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246 W Willow St,
Syracuse, NY 13202



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

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3 to 7 pm

Happy Hour

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

Tuesday, October 10

Dino Meat Up

It's our LAST "Meat Up" happy hour/networking event of the year! October's Meat Up will be hosted by the Syracuse Dino BBQ and Believe in Syracuse on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4:30-8:00 p.m. We will be featuring food and drink specials, FREE ice coffee tastings from Brewed Awakening, and cookie samples from Zimmer's Bakes, and gift card giveaways. Check out our Facebook page for more info

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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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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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