Not my first time there and definitely not my last. From personal experience I find that the food (meat) is always better later in the afternoon. It's my second time there for lunch and both times the ribs were a little on the dry side but still very tasty. The pull pork and brisket are my favorite. The wings are a must. The service was great as usual.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Dinasaur Bar-B-Que is always an awesome dining experience whether there for lunch or dinner the food and service have always been great! It's a great family friendly restaurant
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the Pork-sket sandwich. Heard it was on Man Vs.Food. It was delicious!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with a Buddy
I hadn't see this friend from Denver in many years and he had never been to the Dinosaur before. The waitress was attentive and very nice. The food was very good. I had the pulled pork and it had a sweet and tangy taste. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good food and a scenic view, the restaurant is right on the river.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first experience at Dinosaur BBQ, and we were quite impressed. We arrived 15 minutes early for a 7:45 reservation and were seated within 5 minutes, even though there was a lengthy wait for walk-ins. Service was exceptional, the food, outstanding. Looking forward to visiting again!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day at Dinosaur BBQ
Meals were delicious and were seated right away for our reservation. Waiter Steve was great! I am a vegetarian so not an ideal restaurant for me. The portobella sandwich was perfect though! And we very much appreciated the salt potatoes. Being from Syracuse originally it isn't a side we get too often in the Capital District. Thanks!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious barbecue on the river
Dinosaur Barbecue may very well have the best barbecue in the Capital Region. The venue is right on the river, and most seats have a view of the Hudson. Service is unfailingly very good, and the food is delicious. I recommend the deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes to start. I'm also typically impressed with the reasonableness and breadth of the beer list. Pints are no more than $5, even for local and craft beers, which does one better on a lot of venues in the neighborhood.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the experience was good. Our food was amazing tried a little bit if everything and all 5 of us were very pleased. The service could have been a bit better. Our waitress did not tell us her name and never came to see how are food was. She did replenish our drinks once. She also never offered to wrap any food so we had to get our own to go box. We would go there again but hopefully get another server.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty food with med/fast service by a polite waitress. I will be returning!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service
Food was great. Our server was our first male server. He was excellent!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinosaurs in Troy
Tried Dinosaur BBQ for the first time this week. Easy to make a reservation online during the drive over. We were seated immediately and a server appeared quickly, too. After a "menu lesson" we ordered. Good was very tasty and portions were manageable. Cost of dinner with an appetizer, drinks and entrees was under $50. We will return.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to this Dinosaur BBQ several times and it has always been the same. It is a restaurant with an attitude that is a cross between biker bar, college hang out (RPI, Russell Sage and others), and blue collar but is welcoming to everybody. The menu is large for a BBQ place and the food is good BBQ. The service has always been excellent. The do not have an extensive wine list as the check off for this site thinks is important but they do have a very extensive selection of beer, which the patrons think is important! I love the catfish & greens. The prices are very reasonable. It's not a foodie paradise and doesn't want to be but go if you want solid BBQ with an edgy atmosphere, terrific service right on the Hudson River.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
SILLY good food
Ordered a burger for the first time at Dino...could not believe how good it was. Also, there was a side dish of broccoli and chip pea type of sauce. I never would have imagined I would like it. The dish blew me away. It was outstanding. Great job...as always DINO!!!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/amazing service
Great experience! Our food was delicious and came out super quickly! Heaping portions and reasonable prices. I have a gluten allergy and our waiter was knowledgeable and super accommodating about it. He also suggested a great ice cream place for us to go afterwards. Overall a great experience. My fiancé and I will definitely be back with friends and family!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat at the bar and was waited on by Percy. Percy is the man, nothing else needs to be said.
The GM; very cool too.
My new hang out.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Son's birthday dinner
We ordered drinks at the bar. My son's drink never arrived. This bummed him out because we were celebrating his 21st birthday that night. We waited 10 minutes, then gave up and went to our table. The waitress apologized and sent the manager over. A pina colada arrived. Our wings and sausage appetizer arrived promptly and were tasty. Drinks were promptly refilled. We ordered 3 entrees which arrived promptly and were delicious. Plates and utensils were provided without asking. We enjoyed energetic banter with the staff. Our cake was delivered at the appropriate time with song and delicious peanut butter pie. The appetizers had been removed from our check. You not only corrected your error, but you made us feel you appreciated our business.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent and service was great. We had a most enjoyable time and cannot wait to return soon.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Meal and Service
My wife and I enjoyed a great tenth anniversary dinner here, and we, along with our 8-year-old rib lover, loved it. Very good and fast service, despite a full house. Terrific ribs. OK side dishes. Good value.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food & service
Probably the sixth time I've been there and the food and service is always good. A little pricey but you are getting good quality meat.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best BBQ in Capital District.
