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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bbq beans” (35 reviews)
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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere with friendly responsive servers. Great food at a fair price. Remarkably fast service considering the traffic.

1  Thank N5056QFmichaelb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big hype for dinosaur but unfortunately it fell short. The food is average and certainly not the best bbq you can find. Wait staff leave something to be desired and certainly don’t go out of their way for you.

1  Thank mattincan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t beat the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for any meal. Top notch service - efficient, accurate, and quick. Food is top notch - tasty, plentiful, hot (oh, those beans ain’t gramma browns!). Only complaint would be that there is often a long wait around major meal times...More

Thank Kristine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and great prices! The best bbq around, great for families as well. Only downfall there is no free parking at the Syracuse location.

Thank Kelley J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent BQ chicken and ribs. You can bring home extra sauce. Baked beans and other side dishes to compliment the food. We get it to go quite often for office parties.

Thank Jean_traveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to Destiny, it’s clean, there is great restaurant options, variety of retail outlets and plenty to do for a family visit. We recently had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and the service was amazing.

Thank mfthree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and I can tell why it was so busy on a Thursday night. Great service, great vibe, great food.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinosaur BBQ has a reputation for its fantastic food. Unfortunately that was not the case for the buffet at a recent event. The ribs and chicken were ok but not hot. There was no salad or vegetable available. The room was quite loud and difficult...More

Thank Antoinetta B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a lot of hype about visiting this place. It was ok; average. I had salmon which was a bit overdone and french fries that were cold. The waitstaff was friendly but not outstanding.

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I understand that is a little strange title but that is how it came out. Start with the positive--my wife loved her meal. She got the 1/4 rack of ribs with fries and applesauce. She was suppose to get 3 ribs but ended up with...More

Thank Thomas C
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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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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