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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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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
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Kid-friendly (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Great Beer (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Spicy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The staff was polite. Food came pretty quickly, flavorful and hot. At the time I was there it was very quiet inside.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great selection of barbq plates, including baby back special on Fridays. Numerous good beers, Marvin was an excellent server.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We suggested this restaurant to friends who asked to join us for dinner. They'd never been here before, but I'm sure they will return as they loved it. Everything we had was excellent and portions are generous with very reasonable prices. Another plus is a large parking lot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Good, not super knowledgeable about gluten free (celiacs disease), but they food was amazing. Wings hands down the best

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Excellent all around.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was great but the hostess couldn't find our open table res, which was annoying. That said, they sat us relatively quickly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We treated friends for dinner. We placed our order, our appetizers were served and then we were told that they ran out of an entree (pulled pork) that our guest had ordered. This further delayed our wait. The waiter was extremely apologetic, a great waiter but I feel the restaurant should have comped something for the delay in dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was FANTASTIC! Our waiter was scarce. MIA! We had another waiter take our order to give to our waiter, and still had to search for him when needed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This location seems to be on a downhill trend when it comes to the kitchen. This is our second visit in a row that the kitchen did not get the order correctly -- appetizers came out same time or very close to entrees and this time they got one order wrong and lost one dinner completely. Also, they ran out of chicken. The place was not even busy. There were a couple of apologies, but absolutely no effort on the part of the management to help the situation. We felt badly for our waiter because we knew it was out of his control. Although overall the food is good, next time we want barbecue we will be probably be going somewhere else.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Best BBQ in the entire Westchester-Fairfield county area... by far

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Service was very slow even though it was late afternoon and the restaurant was not crowded.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Food hasn't been that good the last few times and they ran out of wings ! How is that possible? Service was slow and chaotic

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Each time we go it is good food and good service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The ingredients were much better than previous visits. The ribs were trimmed to eliminate extra bones. The brisket had the fat trimmed. The pulled pork and chicken were up to their usual standards. The baked beans were excellent .

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Finally a restaurant where everyone can enjoy the food. For a family of 7 it's hard to find a restaurant where everyone likes the food. This restaurant fits the bill and the price is right!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My children took me here for Mother's Day.
It was great !!! Friendly staff , very accommodating, I have to give props to the girl who greeted us and sat us she was excellent.good vibe goin' throughout the place. Food was everything I dreamed and more 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Our waiter Eric was great as was everyone who helped bring out orders etc. Everyone very helpful to answer your questions. Had a yummy rum drink from bar Donkey ?? ( something) cant remb , but apps, mains everything was wonderful. Definitely will be back👍🏼🙌🏼😍

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Was honored with special request and had an awesome and knowledgeable waiter (Marvin). Food was exacetely the way it was described. Sides were good size.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Mac and cheese was not up to par do not bother. The server was awesome and it was very family friendly, however, the bathrooms are disguesting so do not plan to change a diaper there. Ribs were outstanding I highly recommend to try them.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Enjoyed the food, but had to wait a long time for it to arrive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The wings were great and waiter was friendly and helpful.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My wife, three kids and I decided to try them out and we were happy we did. Everything was great, prices were very affordable and the staff were delightful. We will definitely stop here again when we're in town. Thanks DBBQ!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

This is a great place for all thing barbecue. The ribs are delicious and the wings are as good as you can find elsewhere. They are huge and cooked to perfection. Service is excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Nice place for gathering with friends. An average. Place overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great exprience. Kids and adults enjoyed. Service, good and atmosphere were terrifi. Great for casual and easy dining

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Appetizers arrived before meal. One entree was cold and manager questioned it before taking it back.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Went at 645 on a Sunday evening......fairly busy but not terrible. Waited 20 minutes for our drinks, over 30 minutes for our appetizers, and over 30 minutes for our meal. Kept getting different excuses each time we asked what the delay was. One comment was that they had run out of ribs and were waiting for the fresh ones to be done,......really!!!
Probably won's go back. Just wasn't worth it.

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

My son and I loved the ribs..The portions were not obscenely large and we're sufficient!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great place for good BBQ, serving staff very attentive, friendly atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Clearly too far from Texas or the Carolinas for real BBQ! The smoke aroma walking in was great and the place was quite crowded (mostly people standing and drinking not sitting and eating) but the food didn't live up to the first impression. I wouldn't go back. I tried the combination, I think it was called tres ninos. The ribs were OK but the rest was disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

BBQ get your BIB on. Smoked, and finger licking good! We all had different entrees and they all got thumbs up! Ribs, salad and fish! Yummy, but not for a steady diet!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Family platter is the best for a hungry family of 4

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Sad to say I was very disappointed with the Stamford location of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. I've been to the original in Syracuse many years ago, and to the location in Rochester many times, and the one in Harlem too. All those were very good. Stamford, not so much.

Our waiter was terrible. Bad personality, not friendly at all. Seemed like he hated his job. Came to our table a total of three times. Was totally going through the motions.

My sides were awesome. I had the greens, and the baked beans. Both about the most delicious I've ever had. But, you don't go to BBQ for the sides. Good sides are a plus, you go for the que.

My ribs were dry and burnt. In retrospect, I should have sent them back. I guess I've had so many good meals at other Dinosaurs, I was not expecting bad ribs to be a possibility.

I guess I will go back again, and give them another shot. Just was really not happy this, my first, experience with the Stamford location.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Usually black waitresses serve us and they are all very nice and friendly but this time a white male water served us. He was super unfriendly and left us unserved for a long time. Took 25 minutes to order food and I had to get our doggie bags by myself. Great place for family but never wanna him to serve us again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Marvin was tremendous in his service of my table where I was participating in a very important business meeting. He was polite and made us all feel at ease. The food here is excellent, would highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great Barbecue place with a great menue .... nice ambiance and great beer
We loved the ribs a lot

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Have been to the Harlem location many times and much prefer the food there but not the wait. Had the Brisket and Pulled Pork and both tasted great but the portions were fairly small....not what you expect from a BBQ place. The Harlem location served considerably more food the last time I was there. Service was decent, and liked that the location is not nearly as crowded, but left feeling like it was a tiny bit expensive and still a little hungry. Overall good, and I'll probably go back at some point, but might be a while. That said, did get their BBQ sauce and it's delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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