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246 W Willow St,
Syracuse, NY 13202



Mon–Thurs:  11am to 11pm
Fri & Sat:  11am to 1am
Sun:  Noon-10pm

*Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas eve starting at 4pm and Christmas

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri 3 to 7 pm

Live music: Starts at 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Times may start later due to dining volume. 


This is the first Dinosaur BBQ to open in history. Built in the early 1920’s, 246 W. Willow St. was the home to various barrooms, including the N&H Tavern, for more than 50 years. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its doors in 1988, selling only BBQ before opening the full bar in 1991. The restaurant was reconfigured a few times, including adding two private party rooms upstairs in what was formerly Andy’s Cycle Shop. At the Syracuse location, we have off-site catering, along with pickup, delivery, drop off with servers and full service. At the restaurant upstairs you can choose between two private party rooms or choose both. The main room seats up to 125 people and also has a stage with a sound system and a full bar. The Willow Room seats up to 40 and has a private balcony with additional seating for 18.

Happening @ Dino

Holiday Bonus Card

It's time to redeem your Holiday Bonus! Did you get a $20 Bonus Card over the holidays? Redeem yours before 3/31! 

Syracuse Game Day Packages

What's better than watching the Battle of the Pigskin (AKA the game we're legally not allowed to say)? Game Day Eats! Whether you actually care about sports or you're just there for the food - Dino has you catered! Pick a team that everyone's a fan of – just choose your BBQ favorites, trays, and side dishes and game on! Please call 315-579-0400 at least 48 hours in advance, Mon-Fri. Order for Sunday, February 4th are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Contact for any questions! Click here to view larger.

Monday - Friday | 3-7pm

The 4.5.6. Happy Hour

Grab $4 beers, $5 drinks, and $6 appetizers at a great price. Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m. at the Syracuse Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

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Wednesday - Saturday | 8:30pm - Close

Booze & Bands

Enjoy $1 off drink specials and $3 sliders every Wednesday - Saturday during our live music! Booze & Bands Specials start at 8:30pm. 

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Our Team

Kevin Speciale - Managing Partner

Rob Corkran - Pit Boss

Steve West - Pit Boss

Joe Sherman - Pit Boss

Jim Cromback - Pit Boss

Dennis Lingel - Pit Boss