Caught it as they were setting up a band for St. Patrick’s Day, so I kept getting blasted with cold air when they opened the doors. I suspect that had to do with the extra noisy and busy night they were having.
Other than that, an excellent dining experience typical o Dinosaur and their staff.
Quick service despite a large packed restaurant. Food great. Drinks great. Staff very pleasant and attentive.
We all had a great time. The food was excellent and Gary was very funny!
We were immediately seated when we got there. We tried the fried green tomatoes & spicy shrimp this time, both were amazing. We also had our usuals, the 1/2 rack of ribs, chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese & coleslaw. This place has never disappointed us!
They had some server issue and refused to seat us.
Awesome lunch at Troy Dino. We’ve eaten at Bflo and Roch locations as well Food was great!
They are busy, always. If you have a mild aversion to spicy food, like my wife, you cannot even order mac & cheese without it being a bit spicy/peppery. That said, the barbecue was on point, the drinks were refilled and our waitress was super friendly and more than accommodating. We will go back... at least I will ;)
We drive here about 3-4 times a month from Pittsfield, MA. It’s worth every bit of the drive. Always perfect.
Excellent Food and Service! We were seated directly down the walkway entrance and it was fairly cold with people constantly holding the door open. Besides that, fantastic experience!
Met friends out for dinner. First time there. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Waitress could have been a little nicer. Not very friendly and we were there before the dinner rush so she wasn't busy yet. Would go again. Just have another server.
Very good experience at Dinosaur BBQ. We didn't have to wait long for a Saturday night. Good service. One of the meals were wrong but it was quickly fixed. Food was excellent.
Fantastic food and great service makes this the go to restaurant to enjoy a great family meal.
Very tasty BBQ served at the right temp. Even the sides were all very good. Service was spot on and friendly. It was pretty loud but it was a Saturday evening. The big downside here is parking. It sucks. Not even close to enough spots. A narrow one lane road leads under the bridge to another parking area that was also packed. Best bet is to park someplace else and walk a few blocks. NOTE: this section of Troy NY seems much busier than in the past few years. Parking was tough to find in other areas too.
Great good , 5 of us with 5 different meals , all awesome! Forgot iPhone there and called and they had set it aside for me ! Thank you!!
Waitress was excellent. All employees we had contact with were extremely friendly. Management can feel very good about their staff.
Rushed me out. Should not take 9:45pm reservations if they want to get out by 10pm
We had a great time eating great food and drinking great drinks for my brother's birthday. The service was awesome our food and drinks were on time and tasty! Thanks Julie! You were awesome!
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.
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.
Ribs were a little overdone. The rest of the meal was fine.
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.
Love this place!!! Great food, great atmosphere, great beers on tap!!!
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.
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.
Terrific meal great service on RPI parents weekend. Nice job! Brisket was amazing so was chicken but all good.
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.
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
This was my first time. I had a good time. The food was good. However, waitress forgot my salad. I was there for the live band, but your sound equipment wasnt working. PLEASE give Peter Annello another opportunity to play. I will come again. Thank you kindly!
Very good food. The BBQ chicken was excellent! We got a whole meat platter and it was all good. Service was very nice. Homemade dessert was super yummy! Fun atmosphere. Kid/family friendly.
We went on a Sunday at 2:30 and it was pretty busy. The hostess asked if we would like to eat inside or on the patio. We said patio and were given direction on how to get there rather than being taken there. Upon finding our way there we looked and found out there were no tables open. We walked back through the restaurant to the hostess desk and informed her there were no open tables. She looked at us and said "Oh" grabbed two menus and walked away expecting us to just follow her I guess. We were seated and even with the poor start the food made up for it. I would recommend to ask for BBQ sauce to be put on the side rather than on the meat. Sauce was good just a bit to much of it for my taste. We will definitely go back again.
I usually love this restaurant but the wait time after being seated was over 40 minutes. We were about to leave when our meals was served. Avoid Saturday night.
Fantastic food and service
Inside noise level dismal
Our server, Tanya, was excellent! However, the food, not so. Way too much pepper...much more than normal. The 1/4 chicken was overcooked. This is not normal. Maybe the kitchen was having a bad day?!?! Hopefully next time we come back, things will go back to normal!!
Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed the meal and conversation.
Food, excellent. Overwhelmed service, hardworking. Being completely and utterly ignored because the kitchen was overbusy? Not any kind of okay.
Great food. Arrived for reservation 15 minutes early. Host would not seat us even though there were plenty of empty tables. Went to the outside bar and was able to order immediately. Bartender was excellent.
The service at this restaurant was absolutely terrible. We dined there this past Friday night with our two grandchildren 10 and 8 years old. Our waiter was friendly, took our order then disappeared. We had no napkins or silverware. When he brought the children their sodas he just put two soda bottles down on the table and left. We had to flag him down to get glasses and straws. Meanwhile people are being seated and served their meals before we even got our appetizer! It took a half hour for the appetizer to arrive, nachos! Still no silverware! We had to wait another half hour for our food to arrive, then had to wait for him to get our silverware another 5 minutes. Meanwhile people who came in after us are leaving! He never gave us a bucket for our bones and had my granddaughter's order wrong. Our table looked like a garbage dump! Since he never gave us towelettes, we were piling up dirty napkins all over the place! Unfortunately, the food was good and the other employees we had contact with were pleasant, but I will not be returning for fear of getting the same type of service.
Awesome. I do a lot of meat smoking at home and have worked in the meat industry for years and these guys know their trade.
This was our third time to Dinosaur BBQ in Troy. Hands down some of the best BBQ food you'll ever eat!!
We had a great time and great food would recommend to family and friends