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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

) #2 of 543 Restaurants in Syracuse €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Barbecue
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
+1 315-476-4937
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (254 reviews)
“bbq beans” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick turnaround time, less than 15 min for our meals to arrive, even with the crowds Food is good, not amazing. We go for the experience more than the food. A good place to experience

Thank hdogiakis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we had to wait quite a while to get a table, it was well worth it! Delicious barbecue, large selection on the menu, food was hot and it came quickly. The place was very crowded but little wonder, since everything was so reasonably priced...More

Thank Lisa34543
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun place for great BBQ. Strongly recommend the ribs. No baby back ribs here but you won't miss them the St Louis style ribs are tender and have a great bark of smoke taste.

Thank LGTony
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't even consider going elsewhere if it's BBQ your after Arrive hungry and leave FULL Prices are reasonable and staff great can be busy so expect a short delay

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is very good,however,due to the location,parking can sometimes be an issue,but,the food is well worth the sometimes inconvenience. The atmosphere is casual, waitress are friendly.If you come at lunch time, be prepared for a wait

Thank sandy c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Noisy, popular and serves just good eats of barbeque. If you want a filling meal with all your favorites this is the place to be. Service was fantastic, and in spite of being graduation weekend, we were seated as within 15 minutes.

Thank Leonore1005
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reasonable price and fun atmosphere! Dinosaur is definitely a place to visit with friends and savor a perfect BBQ. Even the deviled eggs were fantastic! Recommended for sure!

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

My hometown BBQ joint - it doesn't get any better than Dino BBQ! The pulled pork, the brisket, the fish, the mac n cheese... there is no wrong decision here. Belly up to the bar, enjoy some live music and stay a while. Dino is...More

Thank cookcamera
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really great BBQ restaurant - some of the best collard greens I have ever had - if you are a BBQ fan great place to go

Thank lesliegb2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this place. If you're coming to Syracuse its a must stop. One of the originals! Great BBQ and Great Fun In the summer time they have an outdoor seating area that incredibly relaxing.... and a lot quieter!!!!

Thank UpstateFoodie2
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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
  • E-mail