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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinobbq.com
  • Email: mark.lichocki@dinobbq.com
  • Phone: (203) 517-3272
  • Hours of Operation: Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Satuday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Southwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private seating avaialable for groups up to

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Henry Street
  • Public Transit: Metro North Stamford Station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free private lot adjacent to the building.
A word from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford
When you're serious about your bar-b-que...Award winning Southern-style Pit Smoked BBQ. Open 7 days a week for dine-in and takeout with a full bar featuring 20 local, seasonal and craft beers on tap.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Reservation was for a surprise birthday celebration. Went the day before to check arrangement. Met Catering Mgr, assured table in secluded area would be ours. Guests arrive and rudely told no such table available and squeezed 6 people into a table for 4. After complaining to Mgr, the group was moved to a hastily set up table in desired area and apologies made."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went to Dinosaur for my 30th birthday lunch. The food was good, but our server was terrible. I started by, asking about the beer list, and received a rude reply. My hunch turned out to be correct though - the beer list was outdated. I ordered a Half Full Pale Ale from the menu. I was brought a dark beer. I drank it as I am pretty sure it was Half Full's Rye IPA, which I enjoy, but it was not what I ordered. I asked the server what she brought me. She didn't know and didn't apologize for not bringing me what I ordered or at least telling me that it was no longer on tap. Also, It was noted as my birthday in the reservation, but no one wished me a happy birthday. I'm not expecting anything for free, but an acknowledgement."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ribs - $26.99 - that feature a heavy leather-dry outer bark? DinoBBQ cookbook: important to use mop to keep meats from drying out. Too bad don't practice what they preach. Maybe leaving racks of ribs drying out under heat lamps is not good strategy. But that doesn't explain the uninspired pulled chicken. Shame Dino's sides better than entrees. Nice beer menu so guess focus is less on grub and more on pub ($$). I own a smoker and have had real BBQ in the South, so was excited to hear Dino was coming to CT. Heard so much about place from folks that have been to its upstate NY original venues, guess the magic hasn't been passed along to CT. When not using my smoker, think I'll stick with Bobby Qs: better ribs/overall food quality & value."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was tasty, particularly the pulled pork and the chicken wings. Fine BBQ. Waiter was a dud, trying to rush us from moment one. Bar staff and maître d were very pleasant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Finger licking good food, that will leave you craving more! Try the "any 3 combo" and sides - the brisket, ribs and chicken are favorites. Sides of mac & cheese, cole slaw, potato salad, broccoli & carrot salad, or black beans & rice are good to the last bite! A good lunch alternative, but I would expect it to get very busy as the weather warms up outside. The bar and high-top tables are a relaxed alternative to the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My family and I went here for my birthday dinner after hearing a few people talk about it and how great it was. Well, it was just that! Our server Brian was great, really helpful with recommendations.. Fried Green Tomatoes being one, as a starter were so good! Ribs and Pulled Pork were perfect and the Mac & Cheese was heavenly. Im kind of a BBQ snob and always looking for a good spot.. This place is definitely my new favorite and I cant wait to come back and try other things. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and had a good time. The decor was pretty sweet, music wasn't too loud, just right. Thanks for making my birthday awesome! =)"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We have been to Harlem location, which can be hard to get I to because of the wait, and although there could still be a wait here, it is just more convenient. The food is spectacular and the extensive beer list is great! The fried green tomatoes app and shrimp boil are an A+ And the ribs fall off the bone!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everything was fall-off-the-bone delicious. Spices had lots of character-nothing wimpy here. A must for your BBQ fix!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "There is nothing negative to be said about Dinosaur Bar-B-que Stamford. The food is incredible. The staff are pleasant and eager to be of assistance. There is plenty of parking. Would definitely recommend to all."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Every time I go the food is awesome! No matter what you choose it seems like you can't go wrong...all delicious. One of my favorites is the Churassco Chicken Steak! Pure culinary genius. So flavorful, tasty and one of the best you'll have anywhere. Great ambience, not too loud, lots of energy and service is always on point. Food comes out quick, and you can't ask for better BBQ than this. P.S.those chicken wings are outta this world!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "There were five in our group and we each tried a different entrée. We each enjoyed our choices. The rustic atmosphere was interesting though it was a little loud. We were glad the food was tasty, because the service left a lot to be desired. I'd go back for the food and give the service another chance. Hopefully, we'd get a better server."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food at dinosaurs in rochester is fabulous. Fall off the bone BBQ. Unfortunately this location in Stamford is not up to the same standard"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I traveled an hour and ten minutes to meet old coworkers here for an early dinner. We ended up spending four hours here! The drink selection was great, the fried green tomatoes and shrimp boil appetizers were to die for! The ribs were super tender and very well seasoned! For dessert I tried the chocolate peanut butter pie and thoroughly enjoyed it! This trip was well worth it and I'd definitely do it again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Hands down, best BBQ you're going to have in the north east. Un real deliciousness pours out of those smokers... Amazing mouth watering food. Order everything. Everything is delicious. Seriously, order everything. It's that good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Loved it and can't wait to go back! After I digest a little!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The ribs were overcooked Saturday night. Usually they are great. The sides and the pulled pork did not disappoint, however"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Good food and down to earth service. Portion sizes are just right for the mid appetite - not so much you roll out of there, not so little you feel let down. Barbeque is genuine and tasty - wings, ribs and steaks got thumbs up from our family"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great BBQ, but even better wait staff, attentive even though really busy. Funky interior like an old warehouse, but fun! Super duper margaritas too!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We had a nice time with a party of 8 including two 12 year old children and 2 senior citizens. Food was good as was service!"
