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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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Solo $6.95
For 2 $11.95
For 4 $20.95
Spicy Shrimp Boil
Solo $6.95
For 2 $11.95
For 4 $20.95
Chicken Wings
Solo $6.95
For 2 $11.95
For 4 $20.95
Fried Green Tomatoes
Solo $6.95
For 2 $11.95
For 4 $20.95
Deviled Eggs
1/4 pound solo $6.95
1/2 pound for 2 - 4 $13.95
Full pound for 4 - 8 $21.95
Peel & Eat
Shrimp cooked in a boil of beer, herbs & spices. Served cold w/ habanero cocktail sauce.
3 pieces $5.95
5 pieces $8.95
Crispy fried, sprinkled w/ pecorino romano cheese & served w/ a cayenne buttermilk ranch dressing.
3 pieces $8.95
5 pieces $12.95
Extra Fancy
Our fried greens "all dolled up" w/ sliced shrimp, melted cheddar cheese & garnished w/ country ham "bacos".
Spice-rubbed, pit-smoked, then finished on the grill. Served w/ bleu cheese dressing, celery sticks & your choice of sauce:
3 wings $3.95
6 wings $7.95
13 wings $13.95
Mild Honey BBQ or Sesame Hoisin
3 wings $3.95
6 wings $7.95
13 wings $13.95
Hotter Garlic Chipotle
3 wings $3.95
6 wings $7.95
13 wings $13.95
Hot Wango Tango or Jerk Glaze
3 wings $3.95
6 wings $7.95
13 wings $13.95
Hottest Devil's Duel
Sausage, Cheese & Crackers
Our own homemade smoked "hot link" sausage served w/ house pimento cheese, black pepper cheddar crackers & pickled onions.
Catfish Strips
Mississippi farm raised, cornmeal dusted, southern fried, w/ our spicy tartar sauce.
Small $6.95
Large $8.95
Chili on the Half Shell
Choose A.K. Chili or BBQ pork w/ black beans. Both w/ melted cheddar, pickled jalapeno, red onion, & tomato over crispy tortilla chips.
With spicy walnuts $+ 6.95
With pork, brisket, chicken or bacon $+ 4.00
Chopped Salad
Chopped mixed greens & vegetables topped
Three $3.95
Six $6.95
Twelve $12.95
Creole Spiced Deviled Eggs
Dino Sliders
Mini sandwiches. Pulled pork, brisket, cheeseburger
Our st. louis ribs are dry rubbed & slow pit-smoked, then lightly glazed w/ our original BBQ sauce.
¼ Rack (3 Ribs)
½ Rack (6 Ribs)
¾ Rack (9 Ribs)
Full Rack (12 Ribs)
Sweetheart Deal for 2 (Full Rack + 4 Homemade Sides)
Big Ass Pork Plate
The genuine article. Pork shoulder smoked low & slow. Hand-pulled & piled high.
Brisket Plate
Pit smoked up to 14 hours, hand-sliced & served w/ house-cured pickled jalapenos.
Pork & Brisket Plate
A BBQ duo of sliced brisket & pulled pork.
Half Bird
Apple brined pitsmoked & served w/ a choice of original BBQ or BBQ jerk sauce
Bar-B-Que Beans
Black Beans & Rice
A.K. Chili
Mac & Cheese
Simmered Turkey Neck Collard Greens
Soup of the Day
Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy
Carrot Raisin Salad
Cottage Cheese
All plates include honey hush cornbread & 2 homemade sides
West Texas Rib-Eye
Choice angus beef, cold-smoked, spice-rubbed & topped w/ a habanero cook's butter or our bourbon molasses steak sauce.
New York Strip Steak 14 Oz. Strip, Spice Rubbed & Grilled.
Your choice of bourbon molasses steak sauce or habanero cook's butter.
BBQ Jerk Salmon
8 oz. Salmon fillet, spice rubbed & grilled. Served on a bed of simmered greens w/ a jerked BBQ glaze & spicy peanuts.
Bronzed Catfish
Buttermilk & tabasco marinated, cajun spiced & pan seared. Served on a bed of rice & topped w/ creole honey mustard sauce.
Topped w/ smoked onions & chimichurri sauce $14.95
Smother w/ peppers, mushrooms & cheese $16.50
Mojito Chicken Steak
10 oz. Mojito marinated, boneless, skinless breast grilled.
With leg + thigh $14.95
With breast & wing $15.95
1/4 pound of drunken spicy shrimp $+ 6.50
House Special
1/4 chicken + 1/4 rack of ribs
1/4 pound of drunken spicy shrimp $+ 6.50
Big House Special
1/2 chicken (leg, thigh, breast + wing) 1/4 rack of ribs
Traditional Sampler
1/4 chicken (leg + thigh), 1/4 rack of ribs & sliced texas beef brisket.
Sampler Nuevo
A petite version of the traditional.
Sampler Extreme
1/2 chicken (leg, thigh, breast + wing), 1/2 rack of ribs & sliced texas beef brisket.
Tres Hombres
Spirited servings of bar-b-que pork, sliced texas beef brisket & 1/4 rack of ribs.
Tres Niños
A​ petite sampling of brisket, ribs & pork.
Ode to Lockhart
Our homemade smoked "hot link" sausage, beef brisket, & 1/4 rack of ribs.
Pulled pork, 1/4 rack of ribs & 5 oz. Prime rib.
Mojito Chicken Steak
14 Oz. Steak: Texas Rib Eye or Ny Strip
At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, fresh, homemade, and high-quality aren't just catchwords, they're our foundation. Our commitment to food quality and genuine hospitality is unyielding and intense. We pride ourselves on our loyal guests, employees, and being a great place to have fun and while sampling some of the best bar-b-que in the country. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern bar-b-que, but there are other influences that shape our flavors and give our food its own distinctive character. That's one of the secrets of great bar-b-que -- staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature.Join us for live music starting at 8pm Monday-Thursday and 10pm on Friday
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
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
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Always a good place to eat. It has become very crowded as of late. Summer time is the best time to go as you can eat outside and get a little more elbow room.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

