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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (280 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed yesterday

honky tonk atmosphere.. great bbq served on traditional paper ware fine bbq sauce great energetic staff.. a must stop.. usual lines waiting to get in..

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 2 days ago

best ever. take friends and guests there all the time. no place better to for a casual evening out. The beer is cold and the food is great and it well worth the wait if there is a line

Thank mark n
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought this was the big attraction of the city. The restaurant was noisy and the service was horrible. The waitress was rude. The food was good, but not great as expected.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smokey brisket. Huge plate of Nachos. Nice beer selection. I wanted to hang out at the bar for hours. Pay parking on the street or a nearby lot.

Thank jbonk10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To me...it was mediocre bbq. We are from down south, of course the BBQ is different depending on the locations but this wasn’t all that great. I have had much better. I did have great service. And the atmosphere was really good. But nothing was...More

Thank Nonyamycele R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A destination when I’m in Syracuse. Excellent food, cold beer, great atmosphere, and service. They do BBQ right!

Thank GregLongo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic BarBQ. Great sauce. Get the deviled eggs and then jump into the Barbecue. Rustic large hopping bar with activity. Smells are southern cue. Great bartenders and servers. Take home some smokey combos with all the sides.

Thank annhW1123AF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always crowded, always delicious, always worth it! Gabriel Iglesias was at the table next to us this time 🤗

Thank Shana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Order the wings! And everything else too! The food is fresh and oh so good! The only downside is there is always a wait and no place to wait except outside. Which is a problem when it is winter or raining.

1  Thank Veperr321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to stop based upon TA reviews and local recommendations. Service was good but we had mixed results. The fried green tomatoes were awesome. The shrimp was good as well. The brisket was not lean as promised. However the ribs were quite good and the...More

Thank Edelan
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Questions & Answers
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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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