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Dinosaur is coming! Run!

It's big news--Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has picked a spot for its first Buffalo location. When Buffalo News food writer Andrew Galarneau first broke the story on his Hungry for More blog, BBQ lovers rejoiced.

Western New Yorkers have been making pilgrimages to the restaurant's Rochester location for years.  While the "Bring Dinosaur BBQ to Buffalo" Facebook page (curated by a fan) has only 137 likes, the restaurant's own official page has more than 119,000.

So what is all the fuss about?

A look at Dinosaur's Web site and menu probably won't do it justice, though it may get your mouth watering.

To get a better idea, you can check out restaurant review Web sites. Dinosaur has a 92 percent approval rating on On that site, one fan describes it as "Part biker bar, part southern BBQ restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a local Syracuse favourite that has both the locals and tourists lining up around the corner for a table."

"When people say this is the best BBQ on the East Coast, they aren't lying," writes fan Michael Shay.

"Love this place! I live an hour and a half away and travel to Syracuse every few months just to have dinner here! Their macaroni and cheese = AMAZING," writes ShelbyVanHalen.

The restaurant was featured on Food Network's Man vs. Food:


If you haven't sampled Dinosaur for yourself, you'll soon be able to try for yourself whether it lives up to all the hype.

Until then, you can get your fill of excellent barbecue at some of our own, homegrown restaurants, such as  Fat Bob's Smokehouse on Virginia Street, the new Smoke on the Water in the City of Tonawanda, Kentucky Greg's Hickory Pit in Depew, the R&R BBQ food truck, the Whole Hog food truck and Suzy-Q's Bar-B-Que Shack in Riverside.



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