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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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“mac and cheese” (124 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love this joint for so many reasons. Are there places with better BBQ? Maybe. Less crowds? Yes. Better overall experience? No! No way. This is still the best place to have great food, great drinks and have an absolute ball. Always a great time....More

Thank bigguynred
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't miss out on the barbecue and Southern style delicious meals and combos of ribs and chicken and pulled pork as a sandwich or a full meal! You will never be the same, and you can repeat your luscious experience in New York City,Rochester and...More

Thank Ellie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place!!!!! Great food, awesome atmosphere and kicking drinks. Just makes me feel as if I am back in college! The jerk salmon and Mac -n- Cheese were great.

Thank jen t
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as I mentioned to someone I was visiting Syracuse someone told me “You HAVE to try this BBQ place” well I did and agree 100%. This is how BBQ should be done… graffiti, engravings and stickers all over the walls adds to the...More

Thank Trimada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having gone to school in Ithaca, we were in Syracuse ALL the time. This was a frequent spot back in the day. In the area for work, I had to stop in. Came for an early lunch and indulged in a platter w/ pork, Ribs...More

Thank SingingOTune
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious BBQ. Take a trip behind the restaurant to see the wood fired smokers in action! Pulled pork and chicken were both amazing. Greens and beans as sides were very tasty and good sized portions. Cornbread was also delicious. Top that off with a very...More

Thank DMthePM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 45 minutes on a Friday night. It was the night of the tree lighting ceremony, so we walked down there to check it out until our time was up. We tried the deviled eggs and they tomatoes and were thrilled. The poutine was...More

Thank Jessika W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not a fancy place but the atmosphere is good and so is the BBQ. Service was very good and it is very close to downtown. I would go again.

Thank hockeydad97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to go here for Friday Lunch and a couple beers. The atmosphere and various characters going in and out add a different flavor to the place. Food is good, hot and ample-gotta love the Dino!

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here any time we are in the area, it is much better then a local one where we live. We had a friend in tow for Louisiana who was griping the whole way there, that stopped once he put some in his mouth....More

Thank Bob G
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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
USD 8 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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