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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

) #2 of 550 Restaurants in Syracuse €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
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” (264 reviews)
“bbq beans” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way through Syracuse. The barbecue is some of the best you can get in NY state. Loved the ribs and the brisket. We were accidentally given shrimp but they had kick and the mistake was appreciated. Mac n Cheese is...More

Thank Ghiatrain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on our way to Oswego where we were working for the week. The place was packed, we only waited 15 minutes for a table. Service and food was excellent as always. We have been to both locations and we keep going...More

Thank bltc1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with another family. We were a very large party and they handled us great. We got in right away and our food arrived quickly. The service was great and the food was awesome as always. Never disappointed when we go there.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to try this restaurant for years now, but we always go through Syracuse without stopping, from now on we will have to stop every time we go by! We started with the sampler appetizers, they were very good especially the wings.... we also...More

Thank Mouette101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like barbecue food and biker bars you have found your place. Cool vibe. At night great blues music. Check it out.

Thank theholsteins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so delicious that there is always a wait to get in. They offer outdoor seating if you are so inclined. Worth the wait.

Thank dmlsol1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are hungry and want incredible BBQ, this is your spot. We had to wait nearly an hour and it was so worth it (having beers at the bar helped the wait). The brisket and ribs are as good as any I have had...More

Thank BaldAndHappy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dino is overrated imo. I'm from the Memphis, TN area so I know BBQ. It's decent, but overpriced and overhyped imo. Service was good, place was packed, the food was overpriced and nothing special, I can say I've been but I'll go to Limp Lizard...More

Thank garyrZ5086RA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pulled pork sandwich southern style , and ribs. Everything was served quickly and tasted great. A little noisy but that's just part of the atmosphere.

Thank Brandy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinosaur BBQ is probably one of the only places in Syracuse where I have visited on different nights of the week, different seasons, different times of the day and IT DOES NOT WAVER. The food is always spot on amazing. From the drunken shrimp to...More

Thank dollface1717
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10 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, Breakfast, 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
Groups, Bar Scene, 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
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