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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Buffalo
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Buffalo

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Buffalo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinobbq.com
  • Phone: (716) 880-1677
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Half the dining room is held open for walk-in guests.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Chippewa St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available at 65 west Tupper (corner of Tupper and Franklin) available Monday - Friday, 6:00pm - 2:00am and Saturday and Sunday, all day until 2:00am.
A word from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Buffalo
Award winning, Southern-Style Pit-Smoked BBQ featuring ribs, chicken, pork & brisket. Full bar with 20 local, regional and seasonal draft beers. Dine-In and Takeout. Open 7 days a week. Reservations taken for parties or two to 10. Half the dining room is held open for walk-in guests. We also offer free parking for our restaurant! The lot is located at 65 West Tupper (corner of Franklin and Tupper), and is available for our guests Monday thru Friday from 6pm to 2am. Saturday and Sunday all day until 2am
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved Dinosaur BBQ. Great meal, served fast and hot!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Really good food. Cool-looking place. Great service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "For Buffalo, NY this may be as good as it gets but would not survive in Kansas City. Though reported everything is made fresh on site daily, sides, particularly cornbread, seem a little processed. Service was great and very timely for a lunch hour."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I am sorry, I don't know what we expected, nothing was finger licking good. I don't know what all the hoopla was about! when I think BBQ I think saucy and tangy. There were 5 of us dining, and no one raved about anything"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Actually disappointed. Although the service was great, the food was just ok, and I was very disappointed about the lack of anything for the birthday celebration for my Mom. I had indicated that it was special occasion when I made the reservation, and when I called to add a person to our party, the hostess even volunteered' Oh, I see it's a birthday?". But when we finished dinner, the waitress knew nothing about it, and said they didn't do anything special for birthdays anyway. She did end up bringing out a piece of pie, but it was lackluster, and I would have brought a cake had I known. Also, EXTREMELY LOUD ."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It was really great. We had the ribs and they were absolutely delicious. The fries were a bit overdone; someone maybe fell asleep at the fryer. Our other sides were good. The Mac and cheese was a little on the dry side but okay. Our server was really great. We would recommend this place to all our friends, telling especially about the great and flavorful ribs."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Not too far from the bar scene in downtown Buffalo. Great place to eat, the building is an old film warehouse and looks amazing. Highly recommend the poutine and BBQ chicken wings!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent BBQ - have recommended to co-workers this morning. Originally tried the one in Syracuse but wanted my husband to experience...he LOVED it!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to all of the Dinosaur B-B-Que restaurant's in New York State and each one is unique. We were pleased to treat some friends to a wonderful evening at the new Dinosaur in Buffalo. The food was tasty and I appreciated the fact that they have a Gluten free menu. Everything was perfect, free parking, polite staff and great food. Booking our reservation on line worked out well with Open Table. We will be back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our server was great, always around but not bothersome. Food came quickly and everything was delicious. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great place, Great waiter (Jim), the Manager was friendly food was great can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is somewhat legendary in western New York. Unfortunately, the food and dining area fell far short. The half rack of ribs that I had were imbedded with small cartaledge like bone fragments. Bleych. On top of that the meat that was able to extract was dry and had no real notable flavor. Again, Bleych. Additionally, the whole place was just plain old LOUD! The food came exceptionally fast, and the server was friendly."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "First time at Dino BBQ. Food was excellent as well as the service! Will definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Dinosaur BBQ's newest location is every bit the experience their original and more established locations have achieved."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Even though we got caught in traffic / our table was still waiting! Great, attentive service, good beer list, my husband loved the spicy options of the sauces snd sides. I had the drunken shrimp / tasted liked a good crawfish boil! Very tasty! Our waiter Jimmy was amazing! Have had better baked beans at other BBQ places but the Cajun corn and zucchini and fried rice were very tasty."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great ribs with excellent sides. Will be back again! Sad that we had to pay to park due to coming before 6pm. Over all enjoyed very much!!!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food, seated promptly & server very personable"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The ribs were very good, as expected. For years we took special trips to the Rochester grab a slab as a treat. Always loved everything, even the usual wait was fun among the throngs. In Buffalo, while we were lucky to be seated immediately with plenty of open tables, the service was slow. No one came to take our drink order for at least 10 minutes. Once ordered, drinks and food were there in record time. Didn't see the waitress again until we finished our meals, stacked the plates on the tray and sat like that for at least 5 minutes. Never once asked for a refill on our drinks. I would have liked another iced tea during the meal. Noisy. Bare concrete ceiling needs to be baffled more. Sounded loud, not "energetic!""
