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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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“brisket” (259 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (114 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Here's the thing... almost every time I go to one of those "must go"-type restaurants? I'm at least somewhat let down. A place rarely ever lives up to the hype. Dinosaur Bar-b-Que is a Syracuse staple, and I've been a number of times over the...More

Thank tiggyvashti7
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch and left stuffed. The briscuit sandwich was excellent. The mashed potatoes and gravy tasted delicious. This was my first visit but won't be my last.

Thank LikesItHot01
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Awesome atmosphere Great food and good times. I love the rock and roll feel of the place and took our friends from out of town and they loved it! So if you are looking for authentic Good BBQ this is for you!

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I loved the décor and our waitress was so nice. I went on a Friday for a late lunch, the bar was fairly busy but it was easy to get a table. I ordered a pick two combo of chicken and brisket with two sides....More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Delicious, unique, mouth watering, large portions, great service. You need to eat at Dinosaur when visiting Syracuse.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Food is delicious, staff is great, fun place to eat. Take out or eat in. Catering menu is terrific. Everyone loves Dinosaur Bar B Que

Thank Kelley F
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We've been going to the Dinosaur for years and it never fails to please. Lots of choices and great food and home made side!! One caution...they can be very busy and wait times can be fairly long. In the summer, they have a sitting area...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Park in the lot across the street have a drink while you wait for a table and take in the scenery. Its loud its busy the food is the bench mark for Bar-B-Q in the Syracuse area. The bands are always good if you get...More

Thank dash4006
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We have eaten here quite a few times and its all been good. Gets crowded but if you wait a bit you'll get seated quick. I always get the ribs and they are awesome, meat falls right off the bone plus the BBQ sauce is...More

Thank mia3152015
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great BBQ joint, relaxed feel always busy. Fantasdtic beer selection. Great live music joint as well

Thank James D
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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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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