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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

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377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
+1 518-308-0400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Albany, New York
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a visit to this restaurant in a long time. The food, service and view of the Hudson River was georgeous. I highly recommend the whipped sweet potatoes and the chicken dishes, any of them.

Thank maijr1119
Troy, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

BBQ I had was not bad but was not great. I make my own smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork..... not even close to mine. Overall a good place to go but nothing to brag about!

Thank Bbqcorvette
Troy, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place ok in summer cause of deck, food is overrated, been to a few of them, only one I was impressed by was the one in Harlem, one in Troy, devil eggs an crackers good, but besides never been impressed by food, service always great.

Thank daviddT1570NJ
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Troy and the best BBQ in the Capital Region. Our meal came within 5 minutes and it was delicious! The servers are very kind and it's definitely worth going back to. When in need for BBQ be sure to come here!

Thank Mandy_Berg
Beacon, New York
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189 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started off with Fried Green Tomatoes and hot wings (yum). Add in the Sweet Deal of a full rack and 4 sides for 2 people and we had to take home for lunch the next day! Great Deal, Great Food, Great Service. Can't ask for anything more. We got there early, and parking was still a bear, but well... More 

Thank dad414
Niskayuna, New York
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pavilion seating in season allows you to watch the river as you devour your dino-sized burger. We didn't try the barbe que this time, but liked our grilled meal just fine. Lots or local beer options too

Thank AKT0707
Concord, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Dinosaur having heard great things. I was not disappointed. The place is relaxed and casual. I found the restaurant clean and inviting. Our server was great. She was friendly and happy to make suggestions - which I always appreciate. We started with the fried green tomatos which were crispy and delicious. I tried the Memphis sandwich and... More 

Thank Bill Q
Albany, NY
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a Friday evening around 7 and gave our name. We were told that there was about a 30 min wait. After waiting 45 min, I mentioned to the Hostess, who was twirling her hair and playing with her facial piercing, that 3 other couples have been seated who came in after us. She told me that they... More 

Thank cwmom
Richfield Springs, New York
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

After picking my son up from the MegaBus stop, Dinosaur seemed like an EXCELLENT idea! I can't put my finger on why our experience wasn't fantastic .. it was tasty, our waitress was very nice, the prices are decent and the beer options are good .. of course being the driver I could only have on (sad face!) Somehow it... More 

Thank JoBeth13439
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has become a favorite of our family when visiting in Troy. For those not interested in barbecue, the hamburgers & salad are very good. (The barbecue is outstanding) There is outdoor seating whenever the weather is temperate. They also offer gift cards that make great gifts for your favorite college student in Troy.

Thank Susan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3220
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-308-0400
phone number is: 518-308-0400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?