Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Buffalo

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Award winning, Southern-Style Pit-Smoked BBQ featuring ribs, chicken, pork & brisket. Full bar with 20 local, regional and seasonal draft beers. Dine-In and Takeout. Open 7 days a week. Reservations taken for parties of two to 10. Half the dining room is held open for walk-in guests. We also offer free parking for our restaurant in the lot directly behind the restaurant in stalls designated for the Dinosaur. Parking times are Monday thru Friday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday all day until 2 a.m.
Catering is available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southern
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Hours of operation
Closing early Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Half the dining room is held open for walk-in guests.
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Phone number
(716) 880-1677
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
W. Chippewa St.
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Parking details
Free parking available at 65 west Tupper (corner of Tupper and Franklin) available Monday - Friday, 6:00pm - 2:00am and Saturday and Sunday, all day until 2:00am.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking
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VM
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago
Overall 5food service ambience

they did a backyard barbeque for a wedding reception it was wonderful and plenty for the next morning

DT
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food service ambience

Was there for lunchtime....it was good. The place did not have many people at the time...@1:30.

AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Reviewed on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

the ribs were a little over done but delicious. A little loud for our taste but the service and ambience were excellent. The best southern style greens I've had north of Georgia! Looking forward to our next visit to try more of the menu. The sharing menu is a great value.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

the food was hot and the waitress was very helpful Got us what we needed

D
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food service ambience

Turned into a chain, not very good. Went to the original location in Rochester years ago and loved it. Buffalo location doesn't compare. No charm, doesn't have that bluesy Bbq feel, food not as good. Very disappointing. Felt like an Applebees or Fridays.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was bomb

E
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were seated promptly and waited on just as quick by our waitress but food took awhile to come out. When the food did come out some of our entrees were cold when they should of been hot and our bbq ribs were so burnt on the outside that there wasnt any sauce left on them. Very disappointing to say the least. Portion sizes were small but pretty good to the taste. I’m glad I checked my bill before paying because our waitress put an additional entree on our bill. Which she knew about but said she forgot to take it off????

LW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous. Smoked BBQ Chicken-Awesome; French Fries-Fine; Service-Great. So accommodating-we were stuck in traffic and we called to tell them that we would be late for our reservation and they said "No problem" and meant it. They graciously held our table on a busy, Theater Friday night. Two thumbs up.

JK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the first time before a show at sheas and we were not disappointed! Our meal was amazing - Cuban sandwich with fries and Cajun corn. Delicious! Waiter was very attentive and food didn’t take long to come out at all. We will definitely be back!

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to take my parents from out of town to Dinosaur for dinner. My father was having surgery at Roswell Park the next day so he was going to have to fast for a while. The food was fast and delicious. The only complaint I would have is that it was noisy. Not a quiet place but to be expected with a fun atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last minute reservation for 5 on a Saturday night. Seated right on time and service was prompt. Finished our meal just as a
2 person live band was starting- if we didn’t have to go- would have stayed band was good and not too loud. We had Ribs, wings, brisket, and sides. Food was great

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Recital weekend with family

D
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

DISAPPOINTED!
Made a reservation for my birthday dinner. I order ribs and pulled pork with mac and cheese. I LOVE ribs but this were disgusting! The pulled pork was not bad( need more bbq) and the mac?! If you are going to have it spicy, you should DEFINITELY mark it on the menu!! The mac and cheese was awful.

The server. Ha. Barely checked on us, when taking our orders he was rude and rushed us. When we asked for things he never returned back with them.

Thanks for the “wonderful” birthday dinner.
Will not be returning and I will not be recommending this place to anyone.

$200 dollars down the drain!!!

JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a small (7) person business dinner here. Food was great and service was outstanding. Definitely will go back.

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 out of 10, we’d do it again. No complaints, great service and great bbq.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hit the spot!! So good! Waitress was sweet!! Food was delicious! Atmosphere was great as it was a beautiful day out so we sat outside. Times in the past, we have eaten inside and it was a tad noisy. We really enjoyed sitting outside!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Just overall ok - not sure if it was just a slow night but it was about half empty. Ladies had some mixed drinks which they said were very good, and guys had their Apehanger beer which was tasty. We had poutine as a starter which was alright.

Food came out pretty quickly. Pork was good and delicious, but the sides here have seen better days. Mac and cheese was dry and the potato salad was just ok. I swear they used to have a good Mac salad but it appears they took that off the menu.

Not a bad experience by any means but nothing about this meal wanted me to come back again. Looks like the wow factor that this place had when it first opened has died down. Need to update their game on their sides.

LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good service was better. Waiter was friendly and accommodating. Knowledgeable about the food and outgoing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday they brought free pie is was awesome

JI
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

BBQ food was overcooked, portions good, sides were good.

JT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are very knowledgeable about gluten free. Your meal comes out on a red plate so everyone in the kitchen is aware! The food is so delicious! I would eat everyday if I could!

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service, everything was outstanding. They excel at everything a BBQ joint should do well. Great Beer selection.

DZ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Not our first time and again was very pleased

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great , service good

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ! Great food. Staff was very nice and polite Restaurant was a clean and fun environment for the whole family!

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I brought my husband there for his Birthday. Along we brought our daughter, son-in-law and their twins. The twins are not quite a year old, but we got the greatest service there. High chairs available, and a special menu for them to eat. The food is always a great bar-b-que and priced reasonably. We used to go all the way out to Rochester for the Dinasaur Bar-b-que, now we only have to travel to downtown Buffalo for this great tasting food. The waitress we had bent over backwards to accommidate us. Everyone should try this place just once, and you will be hooked! thank you all

SJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, coleslaw a little too crunchy for my tastes

Our group was seated at 2 different tables (this was fine and we knew ahead). We had different servers and unfortunately the one table received very slow service. One table was done eating and it was another 15 minutes before the food was brought out for other table. The waitress never apologized nor did a manager come around to see how the meal was. It was not busy at all so there was no excuse for how slow the service was.

BC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation so there was no waiting for a table. Waiter was fantastic and on top of making sure we were taken care of. Food came quickly and was very good.

SU
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Barbeque pulled pork very tender and tasty! Great service! First time my friend who joined me was there and she loved it! We will go back! Worked before going to Shea's performance...close by and convenient!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I love it. Brought my mum before the theater and it was excellent as always.

DZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for dinner just before going to the theater or just for date night. Food was good, service was fine and would highly recommend making a reservation, especially on the weekend.

LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service! Fried Green Tomatoes and the brisket were awesome! Limited parking until after 6pm.

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loud but with atmosphere. Always good...whatever we choose.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with son before theatre - had fried green tomatoes, pulled pork sandwiches and peanut butter pie. Were asked by server as well as another employee (kitchen staff possibly?) how we enjoyed our meal.

SZ
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

This is the third time I have eaten there. We will never go back.
When they first opened, the brisket sandwich was delicious. Each time it got worse. The brisket was so fatty, and yet so dry. The mac and cheese boring and dry. The salad was only leaf lettuce with 3 halved grape tomatoes. The cole slaw was not good either. Even the sweet tea we sent back because it was watery.
On a positive note the ribs were good.

S
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favourite of ours. The service was great and the food was awesome.

KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last time I was at this location was when they first opened. I was disappointed in the menu then because they didn't carry some of the same items as the Rochester, NY, location. They do now and everything was fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome bbq

RV
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was slow considering the number of patrons in the restaurant.

EL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great as per usual but service was lacking. It was a Friday night however there was some leeway, but it shouldn’t take 10 - 12 minutes for someone to come acknowledge you after you’ve been seated

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