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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

4.1

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4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for Groups (14)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Sports (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Spicy (3)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Business Meals (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Service was slow, a little rough for a Tuesday night (maybe light staffed), food was good but arrived slow which resulted in cool food, favors were good, nachos came with a large piece of gristle. Broc chdr soup was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We always have a great time at this Dinosaur Bar-B-
Que. Food and service is excellent for large parties and reasonable.

Tags: Spicy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Wonderful service! Food was great!!! We were surprising my sister for her 30th birthday; the staff was great with playing along!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Made the reservation for a team dinner as my European colleagues had never had barbecue. They were so excited! Sadly, I feel that Dinosaur BBQ left much to be desired.

We got to the restaurant a little early and decided to have a drink at the bar. We let the host (also our server) know and he said we could be seated when ready. After being seated it took quite a while for him to take our drink orders and even longer to take our food orders. I actually had to flag him down.

We finally ordered and got all our food. It was delicious per usual except we didn't get any cornbread. I didn't say anything, but it was quite upsetting that no one got any and we told them how good it was.

Needless to say, our European team were somewhat pleased but aren't excited to go back as it didn't live up to the high expectations we promised them.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Ambiance is a lot of fun! Great casual place for families! Delicious food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Food is disgusting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Unfortunately, the food quality has declined dramatically since the restaurant opened.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Great dinner with my family. Food was delicious, service was friendly, my grandkids loved the dinosaurs and the casual atmosphere. All around good time was had by all!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2016

The food is amazingly yummy. The ribs, the wings, even the salmon. the potine french fries were really great - forgot what the exact name was but the french fries had gravy, pulled pork and bits of crispy pork belly on top. mmmmm!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Get a better bar & tender. Able to do fancier drink.More wines for the ladies and even add more choice of liquor. No Seagram's 7, come on it's a older brand. Not everyone drinks beer.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

It was my hubby 50th bday. All he wanted was to go there. He's been there many times for business lunch. I was really happy with the sweetheart deal. Meal for 2. I was very pleased with my bill. It is our plans to come there at least 3x a month. Food was delicious!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Second visit to this location, numerous times at the one in Rochester. Food's always been great, never found an item on the menu I didn't like . This one's located in a nice area, plenty of parking and easy access from I95. We took friends for their first visit and they enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. It is noisy, even when it's not packed, so it's not a place for a romantic dinner but take the kids.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2016

As always, Dino hits it out of the park. Great ribs, sides, and just about anything on the menu is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Not on a Friday evening. Service was terrible food was fine.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2016

We have been here several times before. The food is good - not great. Noise level is terrible! For some reason, food is always luke warm.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was amazing! Staff was very friendly and welcoming! Worth the hour drive for us to get there?

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Service was very slow but once server came over he was great! He told us he asked for help from other servers but no one helped him so that's why he took so long to come to us. He was very busy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Good food, well prepared. Prompt and attentive service.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

hostess was great. Asked if we wanted a booth or table . Sat at our table and waitress came right away. Took drink order got drinks ,we needed more time to decide. 5 minutes later our order was in . Simple 2 orders of pick 2 combos both wings with mash potatoes and fries with a a rib/chicken combo with fries and mash an a 3 combo meal of chopped bbq/brisket/pork belly with mash and Mac and cheese. 25 minutes later food came and that was the last I saw our waitress until 20 minutes later when I stopped her from walking by. No drink refills or to see if we needed anything. could have walked right out she never would have noticed. I eat a lot of bbq from down south and not even close a little disappointed

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2016

As long as you know what to expect, this is place is a good place for occasionally having lunch with friends. The service is pretty slow on average, and it's quiet loud in here so if you're thinking of having a business lunch or if you work and expect a quick lunch, be forewarned. My favorite thing to order here are the BBQ'd chicken and Dino poutine and for the sides I like BBQ fried rice or their Mac'n Cheese. The ribs and pulled pork are sometimes good, but I would stay away from the brisket, it tends to be on the dry side. I think the place used to be better when it first opened, but the quality/service have gone downhill since about a year ago. Maybe this is due to their aggressive expansion plans.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Best BBQ we have EVER had. Hands down a family favorite.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2016

We were disappointed in the food, just not up to our expectations for great BBQ. Pedestrian would be best way to frame it. We had great service and cold beer, so we weren't completely unhappy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2016

