Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

BBQ Joint and Wings Joint$$$$
Newark Central Business District, Newark
  • Taseen P.
    "Have the Donkey Punch mixed cocktail!"(6 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "Get the BBQ Fried Rice and the Mac & Cheese, both are killer sides!"(3 Tips)
    Brandon B.
    "Brisket, ribs, Mac and cheese, potato salad"(16 Tips)
    "I was still pretty hungry after eating the 3 small salmon fritters."(3 Tips)
113 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • mac & cheese
  • brisket
  • donkey punch
  • ribs
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  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloMarch 1, 2015
    BBQ Combo Platter with St. Louis Ribs, Beef Brisket, Mac & Cheese, Sweet Potatoes with spicy walnuts
    Upvoted Feb 3
  • marK_
    marK_May 27, 2012
    the "family styling' bbq" all the bbq is tender & they give u a generous amt of sides. w/ 6 ppl, you'll still have leftovers. don't forget to wash it w/ a pitcher of their, "dinosaur ape hanger" brew.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HalleranApril 8, 2015
    Large portions of decent bbq. A bit of a mix of styles, and more upscale than a "real" bbq place should be (e.g., table service). Not a bad lunch stop. Try a sandwich or the pulled pork and brisket.
  • Haris S.
    Haris SomjiNovember 13, 2016
    The best thing are the ribs but the sides are also delicious. This is my go to spot for when i'm in the states. They have various locations across the northeast.
  • Natasha R. S.
    Natasha R. SaundersApril 28, 2013
    This place gets crowded around event times, so go there early if your seeing a concert. The wings are to die for!!!!!!
  • Michelle
    MichelleJune 17, 2013
    BBQ is perfect here. The fried green tomatoes are a must-have!! Parking is free across the street - don't forget to ask waiter to stamp your ticket.
  • Lindsey B.
    Lindsey BourneAugust 18, 2013
    Mac and cheese is spicy but good. Brisket is moist and delicious. Beans have an odd flavor kick to them. Great beer selection. Great ambiance.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 7, 2014
    One of the 3 top BBQ restaurants in the tristate. Each location has a specialty. It's Korean BBQ here. Get it and the wings.
  • Louie L.
    Louie LouieSeptember 25, 2016
    Yes the food is good. The sample platter is delicious. The only bad thing is that the portion s are small. But try this place for your self.
  • Mike P.
    Mike Pasnick2 weeks ago
    Excellent food..... sloowwwww service! I had a table for 6 and there wasn't many people in the place ; the meals didn't come out at the same time and everything just took exceptionally long.
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HopkinsJune 23, 2012
    Haven't been served yet, but our waiter Charles is a hoot! Such a cool guy. Excited for our food. They have the best sweet tea I've ever had!
  • Billy Blowout
    Billy BlowoutAugust 8, 2013
    Absolute best pulled Brisket in the North. Southern food at its best. MUST visit this place! Great prices, EXCELLENT food!
  • Francesca D.
    Francesca De RisoAugust 19, 2013
    Very good bbq, real fries with skin, waiters extremely nice. Peacan Jack Daniel pie is served hot with whipped cream, must try!
  • lauren c.
    lauren c.March 24, 2013
    Great food and very friendly staff! 4sqr said it's like Ferry street Bbq but it is nothing like it. Both places are great though!
  • Colin D.
    Colin DeanJune 6, 2013
    Best Mac & Cheese I've had in a long time. Slightly spicy and oh so cheesy.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WermuthSeptember 12, 2014
    Brisket was phenomenal, for sides you should try mac & cheese and sweet potato mash. Only thing really missing was some decent corn bread; those muffins are dry and horrible.
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DoddJuly 12, 2013
    Live Jazz Thursdays was pretty good. They even invited a street performer on who killed it for twenty minutes and earned a comp meal. The chicken was kinda average but the sauce is good.
  • Valerie V.
    Valerie VanadiaSeptember 29, 2013
    Saw Vito and Lauren Manzo at the bar. Different things to try than other Dino BBQ places. Gotta have the BBQ shrimp!
  • Robin
    RobinAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried green tomatoes were soooo good!! And me being a Georgia girl the sweet tea taste like it came straight from GA!! Finally a good place to eat in Newark!
