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

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinobbq.com/
  • Phone: 2035173272x
  • 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 - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Barbecue
  • 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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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (83)kid-friendly (75)great for lunch (45)fit for foodies (35)great for outdoor dining (31)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (26)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (13)great for brunch (7)late-night find (7)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Completely satisfied!
    Natasha
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glorious Glorious Dino BBQ
    Nick
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Loved it and can't wait to go back! After I digest a little!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs Disappointing
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The ribs were overcooked Saturday night. Usually they are great. The sides and the pulled pork did not disappoint, however
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and down to earth
    Mike
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    MrsY
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great BBQ, but even better wait staff, attentive even though really busy. Funky interior like an old warehouse, but fun! Super duper margaritas too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious barbecue and fast service
    acswiftVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and service, great fast-food alternative.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gave a good review being nice but..
    Stevec316
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Ribs and Sides
    Buckman
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent barbeque
    Andy57
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    In our many visits to Stamford Dinosaur, we have always experienced a superior meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good food
    Brownie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The ambience was energetic and the food was "down home" good. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the wings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit Unfortunat
    JRL90
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • past the test
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    delicious ribs....great service....fun beer menu.... can't wait to get back with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Historic Amnesiac BBQ
    Eats
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Outing
    Patty
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    LouSkuntVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ and Rock
    Rickfic
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great BBQ
    Rickl
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dino BBQ was dino--mite!
    Larry892VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The atmoshpere, food and service were all very good; what more would anyone want?? Go there and enjoy great BBQ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place with good food
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Enjoyed the food and craft beers. Took a while to get our food, but we got our appetizers for free.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is really good but the
    CTCrow
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ
    rpimom
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apat (osaurus) on the back
    Sunny1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but not outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food was good but not outstanding. Fast and curteous service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HUGE Disappointment:-(
    Gatwick
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night out
    Jhekk
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinosaur BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    we went there on a Saturday night for my sons Birthday . I didn't find the menu very extensive, or some of the choices particularly appealing and settled for the brisket plate . My wife ordered a half rack of ribs . the brisket was not fall apart tender and the ribs were fatty and not all the cooked as you would expect .Just not a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Bar-B- Que
    JoeP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Perfect place for great Bar-B-Que meal for the family. Had the family meal which is perfect for 4 adults. All the food was prefect with great taste and the ribs come right off the bone. Cant go wrong planning a meal there. Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great BBQ!
    sharchar
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was really good. We had gone to the Harlem location and finally got to Stamford. Kicking myself for not getting there sooner. Will definitely be back soon and will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a group of teenagers!
    ctmom
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I took my two sons and their friends for dinner New Years evening - it was the perfect place! Energy, good food, casual and comfortable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patron beware
    BBQ5
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.........
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BBQ for an East Coaster
    GreatPizza
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Was super excited to go to Dinosaur BBQ, but felt let down by the food. Ambience was great and the place was packed. Then we got our food...best thing was the beans and that's were it ended. Our meals consisted of fatty brisket that you had to trim the fat off with a knife. Don't even know how that's possible, as brisket is a lean meat. Ribs that didn't have "the bite" to them. I'm from the South and maybe my BBQ standards are high - didn't anticipate such a let down. I'll save my BBQ appetite for my next trip to the South.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very slow service and wait
    Jlsct
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Made a reservation on Opentable for 7p. We arrived right at 7pm and were told that they were just cleaning up our table which is code for the table isn't available. After ten more minutes and three hungry kids, I inquired again. We were seated and our food did not arrive until well after 8p; we ordered within 5 minutes of sitting down, so must have waited 30-45 minutes for food. The server was very nice and the food was good, but the wait will make us rethink coming back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Constantly good
    Rickl
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Once again an enjoyable meal! Good selection and good serrvice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ
    JirehAmor
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food was great! The live music was perfect and it made the evening better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We'd booked and turned up on time. But we were kept waiting at least 15 minutes for our table. Eventually we were seated and given an apology with an offer of free appetizers. There was no mention of this when the server took our order and service wasn't warm and friendly as it had been on a previous occasion. When we got the check we had been charged for the appetizers so had to ask for them to be removed. We've eaten here twice before and on the first occasion there were problems too - they were running out of food and there was a long wait for it to finally arrive. So we will return but Dinosaur really should be more consistent. The food is simple, tasty and authentic but the service is hit and miss. More consistency required here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Friday Lunch
    Janet
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had a very nice lunch with business associates. The food came out in spurts - not all at once though. We had a long table for 12 - and could not converse with each other end - to- end. Not sure how to improve maybe put talbes in a square instead of long. The food was very tasty and there was plenty of it. Everyone loved the fried green tomatoes. We even had two vegetarians who were able to find things on the menu to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ
    Rickl
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Good BBQ, service, and price, would recommend. Have dined here numerous times and enjoy their ribs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not thrilled
    Frank
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was ok . Small portion meal . My sandwich cAme on a hamburger roll. I had to eat my gf leftovers cause I was still hungry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ for Fairfield County
    famishedinredding
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    What a great find. . . driving home from the city and thinking about our lack of dining options at home, we found Dinosaur BBQ on Open Table. Husband is from Texas and he was thrilled with the brisket platter. . . kids loved ribs, bbq chicken and sides. I had the brisket/pulled pork combo and it was delicious. . . loved the pickled jalapenos and well-seasoned sauce. I highly recommend the brisket! We will be returning soon. Nice atmosphere, high ceilings and plenty of space between tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.