Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford
Best BBQ in CTWe had a great time the bartender was great and the drink plentiful. The food was great the ribs were better than the chicken. The chicken should be crispier with more sauce. The Fried green tomatoes were excellent and the cornbread perfect. The only thing I did not like were the blue plastic plates, they are not attractive for serving food on. The service was good but I had take out and she forgot the sides and called when I got home and they were excellent and said they would credit my credit card. We will be back. Best BBQ in CT!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOODI usually have a hard time finding good.vegetarian meals in meat restaurants but their portabello sandwich was fantastic!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and excellent valueWe have eaten at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford a couple of times and it is always good. Trying to eat there without OpenTable is not ideal as you will wait a long time. The food is good and we would recommend this establishment to others. While eating there the manager came by and asked if everythign was good and if we needed anything. The only suggestion I would give it ot have a wider selection of "healthy" side dishes, like grilled vegetables, etc.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the restaurant is veryWhile the restaurant is very noisy, the food was delicious and the service was attentive. Fried Green Tomatoes were yummy as an appetizer. We ordered the "Family Stylin' BBQ" - some of everything! It was a good deal considering how much food there was. There was more than enough food for 4 adults, plus a generous amount leftover to take home. The band started around 9:00 pm, and then it was almost impossible to have a conversation across the table, but the music was good. We will definitely go back again, a little earlier next time.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Barbeque Comes To StamfordWe ate at Dinosaur for the first time on Saturday and were very happy they honored Open Table reservations as there was a long wait otherwise. Even though it was 8PM, the place was full of families with young children, although most were well behaved. After having a drink, we placed our order. The waitress came back after quite a while and said their computer system had broken down and it would take some time. It would have been nice if they had offered some rolls or cornbread as we were starving. Eventually, the food came out and it was really good. The ribs were perfecd, as was the smoked brisket. We also got to share four side orders, of which the mac and cheese was the best.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the wingsThe food is pretty good overall, but the wings are amazing, you have to get the wings!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMkid friendly AND good foodLoved it! The service was great! Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable of the food menu and the beer menu. They have a large selection of beers and specialty cocktails. A manager stopped by our table to ask about our experience twice. We were 4 adults and 6 kids. We ordered the ribs off of the adult menu for the kids. They ate everything. Between the adults we ordered 2 different pulled pork sandwiches, bbq chicken, beef brisket, ribs and chicken wings. The ribs and the pulled pork were the favorites followed by the chicken. There is a large selection of sides to go with each meal. The other couple at our table had ordered take out at an earlier date and also had a great experience with that. Will definitely go back!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great except the MacWe really enjoyed our dinner at dinosaur BBQ except my 8 year old's Mac and cheese which is on the kids menu. He originally ordered it as his main meal. Our server, Jessica, who was great, told us that it was very spicy and maybe he should have it as a side instead. He had grilled cheese with a side of mac and cheese. We were very happy she told us that because it was indeed very spicy. Clearly made with hot sauce or something. It was spicy enough that my husband who likes spicy said it was strong. Our little guy really couldn't eat it . Jessica was nice enough to bring him a salad when she saw he wasn't eating it. We are thankful to Jessica who saved the meal because when the kids aren't happy dinning out can be a challenge.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Q, Served SlowlyThis is excellent Bar-B-Que. Be prepared to spend some time, especially on busy weekend nights, because the food can take a while to come out. Its definitely worth the wait.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, bit noisy A++Ladies at the door are WONDERFUL!! I just had spine surgery & was put in a booth, we were 2 people for dinner, booth fits 4. (VERY KIND!!) Arrived early 5p place was jamming. Staff very positive & informative about food & sauces from servers to waitress. Ordered sampler of Shrimp, wings, deviled eggs & fried green tomato's what a good idea I would've overlooked fried green tomatos on menu BUT WILL ORDER THEM NOW! Talked into getting 6 ribs by my Mom, my gut said get 3 ribs, but the take home was a treat! My side choices were baked beans & mashed potatos with gravy - VERY good & plenty of food for LOW prices! THE only bad coffee was bitter but easy fix, Didnt have room for dessert but awesome. Overall fantastic time - THANK YOU5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSo FatThis place makes me so fat. I need new clothes because I want to eat everything on the menu.