The ambience was cool, very southern comfort and rustic vibe. The service was VERY POOR, unfortunately, I think we got stuck with a not so great server. She was NOT friendly, not warm and inviting by any means. I had asked for one of the appetizers to come with with onion relish on the side and she responded with "really", very attitude-y. Then proceeded to continue to ask me why and if I was getting it on the side why just not get it at all. Maybe because I wanted it in moderation... VERY RUDE. I don't think she smiled once, she really ruined the vibe for us to be honest. The appetizers were great, our meals were average, most of the meals were cold.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Disappointed by service and customer service. We made a reseveration via Open Table, upon arrival the host didn't act like that reservation meant anything, and offerred us a table in the bar area. Ok, we can deal with that. We get settled in, got drinks, service is slow, the bar tender is waiting on us, as well as having to deal with his own customers at the bar. Ok, we're not is a terrible rush. We all traveled for a birthday dinner and everyone is set to order their signature offering, "Ribs". It's now 30minutes after we got seated, and finally we are placing an order. The first person of our group asks for 1/2 rack of ribs. The waiter looks at us, and says, I'm sorry we're out of ribs. What? are you kidding? Oh- we've been out for the last 2 hours. Really, and no-one had the curtesoy to inform us, when we sat done. Or perhaps the host could of mentioned something. Very very disatifised with the service and experience. In their defense it was a holiday weekend, but we had reservations for 6:45. Running out of ribs 2hrs before peak time, is poor planning on their part. Secondly, their menu does have a disclaimer about running our of meat products. That didn't make anyone of us feel any better. For now Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford, is off our list of places to go to, or recommend.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Food was good but not authentic as down South where we live. Service was very good. No ambiance. There are high ceilings thus making it difficult to talk to one another, much too much loud noise.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

My kids and wife's love Dinasaur BBQ. That makes me very happy. I love to smoke flavor of the pork and wings. Some of the best BBQ I have ever had. Will be back soon

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Only criticism is that for the "Wild Card" beer on tap (an awesome Lawson's Sip of Sunshine Double IPA), we were not told of the $10 per pint price. Probably would have bought it anyway, but given the price premium, we would have liked to know the ticket price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Good bbq is hard to find these days. Dinosaur BBQ is a great restaurant for meat lovers. Dinosaur has a great variety and a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Food was good. A customer in Syracuse in the past. Waitress was outstanding. Very attentive without being disruptive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Everything was amazing!! Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2016

I love the food here! It is a 30 minute drive from where we live, so we go on special occasions. It is worth the trip! Never had to wait for a table even on a Friday night. The service is quick and great. The food is great. Love it all. Highly recommend!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Great service from Marvin. Everything was timely and delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2016

Reservation made for birthday dinner. Arrived with desert in hand and requested to have the ice cream sandwiches put in the freezer, was told by hostess and by waiter that "it's at your own risk"
Food poor, brisket was very fatty, cornbread was dry, my ribs were tasty, macaroni and cheese poor, crunch cole slaw good. Waiter not attentive, and in fact when dinner was completed, the check was put down before we could ask for the desert to be brought for our birthday dinner. My son actually bussed the table and brought over desert plates for us.
Desert brought to table, and I know understand what "it's at your own risk meant" Ice cream was placed in refrigerator and was half melted. We ate a couple bites and left.
The good news is I mistakenly left my cell phone there and when I called back was happy to hear it was retrieved and kept in safe keeping for me. Sorry for the poor review, was absolutely expecting more. Maybe because it was a Monday night, service and food was off?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Ran out of our drinks halfway through the meal and didn't see our waiter again till well after we were done. He seemed to have 6-7 tables himself. Ruined the dinner a bit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Went for my mothers bday she was excited .. But i mean i got there at 3:45 for my 4 pm reservation and was told it would only be a few minutes... Had family wait in car for a.c cause we werent allowed inside... At 4:30 asked again about how long they thought and employee told me this is usually resolved quickly that this was a first. At 5 i started to get annoyed and at 5:30 after being told nothing and being one of the few families left in the parking lot i decided to leave and make the troop back to yonkers ny. At 5:38 when i was on I95 i received a phone call saying they would be closed for the rest of the evening. Love the restaurant but sunday was a real screwjob. Thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Dinosaur BBQ serves good but not great ribs in my opinion. Food is reasonably priced, and sides are good. Service is good and noise level was okay other than the tables scraping the floor when they were cleaning. It was only about 8:00 and they should have waited until the end of the night to perform these tasks. The moving tables sounded like nails across a chalk board and was very annoying, and it seemed to go on forever.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Had the bbq chicken for the first time, delicious ! Marvin was a great server.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

The BBQ is so delicious and the wait staff is unbeliveably nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

I have nothing to say bad about the food because they were all delicious. My only comment was on how they handle in coming guests considering that there are 3 hostess . I made a reservation for my dinner. Granted that my date and I arrived 30mins earlier than my reservation and I was told that we will be seated close to our time but I was surprised when they prioritized people who walked in after me. I only noticed this after 15 mins of waiting. And when I came up to they all seem to have forgotten that I was waiting for my table. There were a lot of tables avalable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Was disappointed. Everything had a little hot kick to it... Even Mac and cheese. Sides were not great. Best thing we tried and we tried a lot because we we're hoping to use This place to cater a wedding, was the BBQ chicken. Unfortunately everything else did not meet expectations.
Wait staff though did a great job.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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