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About Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester

Award winning Southern-Style Pit-Smoked BBQ in the heart of Downtown Rochester overlooking the Genesee River featuring ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, homemade sides and desserts. Full bar with local, regional and seasonal draft beers. Takeout also available 'til late.
Catering is available.

99 Court St
Rochester, NY 14604
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - midnight

Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Closes early Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas

Cross Street:
South Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(585) 325-7090

Website:
http://www.dinobbq.com/

Entertainment:
American Funk, Grass-Roots & Blues. Check out the line-up on www.dinobbq.com

Catering:
Pick-Up, Delivery and Full Service Catering for any type of gathering...Give us a call, we"ll make you look good!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (44)
Fun (38)
Casual (37)
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Good for Groups (36)
Worth the Drive (27)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Great Beer (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Happy Hour (13)
People Watching (12)
Waterfront (12)
Scenic View (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Live Music (9)
Spicy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Had the brisket, which was awesome. As was the cornbread, Cajun corn and tomato cucumber salad. A bit of key lime pie rounded out the meal nicely. 😃

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·Dined 2 days ago

Love being able to make reservations and getting seated right away ! Of course the ribs are the best around !!

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my first and probably last time eating at this establishment. The place was loud and over crowded. Reservation request for a booth was not met. Once sat, the hostess came back and told us that she made a mistake and that it wasnt our table so made me and my girfriend leave the table and go stand in the entry way another 15 minutes to then seat us in the bar area under the stairs...Not exactly the service I expected from such a talked about place. The pulled pork was good but the brisket tasted like lighter fluid. As mentioned earlier, first and last time eating here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was the best. She was not only helpful ,friendly, she made our evening a great experience!!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and great service. We had a large group of 12 and they accommodated us easily.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Northern MI)·Dined 5 days ago

It was great to walk in and get a side ASAP.Thanks to "open table".

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great service was good best BBQ in rochester

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food ! Love this place ! We didn't have to wait at all and our server Becky was very good . I couldn't decide between 3 sides I wanted so after I finally decided she brought me a sample of the one I didn't pick . She also knew we were going to an event so she made sure she was quick with out bill.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First visit very pleased. Food was great, staff was great. Very handicapped accessible

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Much fun and great food. Our group was able to talk, laugh and enjoy the BBQ.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were in Rochester for the night and have eaten at the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse so we thought we would try the Rochester location. It did not disappoint!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hosted family from out of town. Were able to get a table ahead of our reservation. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and went there for our ananniversary. First time eating there. Wow! Who would've thought there was fantastic BBQ this far North! Some of the best BBQ we've ever had. So many great choices to choose from. Ended up getting a Trio plate with brisket, Baby back ribs and a hotlink, with sides of greens and mashed potatoes. Sublime! The service was friendly and superb. They went out of their way to get us a special table and accomodate us early since we showed up before our reservation. BTW, reservations are highly recommended for this outstanding eatery!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great Beer, People Watching
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome catfish, great acorn squash, great music. Nachos are yummy. Ribs and chicken also good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Consistently awesome! Love that I can make a reservation.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Table seating very tight. You are back to back with tables and there’s hardly any room to get in and out. Booth seating recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food and service. Really loud and noisy. Not for the faint of heart...

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fun place to go with friends. A must do in Rochester.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

GREAT food , fun environment , outstanding service

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic place, be sure to try it out if you are in the area. Friendly staff. Can get really busy, so get reservations if going at a normal time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I go to Dinosaur everything time I am back to Rochester.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

There were 6 of us - great food and great service!
My favorite BBQ restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nothing to write home about...

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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent BBQ

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great BBQ in Rochester. Would definitely return. Loved the fried green tomatoes!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not what it is cracked up to be. Just ok. The food all tasted very smokey. It is a BBQ place but not everything should taste like smoke. If you're a foodie, go elsewhere. If you're looking for a busy place with lots of hipsters, then this is the place to be.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have come to dinosaur bar -be- que every time we come to Rochester. Always good food this time tried fried green tomatoes will definitely get them again they were delish. Our group also had chopped brisket sandwich, a burger and a brisket with Swiss no complaints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was great!! Would definitely recommend if your visiting the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always good but I think the brisket could be a little leaner. The staff is always great and very accommodating. Definitely a great place to get together with friends or any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious! We had a great meal and a good time. Service was efficient and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My aunt took my roommates and I here for Parents weekend at U of R. We were seated in the bar where there was live music - very loud so I couldn't talk with them at all.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food as always. Wait staff nice but a bit edgy. Maybe I’m getting too old.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First time at Dinosaur BBQ. Atmosphere and food was great! Best chicken wings

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fast, friendly service. Good quality ribs..flavorful but not overpowered with seasonings. Generous portions.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We brought out of town family for a birthday celebration, music and dancing. Everything was wonderful and as usual, Dinosaur came through with flying colors!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Outstanding. Finger licking great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Not enough servers. We saw our server 3 times: once to take our order, once to deliver food, and once for the check. In her defense, she was handling a LOT of tables.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and a fun atmosphere! The portions are large and the food is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our first time at a Dinosaur BBQ. Now i know why it's so popular. not the best BBQ and sides i ever had, but very good considering. staff so friendly and location so quaint and interesting. definitely go if you have a chance. But make a reservation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The sandwich was outstanding, the specialty cocktails were good, and the sides were good. The atmosphere was fun! Not very quiet, so not a great pick for a romantic dinner, but great for a casual night out. The only off-putting thing about the entire night was that the hostess calls each reservation over the mic. I would definitely return for a more casual occasion; not to mention, the band was good and seating was optimal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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