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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester

4.6
562 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Top Tags:
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(585) 325-7090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Pick-Up, Delivery and Full Service Catering for any type of gathering...Give us a call, we"ll make you look good!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Ave.
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Entertainment
American Funk, Grass-Roots & Blues. Check out the line-up on www.dinobbq.com
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
What 562 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatB 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Reserved a table we were seated in a doorway the table was quite filthy and covered in spots of barbecue sauce. Took quite a While for a drink order and longer for our food order. The food came very quickly, which was a bad thing as half rack of ribs and 1/4 chicken were ordered and arrived within 7 minutes. Hmmm. Precooked? Must have been as the ribs were tough and crispy. The chicken slightly warmer than lukewarm.
Somewhat disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

My only downside was that we got there 20 minutes early but waited 30. Totally worth it though

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MattS 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time, great food as well. Our only complaint is that it was a bit cold in the dinning area. It was to the point that many around us (including my wife) kept their coats on while eating.
A perfect visit otherwise!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always a great place to eat - food never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time. Good food.

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Fazl 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant is located close to the bridge which makes great view on the river. Parking is available both on and outside the territory. Food is delicious and is served in no time. The staff is very friendly, online reservation worked well and additional concerns were taken by phone. Definitely recommended!

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NWGC 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great evening....bands always good.
People standing in front not dancing...the only con of the night.

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BHM3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The Dinosaur never disappoints, and being able to reserve a table makes it all the better. The BBQ is first rate, as is the service and ambiance. We especially enjoy the fried green tomatoes appetizer. Prices are reasonable. Parking can be challenging but we were lucky this time.

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PickyEater (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was a must try dinner, which happened to also be my daughter's 3rd birthday. Excellent food, totally worth the hype! Definitely try the collard greens - SO good!

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Gmlescar 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food ! The Carolina pulled pork sandwich the best and always love the Mac salad !

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TitoV (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Dinosaur never disappoints! It was a short walk from the Rochester War Memorial. We walked in and got a table for 5 without waiting.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Place was packed but got to our table within 2 minutes of our reservation time. Excellent friendly service and food was excellent.

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Reen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great, the noise level was high and the employees were nice. We will definitely come back. My only issue was with the ribs. 2 our of 4 were charcoal black and hard to chew, but besides that it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always fabulous! A true to the roots barbeque house located in a converted train station. Wait staff is friendly and fun,

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious as always. Best bbq in town

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Good all around!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Loved the ambiance. Food was very good. Good value for the money.

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Gem1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The one down side was we had a reservation for a certain time and ended up waiting a little longer than expected.

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GaryM (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Took our daughter here for birthday, great location - food was awesome. Was a bit loud, but fun and parking was difficult due to an event at blue cross arena.

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ArthurC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was served promptly even though it was very busy and the BBQ was very good.

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Cassie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Such a great experience! I made a reservation a couple days before and when we got there, our table was ready for us and we were seated right away. Very fast and friendly service. Food was delicious, hot, and full of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a great time with our two little boys. Our server was awesome. Very efficient and sweet. Food was good as always. But I must say I miss the way the nachos were made a few years back better than the way they are now. But overall, we had a very enjoyable dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and even better atmosphere. Best BBQ in Rochester

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great staff. Always friendly and efficient. Food is always made to order and tastes great!

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mrbrew1963 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was great by Russ. Ribs I had were fantastic.
Mac and cheese.....ehh
Salad was good wish it wasn’t in paper dish.
Beer was great. Great selection.
Overall good. I’d go again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for my husbands birthday. He loves the pulled pork platter unfortunately they were out of pulled pork and brisket.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food to enjoy with friends and family. Service could have been a little more attentive, nothing which I would comment as "bad" though. We would have liked the opportunity for another glass of wine but were never asked, not a big deal though. It was a quieter time of day and the server may have had more tables than usual. We enjoyed the opportunity to visit with our friends. The food is always good.

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CEJ18 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good. Our waitress was great - however, we had a few issues. They do not accept reservations after the first 12 people (total) even though they were confirmed on open table. We had a few large parties that we were trying to sit together and although the tried accommodating us, it was not pleasant. There were multiple families and they did not want to split checks. It was inconvenient and they did lose the business of a few families who did not agree with that policy.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Everything was great!! Prices were a little steep!

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