After having Texas BBQ and Oklahoma BBQ, I was glad to find a Greta BBQ place after moving to Syracuse. Great atmosphere and really good food and service. It gets very busy, and I think it’s a good sign.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank manonc442
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Hostess could use a corse in communications skills, but our waitress was great. In fact she seemed to be the only one we interacted with that had her game on point. We all tried an assortment of food and loved it. White Lightning Lemonade... YES!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RStyczynski
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We have heard so much about this place, that we decided to see what all the hype was about. We visited on a weekend afternoon, so it was understandable very busy. There is a constant hustle of the wait staff, and the few people we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank arockrn
Reviewed 12 November 2018

If you are there for lunch its best to be there early. Parking is tough so you may have to drive around a little. Seating is plentiful they are just usually busy. Food was good, I could have used a little more brisket on my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Yourluckyday
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The wait is always long, but always worth it! We took the risk of the long wait even with four small children because we knew the food would not disappoint and we wanted our children to experience the iconic scenery. We were told 30 minutes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amyeG6376AT
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Have eaten here many times! Best BBQ around. The food is wonderful, the music is great and the service is always quick! A must do in Syracuse.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amy h
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

If you like barbeque, then you will love Dinosaur!!! It is one of my favorite places to eat. Be prepared to wait, but it is worth every minute of your wait!!! Enjoy!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KA1109
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a biker bar bbq joint with decent food and often good music in the late evening. Service is usually quick but I think the quality isn’t what it used to be. Often get dried out meat lately.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A friend (Syracuse alum) told me that we HAD to eat at the Dinosaur BBQ when we visited our granddaughter at Syracuse! She was absolutely correct! We came on a Saturday night when neither the football or basketball teams were at home, so we didn’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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22 August 2018|
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Response from KingstonDinersClub | 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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