Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinobbq.com/
  • Phone: 3474297030x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn
When you're serious about your Bar-B-Que. Featuring award-winning Southern-Style Pit Smoked BBQ, Local & Regional Craft Beers and late night dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (164)neighborhood gem (110)kid-friendly (107)fit for foodies (88)hot spot (86)great for lunch (79)late-night find (51)great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (49)vibrant bar scene (45)great for brunch (28)romantic (4)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Outstanding BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food and great for groups. Only complaint was that our waitress disappeared for a large chunk of time???!!! Also I had told the maître de that we were celebrating something and he was going to tell waitress- did not happen. They need to get their act together
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I made a reveravation for 6 to celebrate my husband birthday. We were running late but when we got there they seated us right away. The food was awesome, serives was excellent & the drinks was amazing.. Would be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went here after talking about it for months. Couldn't get a late reservation so arrived early - around 5. Plenty of tables. All of us / we were 4 people- totally enjoyed all we are. Split the boiled shrimp appetizer and each had a different 3 meat meal with 2 sides. Ribs, pork, brisket and chicken were great as were the sides. We live in Staten Island but would go back there again mmm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Awesome Bbq, music, and great energy...if you are craving for some southern food...highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dino-rifict!!!
    rainebkny
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was not what I Expected from a BBQ joint it was better. Everything was great. Live music too. Date friendly and kid friendly too...ln the daytime though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ done right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A big, rollicking firehouse atmosphere, tables large enough to accommodate the big groups and families that seemed to be a major part of the clientele, great beer selection and a wider selection of menu choices than most BBQ joints. Wonderfully quick and cheerful service -- our server took our entire complex order by memory, and got it exactly right. And maybe best of all, a delightfuly diverse crowd. The BBQ maybe wasn't quite up to Fette Sau, but on the other hand you could go in and get served and eat, which is a big plus in my book.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sonia
    Smiley
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Amazing BBQ. Overall. Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun, Rustic, but make a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a great time at Dino! A popular place on Friday night, walk-ins were waiting 30-40 minutes, but our reservation got us right in to sit. Crowd was boisterous, but we were still able to hear each other talk. Server was really great, especially trying to find just the right beer for us. Our three shared appetizers, deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes and pork sliders, were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their barbeque dishes. When we left, a huge crowd waited outside to get in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Awesome BBQ. Great sides (try the fried green tomatoes). Amazing brisket, melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended!
    Benny
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I use to dinosaur bbq in differents places , but this pne is catastrophic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best BBQ joint in Brooklyn.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I made a reservation for my wife birthday celebration and it was awesome. The service was great and the food was the best. I have never had BBQ brisket and ribs that taste so good. The meat just fall off bone. My wife was surprised and enjoyed ever bit of it. Wow! Please go and check it out. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nasty ribs
    GoodFoodOnly
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ribs here suck. They were dry, tough, and chewy. Did not fall off the bone as they should. They gave me a stomach ache. They weren't even hot. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad, but not overly wowed
    Kymberella281
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My review may be dependent on the fact that I only had a pulled pork sandwich and didn't go all out for the BBQ platters. I did appreciate that the service was fast and friendly, which was ideal since we had to get to a concert at the Barclays Center afterwards. Neat little find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun food!
    SexyDiners
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always a fun time!!! The appetizers are delicious. We order brisket, ribs and chicken. So yummy!!! Donkey Punch is the best drink. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ
    DLBL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Some of the best Q you'll find in NYC. Service was decent & food came out fast. They don't rush you. Very nice craft beer list. Reservations is the way to go, table was ready right on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eat
    Phoenixluvs2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First impressions are everything. With that said the hostess was a bit rude. Which had me feeling as though this is how the rest of the staff is. Thank goodness that wasn't the case. The service was pretty good once we got over that hiccup with the hostess. Now, to the food. I ordered the combination (pick 3) with St.Louis. ribs, brisket and spicy drunken shrimp. My sides were BBQ beans and collard greens. All I have to say is I had a foodgasm! Everything I ate was flavorful and we'll cooked. I don't really eat everyone's greens... Dinosaur BBQ did the greens justice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum yum yum
    patsview
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the food is off the charts good. this is the best barbecue i have ever had. the portions are huge. i had leftovers for 2 more mails. the brisket is so yummy. i have special needs and they made me feel very comfortable. the service is also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    Naomi39
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and with plenty of spice. The menu's variety was great. Love the Fried Green Tomatoes. Wish I would have ordered them as an appetizer. The staff was very friendly and they make you feel welcome once you enter the restaurant. Thats really good for business. I highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks for a a lovely lunch/dinner for me and my mother hanging out on a Saturday Afternoon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ RIBS AND CHICKEN
    Marianne
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We as a group of 6 celebrated my husband dinner here at Dinosaur BBQ in Brooklyn. First off the appetizers are great. The food is great! The waiter/waitress service was great and attentive. The great thing is they didn't hover over you every second, which I very much love in a restaurant. You don't feel you have to eat and be rushed out. You get to enjoy your meal without being bother so much. Definitely great decor. I would definitely recommend all of my family and friends to go to Dinosaur BBQ in Brooklyn! Come one come all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ in Great Space
    ngleeVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dinosaur BBQ took over an old industrial building and kitsched it out with Americana, but nicely so, creating a large, bustling spot to chow down some decent cue. The pulled pork sandwich was dry rather than moist. The meat fell off the bones of the ribs and was tasty - the beef brisket was terrific with just enough fat to keep it moist and delicious. The black-eyed peas were overcooked for my tastes, but I understand some people prefer it this way. Having spent some time in Quebec, we were anxious to try their version of poutine - not quite the same, but tasty nevertheless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your money.
    BklynFoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you like your food overcooked and smothered in BBQ sauce this is the place for you. We were lucky we had reservations so there was very little wait, (thank God). There were people waiting for over an hour without reservations. I heard a lot of good thing about Dinosaur BBQ that's why we tried it, we will not be returning.
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  • Lives up to Dino name
    McmasterT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Finally got to the Brooklyn Dino and was not disappointed. Went to school at Syracuse so have long loved this BBQ and this location was great. Sad not to see Syracuse salt potatoes on the menu but I understand them mixing things up from location to location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ in NYC???
    BBQ4life
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When I heard about dinosaur BBQ, I said to my wife "there's no way I'm wasting one of my precious vacation meals on anything less than perfect." After she threatened divorce, I caved and went with her to dinosaur BBQ. I've had a lot of BBQ in my day and this was at the top of the list. The flavors and seasoning were absolutely perfect. The staff was friendly and the service was fast. I now find myself telling people that I would go back to NYC just for the BBQ! I'll be recommending dinosaur BBQ well before any of the thousands of tourist attractions in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parris
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really had a good time. Food was well seasoned. Atmosphere was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooooo disappointed!
    BKDinoDisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've visited other Dinosaur locations and loved it! So when it showed up a mile from our home, we were so excited.... Were. The food was not even close to being as delicious as it's counterparts. We left uneaten dishes and did not want to take anything home! And the Mac n cheese.... What did you DO to it? :o( The ribs and chicken were DRY! The waitress we had was lovely. Host was welcoming. Noise level was fine. The atmosphere was a scaled down version of the other location. We were so disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delicious restaurant!
    SteveDigard
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We are french, and we had love the ambiance and the burgers! French fries are perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Lovers For Sure...
    CoachGreene
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Been to the Harlem location before and BKY was true to form. These guys do the meet very well. Great flavor, Pork or chicken…pure smoke and a range of tasty sauces. But the rest is lacking. Salty over flavored mac and cheese. Greens that cheat with smoked turkey in stead of pork and taste like. And, dirt cornbread. Additionally, if you are in a large group, expect to wait on slow service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch at Dino BBQ
    Hartsie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were a party of 22, dining at lunchtime on Labor Day. I called to make reservations ahead of time but knew it would be tough to seat us together. The manager Joshua came through awesomely and set us up along one wall. The food arrived surprising fast (we were advised to order family style, so that helped) and everything was delicious!! The pulled pork was amazing, as well as the mac n cheese. It didn't take long for the mounds of food to disappear. The service was top notch for taking care of such a large group on a busy holiday. Thank you to Joshua, Cory and the staff at Dino BBQ Brooklyn for a wonderful birthday lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A diamond in the ruff
    Foxy2154
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First of all they were very courteous. 4 of the people in my party were late and they still held my reservation. The waitress was attentive and professional. All around great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall off the Bone Ribs
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great tasting chickens and ribs...fall off the bone tender. Not a fancy place but the food and service was very good. Seems like a good place to go with a group. NAD
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More Bresd Than Meat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Both my guest and my meal we consider as fillers. There's more bread than meats. But the ambient was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best BBQ New York
    spelevinken
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Fantastic food in a nice enviroment. Friendly staff and excellent service. Love BBQ and this was on the top of my BBQ list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Leen
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For the first time it was great.Food was great and the service wAs awesome.A place where you can dress casual and relax
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    NYTravelista1208
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you love BBQ food, this is definitely the place to go. The ribs, chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, Mac & cheese, and the mashed potatoes were delicious! Would definitely go again and recommend to a friend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome BBQ food + drinks
    Chanthony
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was amazing as usual! The 4 of us shared a relatively small table but it was large enough to hold the Family Style BBQ order which comes on a large platter, plus 3 sides. The Mac and cheese is a must get.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ!
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This location opened about one year ago, and it was much easier to get a reservation for this location than the Harlem spot. 50 min from Manhattan Valley we were sitting down to the sweetheart deal. Yum. Great deal but next time we will just get 1/2 rack. Too much to eat. Very good St. Luois style ribs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BARNES
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been here several times and it's always good, except this time. We asked specifically for the appetizers to come out before the food, we were disappointed when they came out 15 minutes AFTER our entrées, which were luke warm at best. Two of the guys in my group including myself were missing their sides, one of the guys got it after he finished his meal and my mashed potatoes never made it to the table. Food was bland on this particular night. Our waitress was MIA for the majority of the night. Usually this place is really good and the service is usually not this bad. Everyone is allowed an off night I suppose.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Guioel
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was so good and for such a great price! The beer selection is fantastic and the service is great and quick. The waiters really know what they're talking about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Heaven!
    LEEMO
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One word...YUMMY!!!!! Friends have been raving about the food here and I can be a bit of a sceptic at times, therefore it took me waaaay too long to try it for myself. I could kick myself! I will definitely be a repeat customer and often!! lovedit.com
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome food ehhh service
    chocomartini
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    But who goes to a bbq place for good service right? Decent beer list, pulled for to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.