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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

February 14

Valentine's Day

Come "Eat, Drink, and be Messy" this Valentine's Day! Don't have a date? Even better. Come by any Dinosaur Bar-B-Que location and enjoy singledom alone, with a friend, a group, or just about anyone who loves barbecue! Enjoy anti-Valentines themed drinks like the Lyft Home Alone (Vodka-Cranberry) and the Right Swipe (vodka soda). Purchase one of these drink specials & receive a fun surprise! 

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Feb. 15-28

Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks

Join us for the 14th Annual Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks! Enjoy not just 1 but 2 full weeks (Feb.15-28) of all of your favorite BBQ dishes from one of the most popular restaurants downtown 'Cuse. Includes three courses for only $25! Check out more info on our Facebook page. 

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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! 

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 Crombach - Pit Boss

Dennis Lingel - Pit Boss