Dinosaur Bar-B-Que | Syracuse, New York
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Exceptional based on 18 ratings
Type: Restaurant

246 West Willow Street
Syracuse, New York United States 13202 [ print map ]
315 476 4937


Mayor: artmcd8 (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 20+

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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Middle Ages Dino Smoked Porter , Middle Ages Ape Hanger Ale 37
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18 reviews for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  74%
 Selection  57%
 Food  86%
 Value  76%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (110) Near Buffalo, New York | May 10, 2014
Came here one night to find grub, and a few beers. Place was packed but we only waitied like 20 minutes for a table for 5. BBQ food was really good, beer selection was pretty decent. Our server was good, really no complaints.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186  (159) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
Visited; 6-3-12 A: Atmosphere is decent, not uptight by any means with a nice low key vibe. Q: They have some decent taps and bottles, I settled on a Roc Brewing Golden Pale Ale but it was a miss...but thats my fault for picking something new. S: Service everytime I go there is very attentive, even when they are busy, they seem to have a good handle on things, orders paced promptly and food arrives in a good amount of time. S: They have a great selection of taps and bottles with a vast variety of styles, not bunched up on anything specific. F: Decent, nice smokey flavor on the BBQ, good selection of sauces. I had the Smoked Pulled Pork which was well cooked, nice smokey flavor and sides were killer, the mac and cheese was a nice change. V: Two Adults, One Child, Several Beers came out just under $40. Overall, I come to Dinosur for the food and the craft beers are just a nice addition to a great place to eat.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8  (82) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 23, 2013
Stopped here on my way home from Montreal. Awesome place for BBQ with a great selection of beers on tap too. Definitely worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73  (64) Bellaire, Michigan | June 23, 2013
Cool joint. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 5, 2012
Fall 2010. If you can beat the crowd, or are willing to wait awhile, and youíve never been to a Dinosaur before... this place has fantastic barbeque. But, if you think you will be in the Capital area of New York, I would wait and go to the Troy location. The Syracuse location is the original, and caters toward a biker crowd. The bar is packed, the seats are all tight together, and the wait staff are often a bit curt. Now, they do say that their waitstaff are told to be that way, that it should all be about the food, but with the price of the dishes, Iíd rather like someone to be polite to me. As for the beer, they do a create your own sampler for dirt cheap, including some Dinosaur and local brews, so that is definitely worthwhile if you do get in.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
sinkhole  (7) Ottawa, Ontario | October 21, 2011
A great BBQ joint, where the ribs are the must have for a first-timer. Good blues atmosphere with a diverse clientele. Some local brews mixed in with the standard macros. Would ranked it higher if it had a better beer selection, but really the beer is secondary to the BBQ at this place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
RGDave  (28) Lebanon, New Jersey | June 9, 2011
This fantastic honky-tonk rib joint simply provides bar-b-que that is SUPERIOR to any other barbeque I have had, anywhere, and Iíve had my share. The food IS everything itís cracked up to be, at least the few dozen times I have been here. In fact, nothing comes close to the quality and flavor here - genuine, open-pit, slow-cooked goodness. And, an excellent tap list for a venue that is primarily a bbq joint - about 12 taps, with a good 6 to 8 craft beers, always a few from Ithaca Brewery and a few other locals too. Enjoy!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
GatheringBrews  (14) Derby, Vermont | October 17, 2010
On my annual trip to Syracuse on business every spring, we were recommended this place by a hotel shuttle driver; needless to say, I bought him a rack of ribs as thanks as takeaway. The beer selection is usually pretty good, though a few too many macros. The food is always excellent bbq, and weíve always had great, roadhouse service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | May 29, 2010
Great rustic atmosphere. Friendly servers. Beer selection is average to below average for a "good" beer bar. They have a few region drafts which is nice as well as a few commonplace national drafts. Beer prices are average. The BBQ is very good and worth the stop when in syracuse. Combine this with a stop to the blue tusk and you have a very memorable trip.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert  (60) Syracuse, New York | March 13, 2010
A pretty good -- if overrated -- "honkytonk juke joint" where bbq is pretty much on everything on the menu. The food is very good ... although not quite as otherwordly as some might say. The service is usually pretty quick and efficient, although you will often find bikers there who can give the place a sour vibe from time to time. The beer selection is middling at best, with mostly macros on tap. They do, however, have a few good selections (at least 3-4) at any given time that would be acceptable to any geek. Itís not the kind of place you park at for the whole night, but for dinner, you could do a heckuva lot worse.

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