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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy

4.4
537 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Waterfront
The Syracuse-based barbecue phenomenon plunked a sprawling roadhouse with all the familiar back-road accoutrements into an abandoned meat factory. Unfinished wood-beamed ceiling, burlap bag curtains, scattered country bric-a-brac, and an enthusiastic greeting feel worlds away from the city. The roll call of devotees includes area families, couples on casual dates and groups of RPI students.

The Food
Though fried green tomatoes and punchy boiled shrimp start things off right, the smell of smoking meats quickly adjusts the focus. The smokey-sweet pork ribs gently release from the bone and the Texas brisket, a touch dry, gets a lift from a topping of tangy cured jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. It's even safe to venture from red meat with the truly moist and tender chicken, brined then smoked for deep flavor. With the exception of the cakey corn bread, sides keep pace, with tangy Creole potato salad and sweetened baked beans the standouts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closes 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am-4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am, Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
Catering is available.
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Phone number
(518) 308-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Two private party spaces available that accommodate 10 to 50 guests. Offering Buffet or Family Style service in true Dino style featuring our award winning Southern-style pit smoked BBQ.
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Private party contact
Patti Nealon, Catering Manager or Michaela Hems, C: (518) 308-0401
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Catering
1. Full Service
2. Drop off w/ servers
3. Drop off
4. Take out
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 537 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Chose this restaurant for a business meeting based on Trip Advisor rating. The group was all from out of town. Pleasantly surprised on the service, presentation and great taste of the food. Recommend without qualification.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Troy. Terrific, tangy barbeque, especially ribs. Drunken shrimp, a must. Generous portions. A helpful server topped off a birthday celebration by exchanging a pale beer for preferred stout at no charge.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Ribs were a little overdone. The rest of the meal was fine.

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Paul1278 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Always love the Dinosaur, grew up on the Syracuse location and maybe because I have those memories the food seemed to taste better there. The Q was spot on sides fell flat.

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Gnbplus4 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place!!! Great food, great atmosphere, great beers on tap!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Had reservations for 6:30...our food didn't come till 7:15...very bad service. The french fries were fair...kind of soggy...very small portions...I wouldn't recommend going there.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

I took my son and a friend. It was one of my son’s birthday presents combined with a concert afterward.
We were immediately welcomed by our super helpful and friendly server, and absolutely everything we ordered was just delicious. So much so that we had a tough time not eating every scrap and were stuffed!
That’s an observation, not a complaint!

We look forward to coming back.

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FoodieMom (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Terrific meal great service on RPI parents weekend. Nice job! Brisket was amazing so was chicken but all good.

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vipTar10 (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Tremendous, all-around!! Disappointed in needing to clarify that I showed for the reservation and the like. That part has me a tad jaded. It was the restaurant that failed to take my name.

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Sarin (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

the salmon was a little old, slight taste of mold - server did her best but something with kitchen on 10/22 and food was really slow to be delivered - Troy NY

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