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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Map377 River St.
Troy, NY 12180
  • Food & Drink
  • Best Restaurant (Rensselear)
  • Capital Region


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.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Readers' Pick — Best Rensselaer Restaurant
2014 Readers' Pick — Best Rensselaer Restaurant

2013 Readers' Pick — Best Rensselaer Restaurant
2011 Editors' Pick — Best of the Capital Region (Best New Restaurant)

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2011
County: Rensselaer
Pick: Editors' Picks
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