Taps: 24 / Bottles: 31
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
In downtown rochester there is this little place we call the Dinosaur BBQ. It's basically your run of the mill biker bar with the occational band playing live blues. The food is terrific. Some of the best in the city (second only to Beale Street Cafe IMHO). I am a fan of their ribs. Those are the best in the city. There are few problems. Like clensliness. It has kind of a grungy feel to it. Like sweat and leather. If you closed your eyes you're not sure if your at the Dinosaur or trapped in a bondage movie. The service was pretty good. After the hour or so wait to get my table I was served quickly and had no problems from there on out. I love the beer. Middle Ages Wailing Wench. Good times.
01-06-2004 01:22:30 | More by CBFanWish
3.83/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
07-15-2006 15:35:51 | More by rodrot
3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Great location. Depending on when you go this is either a great biker bar and lots of nice bikes and leather with great barbecue, or great barbecue/smokehouse with people coming and going from the blue cross arena from a few blocks away, from a preformance. Either way the food I recommend to anyone, best barbecue in the western new york area. Is normally very busy, get there with plenty of time, the wait is worth it. Plenty of choices about 50 plus total. Verity that goes great with the food. Nice place to take out of town co-workers.
01-08-2011 00:40:10 | More by e11iott
3.9/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
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.
02-21-2012 23:01:49 | More by ProudBeerSnob
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5
Down and dirty with a family feel is the way I would describe the place. The Dinosaur BBQ is an attraction for bikers and brokers alike. They all share a common affinity for a no frills joint with some of the tastiest meat I have ever had. Live blues just about every week, which is an added bonus. The beer is decent(a la the full bar) with some good tap selections and a mostly macro bottle selection, but beer is only an added bonus to the tremendous BBQ the Dino has. Ribs, Pulled Pork all smoked to perfection. Plus their sauces are some of the best in the country. If you want a good place to relax, drink a cold one and eat some damn good food this is the place in Rochester.
06-25-2003 11:51:34 | More by GreatPondBrewer
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Been to this location twice. Second time was on Saturday and they had a great local band playing some great tunes. The food is awesome. They have a variety of combo platters. Their brisquette is quite amazing. The beer selection is above average. Lots of beers from New York are available. I had the brooklyn Black Choclate Stout on tap, Dogfish Head Indian Brown, and the Palo Salto Maron. Decent german bottled beer selection too. Lots of benches to sit outside when the weather is warmer. Great place and good times.
04-15-2009 18:30:47 | More by atpben
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester, NY
92 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.