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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

) #1 of 552 Restaurants in Syracuse ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Barbecue
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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“brisket” (259 reviews)
“bbq beans” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Fun place setups BBQ. Something for everyone. Great chicken. Sides hit the spot. Great place to meet up with friends.

Thank Dina C
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great food and also great take out if you don't feel like waiting for a table. My in-laws from St. Louis order their sauce and rub to make their ribs. Now that's an endorsement.

Thank RickP520
Reviewed 13 October 2015

For those of us who don't eat pork, barbecue joints can be, well.... pretty boring. You can have chicken. And maybe potatoes. Forget greens. Forget beans. Even the cornbread is probably off-limits. But Dinosaur gets it right. Their chicken is good, of course--but the real...More

Thank Ithakan
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way home from a fishing trip. Had high expectations, and the food was very high above that level. We had pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. All were excellent, but my favorite was the pulled pork. The Mac and cheese...More

Thank bfrank815
Reviewed 13 October 2015

One of our favorite quick dinner places- good times, good food, happy atmosphere. We stopped on Columbus Day to enjoy our day off with a good meal and it was delicious as usual.

Thank candace m
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Visited the original dinosaur Bar B Que as part of a culinary tour of New York state inspired by Man v Food, We arrived mid afternoon Wednesday and ouur only complaint was lack of parking. the sampler plates for starter and main were fantastic and...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Great ribs and sides. A must when you're in Syracuse. Lots of locals but a favorite when parents are visiting Syracuse university students.

Thank Laneyh9
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We ate at this restaurant on a Tuesday night and got there around 5:30. By 6 PM there was a line forming at the door. I had a pulled pork sandwich and my nephew had ribs and chicken both of which were excellent as well...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We were on a 2 hour wait list (it was LSU v. Syracuse game day so don't know if that made the wait so long), but I would wait again without hesitation. It was on my son-in-law's list of things to do while we were...More

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

This establishment is fun and the food is fabulous. I remember when it opened and thought it was fabulous that you'd have such an eclectic group of people in the same place. You'd have a businessman sitting next to a biker and it blended so...More

Thank MPo50
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When are your busiest hours?
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
Do you take reservations?
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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