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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
+1 585-325-9127
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been going to the Dinosaur for years and have always enjoyed it. But we went Saturday for lunch and were disappointed. We ordered pork nachos and not only were they burnt, there was hardly any pork on them. Very measly portion compared to orders in the past-hardly anything on them. Come on guys, don't go downhill!

Thank Catgirl211
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good BBQ. Be sure to get there early so that you can get a seat. Plenty of choices. Delicious sides. Love the Brisket Reuben!

Thank jelliott6107
Geneva, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Look, I *like* the Dino. It's a true Upstate treasure. The food is good. But if we're going to be really honest, it's not *great* like everybody seems to be saying. First, the bbq itself is pretty decent. But almost every meat selection I've tried over the years has been really dried out, and required a huge helping of their... More 

Thank metsno1
Rochester, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place great atmosphere . The food had good portions and everything was fresh. I would recommend it again

Thank zocjohnson
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunch on a snowy day, great seats overlooking the Genesee River. Ribs Great, Pulled Pork Great, Beer selection Great, Oh yeah, the Turkey Neck Collard Greens Great. Did I miss anything?

Thank Mike D
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great food with a combo of simple selection to some that are creations of the dinosaur and they have teir own cook book fun atmosphere music certain nights only negative hard to find a parking spot also have pick up availble

Thank lou142017
Sherburne, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A.W.E.S.O.M.E, awesome, awesome, awsome. A must try when in the area. If they are busy, then just order from the take out counter.

Thank cburk2017
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinosaur is a Rochester favorite. Locals and visitors love this place and for good reason. Get some Ribs or Pulled pork and you will have a happy stomach.

Thank Doug D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whats not to like ... The service and food is great. Its a great place to meet for lunch, dinner or before an event down town with friends...

Thank 467pattyw
Dublin, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So good! I had heard great things about this joint and it did not disappoint! We had a sampler of many things - ribs, brisket, sausage, all were great. The macaroni and cheese hot side was incredible, cheesy and spicy. Paired it up with a flight of beer and it was the perfect meal. One step further, had to try... More 

Thank Michelle D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, View
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-325-9127

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