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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Not Rated.
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueDinosaur Bar-B-Que
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

27 Reviews
Reviews: 27
Visits: 47
Avg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 31
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

99 Court St
Rochester, New York, 14604-1824
United States
phone: (585) 325-7090 | map
www.dinosaurbarbque.com

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Reviews: 27 | Visits: 47
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A BBQ joint that would have a place in Memphis or Austin. Good food, good beer.

I was taken to the Dinosaur by a colleague who had already made a few visits to Rochester. Both of us appreciate a good beer and he wanted to make sure that I made it there since there was little chance that I'd be back to the area. We stopped in for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The place was easy to find and there was little trouble find parking. The Dinosaur is housed in an old train station and the vibe is honky-tonk, old time BBQ joint (for those Houstonians reading this, think Goode's. We sat at the bar. Decent, but not overwhelming selection of drafts available. Enough locals to have plenty from which to choose. Service was very good. Bartender was familiar with the food and beer and was skilled at managing the customers (there's a fine line between being too attentive and not attentive enough). The food was reasonably good. I had a smoked pork sandwich with a brisket based soup and greens on the side. All very good. Prices were inexpensive. A fresh change from the bigger cities I have to service. Would I return? Good food, great beer, interesting atmosphere. In a heartbeat.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tomkob11
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of mbratt93
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of RascalIPA
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Probably my all time favorite place to go. Great food!!! Service is excellent. I once ordered from there and had pick up service. It was poring rain and they insisted on coming to deliver it to my car rather than me coming in to get it when I offered.

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Photo of E190DRVR
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great beer choices, great BBQ and a cool atmosphere. Always packed, go early.

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Photo of greg4579
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of eflynn2
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jeffstinson
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A classic downtown.

The food is the main draw, for good reason. Every type of BBQ is represented, and you can slather their tasty house-made sauce all over it. The corn-bread is to die for.

They have a good taplist, mostly local stuff. Good stuff from Southern Tier, Ithaca, Rohrbach's, CB's, etc. Nothing crazy, but dependable, and turnover is relatively high.

Love the feel of the place inside- high ceilings, cool artwork and decorations. The food is expensive, as big BBQ places tend to be, but no more expensive than Sticky Lips. The food at Sticky Lips is slightly better though.

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Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jasonmmccormick
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Wortman1998
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Fun place! Busy as hell - all the time! If you like BBQ, and you like craft beers, go give it a try, good stuff! The beer selection is pretty extensive, they carry many crafts and locals including Ithaca and many others. This is a must stop for us when we are in the Rochester NY area.

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Photo of Bnjmnlws
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.9/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Atmosphere: unique; a dive bar BBQ joint you can take the kids to.
Quality: ordered a Lake Placid UBU served cold bit not too cold in the ubiquitous pint glass.
Service: smart alecky wait staff who work to keep things moving as the place is almost always busy.
Selection: nothing outstanding, just a solid tap list. Could have used more porters, brown ales to go with the BBQ.
Food: this is what people come here for. I've never had a bad or even marginal meal here. Ordered the brisket sandwich with fried okra and collards. Delish. Passed on dessert but have had it before and it's great.

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester, NY
92 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.