On the Road Again…Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, NY

I love barbecue and have been fortunate to eat it all over the United States. I also read Yelp and Trip Advisors to decide where to eat when I’m traveling. That being said, you can’t always determine if the reviews are your taste because opinions and experiences differ.

I chose Dinosaur Bar-B-Que after reading the raving reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisors. The restaurant is huge and noisy with both indoor and outdoor seating.

My SO and I ordered the 3 item combo (pulled pork, ribs, and brisket) which comes with two sides (macaroni salad & tomatoes and cucumbers) and cornbread. We ordered an extra side (Mac & cheese) for $1.50. The food was just okay. The best thing was the pulled pork, tender and flavorful with very little fat. The ribs and brisket could have been more tender. The ribs were not fall off the bone. The salads had way too much vinegar.

Service was quick and attentive even though they were very busy. Cost for the 3 item combo with a soda was $26.68. I would not return. I’m a foodie and the barbecue was just not that good. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is located at 246 W Willow with street parking.