377 River St.
Troy, NY 12180
When it opened last November, the lines were down the street and the wait times were measured in hours, not minutes. A year later, it’s still tough to get into. Dinosaur, the mini-Empire State empire, lives up to the hype with sensational, slow-cooked meats, authentic Southern sides, an excellent beer and wine list, and a faux-biker bar aesthetic that has helped further downtown Troy’s recent renaissance. Don’t just take our word for it: they’ve been lauded in publications such as Men’s Health and Eating Well, voted Best BBQ on Good Morning America, and been featured on several Food Network and Travel Channel shows. Their cookbook, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse, was voted a best BBQ cookbook by the National Association of BBQ. They know their stuff.