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246 W Willow St,
Syracuse, NY 13202



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

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

Happy Hour & Free Live Music 

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3 to 7 pm

Live music: Starts at 8 pm Mon to Wed, 9 pm on Thurs, 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Times may start later due to dining volume. Join us in the Boneyard in the Summer, 6 pm - 9:30 pm Wed to Sat and 4 pm - 8 pm on Sundays.  


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.

We love our Dino Dogs! Make sure to bring your four-legged friends to join you for dinner at any of our outdoor seating areas. We provide water bowls lots of good smells! You can even swag out your pup with our bandanas. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @dinosaur_bbq or Facebook for a chance to be featured. Bone Appetit!

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Easter Extravaganza

Join us for the 9th Annual Easter Extravaganza! This event will take place at the Syracuse Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's private upstairs dining space on Sunday, April 21st. There will be two seatings: 12pm-2pm & 3pm-5pm.

As you dig into the Easter BBQ buffet, enjoy the talented Charles Cannon and the Bells of Harmony, a local gospel group and Syracuse Hall of Fame inductees.

For $35 (Call for kids pricing) you will receive our full "soup to nuts experience" which will include a carving station with a variety of smoked meats, a selection of side dishes and some great starters. Start or finish your meal with a bloody mary bar and a buffet of dessert - we don't judge!

To reserve a seat contact our catering team at or 315.579.0400.

Syracuse Easter

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Pit-Smoked Ham Packages makes Easter dinner SO easy and can feeds 12 to 14 people. All Easter Packages include our homemade sides + pies. Quantity Is limited so order yours today through or call 315-579-0400.

Final order day is April 15th | pick-up anytime April 19th–20th

456 Happy Hour

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

Susi Stein - Managing Partner

Rob Corkran - Pit Boss

Joe Sherman - Pit Boss

Steve West - Pit Boss

Jim Crombach - Pit Boss

Dennis Lingel - Pit Boss