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "Great food and service, great fast-food alternative."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ok so my family took me here for my birthday and I had only been there once before so I was looking forward to dinner. Our server was great but they were so under staffed that he was running tables from one side of the restaurant to the other. We brought a cake with us and the hostess never told the server about it. At the end of dinner instead of the cake he brought the check. The food was good but not as good as when they first opened. All in all we had a good time and our server could not have been nicer but returning won't happen for a while."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit Unfortunately our table for 4 was situated right near not one but two large children parties, so needless to say, trying to have a conversation was totally out of the question for a good part of the evening"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were two couples each of which ordered the "sweetheart deal" each consisting of a rack of ribs and a choice of four sides. The food was as good as the anticipation. The side selection of beer also helped. Despite the crowd, our reservation was honored and we were seated in less than five minutes. From the time we entered until the time we left, all the staff were courteous and seemed genuinely concerned that our experience was to be a good one."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The ambience was energetic and the food was "down home" good. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the wings."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "In our many visits to Stamford Dinosaur, we have always experienced a superior meal."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "delicious ribs....great service....fun beer menu.... can't wait to get back with a group of friends."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I booked the back lounge area through Open Table and the Catering Manager, Isabella Delgado. Although I wrote a note and emailed the catering manager, our reservation was ignored. The manager was unresponsive. Luckily, one of the hostesses helped us out because I was persistent. No apology. Very disappointing. NOT GOOD FOR GROUPS, and making a reservation means nothing. Once seated, our server, Crystal, was great, and the food delicious. Thank you, Crystal, for salvaging the evening for us."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Would like to say something really positive about the food but I just can't. Great design. Friendly service. Cheap beer. The brisket is machine sliced and dry. The pulled pork tasted only of smoke. The ribs were not good. Maybe we caught a bad day but I am not going back"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Took my friend for a birthday dinner. She was thrilled because she had never been there. The hostess was pleasant. We didn't wait even to be seated. The waiter was prompt, courteous, friendly. The food was outstanding. My girlfriend liked it better than OUTBACK."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "First time at the Stamford location and food was great. Have been a long time fan, having been to the Rochester and Harlem restaurants. My favorites: ribs, fried green tomatoes, sausage cheese and crackers, BEANS......... GREAT VIBE HERE, WAS COMPLIMENTED BY THE LIVE MUSIC - JOHNNY BOOTS BAND!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for a consistent tasty BBQ. Their ribs are just right! I tried their wings last visit and found them excellent. Not breaded or deep fried, just smoked to an excellent flavor. Plenty of bar selections."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The atmoshpere, food and service were all very good; what more would anyone want?? Go there and enjoy great BBQ."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and craft beers. Took a while to get our food, but we got our appetizers for free."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The waiter decided to pick up plates as we were still eating our appetizers. Did the same things with dinner. It is obvious he wanted to turn tables as fast as he could even though the restaurant was only 25% filled. Bad experience only ok warm, not hot BBQ. Let the patron beware........."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A fun, vibrant atmosphere with awesome BBQ dishes. Sides are also great. Took our 17 year old and 5 of his friends for a birthday dinner, and they all loved it. Service could not have been better."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food is really good but the noise level is terrible. Went with the wife and adult children and we left fast after food because we couldn't hear eachother speak. Booth are on the small side so if you are big frame, ask for a table. This was my fourth time there and made reservations because last time I had to wait an hour to be sitted. Reservation was for 7:15. We arrived at 7:10 and were sitted at 7:12. Not the place to go if you wanna talk with friend at the table. Good to take the in-laws so you don't have to hear them."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food was good but not outstanding. Fast and curteous service."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The short of it is as follows: mediocre food (even for a chain restaurant), noisy atmosphere, wait staff who need to learn the meaning of customer service."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a great time. The food was delicious (especially the pulled pork), and the portions were generous. The prices were very reasonable. Our server was terrific. We would definitely go back and would recommend it to our friends and family."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I like to have bbq once a month or so, and this spot was fun to try with a group, We had the wings, tasty, followed by the trio meat sampler and a salad topped with bbq chicken, Five of us were seated at a long table, I wish they had a few more round tables, which are easier to socialize at."
    Dined on 1/10/2014