  • Kimberly C.
    Kimberly C.August 9, 2012
    Wait staff is sooo nice! Ribs are finger licking good! Definitely coming back during the Devils Season! Go Diablos!
  • H D.
    H DubbsJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the donkey punches, brisket, churrasco chicken, the deviled eggs and pages 2 and 3 on the menu :).
  • Cyn C.
    Cyn CityNovember 3, 2013
    The fried green tomatoes were amazing!!!!! Donkey punch will take u there with just a few sips!!!! Love it!!!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SobocanSeptember 14, 2014
    Sandwiches were large and filling. Good selection of sides. Make sure to try the local brews.
  • Marc H.
    Marc HalpernFebruary 12, 2016
    No happy hour on game days but otherwise the best! Try the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA if you're not driving.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WeisDecember 26, 2016
    Brisket and spicy Mac N cheese are very good, but the whipped sweet potatoes are pure ambrosia.
  • Patricio M.
    Patricio MujicaApril 13, 2013
    The only uncool thing about this place is the smokey fragrance on your clothes after you leave. A+ on whatever else you can imagine!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MogeraMay 10, 2013
    Service was awesome! Food was great! Def going back! Try the beef brisket!
  • Kerrin
    KerrinJanuary 11, 2013
    The food is great but everything I was wearing smells like it was put in the smoker, including my winter coat....awesome.
  • Emerson C.
    Emerson CarvalhoJuly 8, 2014
    Enjoy your stay, they have flying pigs! And when you're done ask for the chocolate black pie
  • Ksenia
    KseniaJune 23, 2012
    Get the fried green tomatoes. They come with creole ranch. UNREAL! Also, service SUPER fast.
  • Claudia P.
    Claudia PerrySeptember 17, 2014
    Beer brewed in Newark in the old days may be back in the menu soon.
  • DAVE L.
    DAVE LEVINFebruary 8, 2014
    Get the table by the front window for some of the best people-watching in the city.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CAugust 1, 2015
    Those ribs. OMG. And the corn bread. Even yummier.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChanSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the BBQ Fried Rice and the Mac & Cheese, both are killer sides!
  • Daniel I.
    Daniel IniguezFebruary 21, 2016
    This place is amazing! Wow. Definitely ranks as one of the best BBQ joints in the USA.
  • Terri R.
    Terri RMay 20, 2012
    Waitress was very friendly. Gotta have the donkey punch! Mac n Cheese was delicious as well.
  • Angel C.
    Angel CabralJuly 8, 2012
    The people here are very friendly. Food is to die for. Skirt steak is a must.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WilliamsJuly 27, 2015
    Great place to eat in downtown Newark. BBQ is among the beat I've had.
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PergolaJune 23, 2013
    Family meal is really more for 6 or 7 people. Four people are taking home a lot of food.
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SpicciatiJuly 16, 2012
    No tres hombres, Syracuse salt potatoes OR graffiti in the bathroom?? Needlessly removed... but still good food.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 20, 2015
    Great spot in the middle of the action. Check out the virtual tour before you go! Read more
  • Ken D.
    Ken DowellJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sounds like an odd thing to order at a barbecue place but the Cuban sandwich is awesome.
  • Devin H.
    Devin Healey1 week ago
    Maybe it was because I ordered at 9:45 but this place came off as a knockoff Brother Jimmy's tourist trap. Mediocre ribs and mac. Inedible cornbread & mashed potatoes. Awful drinks. Will not return.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LDecember 30, 2013
    Great joint right near the rock... Gumbo is divine.
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PaciaJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything's amazing. Beans Mac & cheese brisket. So. Freaking. Good.
  • Kris K.
    Kris KnodtFebruary 18, 2014
    Wings are solid. Good food, good beer & good service.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Dino burger is really good. I would order it again.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PonistAugust 16, 2013
    Pulled Pork was decent. The whipped sweet potato is perfect!
  • Brown
    BrownJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can never go wrong with the perfect Peanut Butter Pie and the Mac and Cheese.
  • Dr L.
    Dr LyonsNovember 4, 2012
    Good service. Generous portions. Decent ambience. I'll be back!
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