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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was very good. Server was very attentive. Only negative was the wait time for the food delivery was too long. We would definitely recommend to a friend and we will return often"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I've been to the Dinosaur restaurant in NYC and loved it the first time. However, I found a closer one to my home in Stamford, CT and our waitress was not pleasant and had a very bad attitude. Also, the gentlemen who was handing gout our food was just tossing it on the table and was giving us the wrong plates. I'm very unhappy at how they treated us considering I was celebrating my birthday. I asked the waiter if they sing happy birthday and she said no but yet didn't wish me a happy birthday. I will not be going back to the Stamford restaurant. I'll stick to the one in NYC. The food was really good and I’m a big fan of the Fried Green Tomatoes. So yummy!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I took my family to Dinosaur BBQ as I had it in Harlem and it was out of this world. My experience here was quite different. The table was dirty, servers were scooting chairs across the floor making it incredibly loud, the high chair for my son was filthy and hostess was not very friendly. The food came fast, fried green tomatoes were great same with the deviled eggs but my mom found a hair fried in to her tomato so that ruined it for the rest of us. Ribs were ok, not as good as Harlem's. I had a burger that was great. Cornbread was very dry. I'd go back to Harlem and pass on the Stamford location. Our server was nice after staring conversation to open him up. Don't think I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was awesome. The service was great. Our server was very friendly, tended to our every need. Food came out quickly and hot. Everything was exactly as ordered. Too notch BBQ restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "If you're looking for really good B-B-Q, this is the place to go!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It took close to an hour and a half for our dinner toll be served. We had to ask for plates and napkins for our appetizers!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have gone here several times, food very good service normally ok....I usually never write a bad review. But I fell I need to after my recent visit. The waitress was ok, I ordered a pint glass for my beer and got a small mason jar and was told it's the same size. Please I do the how to measure. Can you saw rip off. Then we waited for at least an hour for our food. I asked to see the manger 3 times. The manager never came to see us. On out way out the hostess asked how our meal was and I explained what happened all she could say that's to bad. See you next time. All this happened on a Tuesday night. Not a busy Saturday. It will be along time before I return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Ribs were as always quite good. Fries were way too salty - like the cook forgot how much he already put on and salted again. Those in the party who ordered mashed potatoes had to wait a while for them. How can they not have mashed potatoes ready at 6:30 pm? One person's brisket looked very fatty and he appeared to have to leave a lot on his plate as a result. Seems like quality control is an issue here. So, bottom line - come for the ribs, but don't expect much else to be very good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were very impressed during our first visit. The entertainment was spot on!! The young lady on the mic was sultry and smooth kinda like Nora Jones blended with a very sober Janis Joplin. The food was ok but lacked a few key spices. We had ribs and fish dinners. The Mac and cheese was to die for. My other half and I are a mellow blend of English, Caribbean and Southern influence so we know "down home cooking". Our server appeared to be extra "mellow" not sure what was blowing around in the air she was breathing!!... Overall the atmosphere was cool and we would definitely return with a few extra spices on hand!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went here on Saturday around 3:30 to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Our waiter immediately informed us he's not a waiter, he was just "filling in" until someone made their shift. As though it was a disclaimer for the poor service we were about to experience. It took 20-30 min for him to take our order. Our drinks took another 15 min to arrive, and there was no checking in to see how our meals were or if we needed anything. We had to flag down a random waiter to refill our drinks. On the plus side, the food and drinks were so incredibly good, it almost made up for the poor service....because of that, I will return!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere, good food and personable servers who were very attentive."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times and the food is always good. What is holding me back from giving more stars is the very inconsistent service. Sometimes it is great and sometimes it is dreadful. In particular, I've always found the bar staff to be particularly slow and make an error on the order. Overall, I think this place is trying to get by on a low number of staff and they need to increase the numbers. There are some really good staff members there but they are always running about at 100mph trying to keep on top of things."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Coming from NY there is a Dinosour Barbeque closer in the city. But to pull up park and be served offers a good review. Make the trip you won't be dissapointed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Really good BBQ.....in Stamford, CT! Who'd have thought! Harlem's gem has a location in Stamford. 3 of us ate...with leftovers for $50 including tip. Great great pulled pork! Really good ribs. Amazing wings. Wango tango sauce is the bomb. Will go again. And again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good food but way too noisy to speak with anyone in your group (and we were sitting in a quiet corner!). Worth it if you like ribs and meat, but also nice that there are options for non-meat eaters. Good kids menu too, although not overly kid friendly (crowded space)."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was good, service was quick. This was not our first time and it will not be our last."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Nothing to rave about or complain about, you know what your getting here...good ribs, pulled pork, large portions, friendly service, big crowds on a Friday night. If it's what your in the mood for you'll enjoy it!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Been to the Rochester and Syracuse locations more times than I could count, all great experiences!