Great food, huge portions and a reasonable price. Can't beat that combination!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
late night busy night
Made reservations one hour before dinosaur was very accomadating I was seated @ the time of my reservations service was fast food was fantastic you would never know the restaurant was busy.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
WORTH THE DRIVE
While vacationing in Lake George, a fellow resort guest and I were discussing how food ties
into favorite family memories. Much to my delight, after telling her we use to live in Syracuse and loved the Dinosaur Bar and Grill there, she informed me there was a Dinosaur in Troy, New York. After jumping in the car and driving over an hour, we arrived to a lovely setting and had yet ANOTHER fantastic dining experience at Dinosaur Bar and Grill. The ribs and wings did not disappoint. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Honestly, every bite of our family style meal was delicious!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Dinosaur BBQ serves up the best bbq north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
If you're close to one of their many locations, it's not to be missed.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife had never been, so
My Wife had never been, so I thought it might be nice to go for her birthday with our girls. The place was hopping and had a cool energetic atmosphere. Unfortunately we were sat at a table where the roof was leaking right onto our table, subsequently onto our food and in my wife's drink. The food appetizers were great, but our entree was extremely underdone. The server was fantastic, and the manager promptly arrived to address the issues. Based on the manager and the service, I would go back for another try, but if it weren't for them I would call the restaurant an overpriced mess.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place. Have been to Rochester and Syracuse and they are all awesome.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Syracuse, but still great
We have been to the original Dinosaur BBQ and while the Troy location does not have the same ambiance of the original location, it is still a great place to eat. The food was phenomenal and service was great. Our orders were served within ten minutes too. We sat in a window booth with a view of the water and really enjoyed our meal. We cannot wait to go back again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience at the Dinosaur BBQ!! This place has the friendliest wait staff and amazing food!! I've been there a few times, and am going back again!!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it everytime
My husband and I love going to Dinosaur BBQ with friends. The food is fantastic, the staff is friendly and the environment is super. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great night out with great food.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
best waitress Kim
When I go there, I look for Kim; she is the best waitress (my opinion).
She goes the extra mile, and always has a smile on her face.
There are some awesome looking waitresses; but that does not mean they serve the meals well; look for Kim.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tie one on at the Dinosaur
This is a place to go if you have an appetite, and you want to indulge it. The food is shamelessly filling, the music is great with blues, country and blues rock blaring, and the atmosphere is casual. Just dont go if you want a quiet conversation.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun spot but if you want table
fun spot but if you want table on busy night get a reservation, full rack was a bit too much food but hae take home boxes readily available.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the ribs
LOVE The ribs here, We have been here a few times, and every time we get the ribs. They are soo delicious and fall off the bone tender!! Great place waitress Jessica was so upbeat and attentive. It took a while to get our food, not sure why, but she kept bringing us refills of soda and tea which was much appreciated. She did tell us she informed the manager about the delay. We did not complain or give her a hard time, after all it was not her fault. When we finished our meal she told us that dessert was on the house for making us wait. That was an unexpected surprise. We told her we were too full, and she said she would make it to go for us. Thanks Jessica. Loved the dessert the next night!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wings! Poutine and Eggs
We've been hitting Dino for wings for a while and they are usually good to very good, these ones (Devil's) were excellent in all respects. Went for Devilled eggs too. Very tasty. The Poutine was okay - we decided that the fries and cheese were good together but the pork was better by itself, just two different tastes and textures (I know that's part of the idea) but they did not work for us. Perhaps it was the other two items that overwhelmed them. Really good service, and great experience for a Sunday night.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was told in NYC to check this restaurant out. Upon our travel to upstate NY we took advantage to drop into the city of Troy and check this BBQ out. Well, it was so yummy. Had the sampler platter of Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. So so good. Mouthwatering, tender and delicious. If you have room check out their Peanut Butter Pie with Oreo cookies crust. It's outta this world. See you again.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The resturaunt is always busy. The food and service are great. Highly suggestion making a reservation through open table for the shortest wait time.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was EXCELLENT! I wanted to come back before I even left!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love getting together at Dinosaur. I have never been disappointed there. It is always busy, the food is consistent , and the atmosphere is unique. Our service was great!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Good Option
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is consistent where ever you go and a good option if you like getting sticky fingers. Made a reservation through open table and we were seated right away on a busy friday night. Full rack ribs was too much to eat in one sitting but made for a nice 2nd meal.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A definite repeat place
In Troy for college visit, restaurant was a great choice. Excellent food and reasonably priced.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fun and delicous
On one of the busiest days of the year (RPI Family Week-end), we were seated at exactly the time of our reservation. The waitress was on time with everything despite the chaos. The food is always good and always hot. Highly recommend if you like BBQ.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Barbecue in Troy
Ok, It's the only Bbq I ate in Troy but it was terrific. From the Hostess, to the server to the servers at other tables it was very fun. I enjoyed the ribs more than the brisket, and the Collared greens were very yummy.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food here. Have been to two other Dinosaurs and they have always been consistently good.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Treasure in Troy NY
I have driven past this place so many times with my mouth watering each time. I decided to take my wife there to celebrate our wedding anniversary early and it was a great pick. We got there and were promptly seated because we made reservations before hand. The menu looked amazing and the prices were very reasonable considering the amount of time and effort and prep work that needs to be done. The food was off the wall! I do not recommend getting the appetizer sampler just order the wings as an appetizer. Their wings were out of this world. Our main dish was amazing as well, my wife ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs and I ordered the pulled pork with the brisket. I can't wait to go back! This place will be one of my most visited now!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great stop for BBQ
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.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Based on other reviews I expected better. Service was great!!!
Attentive, friendly, knowledgable. Food was mediocre.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Packed house, great food
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!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great wings,service,and beer choices.two thumbs up.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM