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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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700 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-2314 (12th Avenue)
+1 212-694-1777
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for an afternoon snack and shared a brisket sandwich. I was surprised at how mild it was in both seasoning and smoke, it was quite yummy. Lemonade was way too sweet, but I imagine that is how the typical diner likes it.

Thank Carl D
Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been there 4 times, the quality of the food has always been perfect, friendly and fast service. Great selection of beers, the ribs are extremely good, I have tried the Korean BBQ beef ribs too, fantastic. They have also burger and other main course, but it's a ribs destination.

Thank cittadin0delmond084
New York City, New York, USA
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We don't get up here too often, but when we do they never disappoint. It is quite a large restaurant so great for groups. I was just there for a birthday party & there were about 25ppl. The staff was great in trying to please a very hungry, high maintenance group. We all left there full & satisfied. The food... More 

Thank Brian P
Richmond, Virginia
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with a friend and we enjoyed what we had. We both ordered wings and some fries. The sauce used for the wings was very tasty and the fries were perfectly cooked. I will definitely come here again.

Thank NYC2VA13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a great evening in the Dinosaur Grill Harlem...i had visited the Dino before in Rochester NY and knew what to expect but I was still knocked out by the service and atmosphere. They have managed to combine great American BBQ food with excellent service and are doing it for very reasonable prices, in fact this was the cheapest meal... More 

Thank mark s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place even if it is a bit off. We had prawns as a starter and then ribs and pulled pork. At the price one of the best value meals we had since we came to the US two month ago!

Thank Mats Tomas K
New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having grown up in southern states, I was used to having great bar-b-que ribs and chicken. So, when I moved to New York City, I searched the five boroughs for years to find similar. I did once in Brooklyn but that restaurant closed. Then someone talk me into going with them to Dinosaur, and I have been back several times... More 

Thank 717DTillman
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a Saturday and it was packed but the service www surprisingly efficient. Recommend the chicken and the chips (the chips are so good!!!). Reserve if possible otherwise expect to wait.

Thank hannahlouey
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, large TASTY portions, great friendly service. As a tourist staying in lower manhattan - was well worth the trip up to harlem. Food so delicious my partner cleared his plate, and even though i was full i couldnt stop. Went here for lunch and didnt have room for supper that evening- Highly highly recommend..!!- if u want to... More 

Thank Lada1
Commack, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had made a reservation for the 10 of us the day before. We arrived on time and were seated quickly. It was a bit of a odd time ( 2:30) but still had a large crowd which means the food is good! We all had many different dishes but I will say the wings, brisket and ribs were outstanding!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-2314
    (12th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train @ 125th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-694-1777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?