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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.

845 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southwest

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

Cross Street:
Henry Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 517-3272

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

Parking Details:
Free private lot adjacent to the building.

Public Transit:
Metro North Stamford Station.

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private seating avaialable for groups up to

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.1

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4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
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Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Live Sports (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Understaffed. Poor Service. Long wait time for Drinks and Food. Not much else to say.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

first time for me, but not the last. one of the best bbq places i have been too. really good food and a fun place to dine.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was very tasty and the portions were adequate. The barb service could have been a little faster, however we went at a very busy time.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was underwhelming. Server was less than enthusiastic for first timers.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

High marks for Cynthia, our server, who was attentive and professional.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food came surprisingly quick. Pulled pork was not as hot as other meats. Ribs and Sides all good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent and even better than our last time here when we thought it was really good. Ribs were delicious and very meaty. Our sides were really good too. Prices are very reasonable. Our server Marvin was a real pro too.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dinosaur BBQ came highly recommended and did not disappoint. I will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very Energetic with reasonably priced food. Good parking and easy access. Great for the whole family!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The side dishes were very good. Oddly enough the ribs were not very impressive. They seemed dry and had a lot of gristle in them. The flavor though was quite nice, and they were good with barbecue sauce.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

good barbeque . mac and cheese was very good . ribs were excellent

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I visited for the first time and loved it. I had the jerk salmon it was delicious! We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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. :(

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very close to a true southern BBQ restaurant. Food was ok, a bit overdone, sides were not the best, but service was excellent, and value for price was reasonable. Good selection of beers.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Party of 8 for my sons birthday. Everyone liked the good. Wish they had heakthy side options instead of just side salad & greens. Overall- fun place. Good food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food great waitress, great ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Outstanding!! You don't want to miss this place!!!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was sub par - waiters/waitresses aired their dirty laundry for customers to hear. It took nearly 50 min to get our meal....

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service from Marvin was excellent, all the food was good but way to salty!!! Alittle noisy inside and dark,but you will adjust to it

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

All were happy!Thank you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great menu. Love the ribs and a good choice of sides. Portions are very generous and prices are very reasonable. Large parking lot is another plus.

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Quick easy meal with the kids. Ribs and brisket, well cooked and tasty. Kids meal a good value too.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Dinosaur is one of our go-to restaurants for a casual meal. Their barbeque meats are the best, although their sides could use some improvement.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Marvin was a great server

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I enjoyed the Cuban sandwich, & excellent wings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

What a great stop on way home from Cape Cod.... DELICIOUS FOOD👍👍👍great service, very friendly.. variety of real good comfort food and the Moscow Mule was just dicey enough👍👍👍❤️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We Love it!

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was delicious as always. Meat cooked perfectly

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was great, service was not that good tough maybe because it was already late And it seemed that all they wanted was to go home. Overall it was good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great, easy spot for families. Good comfort food with a large menu for everyone

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great service and the ambiance was great. the food was also really great. a must try.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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