Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Stamford

4.3
699 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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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Neighborhood
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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
What 699 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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i
New York Area
10 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.

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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.

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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.

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 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.

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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.

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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.

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t
New York Area
58 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.

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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!!

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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C
New England
9 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.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 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.

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

Good food, service was very distracted

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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.

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

Fathers Day

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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.

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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

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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.

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OT
New York Area
2 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.

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S
New York Area
279 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.

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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!

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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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PN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great night with family for Mother's Day
We will be back soon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great staff! This is my second time going and it won't be the last.

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They took us on time for our reservation and the food was great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food-prices are really reasonable. Adult meals $15-20 and kid meals $7

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very slow service. Our waiter was pleasant but couldn’t remember anything!

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m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Horrible waitress. Bussers should have been servers they were more attentive and polite

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Once again out of the meat we wanted

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford, the food is very good and I like the atmosphere. Our waiter wasn’t the most attentive, but the hosts were very friendly

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent BBQ and menu options.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It used to be significantly better two years ago. Portions went down along with some of the quality, prices stayed the same or went up. Used to be a 5 star casual bbq spot.

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MM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The sweetheart rib deal is delicious and very reasonable

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fabulous. But it took an unreasonable amount of time for food to come out. At one point our watier had to go into the back and just make a side salad for my daughter himself. On the positive side, once our food did come out it was very good. They even took our nachos and my son's dinner off the bill as a courtesy.

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g
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We waited an hour for our meals.
We were told the kitchen could not handle the rush they had.
Strange. It is a large restaurant.
Maybe they should not have so many tables.

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