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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

A Genuine Honky Tonk Rib Joint
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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul
  • 700 W 125th St, New York NY10027 40.818119 -73.960518
  • (At Riverside Dr)
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  • (917) 688-3163
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User Ratings (Based on 121 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 3.9
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(917) 688-3163
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Order From Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for delivery & takeout
Corkage Fee Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Major Credit Cards
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am Sun: 12pm-10pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar, Beer Served, Catering, Delivery, Extensive Beer List, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Liquor Served, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Reservations Rec., Special Occasion, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine Served
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Delivery Area:
125th to 133rd St, 12th Ave to Bway 116th to 135th St, 5th Ave to 12th Ave

User Reviews

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by UES Eater on 05/26/2010

    Best BBQ In Manhattan

    I'm a BBQ fan and this place is the best in Manhattan. The food is great and the prices are unbelievable. even if you figure in the cab rides to get there and back it's still a good deal. The atmosphere is fun and waiting isn't the worst thing in the world. We stood in the bar for a little while and had a couple beers which were about $4 each. Everyone there was very nice. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed, but it was a friday night and 100's of people wanted to eat there.

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by JS on 05/01/2010

    A last time for everything

    Saturday afternoon lunch -- food was served cold. Not even warm. It was inedible. They were nice about bringing a fresh plate but the damage had already been done. Also of note-- the server told me most of the food is premade, making it easier for the kitchen to just heat it and serve. Why would anyone want that? Won't be back, which is a disappointment.

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by anonymous on 04/16/2010

    One timers just don't get it

    Dinosaur BBQ has amazing Ribs. An amazing selection of beers on tap at all times. (I believe it even dips into the 3 digits on the amounts but don't quote me on that one) I have been going there for years. The staff has a hard time seating and serving people on weekends because it's a weekend! The demand is SO high, and the staff do a great job with what they have. If you wanted to test the quality of their food and service in a less hectec time, go on a weekday afternoon! There's still plenty of customers there at all times, but that's when those who feel like dinosaur bbq is too hectic will feel like it's jsut busy, but not crowded. Lovely atmosphere, great food. And as far as portion size goes, I have never had a problem! I know very few who get a real BBQ plate, with 2 sides (try the caisson corn) and bread, a few real beers off tap that they can truly enjoy, and walk away hungry! So If you had a bad time there once, you're one in a million! Try her again!

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by shabuchwae on 03/23/2010

    Why the hype??

    The inventive menu names, large variety, great atmosphere, plus the friendly and (mostly) attentive staff definitely made the out-of-the-way locale doable. I wanted to start off with their Nice Tea (blueberry stoli-style sweet tea). They were out. But they have Ommegang Abbey Ale on tap! That’s super hard to find in the States. So I ordered it. 20 minutes later the waitress comes back to tell me they’re out of that as well. Strike two, y’all! But I pressed my luck & ordered the Pom Bomb: a brazilian rum drink. Success! Kinda. Great flavor and decently heavy-handed pour. But it cost $8 for a half-pint glass which was mostly filled with ice. I was done in a few sips. Someone else ordered a Sangria and the Donkey Punch (gotta love the name!). They were both served in a pint glass with moderate ice. The Manhattans others ordered were served in standard-size stemless martini glasses. So I’d stick with other drinks…or chose from their wide selection of draft beer, which is only $6 a pint or $21 for a big pitcher. We decided to get the $20 swag sampler for the table. They say it serves four. They must have meant 4 toddlers. It came with 6 Spicy Shrimp (excellent flavor!), 4 Chicken Wings (very good!), 4 Fried Green Tomatoes (bland batter and the same circumference as the bottom of a pint glass), and 4 deviled eggs (awesome!). We had to order a second. Overall good cuisine but no swag due to the disproportion to the cost. Due to the small app I went big on the main course. I ordered the Ode to Elgin (sausage, ¼ rack of ribs, brisket, cornbread, and two sides – I chose mac & cheese and whipped sweet potatoes with spicy nut topping). Good amount of food for the money ($19). But the sausage was oddly seasoned. The brisket was moist enough but fatty and not super flavorful. The cornbread was so-so. The mac & cheese was bland, except for the cayenne pepper they put on top (to think of it, most of their idea of spicy seemed to be ‘sprinkle cayenne on top’). The whipped sweets had something off with the seasoning…and the nut topping, which was good, was sparse. I did love the ribs, though. And their Wango Tango Habañero BBQ Sauce was good. I left full but wasn’t pleased with what I received for $45 bucks (including tax & tip). I’d go back for a good friend’s function, sticking to the ribs or trying the catfish...but they’d really have to be a good friend for me to bang out that kind of cash for the product.

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by skyeBlue on 03/08/2010

    Fast Food

    I couldn’t wait to check out Dinosaur’s bbq... I had totally high expectations... especially with so many great reviews. I went around 5:00pm... sat @ the bar. Loved the bar, music, atmosphere... was already planning my summer Sundays around this place… but when the plates were put down I wasn't too certain anymore... The food arrived lukewarm... The bartender apologized and said he would take care of it… he brought back the same dish… the two small wings were burnt… not even worth eating… totally disappointing… the ribs were o.k., but they were fatty... try eating that cold!!! The portions were also small... This is nothing but a fast food restaurant!!! Maybe worse...I will try out other bbq restaurants in Manhattan before making the trip here... not worth it... please let me know if it was just an off day because I am totally disappointed... honestly I think fast food would taste better than this!

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/19/2010

    Great Food

    This is for the person below me who said they've been waiting over 1 hour for the food to arrive at their door. Dinosaur does not deliver food. A slow courier service delivers the food. You live 10 blocks away? Here's a tip for you, Get off your lazy butt and go get the food. Who has BBQ delivered to them anyway? Pathetic! You should be ashamed of yourself. Dinosaur is a way of life! Love it or leave it...

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/14/2010

    Delivery is the slowest in new York city restaurant history ever

    We ordered food for delivery at 654pm and it's 750pm no food and we literally live 10blocks away from them. Lady on the phone said 20mins n it's been an hour

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