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Taps: 21 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
246 W Willow St
phone: (315) 476-4937
(Place added by: beernbbq)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Billolick:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
I love this place for the top quality BBQ. If youre anywhere near Syracuse or Rochester, NY and you enjoy quality BBQ, this is a must try location. Lots of Bikers and Biker chicks add to the athmosphere. Tons of Blues stuff on the walls. They sell a great line of hot sauces and spices, as well as a fun cook book. Bar is crowded and lively, with many folks eating their feast at the bar. Decent brews, nothing amazing, but several that will go well with your food. Don't miss this place if you are in the area.
04-23-2004 00:18:03 |
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More by bsm80x
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Dinosaur's was the first serious barbeque restaurant I had visited. I have returned on two occasions and they have yet to let me down.
Great beer selection to go through as you wait for your table. Fell in love with a california IPA whihc came home via growler.
The food is outstanding. Damn good ribs. Smoked chicken wings with a great slightly firey rub must be enjoyed. Pulled pork was divine. Sides were great. Do the fried green tomatoes
It's well worth the 30 to 75 minute wait to eat here.
06-06-2013 02:25:24 |
More by jaz58
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
One of the reasons I make trips to Syracuse, Dinosaur never seems to disappoint me when I stop in.
I have never been when the place hasn't been hopping, and the crowd ranges from little old church ladies to hard looking bikers. Way too much fun!
Dinosaur has a decent beer selection. They have a couple of house brands in conjunction with Middle Ages Brewing Co.
They boast 22 taps and over 50 bottles available and some of their selections include Founders, Southern Tier and Lagunitas.
The prices for pints are reasonable, $4.50-$5.50 for 16 oz. The first time I went in I forgot I was in the US and the bartender gently reminded me I would get 4 oz less...but that I would save about $3.
Of course, one does not go to Dinosaur for the beer, it just happens to be a nice ride along. The food is the reason one goes, and it usually never disappoints. The ribs are delicious, the chicken is moist, and the brisket and pulled pork are amazing.
The sides...ah, the sides. Mac and Cheese that is fantastic, and BBQ beans with huge pieces of pulled pork!
There are always great specials available too.
The ambiance is well...sort of biker joint. It is in a rather blah part of town, and not exactly a tourist area. But, that doesn't matter once you have had the food.
Trust me...if you are in Syracuse, you should try Dinosaur.
05-08-2013 17:46:16 |
More by polloenfuego
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Finally made it over to the Dinosaur tonight after several business trips up here, it was worth the trip, didn't blow me away, but was worth the trip.
First off, if you're in town, it's worth checking out, not my first choice, but worth the stop. It reminds me of a Texas style BBQ pit on the inside, nothing fancy, very casual, laid back, and good rock-n-roll and blues piped in over the house system.
If you're going here, you are not there for the stellar beer selection, but for the food. That being said, I went in with no expectations and was stoked to find Southern Tier 2XIPA on tap, and finished with a bottle of Middle Ages Dragon Slayer and a snifter, I was happy. The rest of the tap selections weren't setting the world on fire, but again, we're there for the food, not the beer.
I had the Pork and Brisket plate, mashed "taters", and corn. I was actually a little disappointed with the meal, sorry to say. It came out super fast (less than five minutes after ordering), but it was "warm", and not hot. The brisket was tender enough to cut with a fork and the pork was pretty good, but dry. I sat at the bar and the bartenders were very attentive.
09-13-2011 02:37:57 |
More by jzeilinger
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Dino bar-b-que is a little hole in the wall that is worth an hour drive from Ithaca to wait another hour to eat. It also has a ton of bikes parked outside, and normally the bouncers are bikers. The vibe is neat, but it is always too packed and hectic as a bar. Haven't made any friends there either.
This place is jam packed. Every day, no matter what time you go. It is an institution in New York, and for good reason. The BBQ is amazing. You can smell the smoker from down the street. The meat smells great, looks great, and is delicious. I like it more than the southern BBQ I've tried on trips down south. The sides are all great too.
The bar is fairly small, with standing room and maybe 20 stools. It is also packed with waiting customers. When it is warm outside (for 3 weeks a year) there are pic-nic tables to drink at. I've had great service from a waitress in the bar on a particularly long wait. She got my order without me having to go to the bar, and despite being slammed, she stopped and suggested and described a few beers to another member of my party.
The selection has some macros and then a bunch of local beers on tap. Lots of stuff from Middle ages, which is great, some stuff from Empire, and a few from other NY breweries. They even have some limited stuff from Middle ages when they can. The beer selection is solid, but not great. I would not go to Dino unless you want some BBQ with your beer. If you like BBQ at all though, this is well worth your time.
05-26-2011 00:23:33 |
More by Hojaminbag
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here for dinner the other night based on reviews I read on this site. The place was pretty easy to find and we found a parking spot right out front. They have a take-out area and a main eat-in area. They had about 25 different beers on draft, which included 5-7 of the usual suspects like coors/bud/miller. But they also had 15 or solid craft beers and a few seasonals. When I was there they even had Southern Tier PumKing on tap.. for 4.50$ for a pint - which is pretty reasonable. They also offer flights of beer, where you can try 4 different 4oz glasses of beer for 5.00$. The food was above average and the service was fast - perhaps a little too fast. If you decide to visit, I'd recommend ordering your food after you have a few drinks. Our meals arrived at almost the same time as my first beer.
11-22-2010 13:40:07 |
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