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been to the Rochester location several times. This was our first time here. The service was great. The wait staff was very friendly. The food was delivered on time and above all it tasted like a BBQ!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had heard wonderful things about this restaurant but remained sceptical; then my in-laws came to town and we decided to check it out with the whole family. Everyone ordered something different and we each had a taste. The BBQ fried rice garnered the most acclaim, along with the melt-in-your-mouth brisket. Everything was good, and some of it was fabulously good! We will definitely be back. If you come at peak dinner hour you're guaranteed a wait. We came just before 5:00pm and there were plenty of seating options. By the time we left there were loads of folks waiting in the vestibule."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had the brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. The ribs were the best I've ever eaten. Ever. The other meats were also exceptional: the flavor of the unique meat was preserved and delectable without being overwhelmed by sauce. Absolutely excellent bar-b-que, with some decent house brews to boot!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You have to try it once--drawback is parking--this would keep me from coming back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My reservation didn't help me get my table in time, order was wrong, but whole meal was comp'd. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Dinner was great. The kids menu was great value! My only complaint is I made note that I needed a high chair in my reservation. When I arrived they had me in a booth that was not highchair friendly. When I asked for a different table for a high chair, the hostess showed a little bit of annoyance which put me off. My server was great and so was our food. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Went for a late lunch/early dinner on the 4th. Our server was very friendly, and helpful. Food was very good as always."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Well Dinosaur, you've managed to impress again. Not only was the service quick and friendly...the food was great too. The cold smoked ribeye with choice of chimichurri or cook's butter was a great Custom 'Que. Hopefully that can remain on the menu because it was great. Totally love the smoked wings also. That garlic chipotle sauce was perfect- really good flavor and some nice heat. All in all, a great way to celebrate a birthday."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food and waitress service. Very long wait for food after ordering (standard menu items)- over an hour wait. Will try to go back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Brought the gamg from work--great day to enjoy lunch on the patio! Service was fast an attentive and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We waited 15 minutes each time we asked for refills on drinks. Our appetizer was a pool of cheese and chili, which was fairly disgusting, instead of nachos. The noise was very loud and we felt as though we were yelling at each other across the table. Will not be returning anytime soon due to wait time for drinks and the poor quality and taste of food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "When I think of Buffalo I think of wings and not ribs. However this mini-chain had the 2nd best ribs we've had (second to Kansas City Barbeque in San Diego) and really good beans. The Slaw wasn't particularly good' so I don't recommend that side. Service was personal and great."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Family meal was able to feed a family of 4. Trying to be seated during regular dinner hour is difficult."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had the one eyed brisket hash, very good. Chili as my side, which I loved. Great chocolate pudding pie."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was concerned that the newest location would have suffered a drop in the quality and authenticity of the food. No problems in that department, the Buffalo Dinosaurs is the best Bar-B-Que in the area outside an hour trip to Rochester for the other Dinosaur. Awesome location, the interior is uniquely Buffalo, energetic scene with lots of life but not so lively that our group needed to raise our voices very much to be heard. Waitress was awesome from beginning to end and the food is simply the best in Buffalo. I won't start a war and say it's the best BBQ anywhere, but it definitely has no equal for miles. If you love Brisket, this is your only choice. I will say the sides are a bit meh, mac-n-cheese was mundane and rice was ok."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time at Dino BBQ - it was fantastic. Delicious barbeque, great appetizers, fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "First time at this location. Love the restaurant layout. It was great how they incorporated old and local elements into the design. Food was great as always, especially the BBQ Fried rice. Our server was fun, friendly and made great menu suggestions. Great option to be able to make reservations through Open Table."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "the atmosphere was great, the service was superb and the food was delicious.... all around OUTSTANDING"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The fried green tomatoes were awesome. the drink menu has something for everyone. everyone in our party left very satisfied with their meals. unfortunately we didn't leave room for any of their desserts. they sounded good though!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our server, Sunly, was excellent. We had a party of 6 and she was always attentive to our needs, and we never had to ask for a drink refill - she made sure that we had a new one when she saw we were getting low. A good sign of a great server. She asked us questions during the ordering process so that we knew exactly what we were getting. We arrived a half hour early for our reservations, but they were able to seat us right away."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I didnt really think this place was all that. The food tasted good. Its wqsnt anything I would crave or want to come back for though. My food was not peesented correctly, they forgot my corn bread, I ordered bbq nachos and asked for onions and jalapeños on the side, they came on top all over. I was also given the wrong Draft beer which turned out I liked it after the waitress gave me a few samples to figure out what I was drinking in the first place. I wouldnt hurry back, I think this place could work on getting its food orders correct."
    Dined on 6/14/2014