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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/locations/troy/
  • Email: troycatering@dinobbq.com
  • Phone: (518) 308-0400
  • Hours of Operation: Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am-4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 4:30pm-10:00pm; Thursday 4:30pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am, Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: 1. Full Service
    2. Drop off w/ servers
    3. Drop off
    4. Take out

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy
The Syracuse-based barbecue phenomenon plunked a sprawling roadhouse with all the familiar back-road accoutrements into an abandoned meat factory. Unfinished wood-beamed ceiling, burlap bag curtains, scattered country bric-a-brac, and an enthusiastic greeting feel worlds away from the city. The roll call of devotees includes area families, couples on casual dates and groups of Columbia students.

The Food
Though fried green tomatoes and punchy boiled shrimp start things off right, the smell of smoking meats quickly adjusts the focus. The smokey-sweet pork ribs gently release from the bone and the Texas brisket, a touch dry, gets a lift from a topping of tangy cured jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. It's even safe to venture from red meat with the truly moist and tender chicken, brined then smoked for deep flavor. With the exception of the cakey corn bread, sides keep pace, with tangy Creole potato salad and sweetened baked beans the standouts.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Great ribs! Cole slaw was tasty, but had huge chunks in it. Wished corn bread was more down home, not cafeteria-like. Rice was great! Need larger plates, or a side plate to put ribs on. Great ambience! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Everything is delicious, not over salted and portion size is healthy. The sides are excellent too ( don't pass on the collards) and best Fried Green Tomatoes anywhere (although very pricey for only 5 slices it was $8.95?). Pork, chicken or beef, all the entrees are absolutely delicious and authentic. They were out of several bar/ beverage ingredients during our visit including iced tea (are you kidding me?) and the sangria was the only disappointment of the evening. Do not skip dessert as they are bargains, very tasty and fun to share. If you want great BBQ in the Capital region this is the place to park!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Dino in Troy (and Syracuse) has always been consistently good food. The major advantage with Troy Dino is the ability to make a reservation on Open Table. Would love it if Syracuse Dino used Open Table."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "There is a black hair, spacy, girl who seats you when you arrive. She can never do her job right. You make a reservation on opentable, tell her your name, and she does not show you checked in. Not the first time, and there wasn't even a lot of customers. Guess she was too busy eating for all that thinking. Spacy is the best way I can describe her.they need to fix this....she has been there too long for this behavior."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "That's how tender the BBQ ribbons were at Dinosaur. Meats we sampled were all outstanding. The place was packed even on a Sunday night, though there was only minimal wait before being seated. The side portions are not large, but the sides are very good. I recommend Harlem potato salad in particular. They have a large selection of beers on tap."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "it was my first time here. I loved it. Food was very good and filling. a little pricey but its worth it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We are from Kansas City so looking for great BBQ in Troy NY sounded like a challenge. Boy were we wrong. Dinosaur was amazing. Meats were terrific but sides were out of this world. Try the sweet potatoes and collard greens. Then as difficult as it will be, save room for the homemade key lime pie. Absolute food heaven. Not to be missed on any trip to the NY capital region."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The place was energetic and upbeat and the staff was laid back, yet efficient and fun! Good price to for three!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "great food, great service...place was packed and still had great service and the best ribs I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "After having lived in Syracuse NY for the past 10 years (1996-2006) it was great to find your establishment being built here in Troy NY. The food is very close on the menu and is always excellent. I am actually very glad you did open your restaurant but only wished you would have opened one in Schenectady instead. Thanks for bring your great food and great help to the Capital District. It's my favorite restaurant . (PS. I forgot to mention the your food at the New York State Fair is by far is the best attraction at the Fair. Even there your food always has the same great quality.) Keep up the good work!!!! (Now please bring Wegmans Supermarket to the Capital District and you will truly be my hero)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We look forward to the garden show because we know we"ll have good BBQ for dinner. The ribs and collard greens are the best."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had no clue that there was more than one of these, it really doesn't have that chain sort of vibe to me. It has some of the best barbeque that I've seen. I brought my mom there one time and she continues to rave about it and tries to find something like it. I wholeheartedly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My family and I enjoyed the food and the friendly helpful staff, we will be dining there again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Dinosaur barbeque in Troy is probably some of the best barbecue in northern New England. from their amazing selection of taps and inexpensive flights from both the region in the world, to their delicious pork ribs smoked turkey, and assortment of delicious sides, it really is a grnuine place and makes the wait worth it. service was terrific and very quick, appetizers arrived quickly and our meals there after. My only complaint up on this visit is that the roll my sandwich was served on was stale which is kind of a simple but glaring issue. The food was all delicious otherwise so I really can't hold it against me, it's the barbecue that I'm going for not the rolls. It definitely rivals some of the best small joint I've been to down south."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Was told to go here for the ribs, by a co-worker. Defiantly did not disappoint!!! I ordered a combo of ribs, brisket, and 1/4 chicken. Everything was excellent. My only wish was that I had ordered just ribs, because they were outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everytime I come here I keep thinking my food will come out hot but it never does..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went there Wednesday night. It was a wonderful visit. Parking was great, no wait time with Opentable Reservation. That was the quietest and least busy I have ever seen it, yet it was still full. Waitress was attentive and great. Food was amazing. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Our entrée of pulled pork, 1/2 a chicken, and ribs with sides of greens, baked beans and coleslaw was delicious and served very quickly. Our greens were missing when a server brought our food, but our waitress quickly rectified the oversight. We ordered key lime pie for dessert, and it was superb. Our coffee was fair and not very hot. Although we made a reservation through Open Table, we had to wait approximately 15 minutes to be seated, which was very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Had a great server who really made our meal amazing. He took the time to help us navigate the great menu and offered suggestions. Great BBQ place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Called and made a reservation. Seatinfg was available in main dining room but as an older couple we were seated in the bar area. Wheres the waitress?? Kept us waiting. Food was fair and had desert. Best part of the meal. Now ready to leave. We waited 20 minutes and finally put on coats and were leaving when waitress showed up and apoligized that she had a big group. Her tip was appropriately small and we left feeling our business was not important."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "They were quick to get our order and our food was at our table within minutes. With that quick service of course our bill was just as quick to arrive."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It's got a different vibe from the original in Syracuse, but the food meets the high standards set by the orignial and the service is excellent (although with a little less of the characteristic attitude of the biker bar). I need to go there more often."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Staff is great, drinks really good great band MIRK"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I shared a Sampler Appetizer for two and had the Sampler for my main course. There is great variety in the sides that can be ordered. I enjoyed the cole slaw and salad with house dressing, which was a good choice. Everything was delicious. The samplers provided a wide assortment to experience and all with great flavor, not too sweet, not too hot, just right. I visited from Pennsylvania on business, and had been to the Syracuse Dinosaur Bar-B-Que previously. The food at the Troy location was just the way I remembered it in Syracuse. The Troy location is at a nice setting on the riverfront, and seemed a bit more spacious. The service was attentive and welcoming."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Traveled 30 miles on a recommendation. We were seated promptly. Waiter was great as was the food. Will make the return trip."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The DB is always excellent. Great food, reasonable prices and large portions. All the meat items and sandwiches are very tasty with authentic BBQ flavor. The sides are also real gems. Try the collard greens and Mac and cheese for a real side treat. Though the fried green tomatoes are pricey, they can't be beat and I never pass on them. Deserts are full size and a bargain too. Want good BBQ- you go here. Nothing else to say!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Being able to use open table to make a reservation was easy and convenient. Since the Dinosaur is such a popular restaurant, a long wait is not unexpected. We arrived a bit early, and our table was ready!! As great meal and experience followed!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We go there for the wings and are rarely disappointed - this time was no exception. Surprise side of curried cauliflower made it even better. The beer selection is improving too."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We made a last minute decision to go to dinner and we reserved a table via open table. The ambiance was great the place was full the food was GREAT we ordered lots of Bar-B-Que and sides and it was all 100% great. We will go back! Oscar"
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Had friend in from out of town. Ribs were great. Beer was cold. Server was friendly. Good place for a casual meal. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great food, great atmosphere. If you're gonna be in Troy, this is the place."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food was great ,as always. Our waiter was outstanding. My son's favorite Restaurant."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "great wings,service,and beer choices.two thumbs up."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Great food, nice atmosphere, very crowded but with Open Table reservation we were seated about five minutes after arriving. Wait staff attentive but not annoying, food was hot, generous portions and drinks were kept filled. Try the deviled eggs they are excellent!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We have eaten at Dinosaur BBQ several times and always have a good meal. Service was good, but not outstanding, but they were very busy. Don't expect to bring home a "doggey bag" unless you are a light eater, as their portions are not generous. You still do leave full however (especialy if you eat their excellent cornbread). Only food quality issue is that their baked beans were too liquidy and the brisket did not need the jalapeno's on it."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was my first visit for my sons 18th birthday. The food was great but the portions were small."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Based on other reviews I expected better. Service was great!!! Attentive, friendly, knowledgable. Food was mediocre."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "You need to turn the noise level down a bit and turn your heat up. We sat in a window booth and froze! Our food got cold from the draft."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Went to Dinosaur BBQ for a friends birthday with a small group. Wait staff was outstanding, quality of food was great and they didn't rush us when we were done, all staples of a good restaurant experience in my book! Looking forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Whenever we are traveling through Troy on our way to upstate NY we try to time our trip so we can get dinner at Dinosaur BBQ. This time we used OpenTable to reserve a spot so we didn't have to wait, even though it was a busy Friday night. Dinosaur is not far off the highway, easy to find. Parking can be a pain on a weekend night though so take what spots you can get and be prepared to have to walk for two minutes. The walk back when your stomach is full will feel good! On this night the food was great as usual. The ribs were particularly awesome! . Brisket was ok, usually better. Loved the maple sweet potato. Great beer selection. Just wish I didn't have four more hours of driving ahead of me. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 11/15/2013