Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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80 Good

The legendary Syracuse barbecue joint’s original New York City outpost.

700 W. 125th St., New York, NY, 10027



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The lowdown

It’s not that the pork ribs, the beef brisket, and the Texas hot links aren’t good. It’s just that the giant spice-rubbed and pit-smoked chicken wings — as toothsome an appetizer as ever was dipped into a tiny plastic cup of blue-cheese dressing and chased back with a celery stick — are such a hard act to follow. Considering the raucousness of the crowd, the hostess and the servers are surprisingly in control, like professional rodeo hands. And despite the faux-roadhouse décor, there seems to be an abundance of genuine honky-tonk women (and men) barreling about the premises, which is pretty much what you want in a barbecue joint.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesPork ribs.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized