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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester

4.7
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • 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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
What 605 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 16 hours ago

. Good food good service great value one of my favorite places to go

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service from our waiter Chad and the food was delicious as always.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We were visiting the University in the Rochester area. This restaurant was highly recommended to us and it lived up to its reputation! If you like
Smoked barbecue, this is the place to go! Meaty, tasty wings followed by ribs that were extremely tender. Corn side was yummy and fries were good too. Atmosphere was fun and the view was great. Would highly recommend if in the area!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service! Great food! I took my girlfriend here for our 1-year anniversary and so loves Dinosaur-BBQ. I personally have never been here before but I’m glad I have. Our waitress was so nice and genuine and I loved every bit of it. My girlfriend and I had an amazing time and the food was simply amazing. Would come here again in the future.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Well I got the drunken boiled cold shrimp. It came fully shelled with legs. I wasn't expecting that I was pretty grossed out. And then upon removing the shell from this Brown stuff exploded all over my hand. It was disgusting and foul. Obviously I would not eat another shrimp and I would not order this Shrimp ever Again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and service!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Haven’t been to the Dino in quite some time, but we couldn’t decide on where to go and it seemed like a good idea. It was a Thurs evening about 6:30 and surprisingly there was no wait.
The food is as good as ever...we shared ribs and chicken. Good variety of terrific sides. Very good waiter too...overall we were very happy with our choice!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

fantastic food, decent prices, cheap flights with great beer, and terrific atmosphere - usually busy so doesnt hurt to make reservations

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food and friends was good. Very crowd and busy as usual. Has a great time.

Side entrance should be monitor during busy peck. Customers comes in seating themselves when table may be reserved or ahead of waiting groups.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food excellent, service outstanding, great gluten free menu , gluten free served on different color plate by manager and staff very knowledgeable of gluten free menu.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Where else should you go on a Friday night in April during a lake-effect blizzard? We were in Rochester for my son's accepted students meeting at RIT. I'm so excited for his future and for additional opportunities to dine at the Dinosaur. So loved the ribs, bbq beans and mac salad. Glad I skipped desert because the 3 ribs was more that sufficient. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I went with friends from out of town who are considering making Rochester their home. They loved it! It’s a great place to get bbq and chill. It can be loud so not a great place for dates but as a causal get together, it was perfect although confusing and a tad too dark... Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had reservations but they still made us wait for 30 minutes

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Ribs, brisket, wings...AMAZING! Delicious food, trendy decor, busy spot. Book ahead on busy nights. Closest restaurant to Blue Cross Arena.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was great!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fries were too salty and overseasoned for our 12 year old grandson and black beans and rice too spicy for our granddaughter. Maybe the menu should state if something is spicy or seasoned. The corn is listed as seasoned, but I don't believe the fries or black beans were mentioned. Maybe not a place to take children??? The adults enjoyed their food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome food and great value! We were stunned at how quickly the food arrived at our table. Order was 100% accurate

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I brought my parents from out of town to get a taste of a local gem. Best BBQ in Rochester!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was an amazing experience! We’ve been before, but our waitress made it an even better time. A Rochester must!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing! Dinosaurs never disappoints! The best BBQ food around!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food and service was excellent. The food came out quick too.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food and service were excellent as usual, except the food took an unusually long time to come out, considering it was mid-afternoon and they weren't busy. Also, the cornbread was not warm, which was disappointing. Everything else was lovely. Our server kept the drink glasses filled and the fried-green tomatoes were piping hot and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing! Will deff be back :)

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place for family dinning! And the server was pleasant and acccomodating.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, but they actually seat people beneath a stairwell which is kinda gross. Besides that, 👍🏻.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Birthday celebration, lots of fun and great food

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Bbq was excellent. Had the Brisket Deluxe plate with mac and mashed. Was soft and savory. The drinks were delicious and service was superb. Definitely recommend going if you are in town 🤘🏽

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fast service, good food. Not rushed

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food was delicious -service was great

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The usual excellent experience with food and service. This time, we had an excellent waitress, Sue by name, who really impressed my guest and I. Accurate, efficient, and great personality were demonstrated.
Nice experience !

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, wonderful attention to those with severe gluten allergy-love this place,

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious!!! So good, can smell the aroma before you get in the restaurant. Mmmm....

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent server
Went for monthly lunch with co-workers
Food arrived hot and timely
They could think of offering a lunch menu
Prices were a but high

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. My colleagues and I were in town from Toronto on business so we were looking for something that was not a chain. This was the perfect spot. The food and beverage was fantastic, our server, Chad, was friendly, professional and efficient and the atmosphere was casual but fun. It was very busy when we got there but we were seated quickly (we did have a reservation) and our order was taken very shortly after.

I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like meat and BBQ or if you are looking for something casual and fun. If you are in Rochester, you gotta eat here :)

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was awesome. Stop here every time I’m in town

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Best pork ribs money can buy.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good food, great service, prompt seating with reservation otherwise wait was 2.5 hours. Only compliant we had was table for four was way too cramp with little room for plates

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was a busy Saturday night. We made reservations for 5 and were seated by 5:15. Not too bad for a busy evening with a concert happening at the Blue Cross. Bacon was amazing! Loved the BLT

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We were here for the Special Olympics New York State Winter Games and decided to have barbecue. Been to the original one in Syracuse and loved it and wanted to see how this one was. Being able to make reservation was terrific. Our server was excellent. Food was just as great. Would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Friendly greeting, short wait, both teen-friendly and senior atmosphere, attentive server, excellent portions as requested-what more could you ask for a special night with grandsons.

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