Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford

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When you're serious about your bar-b-que...Award winning Southern-style Pit Smoked BBQ. Open 7 days a week for dine-in and takeout with a full bar featuring 20 local, seasonal and craft beers on tap.
Catering is available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Closed on Christmas. Closes 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 517-3272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Semi-private seating avaialable for groups up to
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Cross street
Henry Street
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Parking details
Free private lot adjacent to the building.
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Public transit
Metro North Stamford Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive waitress and hostess. Great food!

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good barbecue, friendly and accommodating staff who handled our party’s food allergies well. Adequate parking and reasonably priced for how good the food was and how large the portions are.

S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dino BBQ is solid BBQ. Always consistently good and tasty. Would like to see St. Louis Ribs and baby racks offered. The sides are good, and the service is attentive.

Go and enjoy a casual meal there. You'll enjoy.

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Natalie was outstanding

W
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

More roomy than 125th Street location, slightly less noisy and still a fun atmosphere. Food is very good and reasonably priced.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We went to Dinosaur BBQ for lunch. After we were seated, we were informed that the ran out of chicken! No bbq chicken or wings would be available. We therefore ordered other items on the menu ( pulled pork).
About 10 minutes later , the waitress returned and told us that they also ran out of PORK. The only thing available to order at the entire restaurant was ribs!

At this point, we got up and left the restaurant.
How could a bbq restaurant run out of chicken and pork? Ridiculous!

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food always good! But our favorite chocolate ice box dessert was stale & chewy when it usually pudding or mousse-like. All 3 of our slices were not fresh, probably a day or 2 old this time.

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow service. We waited one hour to get our food and the dining room was 20% occupied on a Sunday at 4:30 pm. Server was MIA.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great gem of a spot. Fun vibe. Authentic BBQ vibe - very cool spot for kids, adult groups, fun place - great food!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Wonderful restaurant for dinners with kids

JW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great go-to with grandchildren- VERY kid friendly!

r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I mean if you want good bbq... this is the best place to grab a plate anywhere in Fairfield or westchester counties.

BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Grew up in Syracuse NY where the original Dino BBQ is located so going to the one in a Stamford CT always makes it feel like home. Excellent BBQ, I always get the wings, poutine (absolute must have!) and you can’t go wrong with their brisket or ribs. Their sauces are delicious, although the heat levels in their sauces have gone down a little bit since when they first up started up in my opinion, but that’s not a bad thing.

Be aware it’s a BBQ joint, so you’re gonna get messy and you’re gonna walk out smelled like a smoky bbq pit, so it’s a very casual place. Always enjoy coming here, solid beer selection too as they support the local craft beer scene, plus have a couple upstate NY staples too! 5 stars all the way.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Brandon was great, very attentive. We ordered the Tres Ninos, unfortunately, they were out of Brisket. The ribs were great! the pulled pork was smoky. Try the Bourbon sidecar. I loved the look and feel of the place. Great service.

i
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

fully enjoyed my dining experience. The food was good and we had no issues.

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Had been to the restaurant in Harlem 9 years ago and much preferred it. They made us a special burger but did not include all the ingredients. Drove 1 hour to come to Stamford but would not do it again. the restaurant felt like a chain rather than the special experience we had the last time.

a
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was pretty slow. Sat at 6:30 and our waiter didn’t come to our table for 15-20 minutes. Took 40 minutes to order food. We had an event to go to and asked for our food to be rushed (for 6 people), and we got it pretty quickly.

PH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The BBQ is consistent. It’s not amazing, but always good. The sides are a cut above and there is a wide selection. The menu is much larger than any other BBQ restaurant I’ve been in. Try the shrimp boil, poutine, wings, beans, greens. Nothing will disappoint. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is clean and well managed. If you want real “Q” try Hoodoo, but Dinosaur is a great family alternative.

HR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 2

We made a reservation for 7:45 and we were able to get a table before then. We waited awhile for someone to come take our drink order than we waited longer for the drinks. She came back with the drinks and left. We thank waited more for her to come back to take our order. We finally out our food and it was delicious! I am not impressed with how long it took us to get waited on.

CL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good. Not everything, pork belly in particular, was available. Understandable.

Service was disorganized. Perhaps understaffed on a Tuesday evening?

Out of some common bottled bar items.

I'd go back. Just some minor tweaks would help.

t
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at a reasonable price. Wish it were less noisy. Hard to have a conversation.

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 8 arrived in Stamford by boat and took a chance on this restaurant and were not disappointed. The food was delicious, all 8 of us were happy! The service was great and attentive.
One our our friends even said that it was the best dinner of our week long vacation!!

LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Great bbq. Fun place take work crowd out for summer lunch

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was attentive and friendly but The food was just ok.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner here with friends. Outstanding bbq and great service, both at the bar and our table.

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was very low quality and I would not go back. No healthy options.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling through the New England territory and a friend who lives in Connecticut referred the Dinosaur BBQ Restaurant. Good clean and tasty food. Please add more locations

C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love for Dinosaur BBQ. Ron, our bartender, has a great personality and service was quick.

CS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall lots of smoky flavors, a little over priced but good food and service.

AT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at this restaurant is so good. I personally LOVED the deviled eggs as well as the Mac and Cheese. I love Mac and cheese and I have got to say the one at Dinosaur BBQ is one of my top favorites.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food, service was very distracted

e
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. While the restaurant was busy all tables around us that were 4 people or more that came in after us received their food before us. Server basically ignored us or was somewhere else in the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

NV
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My wife and I visited Dinosaur Bar-B-Que couple times and food and service was very good. However our last visit our drinks too almost 30 mins to arrive. What? Yes 30 mins. We couldn’t believe it and even had to remind the waiter about our drinks when he states “oh yeah they’re coming”. No apologies. The food arrived shortly after but was very good. I’d rate the food 5 stars but would’ve like the BBQ baked beans portion to be bigger. The amount on the platter is very small and dosen’t have that BBQ sweet tangy taste that I’d expect.

But wait there’s more; the waiter disappeared throughout the time we’d were and when he finally showed up, he gave us the bill from another table that wasn’t even near our table. He gave us the bill and walked away without asking us how was the meal or the experience. Not good ! I had to get the attention of another waiter who laughed it off. Too bad this last night experience happened and although we plan to return, we hope our experience will be much better.

Please have wait staff retrained about how provide services to customers.

Thank you.

YM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great ! The serving walked by every 10 minutes to make sure we was okay and I like that. Best place to have a god anniversary dinner

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious- lots of flavor. Waitress was okay, not very friendly and all but disappeared in the end.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

We asked for a booth. Nasty hostess said none were available. I was looking at 3 empty ones. We told her we would wait. Five minutes later she gave us one of the booths that were empty the whole time. She was very nasty as well. Server was great and the food is always great.

S
New York Area
339 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a nice lunch at Dinosaur. It's a cute place and I imagine it is more crowded and happening in the evening. I liked the BBQ smoked chicken and the ribs were pretty good. Collards good, slaw- no taste, cornbread good.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious bbq chicken and ribs, and great sides. Always a fun time a DBQ!

JP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very little food for the price!!! 13 dollars for a burger and fries ,,which had very little fries and burger was a little small.. ordered JUMBO wings that were NOT jumbo!!!

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