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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 - 23:00
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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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Syracuse, New York, United States
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358 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the Dinosaur numerous times and never had a bad meal.They offer plenty of BBQ from chicken and ribs to, I am told, tofu that is making an entrance on the menu. Steaks are excellent. Burgers are great. Sides are very good (I especially like the mac salad, the BBQ beans and the tomato and cucumber salad. Corn... More 

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Thank Warren F
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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200 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun and very laid back atmosphere with outstanding BBQ food, nice beer selection, and great service.

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Thank Rich M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinosaur BBQ is consistently delicious and always busy. We have been at different hours and different days of the week and there is always a wait. While waiting, it's tight, there's people trying to push through the crowd from all sides and there's not really anywhere to go to get out of people's way. But, you can order take out... More 

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Thank CPNNY
New Jersey, USA
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just ate here with my son. We waited 30 minutes on a Monday night at 6pm. I had to pay $5 for parking because no spots on the street, that was annoying! Dinner was good. We started with honey wings - good. We had both ordered the sampler plate which comes with cornbread and 2 sides. It was a good... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somehow we were lucky enough to have my daughter's and three of her friends' graduation party in a private room at Dinosaur BBQ. We knew it would be good, (we had all eaten there before and the food is amazing), but the staff made this whole process easy and the result was BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS. More than enough food.... More 

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Thank Lynne R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good but it gets really crowded and they pack them in. Really too crowded now days to enjoy. If you have never been must try it at least once. WDFA just ask they will tell you

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Thank summerfield4
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have traveled the South, and have sampled my fair share of BBQ , and this place did not disappoint . You can smell the deliciousness from a block away, and when you enter you are greeted with a smile and a hello. Plan on waiting a bit for a table, but the wait is worth it. We tried the... More 

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Thank Karla B
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

stopped for lunch. we were able to get a table very quickly and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food!

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Thank Sarah B
New York
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is stuck in the 70's when we didn't know that over cooking food is carcinogenic. I ordered the mixed bbq, greens and baked beans. I could not eat this food severely overcooked food. We wonder why cancer is on the rise. Small out of the way restaurants have come to be known for their fresh food. Not hear.... More 

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Thank ginandre
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is, a true NY treasure. The original Dinosaur located in downtown Syracuse, NY is so amazing. What ever you choose from the menu will blow you away. The beer selection is great featuring local and national brands. Don't leave Cuse without visiting Dinosaur.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?