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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 - 01:00
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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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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes it's a bikers hangout, yes waitresses are not trained to be sugar and spice and everything nice, but they are great at what they do, and the food comes out fast. The place looks old-West/Americana, wooden tables, old ads/pictures everywhere, it's a truly unique spot. Now the food. No matter what you get, it's to die for. They smoke... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a reservation with open table and were able to get in without a wait on a Friday night (then again we chose 5:30). Food was excellent. We had the ribs, shrimp, and salmon. Our waitress was excellent and very attentive. We were fortunate to find a parking spot on the bridge but I can see how parking can... More 

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Thank Rod M
Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester, New York is a uniquely flavored BBQ restaurant in the downtown area of the city. Dinosaur BBQ is located in many cities, but the location over the Genesee river in an old railroad building adds to the tasty flavor of the BBQ. The smoked wings delicious, especially with some cornbread and fried green tomatoes. Overall, Dinosaur... More 

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Angeles City, Philippines
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the classic pulled pork sandwich platter with the daily special sides. Yum! Definitely worth the terrible parking.

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Thank Heather S
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went the day before easter and it was jam packed. We enjoyed a couple beers outside while waiting for our table. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. I have visited dinosaur barbecue and enjoyed the food in buffalo but the food at the Rochester location was even better. Short walk from several hotels in the downtown... More 

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Thank Robin R
rochester
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoy downtown location. I would like to go there when there is live music. I had pulled pork, which was very good. Not great. My husband raved about his barbecue ribs. I do not like the plastic plates used for the meals. Portions I thought were small. I will return though.

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Thank kmr47
Newark, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Reservations are easy to make from your cell. Our server was so much fun. She was very attentive. We never needed to ask for anything. Food is ALWAYS DELICIOUS! It comes out rather quickly after you order too. Try one of their 24 on tap beers. (My wife prefers the Rohrbach BlueBeary). The view of the rolling... More 

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Thank 869carmenf
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to wait 15 minutes for a seat at the bar on a Wednesday night which is not unusual because this place is often busy. When I got a seat I was quickly greeted, placed a drink order and looked over their menu. My food arrived in a timely manner and my drink was refilled. Renee the bartender poured... More 

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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed dining at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Restaurant. It's located right on the Genesee River downtown Rochester. The food is very good. There is a great selection of menu choices. I enjoy the many different Blues Band that play there. It's a fun and upbeat spot to have a great meal.

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Macedon, New York
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will love this place. If you like a great bar-b-que you've come to the right place. You won't ever be disappointment when you come here. Great place for lunch, dinner or catering. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great.

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?