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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

27 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
47
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
4.56%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
31
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueDinosaur Bar-B-Que
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

99 Court St
Rochester, New York, 14604-1824
United States

(585) 325-7090 | map
www.dinosaurbarbque.com

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by rodrot:
Photo of rodrot
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is an interesting bar in downtown Rochester near the river. I visited on a Monday evening and was surprised to see the place pretty crowded. Mostly, it was young couples and a few families with children. There were about 30 beers on tap and most were from local and regional micros. Nothing outstanding, but nothing crappy either. The food was above average. I had a pork barbecue plate that was OK, but the cornbread was too hard and dry for my taste. Maybe I'm too used to the southern version. I've heard that the Syracuse location of Dinosaur is better, but if you happen to be in Rochester and are looking for a good beer selection and some decent food this place is worth a visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tomkob11
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of mbratt93
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of RascalIPA
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
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 +12.7%
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 -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of eflynn2
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jeffstinson
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Wortman1998
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
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.