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

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/locations/troy/
  • Phone: 5183080400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am-4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-10:00pm; 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private party spaces available that accommodate 10 to 50 guests. Offering Buffet or Family Style service in true Dino style featuring our award winning Southern-style pit smoked BBQ.
  • Private Party Contact: Patti Nealon, Catering Manager or Michaela Hems, C 5183080401x

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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (39)scenic view (37)great for outdoor dining (26)hot spot (24)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (22)kid-friendly (22)fit for foodies (19)special occasion (17)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (12)great for brunch (3)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Hidden Treasure in Troy NY
    jeremy12095
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dino
    doughermny
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Love the food here. Have been to two other Dinosaurs and they have always been consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Barbecue in Troy
    JDawgVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A definite repeat place
    Firstvisit
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    In Troy for college visit, restaurant was a great choice. Excellent food and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun and delicous
    rpimom
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Good Option
    MikeR
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Dinosaur
    AnnieB
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    lovedinosaurbbq
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Food and service was EXCELLENT! I wanted to come back before I even left!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying Down Home BBQ
    JemmyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The fare lived up to expectations. The ribs and pulled pork were delicious. Fries were great but best were the fried green tomatoes. A place to have a casual good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spicy
    Lorrettabee
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    I found they were a little heavy handed with the hot spice. I had 2 sides with my 1/2 chicken n ribs combo-- turkey collard greens and mashed potatoes. The greens were soooo spicy I couldn't eat more than 2 bites. True collard greens are not supposed to be spicy. Very bad combo here. Even the mashed potatoes were too spicy. It's southern BBQ, not ragin' cajun!! What's up with all the heat? Even the cornbread was too peppery. And I've never had a cornbread I haven't liked, until this. The meat, though, was good, tasty, lil over cooked. they didn't even say happy birthday to my daughter even after I informed the hostess it was my kids 21st birthday. didn't expect free meal or piece of cake , but couldn't the waitress say happy birthday?
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't keep up
    molly
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Ate here once on a slower night and the food was great, but a Sat night, they can't keep up. Plus, the food was cold. Too loud for conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy
    Josh
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The resturaunt is always busy. The food and service are great. Highly suggestion making a reservation through open table for the shortest wait time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wings! Poutine and Eggs
    walkingdistanceVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    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.
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  • Great BBQ
    ShatochatoVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun spot but if you want table
    jumbo
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tie one on at the Dinosaur
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best waitress Kim
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it everytime
    Littlefoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dino BBQ
    FoodRevr
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    doughermny
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We love this place. Have been to Rochester and Syracuse and they are all awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Syracuse, but still great
    Gerard
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Wife had never been, so
    WineandDine
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouth Watering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Honestly, every bite of our family style meal was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIG O Family at Dinosaur BBQ
    Oscar
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Training opp
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Nicole, wrong person at the bar. She fails to do her job then says well the customer should pick up the short fall. If I order food from you, I expect to get silverware, not to be expected to ask for it. She was even rude to Percy her boss, thee is a training opportunity there.
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  • WORTH THE DRIVE
    Skittles33
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • late night busy night
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ in Capital District.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Great food, huge portions and a reasonable price. Can't beat that combination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK. Good for fast meal because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    OK. Good for fast meal because they have a limited menu. On the noisy side. Front desk weak. Wait staff good.
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  • Bar was not as good as with Percy
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The service was a little slow, and I had to chase down (excuse this) a spanish guy behind the bar. I asked for a beer, he says 'you got a tab?' I point out, I am eating an would just like another beer...really? Danielle was overloaded, no Percy. Percy returned, everything was great again; hmmmm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    delta32
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal and Service
    Brett
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodFood
    Phulseapple
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Food was excellent and service was great. We had a most enjoyable time and cannot wait to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Son's birthday dinner
    Kristy
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/amazing service
    Elena7734
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service
    Bill
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    It was nearly 40 minutes after placing our order -- dinner for two -- that food finally arrived at our table.
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  • I was very disspointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I was very disspointed with the food -- not all that it's hyped up to be...everything tasted like smoke...I won't go back.
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