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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dinosaur Bar-B-que

Dinosaur Bar-B-que
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Ranked #1 of 206 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: phone number is: 518-308-0400
Lancaster, NY
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Got off the amtrak train in downtown Albany from NYC. Before our long drive home, my husband suggested we make a pit stop in Troy for an early dinner at the new Dinosaur BBQ. What a great idea! Seated right away, and food came out minutes after ordering. Everything was sooo yummy. I got the pulled pork sandwich platter, which had really amazing homemade pickles on it, and came with two sides, I choose maple whipped sweet potatoes and the Mac n cheese. The sides were just as good as the sandwich! Hubby got a pork and brisket platter, also with two sides and also came with a corn muffin. He loved everything. Love the camping style plates and the mason jar drink cups. Our server was REALLY on the ball, too.

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Tarrytown, NY
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Yum.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is the third Dinosaur location I've eaten at, and I was heartened to find it really doesn't matter which one you go to. There's a slavish devotion to quality control, which was on full display during our visit.
From the ribs to the chicken and killer sides like the greens, mac and cheese and fries, everything hit the mark and then some. Be sure to ask whether they have the Syracuse salted potatoes. They're inexplicably not a regular side on the menu (as they are in Harlem), but hands-down the most delicious dishes in Dinosaur repertoire. I asked and was rewarded with some heavenly spud decadence.
Even though Dinosaur now has eight locations, they've hardly gone corporate--at least on the serving line. It has the look and feel of any neighborhood BBQ joint, but its quality consistently elevates it to the top of the heap.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

What a delicious meal! I had the ribs with beans and potato salad. Everything was wonderful. We also had the fried green tomatoes and grilled wings which we decided we would definitely eat again. My companion had the 1/2 chicken with Mac and cheese and he loved it. The server was also very attentive and kept the drinks coming. A must go in Troy.

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Holly
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Finally A Good Restaurant To Relax and Enjoy Some Good BBQ!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was the best restaurant we ate at on our entire vacation. What a relief to have good food and good service. Our server was very attentive and though it was very busy in the restaurant, we did not feel our needs were compromised in any way. The beef brisket and pulled pork combo plate was very filling. The prices were reasonable for a BBQ restaurant. It was nice to see the boats going down the Hudson River and a view of the bridge.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Darn good BBQ.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We attended a rehearsal dinner here, so we had a set menu. The food was good. Corn bread was my favorite. Ribs were my husbands favorite. Would have liked a few more veg sides (cowboy caviar etc - this may even be available on the menu since but since I didn't order from one I am not sure).
Definitely worth a visit. Cool very casual atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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