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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dino bbq is a must have when in the ROC.. Bring everyone here from clients to out of town guests! The bomb! & great live music most nights

Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent staff, service, and food. Great American place for the Forth of July weekend. Ribs and sides all exceeded expectations.

Thank Joe T
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can not go wrong !!! Good food, big quantity, excellent flavor, and wild atmosphere. The parking can sometimes be rough especially in the winter--excellent place for dining !!!!

Thank johnC5005ZK
Rochester, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We eat at Dinosaur at least 4 times a year Younger son has to go there when he come home from NYC. Older son like to go there for his birthday

Thank johnme216
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's been several years since we had Dinosaur BBQ. I was so excited to receive gift cards for Christmas. My husband doesn't like eating anything he didn't cook. So I was super excited. It really wasn't as great as I remember. The fried green tomatoes were awesome but that was it. The greens and mac & cheese were blah. The... More 

Thank Pamr7777NY
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the pulled pork and the corn bread melts in your mouth with a touch of honey. Can't beat the music and the motorcycles lining the street add to the atmosphere,

Thank vacationgirl03032014
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been here so often I can't count but we are always happy to eat here. Our favourite is the brisket and the corn bread. Often there is good blues music as well. We have been here as a couple, with friends and with work functions. It's always a good time.

Thank verifind
Rochester, New York
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heading to the theater for a show and eating at the Dinosaur is a must. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our waitress, Maria, remembered us, greeted us as "old" friends and has one of the most warm welcoming smiles. As always, she was prompt bringing our drinks and just the amount of time to decide and returned for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dined here with my son's volleyball club at a recent tournament. We thought we were being smart, and thought that it would be no problem getting seating for 25-30 people at 4:30 in the afternoon (trying to beat the dinner rush) - boy, were we wrong! This place was already jammed! The place has a nice bar, with 25ish different... More 

Piqua, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We started visiting the Dinosaur over 20 years ago when our convention transferred to Rochester. Each year it is on our list for 1 night of dining. The atmosphere , the staff, the food are all what you hope to find when eating out. Call ahead because if you don't , the wait could be longgggg. Ribs and brisket !!... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?