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About Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford
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.
Stamford, CT 06902
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free private lot adjacent to the building.
Metro North Stamford Station.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private seating avaialable for groups up to
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford Ratings and Reviews
Not bad - I would try it again. The steak that my daughter ordered was the best dish that we received - probably because it's freshly prepared. Most everything else is pre-prepared and simply assembled when you order it (makes sense - you can't smoke pork to order). Food was good, but nothing blew us away.
We all ordered ribs based on recommendation from friends (including my wife who had tried them before at Rochester, NY) and we enjoyed it, the sauces were really good. The side dishes were 5 stars worthy, the only downside was that the ribs were a little overcooked and weren’t as soft as expected.
We love Dinosaur, but this was our first visit to the Stamford location. Either it’s gone down hill or this restaurant isn’t up to the usual Dinosaur standards. Buns were burnt, the pork was fatty, burnt and gristly. No sweet potatoes. Service was fine, but the food was lousy. Won’t be back, at least to this location. :(
As usual service was excellent. Food quality of the special entree 1/2 fried chicken was cooked perfectly. Crispy flavorful coating, not greasy with tender moist chicken throughout all pieces, two legs a thigh and breast piece. Great value and quality. The 1/2 rack of house ribs of course did not disappoint, fall off the bone cook with a tangy slightly spiced dry rubbed...excellent. Overall a consistent meal. Mixed drinks a bit pricey for their size but again in general a great meal and great service.
Initially our service was poor, as in non-existent. Finally, a waitress not assigned to our table stepped up and took care of us, having noticed no one had even brought us water after we'd been seated for about 15 minutes. After that, all was well. Food was very tasty and served promptly. This is fun bbq, not fine dining, so go with the right attitude and know you're not leaving feeling hungry.
First time here was for a party in the private room. Food was amazing and served family style. Service was fantastic.
Second time went with three others. Took a while to get waited on (I believe they weren't sure who had are table.). Once we were waited on the service was fantastic again and the food delicious!
Cannot wait to go back.
An outstanding meal introducing my son's South African in-laws to the pleasures of an American BBQ. They were very favorably impressed, and their "braai's" (South African BBQs") are more grilling than long, low cooked, smoked affairs. The food was excellent and the service provided by Marvin was exemplary! Everyone enjoyed themselves and their BBQ!
First our waiter acted like he didn't want to work that day. The person that actually brought the food out was much more pleasant. I ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs, the flavor was ok on the ones I could eat. The last two ribs was so brunt and hard I wasn't even going to try them. You can get much better BBQ at other places. This was not worth the drive to Stamford in my opinion. Will be trying Walrus + Carpenter in Bridgeport.
We have eaten at Dinosaur a few times and decided to go again on Saturday Night. Service was good, noise level was moderate and our Open Table reservation was honored. A minute after our food arrived, the fire alarm went off, and everyone had to leave the building. We waited outside for 15-20 minutes. By the time we got back, our food was lukewarm at best. I thought the restaurant would comp us a drink or something for our inconvenience, but nothing was offered. We shared the rib special and I found that my end of the rack was extremely fatty, although the other end was fine.
The biggest problem with Dinosaur BBQ is the fact that food is never hot, but luke warm. Ribs are good. Son-in-law had catfish which he said he wouldn't order again...too much batter and not enough fish. Also disappointed that the restaurant didn't give me credit for my Open Table reservation. Fortunately, I received an e-mail from Open Table and corrected the error.
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