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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
+1 585-325-9127
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Mystic, Connecticut
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dinner up stairs in a private room for about 30 people with a buffet of BBQ set up. Food was outstanding and the staff very friendly.

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Thank Stanley S
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never been to a place where the locals come with insulated take out bags. Great tunes and amazing food. The brisket is to die for!

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Pittsford, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love Dinosaur so delicious! I enjoyed Chichen Steak with tomatoes and cucumbers and a side salad love their house salad dressing....so yummy! Others in the party had Portobello Sandwich, Cuban Sandwich and Ribs! Great overall dining experience. Parking can be tricky, if you can't park on the bridge there is an open lot across from Blue Cross Arena

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campbellville ontario
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation for 6 on a Saturday night. The place was packed. We ordered wings and fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, the wings were great. Between the three of us our entrées consisted of: ribs, brisket,shrimp, coleslaw,mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese, rice and beans, cornbread. The only stand out food was the cornbread and wings. The rest... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a wedding rehearsal dinner in the private room upstairs....staff was great and the food was plentiful and amazing.....delicious pulled pork,yummy chicken,black beans and rice,mac & cheese.orzo salad...everything was delicious !!!!!

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Rochester, New York
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2,860 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am laughing a bit at the questions asked on this restaurant; "Can a vegan get a good meal here?" Who knows, who cares? This is THE DINOSAUR, the best BBQ in town. Vegans probably shouldn't come within ten miles of The Dinosaur! The food here is so good, we love it. We got there at 5:00 PM on Sunday,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dinosaur's a great place for excellent barbeque and has a wonderful atmosphere. You'll have a little wait time for your table as everyone has the same idea for barbeque and well worth the wait. Parking in limited and usually packed especially in the summer months. You want authentic barbeque in Rochester, then the Dinosaur should be your first stop.

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Thank Wally P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always crowded; parking generally a big problem; but if you like barbeque, this place is the best in the area we think. Superb coleslaw.

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Thank Jennifer L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the restaurant before a hockey game; there was a lacrosse game and the Auto Show downtown as well. We waited quite awhile for a table but it was so worth it. We used to live in Rochester & it was our favorite place. After a 10 year absence, it was as superb as we remembered it. Even... More 

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Thank Lori A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places to go for BBQ. They also have a great selection of beers. As other people have said, this place is noisy and busy, and there are nights they have live music. Don't plan on going there for long conversations. My only complaint is no sweet potato fries... but everything on the menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-325-9127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?