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Southern-inspired barbecue served in a vivacious hall

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem Classic

148 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Beloved barbecue joint Dinosaur Bar-B-Que began as a mobile concession stand in 1983, made of a 55-gallon drum, cut in half. The idea was hatched by founder John Stage and his two partners at the Harley Rendezvous, a massive motorcycle gathering near Albany, N.Y., all of whom believed that bikers deserve a good plate of food and that the Dinosaur could provide it. Five years later, burned out from life on the road—at motorcycle shows, fairs, and festivals throughout the Northeast—Dinosaur BBQ settled in downtown Syracuse, NY, as a quick-service lunch and dinner barbecue joint. In 2004, the Harlem location opened, and since then, the team has been serving fresh, homemade, and high-quality grub rooted in the traditions of Southern barbecue to New York City, with specialties including St. Louis ribs, bbq brisket, and pulled pork—all slow-smoked and delicious.

Tips from locals

Mel
Mel
August 16, 2019
The best food in town
Kaz
Kaz
August 06, 2019
Their 13 honey BBQ wings are especially out of this world. Aside from being cooked to perfection, the wings are also juicy and the sauce ratio is spot on. If you are in the mood for dinner, a combo plate with pulled pork, brisket, whipped sweet potatoes and BBQ fried rice is the go-to for many…
Eduardo
Eduardo
June 09, 2019
one of our absolute favorites!
Laurie
Laurie
October 11, 2018
This restaurant delivers great soul food. There is another location on Union street in Brooklyn but this location is the original. Great prices and great southern style ambiance. Some days they have a live band which makes the whole experience worthwhile.
Joshua
Joshua
October 02, 2018
The best BBQ in Harlem. Period. Make sure you also try the Donkey Punch!

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Location
700 West 125th Street
Manhattan, NY 10027
Phone+12126941777
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 11:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesBrunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Music
Live Music
Menus
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Dining Options
Take-out, Delivery
Parking
Street
Restroom
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
TVs
Yes
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