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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (311 reviews)
“bbq beans” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are there for lunch its best to be there early. Parking is tough so you may have to drive around a little. Seating is plentiful they are just usually busy. Food was good, I could have used a little more brisket on my...More

Thank Yourluckyday
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wait is always long, but always worth it! We took the risk of the long wait even with four small children because we knew the food would not disappoint and we wanted our children to experience the iconic scenery. We were told 30 minutes...More

Thank amyeG6376AT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have eaten here many times! Best BBQ around. The food is wonderful, the music is great and the service is always quick! A must do in Syracuse.

Thank amy h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like barbeque, then you will love Dinosaur!!! It is one of my favorite places to eat. Be prepared to wait, but it is worth every minute of your wait!!! Enjoy!!

Thank KA1109
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a biker bar bbq joint with decent food and often good music in the late evening. Service is usually quick but I think the quality isn’t what it used to be. Often get dried out meat lately.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend (Syracuse alum) told me that we HAD to eat at the Dinosaur BBQ when we visited our granddaughter at Syracuse! She was absolutely correct! We came on a Saturday night when neither the football or basketball teams were at home, so we didn’t...More

Thank muffinAvon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to wait to be seated and it's worth it. Great ambiance, love the place, love the food. The ribs and cajun corn is the best.

Thank jackiegJ4384UJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at just the right time or expect to wait but it would be worth it. The atmosphere of this place is awesome and fun to be in. The food was great and definitely worth going back again. I had a bloody Mary...More

Thank Carissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at this restaurant after reading reviews of it. We loved it! The decor is funky, the staff very friendly, service was quick, and the pulled pork was out of this world! Easy to get to, parking on the street was plentiful. Would go...More

Thank Linette B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best BBQ around! Never a bad meal or experience at Dino BBQ. Love the live music and cold beer. It is ALWAYS packed so expect to wait for a table. Worth it!

Thank 73allison
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Jennifer M
22 August 2018|
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Response from KingstonDinersClub | Reviewed this property |
Nope, it’s as casual as it comes
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
US$8 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-476-4937
At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, fresh, homemade, and high-quality aren't just catchwords, they're our foundation. Our commitment to food quality and genuine hospitality is unyielding and intense. We pride ourselves on our loyal guests, employees, and being a great place to have fun and while sampling some of the best bar-b-que in the country. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern bar-b-que, but there are other influences that shape our flavors and give our food its own distinctive character. That's one of the secrets of great bar-b-que -- staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature.Join us for live music starting at 8pm Monday-Thursday and 10pm on Friday & Saturday. Times may start later due to dining volume.We offer catering for large and small parties. We provide full customization to ensure your party is a swinging success. We make it easy so you don't have to sweat the details.
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