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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” (256 reviews)
“bbq beans” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to dinosaur for lunch one day last week had a sandwich and a salad was $18 way too much for lunch the food isn't that great and way overpriced will never go back again

Thank Donald D
Reviewed yesterday

This is the place to go in Syracuse for BAR- B- QUE. The food is great, the service is outstanding and the ambiance is interesting.

Thank SeamusOmaoflhbhail
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hands down, some of the best BBQ I have ever tried. In fact, ate there for lunch the first time and came back for dinner so I could have a brew with my BBQ.

Thank Realtreehunt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent food, great service, good value. I liked it that they don't overwhelm the food with cooking sauce (though there is enough to give it a barbecue flavor) but they provide a selection of their own sauces to add yourself. So you can make it...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't really expect great BBQ in Syracuse but this is one of the best BBQs I've been to. The brisket and ribs are all top-notch, plus great sides. Sometimes the wait is a pain but hey...

Thank CrosbyChi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had reservations for fathers day.. well just because its fathers day! This makes the 3rd visit to dinosaur BBQ. They do it right.. live music... great service and the buffet was awesome. Pork ribs, beef brisket pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and dessert. We...More

Thank ALPH2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love barbecue you must stop here if you are in Syracuse. The pork, chicken, beef, and ribs are incredible. Even great for a vegetarian. It's a great place indoors or outdoors.

Thank MMSS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time there, and I was eager to try it due to it being so popular, BUT there is NO parking whatsoever, I had to park almost a mile away and pray I didn't get a parking ticket. And then, the entire...More

Thank Tanner J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The extremely popular Dinosaur BBQ is a "dive" which produces some great BBQ. Our large party made sure we were there when the doors opened so we could get a spot for our group. Our server was super efficient, cheerful and willing to answer any...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been here in a few years, so this was a must stop for lunch soon as we hit town. The food and service were great. Just be aware that parking is very difficult downtown, so give yourself some time to find a parking...More

Thank MagicMatt58
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When are your busiest hours?
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
Do you take reservations?
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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