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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
99 Court St.
phone: (585) 325-7090
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
In downtown rochester there is this little place we call the Dinosaur BBQ. It's basically your run of the mill biker bar with the occational band playing live blues. The food is terrific. Some of the best in the city (second only to Beale Street Cafe IMHO). I am a fan of their ribs. Those are the best in the city. There are few problems. Like clensliness. It has kind of a grungy feel to it. Like sweat and leather. If you closed your eyes you're not sure if your at the Dinosaur or trapped in a bondage movie. The service was pretty good. After the hour or so wait to get my table I was served quickly and had no problems from there on out. I love the beer. Middle Ages Wailing Wench. Good times.
01-06-2004 01:22:30 |
More by CBFanWish
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5
I love this joint. It is everything that everyone has said: biker chicks, bikers, cluttered, bustling, raucous, noisy, boisterous.
The smoking permeates downtown with a whiff of heaven, if you like meat. And meat they got. Tons of it. It's all good too.
The beer selection is superb as well; for a place that appeals to such a wide cut of the city there is precious little yellow beer. There are a great variety of beers of flavor and color from locals Middle Ages, Custom Brewcrafters, as well as macro micros such as Sams, SN, Bass, etc.
Frankly, I don't go there for the beer exclusively. It's a nice addition and balance when served with their exceptional barbeque fare.
When in either Rochester or Syracuse, go to the Dinosaur. You won't be disappointed. Go now, git on with ya!
12-09-2003 22:12:15 |
More by rugbycritic
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
I am a Dinosaur lover since a friend of mine turned me on about two years ago. I especially love the Syracuse location, which I will write about after my next visit. I will echo my fellow reviewers here, with a rave to the Wings (Smoked, Meaty, tasty sauces and a slight charcoal at the end for a perfect finish), the ribs - St. Louis, tender and falling off the bones, the pulled pork, tasty anytime. The only subpar on my most recent trip was the brisket, which is usually tender and falling apart. Beer selection is OK, with the Middle Ages Impaled Ale being my top choice. It tried the Saranac Black Forest, but it had a decidely corny taste and I sent it back. I don't know if it was the tap or the beer in this case.
The best thing about the Dino is when you get one of the more seasoned servers, as they will mix it up with you in a fun way, with the usual kibbitzy banter. I enjoy this here for the most part as it is part of what makes the place fun, but they will also give you your space if you like. I would like to see a better beer selection, but the food is why you go here. I look forward to the NYC location opening in 2004.
10-19-2003 17:43:12 |
More by beernbbq
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5
Down and dirty with a family feel is the way I would describe the place. The Dinosaur BBQ is an attraction for bikers and brokers alike. They all share a common affinity for a no frills joint with some of the tastiest meat I have ever had. Live blues just about every week, which is an added bonus. The beer is decent(a la the full bar) with some good tap selections and a mostly macro bottle selection, but beer is only an added bonus to the tremendous BBQ the Dino has. Ribs, Pulled Pork all smoked to perfection. Plus their sauces are some of the best in the country. If you want a good place to relax, drink a cold one and eat some damn good food this is the place in Rochester.
06-25-2003 11:51:34 |
More by GreatPondBrewer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Good selection of local micro draughts featuring Rohrbach, Middle Ages and Custom Brewcrafters, regional and national craft brews and some quality imports. The local CB and MA brews rotate often and include some of their seasonals as well as regular offerings. Decent selection of bottled beer. This is one lively joint. Bustling, noisy, raucous. Dinosaur is always packed so be prepared to wait for a table. Some of the best BBQ you'll find anywhere (and no, these guys didn't just jump on the BBQ joint bandwagon). It's the real deal. The smell of the hickory smokers can be detected within a half mile radius. Live blues music (national and local) every night. Consistently a quality place and definitely worth the trip.
10-20-2002 20:18:37 |
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester, NY