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BBQ has arrived!After living for years in TX I have long been searching for great BBQ in lower Fairfield county. I've tried quite a few spots that were good but never good enough to make me want to go back ... Until now. My nephew in Syracuse had been raving about this place called dinosaur BBQ so when I heard they were opening up in Stamford, I knew I had to try it. I went with a group of 8 and we all loved our dinner. The ribs, brisket and chicken didn't disappoint. Neither did the desserts. We are all planning on returning soon!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved itGreat food just as we'd heard about. Will definitely be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe food actually exceeded our expectations!! Delicious, even as leftovers!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingUsually go to Q in Port Chester when craving BBQ, Dinosaur BBQ blows it out of the water. Food was excellent, prices are reasonable, can't wait to go back!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing barbecue with lotsAmazing barbecue with lots of culinary options. Loved the pulled pork and fried green tomatoes. Great locally brewed beer5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Barbecue in Fairfield CtyDinosaur BBQ is a great addition to the Stamford dining scene. Ribs are excellent, pulled pork and brisket top notch. Staff friendly and helpful Just wish they'd restock mason ball jars for their drinks and get the higher quality wipes they provided when they first opened.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, funStarting with a phone call and ending with a complimentary birthday dessert, everything was done with a smile! WOW!!! I'd like to work there!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there on a fridayWe were there on a friday night. Arrived an hour early for our 8:30 reservation. Were told we coukd probaby get seated earlier. Told hostess we would be at The bar. Had a few drinks and noticed some empty tables. Checked on our reservation and got seated right away (pn the bar side, which by now was very busy and loud). Waiter (Danny) Extremly friendly and helpful in his suggestions fir first time patrons. Food was plentiful and delicious. Then the music started.
Had to leave in order to hear each other talk.
Probably a good place for families earlier on the evening and for the younger crowd later.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty BBQWent here for dinner and had a nice time. We thought the BBQ was good but not great. The Chicken wings are excellent! The service was very good. The whole staff is very friendly. Would definitely come back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BBQ right here in Stamford!Heard about Dinosaur BBQ so had to give it a try. I am pleased! Started off with the peel your own shrimp boil, and mixed up 3 different BBQ meats with sides. Everything was excellent and I will be back. Was with 3 others and everyone was very pleased with their meal.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBar-B-Que delight, sound level biteFood was great, with good children's menu. Sound level was a little overwhelming.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is very good-predictablyFood is very good-predictably delicilous. Hard to do anything in life right twice--let alone cook it right twice--these folks do it right every night. I have been to both the Harlem establishment and this newest addition to the chain. The staff is very pleasant and exceptionally well trained in both establishments. Facilities are clean:).
**** 1/2 Stars MDR4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Rib Place with fun atmosphereGreat ribs and sides. Atmosphere is pleasant and the service was very good.
Always liked the place but found it hit or miss on getting a table in under 45 min during the weekends.
Once I used OpenTable to lock in a time I will never use anything else.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Me and my boyfriend were looking for a low key, fun date night. We found this place and we had the best time! Our waitress was awesome, so friendly and energetic, the place was hopping! The energy from the love band was great and overall made you excited for what you were about to eat. We decided to order two flights of beer and have ourselves a tasting, it made for great conversation while we waited for our food which was the perfect amount of food. We were so full, but our dishes were cleaned. We are absolutely coming back, with all our friends!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Our first visit to Dinosaur BBQ and we can't wait to be back! Food is amazing, service friendly and attentive without being overly so... highly recommend this place if you love BBQ... recommend a reservation as its popularity is growing rapidly and most surely will continue to do so.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome BBQ. Been waitingAwesome BBQ. Been waiting for this in Stamford for a long time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood BBQ and reasonably priced.Good BBQ and reasonably priced. Attentive service.