…Was expecting a similar time in Stamford. Not even close. Bar had a horrible "late night club" smell (dirty) to it and an incredibly inattentive bartender…Ordered nachos, came out on a sparse plate, coated with….cheeze whiz…really… Got seated for dinner. Service was so bad, they actually bought a us a round of drinks, which showed up on the bill as an add, then deduct…Were they expecting to be tipped on the round?!? Food came out late, cold and slapped on the plate. Could not settle our tab and get outa there fast enough. Disappointing to say the least."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Dinosaur Barbecue is disappointing on all levels. The service is less than adequate, the food is not good, commercial grade at best, overly salted and presented in an ugly fashion; the environment is Theme-park-like, noisy and wholly unpleasant. The service is amateurish. We had been to this location in the past and chalked up its deficiencies to its newness, but now there is simply no excuse. Our latest experience was terrible from the moment we walked in the door. Our feeling is very much that like the dinosaurs it is named after, this restaurant should be extinct."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went on a friday night for live band but did not get any live band playing. Other than that, food standard as usual."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The sauce used on the barbecued items was delicious. You can make your own combos of two or three different items, The combo plates come with two sides and a corn muffin. The portions are average size and desserts are very good too."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was good. Had terrible experience. Fire alarm went off 3 or 4 times. Fire Dept came. Loud high pitched alarm freightened children, were screaming"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I get in these ways where I'm craving good barbeque. Dinosaur Barbeque usually satisfies that craving. This time it was in Stamford; time before we went to Harlem site. Both good. Good fried green tomatoes and ribs and I lovvvvve the mac 'n cheese. Actually....its all good!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had dinner at the bar and the food was great! But even better was the live music. Fun night!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "this but service was way too fast! I read several reviews before we booked reservations for a Friday night and we were prepared to wait and then the complete opposite happened. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. The server asked if she could get us drinks. We took a minute to decide and order and when she returned with them we were ready to order an appetizer and dinner. About 8 minutes later, all of our food was delivered by a different server. When I commented that we wanted the appetizer first and then the dinner, he apologized and said he would take our dinner back to the kitchen and let our server know, but we declined and kept everything. I didn't want my food under heat lamps. We were done 40 mins after we arrived."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food is always good and people leave satisfied. Sometimes takes a while to get food out of the kitchen, but would rather it that way than having it all pre-cooked and then delivered within five minutes of ordering. A keeper."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a reservation but had to wait a long time...very disorganized. Food was great but kitchen was slow."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Personally thought that they had a good selection of beer on tap. Nachos and sampler plate was good and thought the plates were a good size with out being so much. You can tell that they actually bbq on site which was nice. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Way too much sugar in sides. Sugar is just NOT a necessary ingredient. Leave it out!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My spouse and I and our three kids thought the food was delicious. We all had different entrees and sides each of us loved everything in our plates!! It was our first time and we can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great place. Loved the down home decor and atmosphere. Def didn't feel like I was in Stamford CT. Felt like we was visiting somewhere in the south. The sweet tea was amazing! We had a great time"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've eaten at Dinosaur numerous times now and have never been disappointed (except with our overeating their food!!!). The mac and cheese is the best ever but super rich, so don't overindulge. Fried green tomatoes another favorite starter. Can't go wrong with the pulled pork or ribs, but honestly everything is delicious."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I am not a barbecue food lover, but after dining at Dinosaur Bar B Que, I want to come back! The food was tasty. The ribs, chicken, pulled pork and corn muffins are yummy!! Booking the reservation through their web site reduced the wait time. Our waiter was very nice and efficient. Will definitly return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great bbq and a really nice menu. Excellent service and we will return when the urge for bbq hits us again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I enjoyed my meal but the kids mac and cheese had so much pepper in it. I myself found it over whelming I told the waitress and she says she has told the chef that many have complained about it and they wont change the recipe for the kids dish. So I ordered a grilled cheese and was charged for it. Safe bet just order grilled cheese unless your kid loves black pepper."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Restaurant was busy but nor overcrowded. We had a reservation and were seated upon arrival. The server was pleasant and attentive. The deviled eggs were very salty but the fried green tomatoes were enjoyed by all! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Have always loved Dino, and this location is a stand-out. Not only was the food excellent...the service was top notch! "May we have cornbread instead?" Response: cornbread given. "We didn't know this side came with dressing." Response: "What else can I get for you?" This level of hospitality is unusual these days. And the kicker is that they're mailing us a driver's license we left behind. This place is a gem, our family and friends are going to know about our experience, and we'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "As always, good stuff!! We dine here at least once a month, special occasions, etc. Always a good time, always great food and a fun place to enjoy with friends and family."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "When you're in the mood for BBQ, I wouldn't look much further than Dinosaur BBQ. Always a good meal and good service. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, food and service. First time there. I would recommend the family style meal for 4-6. Plenty of food. Can't wait to try appetizers next time I go!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014