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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que [CLOSED]

Restaurants, Barbecue River North
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)

Syracuse export Dinosaur Bar-B-Que brings its barbecue to Chicago, including jumbo chicken wings, ribs, mac and cheese and fried rice. When the weather is nice, sit on the patio while you chow down on your barbecue favorites.


Venue name: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que [CLOSED]
Address: 923 W Weed St
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am-midnight; Sun 11:30am-10pm
Transport: El stop: Red to North/Clybourn. Bus: 9, 72.
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4 / 5

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Best rack of ribs I've had in Chicago for some time. Don't ruin them by adding more bbq sauce because they rubbed, smoked and glazed these meaty St. Louis style ribs to perfection. Outstanding sides. I loved the baked beans, simmered greens and macaroni and cheese. Don't forget to to get an order of the Chicago Wing Fest winning wing because they're juicy and tender.

Go here for some of the best bbq in Chicago and you won't leave hungry or with an empty wallet.


Caveat: We did not try the BBQ when we stopped in here for a quick drink. Decor is cute and our server was very southern and very attentive. Prices were meh but they had some thrifty happy hour specials if we were to come back. We tried the deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes. Both were decent but nothing I would go back for. Maybe the BBQ could sway me?


While it doesn't offer up the best barbecue in town, you can smell Dinosaur from a few blocks away. The sides were the most memorable parts of my visit, from creamy Mac and cheese to slightly spicy deviled eggs. Stick to the pork and make sure to check out the upstairs bar (and secret meat smoking room).

This place doesn't have as much grit as the original biker hang out does in Syracuse... but the barbecue is still pretty great. They have amazing deviled eggs too and its the best place to watch all the Syracuse basketball games.