Fun for families and there are limited choices in this area. Go early in the evening or be sure to make a reservation4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BBQ! We had the wingsGreat BBQ! We had the wings and the pulled pork sandwich. Both were excellent! Our server was great as well. Can't wait to go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best BBQ in theSome of the best BBQ in the area. Great selection on menu, but not so much that it's crowded. These people know what they do, and they do it well!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a fun vibrant restaurantOverall a fun vibrant restaurant with fantastic food and service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food! 2 people inLove the food! 2 people in our group got a different side dish then what we had ordered. Neither said anything, the manager came over at end of meal to apologize for mix-up! The waitress noticed we didn't eat the side and saw it was wrong! So nice of them, they were so apologetic!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood was good. Portions wereGood was good. Portions were more than generous; perhaps enormous might be a better adjective. We had a group with a child. Wait staff handled both with great aplomb.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food , Livly atmosphere!Great food , Livly atmosphere! A great find in an up and coming neighborhood4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir bbq wings are out ofTheir bbq wings are out of the world! Me and my wife had a great time...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA super casual, noisy, fun,A super casual, noisy, fun, belly-busting, spot for barbecue lovers. Unpretentious. Great food and plenty of it at very friendly prices.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt took my wife and I foreverIt took my wife and I forever to get a reservation, but when we did, we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and the prices were affordable. My new number 1 restaurant in Stamford.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing everythinvThe food was amazing everythinv we ate was great. Only thing was some was not really hot. I think thats just the was bbq is. Our server was very sweef and knowledgable but she was a little slow o. The dri.k orders3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDino Saur BBQ is a livelyDino Saur BBQ is a lively fun restaurant, excellent food I had the ribs that were tender juicy and flavorful. Service an atmosphere amazing.Nice big parking lot and larger dining room than Syracuse. Same amazing experience3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Syracuse U. whereWent to Syracuse U. where Dinosaur started. Super excited that they've opened in Stamford. Food is fantastic! Great service too!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat CT BBQGreat BBQ. Food was outstanding. Prepared fresh, not frozen and reheated. They definitely put time and trouble into putting out a great product. Will most definitely be back!.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were definitely outstanding. However, the noise level emanating from the bar section is unbearable. It is difficult to converse with the wait staff to place an order, and impossible to hold an intelligible dinner conversation. There should be some type of acoustic barrier to reduce the noise from the bar into the dining area.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have a gluten free menuThey have a Gluten Free Menu--just make sure you ask for it, and make sure you tell your the waitstaff when you place your order no bun, because they will still serve you a bun even if you don't specically say no bun and your ordering of the GF menu. Otherwise service was great, food was excellent.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love dinosaur. I could eatI love dinosaur. I could eat their wings and mac and cheese every night. This trip was pretty much the same as any other but I found it strange that I made a reservation and was seated at a smaller less comfortable table when there was a booth and some other tables readily availible. Our waiter asked right away if we wanted to move, which was very nice, but I had to ask specifically for the booth to get it. The food was wonderful and the waiter was very nice. Later we asked for some food to go for a friend and discovered later that we didn't get part of it. When we called they said they would give us the item next time we come in.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best barbeque ribsThe best barbeque ribs within 25 mile area, bar none! Smokey, tender, and juicy3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food. I orderedExcellent Food. I ordered the 1/2 chicken and it was done perfectly. My companions ordered the brisket and everyone was pleased. A lot of food and the prices are reasonable. Going back soon. I had been to the establishment in New York City and the atmosphere was vibrant; this recently opened location is just as good. Don't hesitate to go, but make reservations.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood array of BBQ and staffGood array of BBQ and staff is quite friendly and accommodating.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 4th Dino BBQ IThis is my 4th Dino BBQ I have been to and other than some small tweaks to the menu they have captured the essence of what makes it a great place to have quality food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Great beer selection including locals and they did a nice job on renovating this old industrial building with the Dino style intact. This location will do very well in a busy and young town like Stamford. Looking forward to Brookly next!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly suprised, afterPleasantly suprised, after hearing mixed reviews, by work of mouth. Food was very good and portions large. Prices a little on the high side, but not outrageously so. Service was also very good. I've been to the original restaurant in Rochester and like this one better.
We went mid-afternoon on a Saturday and I was glad that I made a reservation. Restaurant was full (a lot of families) and so was the bar. As others have mentioned, it is very loud.
Much, much better than the other BBQ offerings in the area. We'll be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good food, great servicevery good food, great service and management team. best barbeque food around. I've been going to harlem restaurant and now I will be switching to this much closer3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM