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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (313 reviews)
“bbq beans” (35 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
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Reviewed yesterday

We go there each year and each year we take more people there. The food is outstanding. Always a bit of wait to sit and enjoy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ginny313
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A few of my coworkers & I had actually used Grubhub for a lunch meeting.The food was absolutely delicious even though it was delivered through a 3rd party.... It was if we went to the restaurant to eat...

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank missbergh315
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 6 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
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21 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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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-476-4937
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 & Saturday. Times may start later due to dining volume.We offer catering for large and small parties. We provide full customization to ensure your party is a swinging success. We make it easy so you don't have to sweat the details.
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