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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 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in downtown Rochester and if you enjoy BBQ, don't miss this spot. Had wings as an appetizer and a brisket sandwich. Gluten free dessert was wonderful. Service from Rene was exceptional.

Thank Ray M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love real smoke BBQ this is the place for you! Many places say they have the best BBQ however I can say this place is the TRUTH! The color of the bark from the smoke is all the way through the meat. The sides are great. The deserts are wonderful. They also have live entertainment. Be prepared to... More 

Thank Queen411
Rochester, New York
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342 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is very very good so that makes it very crowded. A real institution here in Western NY. Wait times on a busy night can take more than an hour but the food is well worth it.

Thank TheTravelPirate
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you aren't into BBQ, you probably won't want to eat here. If you're into BBQ, it's amongst the best. We often use Dinosaur when we cater at home also. There are a wide variety of selections and the portions are generous.

Thank Mike G
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is located right on the bridge with great views. The food had fantastic BBQ . Cannot say enough about how good the food was so you just have to visit. The staff were friendly and just fun.

Thank skaszab2016
New York
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious barbecue anything! We love the nachos with chili and cheese. It isn't on the menu- but the servers know which one it is. HUGE AND DELICIOUS!! I would have given it a 5 star rating if the wait wasn't so long all the time, and if parking was more readily available. But after getting beyond those two points.....not to... More 

Thank eml562015
New Hampshire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so much about this place! It was on point! Best ribs! The service is quick and friendly. We have gone back several time. Do make reservations it's always pack. This is a must do!

Thank izzy8891
Alexandria, Virginia
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277 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just met up with my cousin after doing genealogic research next door at the Rundel Memorial Building, part of the Rochester Public Library. She ordered the swag sampler plate for one, and I ordered the five piece original fried green tomatoes. I also ordered a cider and she had a soft drink. Fast, efficient and friendly service. We parked... More 

Thank dcr1837
Rochester, New York, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ribs are the best in town. All the food is good including the sides. Prices are modest. My only complaint is that the noise level is deafening. Forget trying to converse with your dining companions.

Thank Dave H
Fleurus, Belgium
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food. Two problems there: the long queue. So you will have to wait in the noisy bar, parking around are far away.

Thank 681gunthers

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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, 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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?