Taps: 24 / Bottles: 31
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 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.
05-28-2011 21:50:22 | More by LittleDon
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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.
01-24-2014 21:55:01 | More by GreesyFizeek
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester, NY
92 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.