! The seating area is fun. There's no... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ribs are the best I've ever had. The sides are great too. Interesting atmosphere. I was even her for a wedding reception.

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Thank maierc200
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's my go to place for ribs. It's worth the wait when it's crowded. If you're local, call ahead and pick up your order and enjoy at home. My favorite is the Sweetheart deal. More than enough ribs and sides for two with plenty of left overs. If you live ribs, the Dinosaur is the best! They make mean mojitos... More 

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Fredericksbirg, United States
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressed with the meal we had. I had the pulled pork sandwich. The pork was moist and flavorful. I didn't even put BBQ sauce on the sandwich.

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Thank Brian D
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Decent prices. Great atmosphere. Live music. Indoor or outdoor seating. Went with my nd and another couple. Usually a long wait, but well worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going there since we moved to Syracuse five years ago, and have never been disappointed. The meat is great, the sides (the coooooooleslaw-wow) are excellent, and when they have pie, do not skip dessert!

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Thank krolands
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every trip to Syracuse, always hit Dinosaur and never disappointed...great food, great fun...always a cast of characters...love it...

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Thank smif516
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the original location and can get busy, but we'll worth the wait if you like excellent BBQ. I try pulled pork sandwiches when ever I go to a BBQ restaurant and these are the best, get it with a side of Mac n cheese and corn bread, however the Cuban is even better. Nostalgic atmosphere.

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Syracuse, New York
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter what I order at Dino BBQ, it's always fantastic. I'm not sure of any tricks of the trade they use, but they should keep them up because the food is amazing. Pulled pork is a great choice, as well as the ribs. Parking can be annoying since it's street parking, and you may have to wait a while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?