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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
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Scarborough, New York
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232 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go here a least once a year when visiting New York City (we live 30 miles north). We like the food and particularly enjoy the chicken wings, ribs and side dishes. During out last visit the service was totally unacceptable. They were not that busy but we had to wait 20 minutes to place our order and they took... More 

Thank mazzillp
Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing better that to start saying: this place is worth it! if you are looking for a lively place with good (American) and not very expensive food, please come in! The place was packed even though it was raining dogs and cats outside, and that gives you an idea of how well known this place is. It was even late... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant and we came here for my sons 21st birthday. Easy to book (so busy no booking no table) and wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was buzzing and great, the food plenty and tasty and very reasonable, the staff fabulous. We had 6 meals (combo) 12 bottles of beer, 2 wines, 2 desserts and the bill was... More 

Thank hoildaymaker019
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You wouldn't think an American BBQ place would have gluten free options! But this place is one of the best in the city and it has it's own dedicated menu for those that are gluten intolerant. In saying that, my Partner is a coeliac and the server was very understanding of his allergy and eased our mind. I ordered the... More 

Thank Pure_Siren
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will keep this brief. This place was fantastic! The portions were a good size, could I have ate more? Yes but I'm greedy. Drinks and food were delivered pretty quickly and staff were friendly. We ate there New Years Eve, the staff came around handing out party hats before we left. Go and find it :)

Thank Matt-Cdf-2014
Preston, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby wanted to go to a good BBQ place whilst in NY. We settled on Dinosaur after reading the TA reviews, and they did not disappoint! We both got ribs, pulled pork and brisket plate - very good, especially the ribs! The mac and cheese side is also lovely! Very creamy!

Thank NMH90
Belfast, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch today. The ribs and pulled pork were great. Good atmosphere which made eating there fun. The staff were friendly and the service was good. Could become a regular lunch place at the weekend.

Thank Gary B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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372 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Dinosaur BBQ at this location is the best BBQ in NYC! It never fails, no matter how many times we come and we come often. The atmosphere is cheerful and happy. It should be when food tastes this good. It can get really busy but the place is big so the wait isn't long. Love the rustic look and the... More 

Thank Hawaiian555
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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

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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?