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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (283 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good. Very Noisy but the service was excellent. The Brisket was incredible as was the deviled eggs.

1  Thank W5718VVjenniferc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location when in Syracuse is worth the stop for supper. Amazing. All the food ordered and served was great and the smoke on the ribs was perfect.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service level and poor quality food. It started like this..i walked in asked the waitress if she could charge my mobile phone. She told me to go over to the bar and ask the bartender..not great service standard.. but i thought may be the...More

1  Thank ginuwine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not to die over, just good. For such a popular place in the BBQ sector, I was looking for that blood, sweat and tears, cooked slow and low flavor. I didn’t feel like that mark was checked. It felt more franchisee. However,...More

Thank StaceyJGW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there during busy lunch rush. The place was super loud, super busy. The seating is very tight. It is also a bar style restaurant. I do not prefer this atmosphere. Am comparing it to BBQ joints in the south U.S. and this doesn't come...More

1  Thank T S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the pulled pork and brisket with wango tango. Really great stuff and I’ll be back real soon. Wings are great too!

Thank DennyH1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I have an appt in SU we make it a point to stop here as a treat. Love all of the food, especially the mac and cheese. We love it so much they are going to cater our wedding!! They have great drink...More

Thank riverfoodie010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 38 people upstairs in one of the private banquet rooms. We had an open bar for everyone and we hired a DJ. We had pulled pork, brisket, chicken rice and beans and tomato and cucumber salad along with corn bread and cheesecake for...More

1  Thank ATMGUY63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting this great place on 1/26/18, I bit into a succulent rib and my front tooth broke off. Not because of the rib, but because the implant had become wiggly. The manager stepped up and treated my friend and me to the entire meal!...More

Thank imos2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

honky tonk atmosphere.. great bbq served on traditional paper ware fine bbq sauce great energetic staff.. a must stop.. usual lines waiting to get in..

Thank Dave L
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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