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Dinosaur Bar-B-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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377 River Street, Troy, NY
+1 518-308-0400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner with my family at Dinosaur BBQ on a busy Saturday evening. We were able to get a table after a short wait time. The server (Nick) was very nice and courteous. He even brought some Mac N Cheese for my daughter to try, because she wasn't sure if she wanted to order it. I don't remember the last... More 

Thank Josh S
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Selected a 3-meat combo to get a chance to try several meats. The BBQ sauce was good, the meets tasty, but the sides were not really up to snuff. Curry cauliflower was the side of the day (unusual), but had too much curry. The mashed potatoes were dry.

Thank DragonLady13
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped into Troy D-Saur before seeing an evening show in Troy. I've been to other D-Saur's, so knew the menu and what to expect. Wasn't let down. My combo plate of ribs and pulled pork was awesome. The fried green tomatoes were great; our waitress served them with blue cheese along with their typical ranch dressing - I think I... More 

Thank Long_time_local
Madison, Connecticut
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not heard of the Dino BBQ until I was just leaving to head up to Lake Placid. Someone from work recommended it, so I stopped on my way and sat at the bar. Had a great lunch with a beer. I had one of the daily specials which mixed a couple smoked meats. It was great, and I... More 

Thank Rob M
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold beer, Good food, Friendly service. Looking forward to the next visit. Large portions at a good price this place has it. It does help to like barbeque and beer and waitstaff. Life is good.

Thank Russell C
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service started off poor, but the waitress really redeemed herself and made it a solid atmosphere. My issue is that this site and the restaurant hype this place as the best restaurant in Troy and "the best BBQ in America according to GMA." Being from the Missouri, I was excited but cautiously optimistic. The food came out quick and... More 

Thank Jackson H
Saugerties, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spend most of my Spring, Summer and Fall with a group of nutty Bikers. We do BBQ. If we are on the bikes, BBQ is on the menu! This place is overall Our FAVORITE BBQ in the Tri State Area if not the entire North East! Atmosphere is great. Staff is always fun and friendly! And the BBQ is... More 

Thank import1
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As my boyfriend and I were leaving Troy to go back home we stopped at dinosaur bar-b-que and had a great meal wasn't to busy would come back with warmer weather. Casey was a great waitress and it was a really great environment.

Thank Nicole P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like this place a lot. Great BBQ. Great bar. Very consistent huge portions. Beef brisket and a micro brew beer is all you need. Have been to this place meany times very consistent . Fun place all around. Great for kids and families.

Thank TAVR1
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here before dropping my son at RPI. The chicken was absolutely wonderful - moist and tender, most amazing. Worth a stop if you are in the area - would love to come back in the evening and have a few beers.

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 River Street, Troy, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-308-0400
phone number is: 518-308-0400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?