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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Burlington, Canada
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263 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered this on our drive to New York. Due to some technical difficulties we somehow ordered from the Rochester location. We got there to pick it up and the people behind the counter scrambled to help us out and they called the other store got a copy of our order and made it for us. Great job. The food... More 

1 Thank EspressoCanadian
Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a cultural experience. We went on a Friday night and waited for a table along with about 50 other people. We were so crammed that the waitstaff could not get to their tables at times. The hostess has a microphone to call groups when their table is ready and sometimes to let tables know when they've stayed... More 

Thank deerosell
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place blows the Rochester location out of the water. Food is off the chain. Servers are a trip. Great kids menu. We went on a Sunday afternoon so didn't have to wait to long. Have only ever been to this location for bands. Will definitely return to grub. Recommend the catfish appetizer. And surprisingly the applesauce as a side... More 

Thank wanderingchick2011
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was fun, band was good, food was good. The BBQ was a different style than we are used to but it was good.

Thank Jennifer R
Syracuse, New York
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ribs,pulled pork,bread,beer all great. Wait staff is great and hustle to keep everyone happy. Interesting place on Friday and Saturday. Usually crowed both nights. No reservations so be prepared to wait-it's worth it. Summer usually brings out the bikers and not usual to see 20-30 motorcycles parked out front. Don't expect a fine dining experience.

Thank jpc0398
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is usually very busy and parking is tough to come by on the street. Use the parking lot across the street and pay the $5, it's easier. Very lively crowd inside. The food is very good and the waitress staff is always friendly.

Thank richard f
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All their food is good but I keep coming back for the racks of ribs. And the sides of cornbread and mac salad are good to. They also have a pizza place across the street that I'm gonna try soon.

Thank Rob I
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got their classic pork sandwich platter with 2 sides. I picked their chili and something different. I’ve had the chili before and it was excellent but tonight it was too long in the pot, thick, mushy, bland and lukewarm. If I had dwelled on the chili my meal would have been a disappointment, but I know their fries, slaw... More 

1 Thank George M
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes the line is long but the wait is worth it. Best bar-b-q ribs and the best part is you can lick your fingers without feeling embarrassed.

Thank eurbiztondo
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the 3 meat platter. Ribs Brisket and Sausage they gave me Ribs Sausage and Pulled Pork. Waitress noticed it after she put plate down and hurried off to the kitchen. Came back with Brisket Good job. Now all of the meat was as dry as a piece if cardboard I wished she would have not brought anything. I... More 

1 Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
American, Bar, Barbecue
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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

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